But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack on Paul and brought him before the tribunal.
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 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.
References for Acts 18:17