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Acts 18

Acts 18:1 After these thinges, Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinthus, Acts 18:2 And found a certaine Iewe named Aquila, borne in Pontus, lately come from Italie, and his wife Priscilla (because that Claudius had commaunded all Iewes to depart from Rome) and he 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 crafte, he abode with them and wrought (for their crafte was to make tentes.) Acts 18:4 And he disputed in the Synagogue euery Sabbath day, and exhorted the Iewes, and the Grecians. Acts 18:5 Now when Silas & Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul, forced in spirit, testified to the Iewes that Iesus was the Christ. Acts 18:6 And when they resisted and blasphemed, he shooke his raiment, & saide vnto them, Your blood be vpon your owne head: I am cleane: from henceforth will I goe vnto the Gentiles.

Acts 18:7 So he departed thence, & entred into a certaine mans house, named Iustus, a worshipper of God, whose house ioyned hard to the Synagogue. Acts 18:8 And Crispus the chiefe ruler of the Synagogue, beleeued in the Lorde with all his housholde: and many of the Corinthians hearing it, beleeued and were baptized.

The Lord encourageth him in a vision.

Acts 18:9 Then saide the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Feare not, but speake, and holde not thy peace. Acts 18:10 For I am with thee, and no man shall lay handes on thee to hurt thee: for I haue much people in this citie. Acts 18:11 So he continued there a yeere & six moneths, and taught ye worde of God among them.

He is accused before Gallio the deputy, but is dismissed.

Acts 18:12 Now when Gallio was Deputie of Achaia, the Iewes arose with one accorde against Paul, and brought him to the iudgement seate, Acts 18:13 Saying, This fellow persuadeth me to worship God otherwise then the Lawe appointeth. Acts 18:14 And as Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio saide vnto the Iewes, If it were a matter of wrong, or an euill deede, O ye Iewes, I would according to reason maintaine you. Acts 18:15 But if it bee a question of woordes, and names, and of your Lawe, looke yee to it your selues: for I will be no iudge of those things. Acts 18:16 And hee draue them from the iudgement seate. Acts 18:17 Then tooke al the Grecians Sosthenes the chiefe ruler of the Synagogue, and beat him before the iudgement seat: but Gallio cared nothing for those things.

Afterwards passing from city to city he strengtheneth the disciples.

Acts 18:18 But when Paul had taried there yet a good while, hee tooke leaue of the brethren, and sailed into Syria (and with him Priscilla and Aquila) after that he had shorne his head in Cenchrea: for he had a vowe. Acts 18:19 Then hee came to Ephesus, and left them there: but hee entred into the Synagogue and disputed with the Iewes. Acts 18:20 Who desired him to tarie a longer time with them: but he would not consent, Acts 18:21 But bade the farewel, saying, I must needes keepe this feast that commeth, in Hierusalem: but I will returne againe vnto you, if God will. So he sailed from Ephesus. Acts 18:22 And when hee came downe to Cesarea, he went vp to Hierusalem: and when he had saluted the Church, he went downe vnto Antiochia. Acts 18:23 Nowe when he had taried there a while, he departed, and went thorowe the countrey of Galatia and Phrygia by order, strengthening all the disciples.

Apollos, being more perfectly instructed by Aquila and Priscilla,

Acts 18:24 And a certaine Iewe named Apollos, borne at Alexandria, came to Ephesus, an eloquent man, and mightie in the Scriptures. Acts 18:25 The same was instructed in the way of the Lorde, and hee spake feruently in the Spirite, and taught diligently the things of the Lord, & knew but the baptisme of Iohn onely. Acts 18:26 And he began to speake boldely 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 minded to goe into Achaia, the brethren exhorting him, wrote to the disciples to receiue him: and after hee was come thither, he holpe them much which had beleeued through grace.

preacheth Christ with great efficacy.

Acts 18:28 For mightily hee confuted publikely the Iewes, with great vehemencie, shewing by the Scriptures, that Iesus was that Christ.

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