Bible: Acts 18
Paul at Corinth
18:1 After this 1 Paul 2 departed from 3 Athens 4 and went to Corinth. 5 18:2 There he 6 found 7 a Jew named Aquila, 8 a native of Pontus, 9 who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius 10 had ordered all the Jews to depart from 11 Rome. 12 Paul approached 13 them, 18:3 and because he worked at the same trade, he stayed with them and worked with them 14 (for they were tentmakers 15 by trade). 16 18:4 He addressed 17 both Jews and Greeks in the synagogue 18 every Sabbath, attempting to persuade 19 them.
18:5 Now when Silas and Timothy arrived 20 from Macedonia, 21 Paul became wholly absorbed with proclaiming 22 the word, testifying 23 to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ. 24 18:6 When they opposed him 25 and reviled him, 26 he protested by shaking out his clothes 27 and said to them, “Your blood 28 be on your own heads! I am guiltless! 29 From now on I will go to the Gentiles!” 18:7 Then Paul 30 left 31 the synagogue 32 and went to the house of a person named Titius Justus, a Gentile who worshiped God, 33 whose house was next door to the synagogue. 18:8 Crispus, the president of the synagogue, 34 believed in the Lord together with his entire household, and many of the Corinthians who heard about it 35 believed and were baptized. 18:9 The Lord said to Paul by a vision 36 in the night, 37 “Do not be afraid, 38 but speak and do not be silent, 18:10 because I am with you, and no one will assault 39 you to harm 40 you, because I have many people in this city.” 18:11 So he stayed there 41 a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them. 42
Paul Before the Proconsul Gallio
18:12 Now while Gallio 43 was proconsul 44 of Achaia, 45 the Jews attacked Paul together 46 and brought him before the judgment seat, 47 18:13 saying, “This man is persuading 48 people to worship God in a way contrary to 49 the law!” 18:14 But just as Paul was about to speak, 50 Gallio said to the Jews, “If it were a matter of some crime or serious piece of villainy, 51 I would have been justified in accepting the complaint 52 of you Jews, 53 18:15 but since it concerns points of disagreement 54 about words and names and your own law, settle 55 it yourselves. I will not be 56 a judge of these things!” 18:16 Then he had them forced away 57 from the judgment seat. 58 18:17 So they all seized Sosthenes, the president of the synagogue, 59 and began to beat 60 him in front of the judgment seat. 61 Yet none of these things were of any concern 62 to Gallio.
Paul Returns to Antioch in Syria
18:18 Paul, after staying 63 many more days in Corinth, 64 said farewell to 65 the brothers and sailed away to Syria accompanied by 66 Priscilla and Aquila. 67 He 68 had his hair cut off 69 at Cenchrea 70 because he had made a vow. 71 18:19 When they reached Ephesus, 72 Paul 73 left Priscilla and Aquila 74 behind there, but he himself went 75 into the synagogue 76 and addressed 77 the Jews. 18:20 When they asked him to stay longer, he would not consent, 78 18:21 but said farewell to 79 them and added, 80 “I will come back 81 to you again if God wills.” 82 Then 83 he set sail from Ephesus, 18:22 and when he arrived 84 at Caesarea, 85 he went up and greeted 86 the church at Jerusalem 87 and then went down to Antioch. 88 18:23 After he spent 89 some time there, Paul left and went through the region of Galatia 90 and Phrygia, 91 strengthening all the disciples.
Apollos Begins His Ministry
18:24 Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, arrived in Ephesus. 92 He was an eloquent speaker, 93 well-versed 94 in the scriptures. 18:25 He had been instructed in 95 the way of the Lord, and with great enthusiasm 96 he spoke and taught accurately the facts 97 about Jesus, although he knew 98 only the baptism of John. 18:26 He began to speak out fearlessly 99 in the synagogue, 100 but when Priscilla and Aquila 101 heard him, they took him aside 102 and explained the way of God to him more accurately. 18:27 When Apollos 103 wanted to cross over to Achaia, 104 the brothers encouraged 105 him 106 and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived, he 107 assisted greatly those who had believed by grace, 18:28 for he refuted the Jews vigorously 108 in public debate, 109 demonstrating from the scriptures that the Christ 110 was Jesus. 111