Acts 18:1 And after these things, having left Athens, he came to Corinth; Acts 18:2 and finding a certain Jew by name Aquila, of Pontus by race, just come from Italy, and Priscilla his wife, (because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome,) came to them,
Paul laboureth with his hands, and preacheth at Corinth to the Gentiles.
Acts 18:3 and because they were of the same trade abode with them, and wrought. For they were tent-makers by trade. Acts 18:4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded Jews and Greeks. Acts 18:5 And when both Silas and Timotheus came down from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in respect of the word, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ. Acts 18:6 But as they opposed and spoke injuriously, he shook his clothes, and said to them, Your blood be upon your own head: *I* [am] pure; from henceforth I will go to the nations.
Acts 18:7 And departing thence he came to the house of a certain [man], by name Justus, who worshipped God, whose house adjoined the synagogue. Acts 18:8 But Crispus the ruler of the synagogue believed in the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing, believed, and were baptised.
The Lord encourageth him in a vision.
Acts 18:9 And the Lord said by vision in [the] night to Paul, Fear not, but speak and be not silent; Acts 18:10 because *I* am with thee, and no one shall set upon thee to injure thee; because I have much people in this city. Acts 18:11 And he remained [there] a year and six months, teaching among them the word of God.
He is accused before Gallio the deputy, but is dismissed.
Acts 18:12 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one consent rose against Paul and led him to the judgment-seat, Acts 18:13 saying, This [man] persuades men to worship God contrary to the law. Acts 18:14 But as Paul was going to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, If indeed it was some wrong or wicked criminality, O Jews, of reason I should have borne with you; Acts 18:15 but if it be questions about words, and names, and the law that ye have, see to it yourselves; [for] *I* do not intend to be judge of these things. Acts 18:16 And he drove them from the judgment-seat. Acts 18:17 And having all laid hold on Sosthenes the ruler of the synagogue, they beat him before the judgment-seat. And Gallio troubled himself about none of these things.
Afterwards passing from city to city he strengtheneth the disciples.
Acts 18:18 And Paul, having yet stayed [there] many days, took leave of the brethren and sailed thence to Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila, having shorn his head in Cenchrea, for he had a vow; Acts 18:19 and he arrived at Ephesus, and left them there. But entering himself into the synagogue he reasoned with the Jews. Acts 18:20 And when they asked him that he would remain for a longer time [with them] he did not accede, Acts 18:21 but bade them farewell, saying, [I must by all means keep the coming feast at Jerusalem]; I will return to you again, if God will: and he sailed away from Ephesus. Acts 18:22 And landing at Caesarea, and having gone up and saluted the assembly, he went down to Antioch. Acts 18:23 And having stayed [there] some time, he went forth, passing in order through the country of Galatia and Phrygia, establishing all the disciples.
Apollos, being more perfectly instructed by Aquila and Priscilla,
Acts 18:24 But a certain Jew, Apollos by name, an Alexandrian by race, an eloquent man, who was mighty in the scriptures, arrived at Ephesus. Acts 18:25 He was instructed in the way of the Lord, and being fervent in his spirit, he spoke and taught exactly the things concerning Jesus, knowing only the baptism of John. Acts 18:26 And *he* began to speak boldly in the synagogue. And Aquila and Priscilla, having heard him, took him to [them] and unfolded to him the way of God more exactly. Acts 18:27 And when he purposed to go into Achaia, the brethren wrote to the disciples engaging them to receive him, who, being come, contributed much to those who believed through grace.
preacheth Christ with great efficacy.
Acts 18:28 For he with great force convinced the Jews publicly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.