Acts 18:20

20 When they asked him to spend more time with them, he declined.

Read Acts 18:20 Using Other Translations

When they desired him to tarry longer time with them, he consented not;
When they asked him to stay for a longer period, he declined.
They asked him to stay longer, but he declined.

What does Acts 18:20 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 18:20

When they desired him to tarry longer time with them
Either Aquila and Priscilla, whom he left here, for here they were, as is certain from Ac 18:24,26
or rather the Jews with whom he reasoned, who might be desirous of further conference with him, upon the subject they had disputed about; either in order to gain more knowledge, or in hopes of baffling and confounding him:

he consented not;
for a reason afterwards given.

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