After this Paul a left Athens and went to Corinth.
There he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul b went to see them,
and, because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them, and they worked together—by trade they were tentmakers.
Every sabbath he would argue in the synagogue and would try to convince Jews and Greeks.
When Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul was occupied with proclaiming the word, c testifying to the Jews that the Messiah d was Jesus.
When they opposed and reviled him, in protest he shook the dust from his clothes e and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent. From now on I will go to the Gentiles."
Then he left the synagogue f and went to the house of a man named Titius g Justus, a worshiper of God; his house was next door to the synagogue.
Crispus, the official of the synagogue, became a believer in the Lord, together with all his household; and many of the Corinthians who heard Paul became believers and were baptized.
One night the Lord said to Paul in a vision, "Do not be afraid, but speak and do not be silent;
for I am with you, and no one will lay a hand on you to harm you, for there are many in this city who are my people."
He stayed there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.
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