Acts 18:1-28 THE HOLY BIBLE-
The Acts Of The Apostles Chapter 18:1-28
Acts 18:1 After this he left Athens and went to Corinth.
Acts 18:2 There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome. He went to visit them
Acts 18:3 and, because he practiced the same trade, stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.
Acts 18:4 Every sabbath, he entered into discussions in the synagogue, attempting to convince both Jews and Greeks.
Acts 18:5 When Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul began to occupy himself totally with preaching the word, testifying to the Jews that the Messiah was Jesus.
Acts 18:6 When they opposed him and reviled him, he shook out his garments and said to them, "Your blood be on your heads! I am clear of responsibility. From now on I will go to the Gentiles."
Acts 18:7 So he left there and went to a house belonging to a man named Titus Justus, a worshiper of God; his house was next to a synagogue.
Acts 18:8 Crispus, the synagogue official, came to believe in the Lord along with his entire household, and many of the Corinthians who heard believed and were baptized.
Acts 18:9 One night in a vision the Lord said to Paul, "Do not be afraid. Go on speaking, and do not be silent,
Acts 18:10 for I am with you. No one will attack and harm you, for I have many people in this city."
Acts 18:11 He settled there for a year and a half and taught the word of God among them.
Acts 18:12 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews rose up together against Paul and brought him to the tribunal,
Acts 18:13 saying, "This man is inducing people to worship God contrary to the law."
Acts 18:14 When Paul was about to reply, Gallio spoke to the Jews, "If it were a matter of some crime or malicious fraud, I should with reason hear the complaint of you Jews;
Acts 18:15 but since it is a question of arguments over doctrine and titles and your own law, see to it yourselves. I do not wish to be a judge of such matters."
Acts 18:16 And he drove them away from the tribunal.
Acts 18:17 They all seized Sosthenes, the synagogue official, and beat him in full view of the tribunal. But none of this was of concern to Gallio.
Acts 18:18 Paul remained for quite some time, and after saying farewell to the brothers he sailed for Syria, together with Priscilla and Aquila. At Cenchreae he had his hair cut because he had taken a vow.
Acts 18:19 When they reached Ephesus, he left them there, while he entered the synagogue and held discussions with the Jews.
Acts 18:20 Although they asked him to stay for a longer time, he did not consent,
Acts 18:21 but as he said farewell he promised, "I shall come back to you again, God willing." Then he set sail from Ephesus.
Acts 18:22 Upon landing at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church and then went down to Antioch.
Acts 18:23 After staying there some time, he left and traveled in orderly sequence through the Galatian country and Phrygia, bringing strength to all the disciples.
Acts 18:24 A Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, an eloquent speaker, arrived in Ephesus. He was an authority on the scriptures.
Acts 18:25 He had been instructed in the Way of the Lord and, with ardent spirit, spoke and taught accurately about Jesus, although he knew only the baptism of John.
Acts 18:26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue; but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the Way (of God) more accurately.
Acts 18:27 And when he wanted to cross to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. After his arrival he gave great assistance to those who had come to believe through grace.
Acts 18:28 He vigorously refuted the Jews in public, establishing from the scriptures that the Messiah is Jesus.