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1 After these [things] he departed from Athens [and] went to Corinth. 1 After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.
2 And he found a certain Jew {named} Aquila, {a native} of Pontus who had arrived recently from Italy {along with} Priscilla his wife, because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to depart from Rome, [and] he went 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 practicing the same trade, he stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade. 3 and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them.
4 And he argued in the synagogue every Sabbath, attempting to persuade both Jews and Greeks. 4 Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.
5 Now when both Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul began to be occupied with the message, solemnly testifying 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 resisted and reviled [him], he shook out [his] clothes [and] said to them, "Your blood [be] on your [own] heads! I [am] guiltless! From now on 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 leaving there, he entered into the house of someone {named} Titius Justus, a worshiper of 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 And Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord together with his whole household. And many of the Corinthians, [when they] heard about [it], 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 to Paul by a vision in the night, "Do not be afraid, but speak and do not keep silent, 9 One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: "Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.
10 because I am with you and no one will attack you to harm you, because many people are mine 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 So he stayed 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 Now [when] Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews rose up with one purpose 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 is persuading people 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 to the Jews, "If it was some crime or wicked villainy, O Jews, {I would have been justified in accepting} your complaint. 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 questions concerning a word and names and {your own law}, see to [it] yourselves! I do not wish to be a judge of these [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 drove them away from the judgment seat. 16 So he had them ejected from the court.
17 So they all seized Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, [and] began beating [him] in front of the judgment seat. And none of these [things] was a concern to Gallio. 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 So Paul, [after] remaining many days longer, said farewell to the brothers [and] sailed away to Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila. He shaved [his] head at Cenchrea, because he had [taken] 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 So they arrived at Ephesus, and those he left behind there, but he himself entered into the synagogue [and] discussed 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 stay for a longer time, he did not give his consent, 20 When they asked him to spend more time with them, he declined.
21 but saying farewell and telling [them], "I will return to you again [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 And [when he] arrived at Caesarea, he went up and greeted 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 [after] spending some time [there], he departed, traveling through one [place] after another [in] the Galatian region and Phrygia, strengthening 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, {a native} Alexandrian, arrived in Ephesus--an eloquent man who was well-versed 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 enthusiastic in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the [things] about Jesus, [although he] knew 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 aside and explained the way of God to him 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 wanted to cross over to Achaia, the brothers encouraged [him] [and] wrote to the disciples to welcome him. [When he] arrived, {he} assisted greatly those 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 was vigorously refuting the Jews in public, demonstrating through the scriptures [that] the Christ was Jesus. 28 For he vigorously refuted the Jews in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.