They said, "This man is persuading people to worship God in ways that are contrary to the law."
Just as Paul was about to speak, Gallio said to the Jews, "If it were a matter of crime or serious villainy, I would be justified in accepting the complaint of you Jews;
but since it is a matter of questions about words and names and your own law, see to it yourselves; I do not wish to be a judge of these matters."
And he dismissed them from the tribunal.
Then all of them a seized Sosthenes, the official of the synagogue, and beat him in front of the tribunal. But Gallio paid no attention to any of these things.
After staying there for a considerable time, Paul said farewell to the believers b and sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. At Cenchreae he had his hair cut, for he was under a vow.
When they reached Ephesus, he left them there, but first he himself went into the synagogue and had a discussion with the Jews.
When they asked him to stay longer, he declined;
but on taking leave of them, he said, "I c will return to you, if God wills." Then he set sail from Ephesus.
When he had landed at Caesarea, he went up to Jerusalem d and greeted the church, and then went down to Antioch.
After spending some time there he departed and went from place to place through the region of Galatia e and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.
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