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1 After these things Sha'ul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth. 1 After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.
2 He found a certain Yehudi named Aquila, a man of Pontus by race, who had recently come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Yehudim to depart from Rome. 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 practiced the same trade, he lived with them and worked, for by trade they were tent makers. 3 and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them.
4 He reasoned in the synagogue every Shabbat, and persuaded Yehudim and Yevanim. 4 Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.
5 But when Sila and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Sha'ul was compelled by the Spirit, testifying to the Yehudim that Yeshua was the Messiah. 5 When Silas and Timothy came from Macedonia, Paul devoted himself exclusively to preaching, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.
6 When they opposed him and blasphemed, he shook out his clothing and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am clean. From now on, I will go to the Goyim!" 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 He departed there, and went into the house of a certain man named Justus, one who worshiped God, whose house was next door to the synagogue. 7 Then Paul left the synagogue and went next door to the house of Titius Justus, a worshiper of God.
8 Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with all his house. Many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed and were immersed. 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 The Lord said to Sha'ul in the night by a vision, "Don't be afraid, but speak and don't be silent; 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 attack you to harm you, for I have many 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 He lived 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 Yehudim with one accord rose up against Sha'ul 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 persuades 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 Sha'ul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Yehudim, "If indeed it were a matter of wrong or of wicked crime, Yehudim, it would be reasonable 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. For I don't want 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 He drove them from the judgment seat. 16 So he had them ejected from the court.
17 Then all the Yevanim laid hold on Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. Gallio didn't care about any 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 Sha'ul, having stayed after this yet many days, took his leave of the brothers, and sailed from there for Aram, with Priscilla and Aquila with him. He shaved 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 He came to Ephesus, and he left them there; but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Yehudim. 19 They arrived at Ephesus, where Paul left Priscilla and Aquila. He himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews.
20 When they asked him to stay with them a longer time, he declined; 20 When they asked him to spend more time with them, he declined.
21 but taking his leave of them, and saying, "I must by all means keep this coming feast in Yerushalayim, but I will return again to you if God wills," 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 When he had landed at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the assembly, 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 Having spent some time there, he departed, and went through the region of Galatia, and Phrygia, in order, establishing all the talmidim. 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 Yehudi named Apollos, an Alexandrian by race, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus. 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 spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Yeshua, although he knew only the immersion of Yochanan. 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 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. But when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside, and explained to 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 When he had determined to pass over into Achaia, the brothers encouraged him, and wrote to the talmidim to receive him. When he had come, he helped them much, who 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 refuted the Yehudim, publicly showing by the Scriptures that Yeshua was the Messiah. 28 For he vigorously refuted the Jews in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.