The New King James Version

Acts 18:1–18

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Ministering at Corinth

18 After these things Paul departed from Athens and went to Corinth. And he found a certain Jew named aAquila, born in Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla (because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to depart from Rome); and he came to them. So, because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them band worked; for by occupation they were tentmakers. cAnd he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded both Jews and Greeks.

dWhen Silas and Timothy had come from Macedonia, Paul was ecompelled 1by the Spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus is the Christ. But fwhen they opposed him and blasphemed, ghe shook his garments and said to them, h“Your blood be upon your own heads; iI am clean. jFrom now on I will go to the Gentiles.” And he departed from there and entered the house of a certain man named 2Justus, one who worshiped God, whose house was next door to the synagogue. kThen Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his household. And many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed and were baptized.

Now lthe Lord spoke to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not keep silent; 10 mfor I am with you, and no one will attack you to hurt you; for I have many people in this city.” 11 And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

12 When Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him to the 3judgment seat, 13 saying, “This fellow persuades men to worship God contrary to the law.”

14 And when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, “If it were a matter of wrongdoing or wicked crimes, O Jews, there would be reason why I should bear with you. 15 But if it is a nquestion of words and names and your own law, look to it yourselves; for I do not want to be a judge of such matters.” 16 And he drove them from the judgment seat. 17 Then 4all the Greeks took oSosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. But Gallio took no notice of these things.

Paul Returns to Antioch

18 So Paul still remained 5a good while. Then he took leave of the brethren and sailed for Syria, and Priscilla and Aquila were with him. pHe had his hair cut off at qCenchrea, for he had taken a vow.

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