Acts 18:1 After these things, Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth, Acts 18:2 And found a certaine Iewe named Aquila, borne in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla, (because that Claudius had commanded all Iewes to depart from Rome) and came vnto them.
Paul laboureth with his hands, and preacheth at Corinth to the Gentiles.
Acts 18:3 And because hee was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought (for by their occupation they were tentmakers.) Acts 18:4 And hee reasoned in the Synagogue euery Sabbath, and perswaded the Iewes, and the Greekes. Acts 18:5 And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in spirit, and testified to the Iewes, that Iesus was Christ. Acts 18:6 And when they opposed themselues, and blasphemed, he shooke his raiment, and said vnto them, Your blood be vpon your owne heads, I am cleane: from henceforth I will goe vnto the Gentiles.
Acts 18:7 And hee departed thence, and entred into a certaine mans house, named Iustus, one that worshipped God, whose house ioyned hard to the Synagogue. Acts 18:8 And Crispus, the chiefe ruler of the Synagogue, beleeued on the Lord, with all his house: and many of the Corinthians, hearing, beleeued, and were baptized.
The Lord encourageth him in a vision.
Acts 18:9 Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speake, and holde not thy peace: Acts 18:10 For I am with thee, and no man shal set on thee, to hurt thee: for I haue much people in this city. Acts 18:11 And hee continued there a yeere and sixe monethes, teaching the word of God among them.
He is accused before Gallio the deputy, but is dismissed.
Acts 18:12 And when Gallio was the Deputie of Achaia, the Iewes made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the iudgement seat, Acts 18:13 Saying, This fellow perswadeth men to worship God contrary to the Law. Acts 18:14 And when Paul was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said vnto the Iewes, If it were a matter of wrong, or wicked lewdnesse, O yee Iewes, reason would that I should beare with you. Acts 18:15 But if it be a question of words, and names, and of your law, looke ye to it: for I wil be no iudge of such matters. Acts 18:16 And he draue them from the iudgment seate. Acts 18:17 Then all the Greekes tooke Sosthenes the chiefe ruler of the Synagogue, and beat him before the Iudgement seat: and Gallio cared for none of those things.
Afterwards passing from city to city he strengtheneth the disciples.
Acts 18:18 And Paul after this taried there yet a good while, and then tooke his leaue of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila: hauing shorne his head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow. Acts 18:19 And he came to Ephesus, and left them there: but he himselfe entred into the Synagogue, and reasoned with the Iewes. Acts 18:20 When they desired him to tary longer time with them, hee consented not: Acts 18:21 But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all meanes keepe this feast that commeth, in Hierusalem; but I will returne againe vnto you, if God will: and he sailed from Ephesus. Acts 18:22 And when he had landed at Cesarea, and gone vp, and saluted the Church, he went downe to Antioch. Acts 18:23 And after he had spent some time there, hee departed, and went ouer all the countrey of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples.
Apollos, being more perfectly instructed by Aquila and Priscilla,
Acts 18:24 And a certaine Iew, named Apollos, borne at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mightie in the Scriptures, came to Ephesus. Acts 18:25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord, and being feruent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing onely the baptisme of Iohn. Acts 18:26 And he began to speake boldly in the Synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they tooke him vnto them, and expounded vnto him the way of God more perfectly. Acts 18:27 And when hee was disposed to passe into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receiue him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had beleeued throgh grace.
preacheth Christ with great efficacy.
Acts 18:28 For hee mightily conuinced the Iewes, and that publikely, shewing by the scriptures, that Iesus was Christ.