and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them.14
Every Sabbath2 he reasoned in the synagogue,3 trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.
When Silas4 and Timothy5 came from Macedonia,6 Paul devoted himself exclusively to preaching, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.a76
But when the Jews opposed Paul and became abusive,8 he shook out his clothes in protest9 and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads!10 I am clear of my responsibility.11 From now on I will go to the Gentiles."127
Then Paul left the synagogue and went next door to the house of Titius Justus, a worshiper of God.138
Crispus,14 the synagogue ruler,15 and his entire household16 believed in the Lord; and many of the Corinthians who heard him believed and were baptized.
One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision:17"Do not be afraid;18 keep on speaking, do not be silent.10For I am with you,19 and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city."11
So Paul stayed for a year and a half, teaching them the word of God.2012
While Gallio was proconsul21 of Achaia,22 the Jews made a united attack on Paul and brought him into court.
"This man," they charged, "is persuading the people to worship God in ways contrary to the law."