Every Sabbath1 he reasoned in the synagogue,2 trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.
When Silas3 and Timothy4 came from Macedonia,5 Paul devoted himself exclusively to preaching, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.a66
But when the Jews opposed Paul and became abusive,7 he shook out his clothes in protest8 and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads!9 I am clear of my responsibility.10 From now on I will go to the Gentiles."117
Then Paul left the synagogue and went next door to the house of Titius Justus, a worshiper of God.128
Crispus,13 the synagogue ruler,14 and his entire household15 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:16"Do not be afraid;17 keep on speaking, do not be silent.10For I am with you,18 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.1912
While Gallio was proconsul20 of Achaia,21 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."
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 law22--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 Sosthenes23 the synagogue ruler24 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 brothers25 and sailed for Syria,26 accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila.27 Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchrea28 because of a vow he had taken.2919
They arrived at Ephesus,30 where Paul left Priscilla and Aquila. He himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews.