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."1 Then he set sail from Ephesus.
When he landed at Caesarea,2 he went up and greeted the church and then went down to Antioch.323
After spending some time in Antioch, Paul set out from there and traveled from place to place throughout the region of Galatia4 and Phrygia,5 strengthening all the disciples.624
Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos,7 a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus.8 He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures.
He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervora9 and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John.1026
He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila11 heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately.
When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia,12 the brothers13 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.
For he vigorously refuted the Jews in public debate, proving from the Scriptures14 that Jesus was the Christ.15