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1 After these things, he went away from Athens, and came to Corinth. 1 After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.
2 And there he came across a certain Jew named Aquila, a man of Pontus by birth, who not long before had come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had given orders that all Jews were to go away from Rome: and he came to 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 was living with them, and they did their work together; for by trade they were tent-makers. 3 and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them.
4 And every Sabbath he had discussions in the Synagogue, turning Jews and Greeks to the faith. 4 Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.
5 And when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was completely given up to the word, preaching to the Jews that the Christ was Jesus. 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 put themselves against him, and said evil words, he said, shaking his clothing, Your blood be on your heads, I am clean: from now I will go to 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 moving from there, he went into the house of a man named Titus Justus, a God-fearing man, whose house was very near 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, with all his family, had faith in the Lord; and a great number of the people of Corinth, hearing the word, had faith and were given baptism. 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 to Paul in the night, in a vision, Have no fear and go on preaching: 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 you, and no one will make an attack on you to do you damage: for I have a number of people in this town. 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 was there for 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 ruler of Achaia, all the Jews together made an attack on Paul, and took him to the judge's 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 is teaching the people to give worship to God in a way which is against 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 say something, Gallio said to the Jews, If this was anything to do with wrongdoing or crime, there would be a reason for me to give you a hearing: 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 it is a question of words or names or of your law, see to it yourselves; I will not be a judge of such things. 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 sent them away from the judge's seat. 16 So he had them ejected from the court.
17 And they all made an attack on Sosthenes, the ruler of the Synagogue, and gave him blows before the judge's seat; but Gallio gave no attention to 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, after waiting some days, went away from the brothers and went by ship to Syria, Priscilla and Aquila being with him; and he had had his hair cut off in Cenchrea, for he had taken an oath. 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 down to Ephesus and he left them there: and he himself went into the Synagogue and had a discussion 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 being requested by them to be there for a longer time, he said, No; 20 When they asked him to spend more time with them, he declined.
21 And went from them, saying, I will come back to you if God lets me; and he took ship 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 come to land at Caesarea, he went to see the church, and then 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 been there for some time, he went through the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order, making the disciples strong in the faith. 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 birth, and a man of learning, came to Ephesus; and he had great knowledge of the holy Writings. 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 trained in the way of the Lord; and burning in spirit, he gave himself up to teaching the facts about Jesus, though he had knowledge only of John's baptism: 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 was preaching in the Synagogue without fear. But Priscilla and Aquila, hearing his words, took him in, and gave him fuller teaching about the way of God. 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 had a desire to go over into Achaia, the brothers gave him help, and sent letters to the disciples requesting them to take him in among them: and when he had come, he gave much help to those who had faith 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 overcame the Jews in public discussion, making clear from the holy Writings that the Christ was Jesus. 28 For he vigorously refuted the Jews in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.