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Chapter 18

Acts 18:1 After these things Paul left Athens, and came to Corinth;

Acts 18:2 and found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because Claudius Caesar had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came to them.

Acts 18:3 Because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them, and worked: for by their occupation they were tent-makers.

Acts 18:4 Then he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

Acts 18:5 When Silas and Timothy had come from Macedonia, Paul was compelled by the Word, and testified to the Jews, the Christ was Jesus.

Acts 18:6 But when they opposed him, and blasphemed, he shook his clothing, and said to them, your blood be on your own heads; I am clean; from now on I will go to the nations.

Acts 18:7 Then he departed, and entered into a certain man’s house, named Justus, one that worshiped God, whose house was next door to the synagogue.

Acts 18:8 And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were immersed.

Acts 18:9 Then the Lord spoke to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not your peace:

Acts 18:10 For I am with you, and no man will attack you to hurt you: For I have many people in this city.

Acts 18:11 So he continued there a year and half, teaching the word of God among them.

Acts 18:12 When Gallio was the proconsul of Achaia; the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat,

Acts 18:13 saying, this fellow persuades men to worship God contrary to the Law.

Acts 18:14 And when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, if it were a matter of wrong or wicked crimes, O you Jews, reason would that I should bear with you:

Acts 18:15 But if it be a question of words and names, and of your Law, look you to it; for I will not be judge of such matters.

Acts 18:16 Then he drove them from the judgment seat.

Acts 18:17 Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. And Gallio cared for none of those things.

Acts 18:18 So Paul after this stayed there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brothers, and sailed from there into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shaved his head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow.

Acts 18:19 So he came to Ephesus, and left them there: but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews.

Acts 18:20 When they wanted him to stay longer time with them, he did not consent;

Acts 18:21 but told them goodbye, and said, I must by all means keep this feast that comes in Jerusalem: but I will return again to you, if God wills. So he sailed from Ephesus.

Acts 18:22 When he had landed at Caesarea, and gone up, and greeted the assembly, he went down to Antioch.

Acts 18:23 After he had spent some time there, he departed, and went over all the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples.

Acts 18:24 And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the Scriptures, came to Ephesus.

Acts 18:25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the immersion of John.

Acts 18:26 So he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: who when Aquila and Priscilla heard, they led him to them, and explained to him the way of God more accurately.

Acts 18:27 When he wanted to cross into Achaia, the brothers wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he had come, helped them much who had believed through grace.

Acts 18:28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, showing by the Scriptures that Jesus was Christ.