But when 1Silas and Timothy 2came down from 3Macedonia, Paul began devoting himself completely to the word, solemnly 4testifying to the Jews that 5Jesus was the Christ.
But when they resisted and blasphemed, he 6shook out his garments and said to them, "Your 7blood be on your own heads! I am clean. From now on I will go 8to the Gentiles."
Then he left there and went to the house of a man named Titius Justus, 9a worshiper of God, whose house was next to the synagogue.
10Crispus, 11the leader of the synagogue, believed in the Lord 12with all his household, and many of the 13Corinthians when they heard were believing and being baptized.
And the Lord said to Paul in the night by 14a vision, "Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent;
for I am with you, and no man will attack you in order to harm you, for I have many people in this city."
And he settled there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.
But while Gallio was 15proconsul of 16Achaia, 17the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before 18the judgment seat,
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saying, "This man persuades men to worship God contrary to 19the law."
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But when Paul was about to 20open 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;
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but if there are 21questions about words and names and your own law, look after it yourselves; I am unwilling to be a judge of these matters."
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