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Acts 18:18-28 (New International Version)

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Priscilla, Aquila and Apollos

18 Paul stayed on in Corinth for some time. Then he left the brothers1 and sailed for Syria,2 accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila.3 Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchrea4 because of a vow he had taken.5 19 They arrived at Ephesus,6 where Paul left Priscilla and Aquila. He himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews. 20 When they asked him to spend more time with them, he declined. 21 But as he left, he promised, "I will come back if it is God's will."7 Then he set sail from Ephesus. 22 When he landed at Caesarea,8 he went up and greeted the church and then went down to Antioch.9 23 After spending some time in Antioch, Paul set out from there and traveled from place to place throughout the region of Galatia10 and Phrygia,11 strengthening all the disciples.12 24 Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos,13 a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus.14 He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervora15 and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John.16 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila17 heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately. 27 When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia,18 the brothers19 encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. On arriving, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed. 28 For he vigorously refuted the Jews in public debate, proving from the Scriptures20 that Jesus was the Christ.21
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