Acts 18
Berean Literal Bible

Paul's Ministry in Corinth

1And after these things, having departed from Athens, he came to Corinth. 2And having found a certain Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, and Priscilla his wife, recently having come from Italy because of Claudius having commanded all the Jews to depart out of Rome, he came to them, 3and because of being of the same trade, he stayed with them and worked. For they were tentmakers by the trade.

4And he was reasoning in the synagogue on every Sabbath, persuading both Jews and Greeks. 5Now when both Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was occupied with the word, earnestly testifying to the Jews Jesus to be the Christ. 6But of them opposing and reviling him, having shaken out the garments, he said to them, “Your blood be upon your head; I am clean. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”

7And having departed from there, he came to the house of a certain one named Titius Justus, worshiping God, whose house was adjoining the synagogue. 8And Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, with his all household. And many of the Corinthians hearing believed and were baptized.

9Now the Lord said to Paul through a vision in the night, “Do not fear, but continue speaking, and do not be silent, 10because I am with you, and no one will lay a hand on you to harm you, because there are many people to me in this city.” 11And he remained a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

Paul Before Gallio

12But Gallio being proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and led him to the judgment seat, 13saying, “This man persuades men to worship God contrary to the Law.”

14Now Paul being about to open the mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, “If indeed it was some unrighteousness or wicked crime, O Jews, according to reason I would have endured with you. 15But if it is a question about a word, and names, and in reference to your law, you will see to it yourselves. I resolve not to be a judge of these things.” 16And he drove them from the judgment seat.

17Then all of them, having seized Sosthenes the ruler of the synagogue, began to beat him before the judgment seat. And it mattered nothing to Gallio about these things.

Paul Returns to Antioch

18Now Paul, having remained many days more, having taken leave of the brothers, sailed away to Syria—and with him Priscilla and Aquila—having shaved the head in Cenchrea, for he had a vow.

19Now they came to Ephesus, and left them there. And he himself having entered into the synagogue, reasoned with the Jews. 20Now of them asking him to remain for a longer time, he did not consent, 21but having taken leave and having said,a “I will return to you again, God willing,” he sailed from Ephesus, 22and having landed at Caesarea, having gone up and having greeted the church, he went down to Antioch.

Paul's Third Missionary Journey
(Acts 13:1-3; Acts 15:36-41)

23And having stayed some time, he went forth, passing successively through the Galatian region and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.

24Now a certain Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus, being an eloquent man, mighty in the Scriptures. 25He was instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit, he was speaking and was teaching earnestly the things concerning Jesus, knowing only the baptism of John. 26And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. But Priscilla and Aquila having heard him, took him to them and expounded the way of God to him more accurately.

27And he resolving to pass through into Achaia, the brothers, having encouraged him, wrote to the disciples to welcome him, who having arrived, helped greatly those having believed through grace. 28For he was powerfully refuting the Jews publicly, showing by the Scriptures Jesus to be the Christ.

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