Meeting Aquila and Priscilla
After these things he departed from aAthens
and came to bCorinth
And having found a certain Jew named aAquila
, a native of bPontus
, recently come from cItaly
, and Priscilla his wife (because 1dClaudius
had ordered all the Jews to depart from eRome
), he went to them.
And because he was of the same trade, he remained with them and aworked
; for they were tentmakers by trade.
And he reasoned 1in
, persuading both Jews and 4bGreeks
Preaching to the Jews and encountering their opposition
both Silas and aTimothy
came down from Macedonia, Paul was 2constrained
by the word, solemnly btestifying
to the Jews that Jesus was the cChrist
But when they resisted and ablasphemed
, he bshook
out his garments and said to them, Your cblood
be upon your head; I am clean. From now on I will 1go
to the dGentiles
And he left there and went into the house of one named Titius Justus, one who aworshipped
God, whose house was next to the synagogue.
, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with his whole 1bhousehold
; and many of the Corinthians, when they heard, believed and were baptized.
And the Lord said to Paul in the anight
by a 1vision
, Do bnot
be afraid, but speak and do not be silent;
Because I Myself am awith
you, and no one will assail you to harm you, because I have many bpeople
in this city.
And he 1remained there
a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.
But while Gallio was aproconsul
of Achaia, the bJews
rose up against Paul with one accord and cbrought
him to the judgment seat,
Saying, This man incites men to worship God contrary to the law.
But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, If it were a matter of wrongdoing or some wicked crime, O Jews, I would for that reason tolerate you;
But if there are aquestions
concerning words and names and your own blaw
, look after it
yourselves. A judge of these things I do not intend to be.
And he drove them away from the judgment seat.
And they all laid hold of 1Sosthenes
, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him
in front of the judgment seat. And Gallio was not concerned about any of these things.
And Paul, having remained there
yet a considerable number of days, took leave of the brothers and sailed away to Syria, and with him Priscilla and aAquila
, having bshorn
his head in cCenchrea
, for he had a 1vow
And they arrived at aEphesus
, and he left them there; but he 1entered
into the bsynagogue
and reasoned with the JEWS.
And when they asked him
to remain for a longer time, he did not consent;
Back to Antioch, ending the second journey
But taking leave of them
and saying, I will come back to you again, God awilling
, he put out to sea from Ephesus.
And coming down to Caesarea, he went up to Jerusalem
and greeted the achurch
down to bAntioch
The third journey
To the country of Galatia and Phrygia
And when he had spent some time there,
off, passing through the country of aGalatia
and Phrygia in order, bconfirming
all the disciples.
To Ephesus again
The ministry of Apollos
And a certain Jew named aApollos
, a native of Alexandria, an eloquent man, arrived at Ephesus, and
he was powerful in the Scriptures.
This man was instructed in the 1way
of the Lord, and being afervent
in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew 2only
And this man began to speak boldly in the synagogue. And when Priscilla and aAquila
heard him, they took him to themselves
and expounded the bway
of God to him more accurately.
And when he intended to pass through into Achaia, the brothers encouraged him
to the disciples to welcome him; and when he arrived there,
he helped much through 1bgrace
those who had believed;
For he vigorously confuted the Jews publicly, showing by the aScriptures
that Jesus was the bChrist