Matthew Bible

Acts 18

Acts 18:1 After that Paule departed from Athens, and came to Corinthum Acts 18:2 and founde a certayne Iewe named Aquila, borne in Ponthus, latelye come from Italye wyth hys wyfe Priscilla (because that the Emperour Claudius had commaunded all Iewes to depart from Rome) and he drewe vnto them.

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

Acts 18:3 And because he was of þe same craft, he abode with them and wroughte: theyr crafte was to make tentes. Acts 18:4 And he preached in the Synagoge euerye Saboth daye and exhorted the Iewes and the gentyls. Acts 18:5 When Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paule was constrayned by the spirit to testify to the Iewes that Iesus was very Christ. Acts 18:6 And when they sayde contrary and blasphemed, he shoke his raymente and sayed vnto them, youre bloude vpon youre owne heades, & frome henceforth I go blameles vnto the gentils.

Acts 18:7 And he departed thence, & entered into a certayne mannes house named iustus a worshypper of God, whose house ioyned harde to the synagoge. Acts 18:8 How be it one Crispus the chiefe rular of the Synagoge beleued on the Lorde wyth al his houshold, & manye of the Corinthians gaue audience & beleued, and were baptised.

The Lord encourageth him in a vision.

Acts 18:9 Then spake the Lorde to Paule in the nyght by a vision: be not afrayde, but speake, and hold not thy peace: Acts 18:10 for I am with the, and no man shal inuad the that shal hurt the. For I haue much people in this citie. Acts 18:11 And he continued there a yeare and sixe monethes, and taught them the word of God.

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

Acts 18:12 When Gallio was ruler of the countre of Achaia the Iewes made insurrection with one accorde agaynst Paule, & brought him to the iudgement seate Acts 18:13 saiynge: this felowe councelleth men to worship God contrary to the lawe. Acts 18:14 And as Paul was aboute to open hys mouthe. Gallio sayde vnto the Iewes: yf it were a matter of wronge, or an euyl dede (o ye Iewes) reason would that I should hear you: Acts 18:15 but if it be a question of words or of names, or of your law, loke ye to it your selues. For I wil be no iudge in suche matters Acts 18:16 and he draue them from the seate. Acts 18:17 Then toke all þe grekes Sostenes the chiefe ruler of the Synagoge, & smote hym before the iudges. seate. And Gallio cared for none of those thinges.

Afterwards passing from city to city he strengtheneth the disciples.

Acts 18:18 Paule after this, taried there, yet a whyle, and then toke his leaue of the brethren, & sayled thence into Ciria, Priscilla and Aquila accompaniynge him. And he shore hys heade in Ceuchrea, for he hadde a vowe. Acts 18:19 And he came to Ephesus and lefte them there: but he him self entred into þe sinagoge, 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 saiynge. I must nedes at this feaste þt cometh, be in Ierusalem: but I will returne agayne vnto you, yf God will. And he departed from Ephesus Acts 18:22 and came vnto Cesarea: & ascended and saluted the congregacion, and departed vnto Antioch, Acts 18:23 and when he had taryed there a while he departed. And went ouer al the countrey of Galacia and Phrigia by order, strenthinge al the disciples.

Apollos, being more perfectly instructed by Aquila and Priscilla,

Acts 18:24 And a certayne Iewe named Apollos, borne at Alexandria, came to Ephesus, an eloquente man and mighty in the scriptures. Acts 18:25 The same was informed in the waye of the Lorde, and spake feruently in the spirit, and taught diligently the thinges of the Lorde, and knewe but the baptysme of Iohn only. Acts 18:26 And the same began to speake boldely in the Synagoge. And when Aquila & Priscilla had hearde him, they toke him vnto them & expounded vnto him þe way of God more perfectly. Acts 18:27 And when he was disposed to goe into Acaia, the brethren wrote exhortynge the disciples to receyue hym. After he was come thethere, he holpe them muche whych hadde beleued thorowe grace.

preacheth Christ with great efficacy.

Acts 18:28 And myghtely he ouercame the Iewes, and that openly, shewinge by the scriptures that Iesus was Christe.

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