18 1After these things he departed from Athens, and came to Corinth.
2And he found a certain Jew named Aquila, a man of Pontus by race, lately
come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all
the Jews to depart from Rome: and he came unto them;
3and because he was
of the same trade, he abode with them, and they wrought, for by their trade
they were tentmakers.
4And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath,
and persuaded Jews and Greeks.
5But when Silas and Timothy came down from
Macedonia, Paul was constrained by the word, testifying to the Jews that
Jesus was the Christ.
6And when they opposed themselves and blasphemed,
he shook out his raiment and said unto them, Your blood be upon your
own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.
he departed thence, and went into the house of a certain man named Titus
Justus, one that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue.
8And Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with all
his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized.
9And the Lord said unto Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but
speak and hold not thy peace:
10for I am with thee, and no man shall set
on thee to harm thee: for I have much people in this city.
11And he dwelt
there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.
12But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose
up against Paul and brought him before the judgment-seat,
man persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law.
14But when Paul
was about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If indeed it were a
matter of wrong or of wicked villany, O ye Jews, reason would that I should
bear with you:
15but if they are questions about words and names and your
own law, look to it yourselves; I am not minded to be a judge of these
16And he drove them from the judgment-seat.
17And they all
laid hold on Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the
judgment-seat. And Gallio cared for none of these things.
having tarried after this yet many days, took his leave of the brethren, and
sailed thence for Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila: having shorn his
head in Cenchreae; for he had a vow.
19And they came to Ephesus, and he
left them there: but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with
20And when they asked him to abide a longer time, he consented
21but taking his leave of them, and saying, I will return again unto
you if God will, he set sail from Ephesus.
22And when he had landed at
Caesarea, he went up and saluted the church, and went down to Antioch.
23And having spent some time there, he departed, and went through
the region of Galatia, and Phrygia, in order, establishing all the disciples.
24Now a certain Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by race, an eloquent
man, came to Ephesus; and he was mighty in the scriptures.
25This man had
been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spake
and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, knowing only the baptism
26and he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. But when
Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him unto them, and expounded unto
him the way of God more accurately.
27And when he was minded to pass over
into Achaia, the brethren encouraged him, and wrote to the disciples to
receive him: and when he was come, he helped them much that had believed
28for he powerfully confuted the Jews, and that
publicly, showing by the scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.