(2) Preaching to the Jews and Encountering Their Opposition
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.