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Acts 18

NIRV 1 After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. NIV 1 After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. NIRV 2 There he met a Jew named Aquila, who was a native of Pontus. Aquila had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla. The emperor Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see Aquila and Priscilla. 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, NIRV 3 They were tentmakers, just as he was. So he stayed and worked with them. NIV 3 and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them. NIRV 4 Every Sabbath day he went to the synagogue. He was trying to get both Jews and Greeks to believe in the Lord. NIV 4 Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks. NIRV 5 Silas and Timothy came from Macedonia. Then Paul spent all his time preaching. He gave witness to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ. NIV 5 When Silas and Timothy came from Macedonia, Paul devoted himself exclusively to preaching, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah. NIRV 6 But the Jews opposed Paul. They treated him badly. He didn't like this. So he shook out his clothes. Then he said to them, "Anything that happens to you will be your own fault! Don't blame me for it! From now on I will go to people who are not Jews." 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.” NIRV 7 Then Paul left the synagogue. He went next door to the house of Titius Justus, a man who worshiped God. NIV 7 Then Paul left the synagogue and went next door to the house of Titius Justus, a worshiper of God. NIRV 8 Crispus was the synagogue ruler. He and his whole family came to believe in the Lord. Many others who lived in Corinth heard Paul. They too 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. NIRV 9 One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision. "Don't be afraid," he said. "Keep on speaking. Don't 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. NIRV 10 I am with you. No one will attack you and harm you. I have many people in this city." 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.” NIRV 11 So Paul stayed there for a year and a half. He taught them God's word. NIV 11 So Paul stayed in Corinth for a year and a half, teaching them the word of God. NIRV 12 At that time Gallio was governor of Achaia. The Jews got together and attacked Paul. They brought him into court. 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. NIRV 13 "This man," they charged, "is trying to talk people into worshiping God in ways that are against the law." NIV 13 “This man,” they charged, “is persuading the people to worship God in ways contrary to the law.” NIRV 14 Paul was about to speak up for himself. But just then Gallio spoke to the Jews. "You Jews are not claiming that Paul has committed a crime, whether large or small," he said. "If you were, it would make sense for me to listen to you. 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. NIRV 15 But this is about your own law. It is a question of words and names. Settle the matter yourselves. I will not be a judge of such 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.” NIRV 16 So he had them thrown out of the court. NIV 16 So he drove them off. NIRV 17 Then all the Jews turned against Sosthenes. He was the synagogue ruler. They beat him up in front of the court. But Gallio didn't care at all. 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. NIRV 18 Paul stayed in Corinth for some time. Then he left the believers and sailed for Syria. Priscilla and Aquila went with him. Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchrea. He did this because he had made a promise to God. 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. NIRV 19 They arrived at Ephesus. There Paul said good-by to Priscilla and Aquila. He himself went into the synagogue and talked 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. NIRV 20 The Jews asked him to spend more time with them. But he said no. NIV 20 When they asked him to spend more time with them, he declined. NIRV 21 As he left, he made them a promise. "If God wants me to," he said, "I will come back." Then he sailed 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. NIRV 22 When he landed at Caesarea, he went up to Jerusalem. There he greeted the church. He 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. NIRV 23 Paul spent some time in Antioch. Then he left and traveled all over Galatia and Phrygia. He gave strength to all the believers there. 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. NIRV 24 At that time a Jew named Apollos came to Ephesus. He was an educated man from Alexandria. He knew the Scriptures very well. 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. NIRV 25 Apollos had been taught the way of the Lord. He spoke with great power. He taught the truth about Jesus. But he only knew about John's baptism. 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. NIRV 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. Priscilla and Aquila heard him. So they invited him to their home. There they gave him a better understanding of the way of God. 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. NIRV 27 Apollos wanted to go to Achaia. The brothers agreed with him. They wrote to the believers there. They asked them to welcome him. When he arrived, he was a great help to those who had become believers by God's grace. 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. NIRV 28 He argued strongly against the Jews in public meetings. He proved from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ. 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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