Acts 18 (Lexham English Bible)

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Paul, Silas, and Timothy in Corinth

1 After these [things] he departed from Athens [and]a went to Corinth. 2 And he found a certain Jew {named}b Aquila, {a native}c of Pontus who had arrived recently from Italy {along with}d Priscilla his wife, because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to depart from Rome, [and]e he went to them. 3 And because [he] was practicing the same trade, he stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade. 4 And he argued in the synagogue every Sabbath, attempting to persuadef both Jews and Greeks. 5 Now when both Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul began to be occupied withg the message, solemnly testifying to the Jews [that] the Christh was Jesus. 6 And [when]i they resisted and reviled [him],j he shook out [his]k clothes [and]l said to them, "Your blood [be] on your [own] heads! I [am] guiltless! From now on I will go to the Gentiles!" 7 And leaving there, he entered into the house of someone {named}m Titius Justus, a worshipern of God whose house was next door to the synagogue. 8 And Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord together with his whole household. And many of the Corinthians, [when they]o heard about [it],p believed and were baptized. 9 And the Lord said to Paul by a vision in the night, "Do not be afraid, but speak and do not keep silent, 10 because I am with you and no one will attack you to harm you, because many people are mine in this city." 11 So he stayed a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

Paul Accused Before the Proconsul Gallio

12 Now [when]q Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews rose up with one purpose against Paul and brought him before the judgment seat, 13 saying, "This man is persuading people to worship God contrary to the law!" 14 But [when]r Paul was about to open [his]s mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, "If it was some crime or wicked villainy, O Jews, {I would have been justified in accepting}t your complaint. 15 But if it is questions concerning a word and names and {your own law},u see to [it]v yourselves! I do not wish to be a judge of these [things]." 16 And he drove them away from the judgment seat. 17 So they all seized Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, [and]w began beatingx [him]y in front of the judgment seat. And none of these [things] was a concern to Gallio.

Paul Returns to Antioch in Syria

18 So Paul, [after]z remaining many days longer, said farewell to the brothers [and]aa sailed away to Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila. He shaved [his]bb head at Cenchrea, because he had [taken] a vow. 19 So they arrived at Ephesus, and those he left behind there, but he himself entered into the synagogue [and]cc discussed with the Jews. 20 And [when]dd they asked [him]ee to stay for a longer time, he did not give his consent, 21 but saying farewell and telling [them],ff "I will return to you again [if]gg God wills," he set sail from Ephesus. 22 And [when he]hh arrived at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church, [and]ii went down to Antioch. 23 And [after]jj spending some time [there], he departed, traveling through one [place] after another [in] the Galatian region and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.

The Early Ministry of Apollos

24 Now a certain Jew {named}kk Apollos, {a native}ll Alexandrian, arrived in Ephesus--an eloquent man who was well-versed in the scriptures. 25 This man had been instructed [in] the way of the Lord, and being enthusiastic in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the [things] about Jesus, [although he]mm knew only the baptism of John. 26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but [when]nn Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained the way of God to him more accurately. 27 And [when]oo he wanted to cross over to Achaia, the brothers encouraged [him]pp [and]qq wrote to the disciples to welcome him. [When he]rr arrived, {he}ss assisted greatly those who had believed through grace. 28 For he was vigorously refuting the Jews in public, demonstrating through the scriptures [that] the Christtt was Jesus.
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