Bible: Acts 18:18-28

Paul Returns to Antioch in Syria

18:18 Paul, after staying 1  many more days in Corinth, 2  said farewell to 3  the brothers and sailed away to Syria accompanied by 4  Priscilla and Aquila. 5  He 6  had his hair cut off 7  at Cenchrea 8  because he had made a vow. 9  18:19 When they reached Ephesus, 10  Paul 11  left Priscilla and Aquila 12  behind there, but he himself went 13  into the synagogue 14  and addressed 15  the Jews. 18:20 When they asked him to stay longer, he would not consent, 16  18:21 but said farewell to 17  them and added, 18 I will come back 19  to you again if God wills.” 20  Then 21  he set sail from Ephesus, 18:22 and when he arrived 22  at Caesarea, 23  he went up and greeted 24  the church at Jerusalem 25  and then went down to Antioch. 26  18:23 After he spent 27  some time there, Paul left and went through the region of Galatia 28  and Phrygia, 29  strengthening all the disciples.

Apollos Begins His Ministry

18:24 Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, arrived in Ephesus. 30  He was an eloquent speaker, 31  well-versed 32  in the scriptures. 18:25 He had been instructed in 33  the way of the Lord, and with great enthusiasm 34  he spoke and taught accurately the facts 35  about Jesus, although he knew 36  only the baptism of John. 18:26 He began to speak out fearlessly 37  in the synagogue, 38  but when Priscilla and Aquila 39  heard him, they took him aside 40  and explained the way of God to him more accurately. 18:27 When Apollos 41  wanted to cross over to Achaia, 42  the brothers encouraged 43  him 44  and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived, he 45  assisted greatly those who had believed by grace, 18:28 for he refuted the Jews vigorously 46  in public debate, 47  demonstrating from the scriptures that the Christ 48  was Jesus. 49 

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