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Parallel Bible results for Acts 18:1-17

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Acts 18:1-17

ESV 1 After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. MSG 1 After Athens, Paul 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, MSG 2 That is where he discovered Aquila, a Jew born in Pontus, and his wife, Priscilla. They had just arrived from Italy, part of the general expulsion of Jews from Rome ordered by Claudius. ESV 3 and because he was of the same trade he stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade. MSG 3 Paul moved in with them, and they worked together at their common trade of tentmaking. ESV 4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and tried to persuade Jews and Greeks. MSG 4 But every Sabbath he was at the meeting place, doing his best to convince both Jews and Greeks about Jesus. ESV 5 When Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul was occupied with the word, testifying to the Jews that the Christ was Jesus. MSG 5 When Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul was able to give all his time to preaching and teaching, doing everything he could to persuade the Jews that Jesus was in fact God's 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." MSG 6 But no such luck. All they did was argue contentiously and contradict him at every turn. Totally exasperated, Paul had finally had it with them and gave it up as a bad job. "Have it your way, then," he said. "You've made your bed; now lie in it. From now on I'm spending my time with the other nations." 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. MSG 7 He walked out and went to the home of Titius Justus, a God-fearing man who lived right next to the Jews' meeting place. 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. MSG 8 But Paul's efforts with the Jews weren't a total loss, for Crispus, the meeting-place president, put his trust in the Master. His entire family believed with him. 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, MSG 9 One night the Master spoke to Paul in a dream: "Keep it up, and don't let anyone intimidate or silence you. 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." MSG 10 No matter what happens, I'm with you and no one is going to be able to hurt you. You have no idea how many people I have on my side in this city." ESV 11 And he stayed a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them. MSG 11 That was all he needed to stick it out. He stayed another year and a half, faithfully teaching the Word of God to the Corinthians. ESV 12 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack on Paul and brought him before the tribunal, MSG 12 But when Gallio was governor of Achaia province, the Jews got up a campaign against Paul, hauled him into court, ESV 13 saying, "This man is persuading people to worship God contrary to the law." MSG 13 and filed chcrges: "This man is seducing people into acts of worship that are illegal." 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. MSG 14 Just as Paul was about to defend himself, Gallio interrupted and said to the Jews, "If this was a matter of criminal conduct, I would gladly hear you out. 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." MSG 15 But it sounds to me like one more Jewish squabble, another of your endless hairsplitting quarrels over religion. Take care of it on your own time. I can't be bothered with this nonsense," ESV 16 And he drove them from the tribunal. MSG 16 and he cleared them out of the courtroom. 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. MSG 17 Now the street rabble turned on Sosthenes, the new meeting-place president, and beat him up in plain sight of the court. Gallio didn't raise a finger. He could not have cared less.

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