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1 While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul took a route through the interior and came to Ephesus, where he found some disciples.
While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul passed through the interior regions and came to Ephesus, where he found some disciples.
2 He asked them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you came to believe?" They replied, "We've not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit."
He said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?" They replied, "No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit."
3 Then he said, "What baptism did you receive, then?" They answered, "John's baptism."
Then he said, "Into what then were you baptized?" They answered, "Into John's baptism."
4 Paul explained, "John baptized with a baptism by which people showed they were changing their hearts and lives. It was a baptism that told people about the one who was coming after him. This is the one in whom they were to believe. This one is Jesus."
Paul said, "John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, in Jesus."
5 After they listened to Paul, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
6 When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking in other languages and prophesying.
When Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied—
7 Altogether, there were about twelve people.
altogether there were about twelve of them.
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