Acts 18
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1After these things he left Athens and went to Corinth.1After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.
2And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, having recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. He came to them,2And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. And he went to see them,
3and because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them and they were working, for by trade they were tent-makers.3and because he was of the same trade he stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.
4And he was reasoning in the synagogue every Sabbath and trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.4And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and tried to persuade Jews and Greeks.
5But when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul began devoting himself completely to the word, solemnly testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.5When Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul was occupied with the word, testifying to the Jews that the Christ was Jesus.
6But when they resisted and blasphemed, he shook out his garments and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am clean. From now on I will go to the Gentiles."6And when they opposed and reviled him, he shook out his garments and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”
7Then he left there and went to the house of a man named Titius Justus, a worshiper of God, whose house was next to the synagogue.7And he left there and went to the house of a man named Titius Justus, a worshiper of God. His house was next door to the synagogue.
8Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with all his household, and many of the Corinthians when they heard were believing and being baptized.8Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, together with his entire household. And many of the Corinthians hearing Paul believed and were baptized.
9And the Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, "Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent;9And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent,
10for I am with you, and no man will attack you in order to harm you, for I have many people in this city."10for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many in this city who are my people.”
11And he settled there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.11And he stayed a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.
12But while Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before the judgment seat,12But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack on Paul and brought him before the tribunal,
13saying, "This man persuades men to worship God contrary to the law."13saying, “This man is persuading people to worship God contrary to the law.”
14But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, "If it were a matter of wrong or of vicious crime, O Jews, it would be reasonable for me to put up with you;14But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, “If it were a matter of wrongdoing or vicious crime, O Jews, I would have reason to accept your complaint.
15but if there are questions about words and names and your own law, look after it yourselves; I am unwilling to be a judge of these matters."15But since it is a matter of questions about words and names and your own law, see to it yourselves. I refuse to be a judge of these things.”
16And he drove them away from the judgment seat.16And he drove them from the tribunal.
17And they all took hold of Sosthenes, the leader of the synagogue, and began beating him in front of the judgment seat. But Gallio was not concerned about any of these things.17And they all seized Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him in front of the tribunal. But Gallio paid no attention to any of this.
18Paul, having remained many days longer, took leave of the brethren and put out to sea for Syria, and with him were Priscilla and Aquila. In Cenchrea he had his hair cut, for he was keeping a vow.18After this, Paul stayed many days longer and then took leave of the brothers and set sail for Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila. At Cenchreae he had cut his hair, for he was under a vow.
19They came to Ephesus, and he left them there. Now he himself entered the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews.19And they came to Ephesus, and he left them there, but he himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews.
20When they asked him to stay for a longer time, he did not consent,20When they asked him to stay for a longer period, he declined.
21but taking leave of them and saying, "I will return to you again if God wills," he set sail from Ephesus.21But on taking leave of them he said, “I will return to you if God wills,” and he set sail from Ephesus.
22When he had landed at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church, and went down to Antioch.22When he had landed at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church, and then went down to Antioch.
23And having spent some time there, he left and passed successively through the Galatian region and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.23After spending some time there, he departed and went from one place to the next through the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.
24Now a Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by birth, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus; and he was mighty in the Scriptures.24Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, competent in the Scriptures.
25This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the things concerning Jesus, being acquainted only with the baptism of John;25He had been instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John.
26and he began to speak out boldly in the synagogue. But when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately.26He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately.
27And when he wanted to go across to Achaia, the brethren encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him; and when he had arrived, he greatly helped those who had believed through grace,27And when he wished to cross to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived, he greatly helped those who through grace had believed,
28for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, demonstrating by the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.28for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the Scriptures that the Christ was Jesus.
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