1Crispus, 2the leader of the synagogue, believed in the Lord 3with all his household, and many of the 4Corinthians when they heard were believing and being baptized.
And the Lord said to Paul in the night by 5a 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 6proconsul of 7Achaia, 8the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before 9the judgment seat,
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saying, "This man persuades men to worship God contrary to 10the law."
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But when Paul was about to 11open 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 12questions 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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And he drove them away from 13the judgment seat.
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And they all took hold of 14Sosthenes, 15the leader of the synagogue, and began beating him in front of 16the judgment seat. But Gallio was not concerned about any of these things.
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Paul, having remained many days longer, 17took leave of 18the brethren and put out to sea for 19Syria, and with him were 20Priscilla and 21Aquila. In 22Cenchrea he 23had his hair cut, for he was keeping a vow.
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