Acts 18:11

11 Paul stayed there for a year and a half, teaching God's word to the people.

Acts 18:11 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 18:11

And he continued there
At Corinth, as the Syriac version, and some copies, read; he was obedient to the heavenly vision: in the Greek text it is, "he sat" there, answerable to the Hebrew word (bvy) , which signifies to sit, continue and abide: he stayed there in all a year and six months; which was a long time for the apostle to stay in one place, and longer than he did anywhere, unless at Ephesus, where he continued two years, ( Acts 19:10 ) for as for his stay at Rome, that was by confinement: but here were many people to be called, and much work to do, a large church to be raised, and put in order; and this required time as well as care and labour:

teaching the word of God among them;
he did not sit idle here, but preached the Gospel, which is the word of God, and not man, openly and publicly, among them all; and that frequently, in season and out of season, and with great boldness and faithfulness.

Acts 18:11 In-Context

9 During the night, the Lord told Paul in a vision: "Don't be afraid. Continue talking to people and don't be quiet.
10 I am with you, and no one will hurt you because many of my people are in this city."
11 Paul stayed there for a year and a half, teaching God's word to the people.
12 When Gallio was the governor of the country of Southern Greece, some of the Jews came together against Paul and took him to the court.
13 They said, "This man is teaching people to worship God in a way that is against our law."