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Acts 18

NCV 1 Later Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. NIV 1 After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. NCV 2 Here he met a Jew named Aquila who had been born in the country of Pontus. But Aquila and his wife, Priscilla, had recently moved to Corinth from Italy, because Claudiusn commanded that all Jews must leave Rome. Paul went to visit 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, NCV 3 Because they were tentmakers, just as he was, he stayed with them and worked with them. NIV 3 and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them. NCV 4 Every Sabbath day he talked with the Jews and Greeks in the synagogue, trying to persuade them to believe in Jesus. NIV 4 Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks. NCV 5 Silas and Timothy came from Macedonia and joined Paul in Corinth. After this, Paul spent all his time telling people the Good News, showing the Jews that Jesus is 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. NCV 6 But they would not accept Paul's teaching and said some evil things. So he shook off the dust from his clothesn and said to them, "If you are not saved, it will be your own fault! I have done all I can do! After this, I will go only to those who are not Jewish." 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.” NCV 7 Paul left the synagogue and moved into the home of Titius Justus, next to the synagogue. This man worshiped God. NIV 7 Then Paul left the synagogue and went next door to the house of Titius Justus, a worshiper of God. NCV 8 Crispus was the leader of that synagogue, and he and all the people living in his house believed in the Lord. Many others in Corinth also listened to Paul and 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. NCV 9 During the night, the Lord told Paul in a vision: "Don't be afraid. Continue talking to people and don't be quiet. NIV 9 One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. NCV 10 I am with you, and no one will hurt you because many of my people are 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.” NCV 11 Paul stayed there for a year and a half, teaching God's word to the people. NIV 11 So Paul stayed in Corinth for a year and a half, teaching them the word of God. NCV 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. 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. NCV 13 They said, "This man is teaching people to worship God in a way that is against our law." NIV 13 “This man,” they charged, “is persuading the people to worship God in ways contrary to the law.” NCV 14 Paul was about to say something, but Gallio spoke to the Jews, saying, "I would listen to you Jews if you were complaining about a crime or some wrong. 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. NCV 15 But the things you are saying are only questions about words and names -- arguments about your own law. So you must solve this problem yourselves. I don't want 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.” NCV 16 And Gallio made them leave the court. NIV 16 So he drove them off. NCV 17 Then they all grabbed Sosthenes, the leader of the synagogue, and beat him there before the court. But this did not bother Gallio. 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. NCV 18 Paul stayed with the believers for many more days. Then he left and sailed for Syria, with Priscilla and Aquila. At Cenchrea Paul cut off his hair, 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. NCV 19 Then they went to Ephesus, where Paul left Priscilla and Aquila. While Paul was there, he 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. NCV 20 When they asked him to stay with them longer, he refused. NIV 20 When they asked him to spend more time with them, he declined. NCV 21 But as he left, he said, "I will come back to you again if God wants me to." And so he sailed away 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. NCV 22 When Paul landed at Caesarea, he went and gave greetings to the church in Jerusalem. After that, Paul went to Antioch. NIV 22 When he landed at Caesarea, he went up to Jerusalem and greeted the church and then went down to Antioch. NCV 23 He stayed there for a while and then left and went through the regions of Galatia and Phrygia. He traveled from town to town in these regions, giving strength to all the followers. 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. NCV 24 A Jew named Apollos came to Ephesus. He was born in the city of Alexandria and was a good speaker who knew the Scriptures 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. NCV 25 He had been taught about the way of the Lord and was always very excited when he spoke and taught the truth about Jesus. But the only baptism Apollos knew about was the baptism that Johnn taught. 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. NCV 26 Apollos began to speak very boldly in the synagogue, and when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him to their home and helped him better understand 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. NCV 27 Now Apollos wanted to go to the country of Southern Greece. So the believers helped him and wrote a letter to the followers there, asking them to accept him. These followers had believed in Jesus because of God's grace, and when Apollos arrived, he helped them very much. 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. NCV 28 He argued very strongly with the Jews before all the people, clearly proving with the Scriptures that Jesus is 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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