Acts 19:1-7

Paul in Ephesus

1 While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul took a route through the interior and came to Ephesus, where he found some disciples.
2 He asked them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you came to believe?" They replied, "We've not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit."
3 Then he said, "What baptism did you receive, then?" They answered, "John's baptism."
4 Paul explained, "John baptized with a baptism by which people showed they were changing their hearts and lives. It was a baptism that told people about the one who was coming after him. This is the one in whom they were to believe. This one is Jesus."
5 After they listened to Paul, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
6 When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking in other languages and prophesying.
7 Altogether, there were about twelve people.

Acts 19:1-7 In-Context

1 While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul took a route through the interior and came to Ephesus, where he found some disciples.
2 He asked them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you came to believe?" They replied, "We've not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit."
3 Then he said, "What baptism did you receive, then?" They answered, "John's baptism."
4 Paul explained, "John baptized with a baptism by which people showed they were changing their hearts and lives. It was a baptism that told people about the one who was coming after him. This is the one in whom they were to believe. This one is Jesus."
5 After they listened to Paul, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
6 When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking in other languages and prophesying.
7 Altogether, there were about twelve people.
8 Paul went to the synagogue and spoke confidently for the next three months. He interacted with those present and offered convincing arguments concerning the nature of God's kingdom.
9 Some people had closed their minds, though. They refused to believe and publicly slandered the Way. As a result, Paul left them, took the disciples with him, and continued his daily interactions in Tyrannus' lecture hall.
10 This went on for two years, so that everyone living in the province of Asia—both Jews and Greeks—heard the Lord's word.
11 God was doing unusual miracles through Paul.