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Acts 18:1 (show verse)

After these [things] he departed from Athens [and] went to Corinth.

Acts 18:2 (show verse)

And he found a certain Jew {named} Aquila, {a native} of Pontus who had arrived recently from Italy {along with} Priscilla his wife, because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to depart from Rome, [and] he went to them.

Acts 18:3 (show verse)

And because [he] was practicing the same trade, he stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.

Acts 18:4 (show verse)

And he argued in the synagogue every Sabbath, attempting to persuade both Jews and Greeks.

Acts 18:5 (show verse)

Now when both Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul began to be occupied with the message, solemnly testifying to the Jews [that] the Christ was Jesus.

Acts 18:6 (show verse)

And [when] they resisted and reviled [him], he shook out [his] clothes [and] said to them, "Your blood [be] on your [own] heads! I [am] guiltless! From now on I will go to the Gentiles!"

Acts 18:7 (show verse)

And leaving there, he entered into the house of someone {named} Titius Justus, a worshiper of God whose house was next door to the synagogue.

Acts 18:8 (show verse)

And Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord together with his whole household. And many of the Corinthians, [when they] heard about [it], believed and were baptized.

Acts 18:9 (show verse)

And the Lord said to Paul by a vision in the night, "Do not be afraid, but speak and do not keep silent,

Acts 18:10 (show verse)

because I am with you and no one will attack you to harm you, because many people are mine in this city."

Acts 18:11 (show verse)

So he stayed a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

Acts 18:12 (show verse)

Now [when] Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews rose up with one purpose against Paul and brought him before the judgment seat,

Acts 18:13 (show verse)

saying, "This man is persuading people to worship God contrary to the law!"

Acts 18:14 (show verse)

But [when] Paul was about to open [his] mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, "If it was some crime or wicked villainy, O Jews, {I would have been justified in accepting} your complaint.

Acts 18:15 (show verse)

But if it is questions concerning a word and names and {your own law}, see to [it] yourselves! I do not wish to be a judge of these [things]."

Acts 18:16 (show verse)

And he drove them away from the judgment seat.

Acts 18:17 (show verse)

So they all seized Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, [and] began beating [him] in front of the judgment seat. And none of these [things] was a concern to Gallio.

Acts 18:18 (show verse)

So Paul, [after] remaining many days longer, said farewell to the brothers [and] sailed away to Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila. He shaved [his] head at Cenchrea, because he had [taken] a vow.

Acts 18:19 (show verse)

So they arrived at Ephesus, and those he left behind there, but he himself entered into the synagogue [and] discussed with the Jews.

Acts 18:20 (show verse)

And [when] they asked [him] to stay for a longer time, he did not give his consent,

Acts 18:21 (show verse)

but saying farewell and telling [them], "I will return to you again [if] God wills," he set sail from Ephesus.

Acts 18:22 (show verse)

And [when he] arrived at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church, [and] went down to Antioch.

Acts 18:23 (show verse)

And [after] spending some time [there], he departed, traveling through one [place] after another [in] the Galatian region and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.

Acts 18:24 (show verse)

Now a certain Jew {named} Apollos, {a native} Alexandrian, arrived in Ephesus--an eloquent man who was well-versed in the scriptures.

Acts 18:25 (show verse)

This man had been instructed [in] the way of the Lord, and being enthusiastic in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the [things] about Jesus, [although he] knew only the baptism of John.

Acts 18:26 (show verse)

And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but [when] Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained the way of God to him more accurately.

Acts 18:27 (show verse)

And [when] he wanted to cross over to Achaia, the brothers encouraged [him] [and] wrote to the disciples to welcome him. [When he] arrived, {he} assisted greatly those who had believed through grace.

Acts 18:28 (show verse)

For he was vigorously refuting the Jews in public, demonstrating through the scriptures [that] the Christ was Jesus.