But when the Jews opposed Paul and became abusive,1 he shook out his clothes in protest2 and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads!3 I am clear of my responsibility.4 From now on I will go to the Gentiles."57
Then Paul left the synagogue and went next door to the house of Titius Justus, a worshiper of God.68
Crispus,7 the synagogue ruler,8 and his entire household9 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:10"Do not be afraid;11 keep on speaking, do not be silent.10For I am with you,12 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.1312
While Gallio was proconsul14 of Achaia,15 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 law16--settle the matter yourselves. I will not be a judge of such things."
So he had them ejected from the court.