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1 After these things he departed from Athens, and came to Corinth. 1 After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.
2 And he found a certain Jew named Aquila, a man of Pontus by race, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to depart from Rome: and he came unto them; 2 There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them,
3 and because he was of the same trade, he abode with them, and they wrought, for by their trade they were tentmakers. 3 and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them.
4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded Jews and Greeks. 4 Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.
5 But when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was constrained by the word, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ. 5 When Silas and Timothy came from Macedonia, Paul devoted himself exclusively to preaching, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.
6 And when they opposed themselves and blasphemed, he shook out his raiment and said unto them, Your blood [be] upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles. 6 But when the Jews opposed Paul and became abusive, he shook out his clothes in protest and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am clear of my responsibility. From now on I will go to the Gentiles."
7 And he departed thence, and went into the house of a certain man named Titus Justus, one that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue. 7 Then Paul left the synagogue and went next door to the house of Titius Justus, a worshiper of God.
8 And Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized. 8 Crispus, the synagogue ruler, and his entire household believed in the Lord; and many of the Corinthians who heard him believed and were baptized.
9 And the Lord said unto Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak and hold not thy peace: 9 One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: "Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.
10 for I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to harm thee: for I have much people in this city. 10 For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city."
11 And he dwelt [there] a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them. 11 So Paul stayed for a year and a half, teaching them the word of God.
12 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before the judgment-seat, 12 While Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack on Paul and brought him into court.
13 saying, This man persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law. 13 "This man," they charged, "is persuading the people to worship God in ways contrary to the law."
14 But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If indeed it were a matter of wrong or of wicked villany, O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you: 14 Just as Paul was about to speak, Gallio said to the Jews, "If you Jews were making a complaint about some misdemeanor or serious crime, it would be reasonable for me to listen to you.
15 but if they are questions about words and names and your own law, look to it yourselves; I am not minded to be a judge of these matters. 15 But since it involves questions about words and names and your own law--settle the matter yourselves. I will not be a judge of such things."
16 And he drove them from the judgment-seat. 16 So he had them ejected from the court.
17 And they all laid hold on Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment-seat. And Gallio cared for none of these things. 17 Then they all turned on Sosthenes the synagogue ruler and beat him in front of the court. But Gallio showed no concern whatever.
18 And Paul, having tarried after this yet many days, took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence for Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila: having shorn his head in Cenchreae; for he had a vow. 18 Paul stayed on in Corinth for some time. Then he left the brothers and sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchrea because of a vow he had taken.
19 And they came to Ephesus, and he left them there: but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews. 19 They arrived at Ephesus, where Paul left Priscilla and Aquila. He himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews.
20 And when they asked him to abide a longer time, he consented not; 20 When they asked him to spend more time with them, he declined.
21 but taking his leave of them, and saying, I will return again unto you if God will, he set sail from Ephesus. 21 But as he left, he promised, "I will come back if it is God's will." Then he set sail from Ephesus.
22 And when he had landed at Caesarea, he went up and saluted the church, and went down to Antioch. 22 When he landed at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church and then went down to Antioch.
23 And having spent some time [there], he departed, and went through the region of Galatia, and Phrygia, in order, establishing all the disciples. 23 After spending some time in Antioch, Paul set out from there and traveled from place to place throughout the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.
24 Now a certain Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by race, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus; and he was mighty in the scriptures. 24 Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures.
25 This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spake and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, knowing only the baptism of John: 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John.
26 and he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. But when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more accurately. 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately.
27 And when he was minded to pass over into Achaia, the brethren encouraged him, and wrote to the disciples to receive him: and when he was come, he helped them much that had believed through grace; 27 When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. On arriving, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed.
28 for he powerfully confuted the Jews, [and that] publicly, showing by the scriptures that Jesus was the Christ. 28 For he vigorously refuted the Jews in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.