1 After these things, departing from Athens, he came to Corinth. 2 And, finding a certain Jew, Aquila by name, a native of Pontus, having recently come from Italy, and Priscilla his wife (because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to depart out of Rome), he came to them; 3 and, because he was of the same trade, he abode with them, and they labored; for by occupation they were tent-makers. 4 And he was reasoning in the synagogue every sabbath, and was persuading Jews and Greeks.
5 And, when both Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was being constrained by the word, fully testifying to the Jews that Jesus is the Christ. 6 But, when they resisted, and blasphemed, he, shaking out his garments, said to them, "Your blood be upon your own head! I am pure! Henceforth I will go to the gentiles." 7 And, departing thence, he entered into the house of a certain man, Titus Justus by name, a worshipper of God, whose house was adjoining the synagogue. 8 And Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house: and many of the Corinthians, having heard, were believing, and being immersed.
9 And the Lord said to Paul, through a vision by night, "Fear not, but speak, and be not silent; 10 because I am with you, and no one shall set on you to harm you; because I have much people in this city. 11 And he dwelt there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.
12 But, when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul, and brought him to the judgment-seat, 13 saying, "This man is persuading men to worship God contrary to the law."
14 And, when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, "If, indeed, it were some wrong or wicked villainy, O Jews, with reason had I borne with you; 15 but, if they are questions about a word, and names, and your own law, ye yourselves shall see to it. I am not disposed to be a judge of such matters." 16 And he drove them from the judgment-seat. 17 But they all, having laid hold upon Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, were beating him before the judgment-seat. And Gallio was caring for none of these things.
18 And Paul, abiding after this yet many days with the brethren, having taken leave of them, was sailing away to Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shaven his head in Cenchrea; for he had a vow. 19 And they came down to Ephesus, and he left them there; but he himself, entering into the synagogue, reasoned with the Jews. 20 And, though they asked him to remain a longer time with them, he consented not; 21 but, taking leave of them, and saying, "I will return to you again, God willing," he sailed from Ephesus;
22 and, landing at Cesarea, going up and saluting the assembly, he went down to Antioch. 23 And, having spent some time there, he departed, going through the region of Galatia and Phrygia, in order, establishing all the disciples.
24 Now a certain Jew, Apollos by name, an Alexandrian by birth, a learned man, came down to Ephesus; and he was mighty in the Scriptures. 25 The same had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and, being fervent in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the things concerning Jesus, knowing only the immersion of John. 26 The same also began to speak boldly in the synagogue. But Priscilla and Aquila, having heard him, took him to themselves, and expounded to him the way of God more accurately. 27 And, when he was disposed to passover into Achaia, the brethren, encouraging him, wrote to the disciples to receive him; who, having come, helped much those who had believed through grace; 28 for powerfully was he refuting the Jews publicly, showing by the Scriptures that Jesus is the Christ.