Acts 18:19

Came (kathnthsan). Came down, as usual in speaking of coming to land ( 1 Corinthians 16:1 ). To Ephesus (ei Epeson). This great city on the Cayster, the capital of the Province of Asia, the home of the worship of Diana (Artemis) with a wonderful temple, Paul at last had reached, though forbidden to come on the way out on this tour ( 1 Corinthians 16:6 ). Here Paul will spend three years after his return from Jerusalem. He left them there (kakeinou katelipen autou). That is, Priscilla and Aquila he left (second aorist active indicative) here (autou). But Luke mentions the departure by way of anticipation before he actually went away (verse 1 Corinthians 21 ). But he himself (auto de). Paul again the leading person in the narrative. On this occasion he may have gone alone into the synagogue. He reasoned (dielexato). Luke's favourite word for Paul's synagogue discourses ( 1 Corinthians 17:2 1 Corinthians 17:17 ; 1 Corinthians 18:4 which see) as also 1 Corinthians 19:8 1 Corinthians 19:9 .