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Acts 18

ESV 1 After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. NIV 1 After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. ESV 2 And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. And he went to see them, NIV 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, ESV 3 and because he was of the same trade he stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade. NIV 3 and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them. ESV 4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and tried to persuade Jews and Greeks. NIV 4 Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks. ESV 5 When Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul was occupied with the word, testifying to the Jews that the Christ was Jesus. NIV 5 When Silas and Timothy came from Macedonia, Paul devoted himself exclusively to preaching, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah. ESV 6 And when they opposed and reviled him, he shook out his garments and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent. From now on I will go to the Gentiles." NIV 6 But when they opposed Paul and became abusive, he shook out his clothes in protest and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.” ESV 7 And he left there and went to the house of a man named Titius Justus, a worshiper of God. His house was next door to the synagogue. NIV 7 Then Paul left the synagogue and went next door to the house of Titius Justus, a worshiper of God. ESV 8 Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, together with his entire household. And many of the Corinthians hearing Paul believed and were baptized. NIV 8 Crispus, the synagogue leader, and his entire household believed in the Lord; and many of the Corinthians who heard Paul believed and were baptized. ESV 9 And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, "Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent, NIV 9 One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. ESV 10 for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many in this city who are my people." NIV 10 For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.” ESV 11 And he stayed a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them. NIV 11 So Paul stayed in Corinth for a year and a half, teaching them the word of God. ESV 12 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack on Paul and brought him before the tribunal, NIV 12 While Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews of Corinth made a united attack on Paul and brought him to the place of judgment. ESV 13 saying, "This man is persuading people to worship God contrary to the law." NIV 13 “This man,” they charged, “is persuading the people to worship God in ways contrary to the law.” ESV 14 But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, "If it were a matter of wrongdoing or vicious crime, O Jews, I would have reason to accept your complaint. NIV 14 Just as Paul was about to speak, Gallio said to them, “If you Jews were making a complaint about some misdemeanor or serious crime, it would be reasonable for me to listen to you. ESV 15 But since it is a matter of questions about words and names and your own law, see to it yourselves. I refuse to be a judge of these things." NIV 15 But since it involves questions about words and names and your own law—settle the matter yourselves. I will not be a judge of such things.” ESV 16 And he drove them from the tribunal. NIV 16 So he drove them off. ESV 17 And they all seized Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him in front of the tribunal. But Gallio paid no attention to any of this. NIV 17 Then the crowd there turned on Sosthenes the synagogue leader and beat him in front of the proconsul; and Gallio showed no concern whatever. ESV 18 After this, Paul stayed many days longer and then took leave of the brothers and set sail for Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila. At Cenchreae he had cut his hair, for he was under a vow. NIV 18 Paul stayed on in Corinth for some time. Then he left the brothers and sisters and sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchreae because of a vow he had taken. ESV 19 And they came to Ephesus, and he left them there, but he himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews. NIV 19 They arrived at Ephesus, where Paul left Priscilla and Aquila. He himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews. ESV 20 When they asked him to stay for a longer period, he declined. NIV 20 When they asked him to spend more time with them, he declined. ESV 21 But on taking leave of them he said, "I will return to you if God wills," and he set sail from Ephesus. NIV 21 But as he left, he promised, “I will come back if it is God’s will.” Then he set sail from Ephesus. ESV 22 When he had landed at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church, and then went down to Antioch. NIV 22 When he landed at Caesarea, he went up to Jerusalem and greeted the church and then went down to Antioch. ESV 23 After spending some time there, he departed and went from one place to the next through the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples. NIV 23 After spending some time in Antioch, Paul set out from there and traveled from place to place throughout the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples. ESV 24 Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, competent in the Scriptures. NIV 24 Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. ESV 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John. NIV 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John. ESV 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him and explained to him the way of God more accurately. NIV 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately. ESV 27 And when he wished to cross to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived, he greatly helped those who through grace had believed, NIV 27 When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers and sisters encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. When he arrived, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed. ESV 28 for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the Scriptures that the Christ was Jesus. NIV 28 For he vigorously refuted his Jewish opponents in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Messiah.

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