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THE ACTS
OF THE APOSTLES

CHAPTER 18

g. To Corinth
18:1-17

(1) Meeting Aquila and Priscilla
vv.1-4


1 After these things he departed from aAthens and came to bCorinth.

2 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.

3 And because he was of the same trade, he remained with them and aworked; for they were tentmakers by trade.

4 And he reasoned 1in the 2asynagogue every 3Sabbath, persuading both Jews and 4bGreeks.


(2) Preaching to the Jews and Encountering Their Opposition
vv.5-17


5 And 1when both Silas and aTimothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was 2constrained by the word, solemnly btestifying to the Jews that Jesus was the cChrist.

6 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.

7 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.

8 And aCrispus, 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.

9 And the Lord said to Paul in the anight by a 1vision, Do bnot be afraid, but speak and do not be silent;

10 Because I Myself am awith you, and no one will assail you to harm you, because I have many bpeople in this city.

11 And he 1remained there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

12 But while Gallio was aproconsul of Achaia, the bJews rose up against Paul with one accord and cbrought him to the judgment seat,

13 Saying, This man incites men to worship God contrary to the law.

14 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;

15 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.

16 And he drove them away from the judgment seat.

17 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.


h. To Ephesus
18:18-21a


18 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.

19 And they arrived at aEphesus, and he left them there; but he 1entered into the bsynagogue and reasoned with the JEWS.

20 And when they asked him to remain for a longer time, he did not consent;

21 But taking leave of them and saying, I will come back to you again, God awilling, he put out to sea from Ephesus.


i. Back to Antioch, Ending the Second Journey
18:21b-22


22 And coming down to Caesarea, he went up to Jerusalem and greeted the achurch and 1went down to bAntioch.


7. The Third Journey
18:23--21:17

a. To the Country of Galatia and Phrygia
18:23


23 And when he had spent some time there, he 1went off, passing through the country of aGalatia and Phrygia in order, bconfirming all the disciples.


b. To Ephesus Again
18:24--19:41

(1) The Ministry of Apollos
18:24-28

24 And a certain Jew named aApollos, a native of Alexandria, an eloquent man, arrived at Ephesus, and he was powerful in the Scriptures.

25 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 the bbaptism of John.

26 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.

27 And when he intended to pass through into Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and awrote to the disciples to welcome him; and when he arrived there, he helped much through 1bgrace those who had believed;

28 For he vigorously confuted the Jews publicly, showing by the aScriptures that Jesus was the bChrist.