Acts 18:1 After that Paul departed from Attens and came to Corinthu Acts 18:2 and founde a certayne Iewe named Aquila borne in Ponthus latly come from Italie wt his wyfe Priscilla (because that the Emperour Claudius had comaunded all Iewes to departe fro 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 the same crafte he abode with them and wrought: their crafte was to make tentes. Acts 18:4 And he preached in ye synagoge every saboth daye and exhorted the Iewes and the gentyls. Acts 18:5 When Sylas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia Paul was constrayned by the sprete to testifie to the Iewes that Iesus was very Christ. Acts 18:6 And whe they sayde cotrary and blasphemed he shoke his rayment and sayde vnto the: youre bloud apon youre awne heeddes and fro hence forth I goo blamelesse vnto ye gentyls.
Acts 18:7 And he departed thence and entred into a certayne manes housse named Iustus a worshiper of god whose housse ioyned harde to ye synagoge. Acts 18:8 How be it one Crispus ye chefe rular of the synagoge beleved on ye lorde with all his housholde and many of the Corinthias gave audience and beleved and were baptised.
The Lord encourageth him in a vision.
Acts 18:9 Then spake the lorde to Paul in the nyght by a vision: be not afrayde but speake and holde not thy peace: Acts 18:10 for I am with the and no man shall invade the that shall hurte the. For I have moche people in this cite. Acts 18:11 And he continued there a yeare and sixe monethes and taught them the worde of God.
He is accused before Gallio the deputy, but is dismissed.
Acts 18:12 When Gallio was rular of the countre of Acaia the Iewes made insurreccion with one accorde agaynst Paul and brought him to the iudgement seate Acts 18:13 saying: this felow counceleth men to worship God contrary to ye lawe. Acts 18:14 And as Paul was about to open his mouth Gallio sayde vnto ye Iewes: yf it were a matter of wronge or an evyll dede (o ye Iewes) reason wolde that I shuld 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 selves. For I wilbe no iudge in soche maters Acts 18:16 and he drave them from the seate. Acts 18:17 Then toke all the Grekes Sostenes the chefe rular of the synagoge and smote him before the iudges seate. And Gallio cared for none of tho thinges.
Afterwards passing from city to city he strengtheneth the disciples.
Acts 18:18 Paul after this taryed there yet a good whyle and then toke his leave of the brethren and sayled thence into Ciria Priscilla and Aquila accompanyinge him. And he shore his heed in Cenchrea for he had a vowe. Acts 18:19 And he came to Ephesus and lefte them there: but he him selfe entred into the synagoge and reasoned with the Iewes. Acts 18:20 When they desyred him to tary longer tyme with the he consented not Acts 18:21 but bad the fare well sayinge. I must nedes at this feast that 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: and ascended and saluted the congregacion and departed vnto Antioche Acts 18:23 and when he had taryed there a whyle he departed. And went over all the countre of Galacia and Phrigia by order strengthynge all 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 eloquent man and myghty in the scriptures. Acts 18:25 The same was informed in the waye of the Lorde and he spake fervently in the sprete and taught diligently the thinges of the Lorde and knewe but the baptim of Iohn only. Acts 18:26 And the same began to speake boldely in the synagoge. And when Aquila and Priscilla had hearde him: they toke him vnto them and expounded vnto him the waye of God more perfectly. Acts 18:27 And when he was disposed to goo into Acaia the brethren wrote exhortynge the disciples to receave him. After he was come thyther he holpe them moche which had beleved thorowe grace.
preacheth Christ with great efficacy.
Acts 18:28 And myghtely he overcame the Iewes and that openly shewynge by the scriptures that Iesus was Christ.