Acts 18:3

3 and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them.

Acts 18:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.
ESV
3 and because he was of the same trade he stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.
NLT
3 Paul lived and worked with them, for they were tentmakers just as he was.
MSG
3 Paul moved in with them, and they worked together at their common trade of tentmaking.
CSB
3 and being of the same occupation, stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.

Acts 18:3 In-Context

1 After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.
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 Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them,
3 and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them.
4 Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.
5 When Silas and Timothy came from Macedonia, Paul devoted himself exclusively to preaching, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Acts 20:34; 1 Corinthians 4:12; 1 Thessalonians 2:9; 2 Thessalonians 3:8
Scripture quoted by permission.  Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®.  NIV®.  Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica.  All rights reserved worldwide.