Acts 18:3
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New Living Translation
Paul lived and worked with them, for they were tentmakers just as he was.

King James Bible
And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.

Darby Bible Translation
and because they were of the same trade abode with them, and wrought. For they were tent-makers by trade.

World English Bible
and because he practiced the same trade, he lived with them and worked, for by trade they were tent makers.

Young's Literal Translation
and because of being of the same craft, he did remain with them, and was working, for they were tent-makers as to craft;

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

18:3 They were tent makers by trade - For it was a rule among the Jews (and why is it not among the Christians?) to bring up all their children to some trade, were they ever so rich or noble.

Acts 18:3 Parallel Commentaries

Library
There Also is Said at what Work the Apostle Wrought. ...
22. There also is said at what work the Apostle wrought. "After these things," it says, "he departed from Athens and came to Corinth; and having found a certain Jew, by name Aquila, of Pontus by birth, lately come from Italy, and Priscilla his wife, because that Claudius had ordered all Jews to depart from Rome, he came unto them, and because he was of the same craft he abode with them, doing work: for they were tent-makers." [2549] This if they shall essay to interpret allegorically, they show what
St. Augustine—Of the Work of Monks.

Jewish Homes
It may be safely asserted, that the grand distinction, which divided all mankind into Jews and Gentiles, was not only religious, but also social. However near the cities of the heathen to those of Israel, however frequent and close the intercourse between the two parties, no one could have entered a Jewish town or village without feeling, so to speak, in quite another world. The aspect of the streets, the building and arrangement of the houses, the municipal and religious rule, the manners and customs
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Corinth
During the first century of the Christian Era, Corinth was one of the leading cities, not only of Greece, but of the world. Greeks, Jews, and Romans, with travelers from every land, thronged its streets, eagerly intent on business and pleasure. A great commercial center, situated within easy access of all parts of the Roman Empire, it was an important place in which to establish memorials for God and His truth. Among the Jews who had taken up their residence in Corinth were Aquila and Priscilla,
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles

Apollos at Corinth
After leaving Corinth, Paul's next scene of labor was Ephesus. He was on his way to Jerusalem to attend an approaching festival, and his stay at Ephesus was necessarily brief. He reasoned with the Jews in the synagogue, and so favorable was the impression made upon them that they entreated him to continue his labors among them. His plan to visit Jerusalem prevented him from tarrying then, but he promised to return to them, "if God will." Aquila and Priscilla had accompanied him to Ephesus, and he
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles

Cross References
Acts 20:34
You know that these hands of mine have worked to supply my own needs and even the needs of those who were with me.

1 Corinthians 4:12
We work wearily with our own hands to earn our living. We bless those who curse us. We are patient with those who abuse us.

1 Corinthians 9:12
If you support others who preach to you, shouldn't we have an even greater right to be supported? But we have never used this right. We would rather put up with anything than be an obstacle to the Good News about Christ.

1 Corinthians 9:14
In the same way, the Lord ordered that those who preach the Good News should be supported by those who benefit from it.

1 Corinthians 9:15
Yet I have never used any of these rights. And I am not writing this to suggest that I want to start now. In fact, I would rather die than lose my right to boast about preaching without charge.

1 Corinthians 9:18
What then is my pay? It is the opportunity to preach the Good News without charging anyone. That's why I never demand my rights when I preach the Good News.

2 Corinthians 11:7
Was I wrong when I humbled myself and honored you by preaching God's Good News to you without expecting anything in return?

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