Just as Paul was about to speak, Gallio said to the Jews, "If you Jews were making a complaint about some misdemeanor or serious crime, it would be reasonable for me to listen to you.
But since it involves questions about words and names and your own law1--settle the matter yourselves. I will not be a judge of such things."
So he had them ejected from the court.
Then they all turned on Sosthenes2 the synagogue ruler3 and beat him in front of the court. But Gallio showed no concern whatever.
Paul stayed on in Corinth for some time. Then he left the brothers4 and sailed for Syria,5 accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila.6 Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchrea7 because of a vow he had taken.819
They arrived at Ephesus,9 where Paul left Priscilla and Aquila. He himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews.
When they asked him to spend more time with them, he declined.
But as he left, he promised, "I will come back if it is God's will."10 Then he set sail from Ephesus.
When he landed at Caesarea,11 he went up and greeted the church and then went down to Antioch.1223
After spending some time in Antioch, Paul set out from there and traveled from place to place throughout the region of Galatia13 and Phrygia,14 strengthening all the disciples.1524
Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos,16 a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus.17 He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures.