Acts 18:19–28

19 So they arrived at Ephesus, and those he left behind there, but he himself entered into the synagogue and* discussed with the Jews. 20 And when* they asked him* to stay for a longer time, he did not give his consent, 21 but saying farewell and telling them,* “I will return to you again if* God wills,” he set sail from Ephesus.

22 And when he* arrived at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church, and* went down to Antioch. 23 And after* spending some time there, he departed, traveling through one place after another in the Galatian region and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.

The Early Ministry of Apollos

24 Now a certain Jew namedi Apollos, a nativej Alexandrian, arrived in Ephesus—an eloquent man who was well-versed in the scriptures. 25 This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and being enthusiastic in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the things about Jesus, although he* knew only the baptism of John. 26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when* Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained the way of God to him more accurately. 27 And when* he wanted to cross over to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him* and* wrote to the disciples to welcome him. When he* arrived, hek assisted greatly those who had believed through grace. 28 For he was vigorously refuting the Jews in public, demonstrating through the scriptures that the Christl was Jesus.

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