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Acts 18

Acts 18:1 After thys, Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corynthum, Acts 18:2 and founde a certayne Iewe named Aquila, borne in Ponthus, lately come from Italie with his wyfe Priscilla (because that þe Emperour Claudius had commaunded all Iewes to departe from Rome) and he drew vnto them,

Paul laboureth with his hands, and preacheth at Corinth to the Gentiles.

Acts 18:3 because he was of the same crafte, he abode with them, & wrought: theyr crafte was to make tentes. Acts 18:4 And he preached in the synagoge euery Sabboth daye and exhorted the Iewes and the gentyls. Acts 18:5 When Silas, and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was constrayned by the sprete, to testyfye to the Iewes þt Iesus was very Chryst. Acts 18:6 And when they sayde contrary & blasphemed he shoke hys rayment and sayde vnto them: youre bloude be vpon youre awne heedes: from hence forth wyll I go blamelesse vnto the gentyls.

Acts 18:7 And he departed thence, and entred into a certayne mannes house, named Iustus, a worshypper of God, whose house ioyned hard to the synagoge. Acts 18:8 Howbeit, one Crispus the chefe ruler of the synagoge beleued on the Lorde with all his housholde, and many of the Corinthians whan they gaue audience, beleued, and were baptised.

The Lord encourageth him in a vision.

Acts 18:9 Then spake the Lorde to Paul in þe nyght by a visyon: be not afrayde, but speake, and holde not thy peace: Acts 18:10 for I am with the, & noman shall inuade the that shall hurte the. For I haue moch people in this cytie. Acts 18:11 And he continued there a yeare and syxe monethes, and taught them the worde of God.

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

Acts 18:12 When Gallio was ruler of the countre of Acaia, the Iewes made insurreccyon with one accorde agaynst Paul, and brought hym to the iudgement seate, Acts 18:13 sayinge: this felowe counceleth men to worship God contrary to þe lawe. Acts 18:14 And whan Paul nowe was about to open his mouth, Gallio sayd vnto þe Iewes: yf it were a matter of wronge, or an euyll dede (O ye Iewes) reason wolde þt I shulde heare you: Acts 18:15 but yf it be a question of wordes or of names, or of youre lawe, loke ye to it youre selues, For I will be no iudge of soche matters, Acts 18:16 and he draue them from the seate. Acts 18:17 Then all the Grekes toke Softenes the chefe ruler of the Synagoge, and smote hym before the iudges seate, And Gallio cared for none of those thynges.

Afterwards passing from city to city he strengtheneth the disciples.

Acts 18:18 Paul after thys, taryed there yet a good whyle, and then toke his leaue of the brethren and sayled thence into Ciria, Priscilla and Aquila accompanyinge hym. And he shore his heed in Cenchrea, for he had a vowe: Acts 18:19 And he cam to Ephesus and lefte them there: but he hym selfe entred into the Synagoge, and reasoned with the Iewes. Acts 18:20 When they desyred him to tary longer tyme with them, he consented not, Acts 18:21 but bad them fare well sayinge. I must nedes (at thys feast that cometh) be in Ierusalem: but I wyll returne agayne vnto you yf God will. And he departed from Ephesus: Acts 18:22 and whan he was come vnto Cesarea: and ascended vp and saluted the congregacyon, he departed vnto Antioche: Acts 18:23 and when he had taryed there a whyle, he departed: and went ouer all the countre of Galacia and Phrygia by order, strengthynge all the discyples.

Apollos, being more perfectly instructed by Aquila and Priscilla,

Acts 18:24 And a certayne Iew named Apollos, borne at Alexandria, came to Ephesus, an eloquent man, and myghty in the scryptures Acts 18:25 The same was informed in the waye of the Lorde, and spake feruently in the sprete, and taught diligently the thinges of the Lord, & knewe but the baptyme of Iohn onely. Acts 18:26 And the same began to speake boldely in the Synagoge. Whom when Priscilla & Aquila had hearde they toke him vnto them, & expounded vnto hym the waye of God more perfectly. Acts 18:27 And when he was disposed to go into Acaia, the brethren wrote, exhortyng the discyples to receaue him. Which whan he was come helped them moche which had beleued thorow grace.

preacheth Christ with great efficacy.

Acts 18:28 For he ouercame the Iewes myghtely, and that openly, shewynge by the scryptures, that Iesus was Chryst.

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