Acts 18:1-22 (New American Standard)

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Paul at Corinth

1 After these things he left 1Athens and went to 2Corinth. 2 And he found a Jew named 3Aquila, a native of 4Pontus, having recently come from 5Italy with his wife 6Priscilla, because 7Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. He came to them, 3 and because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them and 8they were working, for by trade they were tent-makers. 4 And he was reasoning 9in the synagogue every 10Sabbath and trying to persuade 11Jews and Greeks. 5 But when 12Silas and Timothy 13came down from 14Macedonia, Paul began devoting himself completely to the word, solemnly 15testifying to the Jews that 16Jesus was the aChrist. 6 But when they resisted and blasphemed, he 17shook out his garments and said to them, "Your 18blood be on your own heads ! I am clean. From now on I will go 19to the Gentiles." 7 Then he left there and went to the house of a man named bTitius Justus, 20a worshiper of God, whose house was next to the synagogue. 8 21Crispus, 22the leader of the synagogue, believed in the Lord 23with all his household, and many of the 24Corinthians when they heard were believing and being baptized. 9 And the Lord said to Paul in the night by 25a vision, "Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent ; 10 for I am with you, and no man will attack you in order to harm you, for I have many people in this city." 11 And he settled there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them. 12 But while Gallio was 26proconsul of 27Achaia, 28the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before 29the judgment seat, 13 saying, "This man persuades men to worship God contrary to 30the law." 14 But when Paul was about to 31open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, "If it were a matter of wrong or of vicious crime, O Jews, it would be reasonable for me to put up with you; 15 but if there are 32questions about words and names and your own law, look after it yourselves ; I am unwilling to be a judge of these matters." 16 And he drove them away from 33the judgment seat. 17 And they all took hold of 34Sosthenes, 35the leader of the synagogue, and began beating him in front of 36the judgment seat. But Gallio was not concerned about any of these things. 18 Paul, having remained many days longer, 37took leave of 38the brethren and put out to sea for 39Syria, and with him were 40Priscilla and 41Aquila. In 42Cenchrea che 43had his hair cut, for he was keeping a vow. 19 They came to 44Ephesus, and he left them there. Now he himself entered 45the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews. 20 When they asked him to stay for a longer time, he did not consent, 21 but 46taking leave of them and saying, "I will return to you again 47if God wills," he set sail from 48Ephesus. 22 When he had landed at 49Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church, and went down to 50Antioch.
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