Acts 18:18–28

Priscilla, Aquila and Apollos

18 Paul stayed on in Corinth for some time. Then he left the brothers and sistersf and sailed for Syria,g accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila.h Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchreaei because of a vow he had taken.j 19 They arrived at Ephesus,k where Paul left Priscilla and Aquila. He himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews. 20 When they asked him to spend more time with them, he declined. 21 But as he left, he promised, “I will come back if it is God’s will.”l Then he set sail from Ephesus. 22 When he landed at Caesarea,m he went up to Jerusalem and greeted the church and then went down to Antioch.n

23 After spending some time in Antioch, Paul set out from there and traveled from place to place throughout the region of Galatiao and Phrygia,p strengthening all the disciples.q

24 Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos,r a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus.s He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervora t and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John.u 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquilav heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately.

27 When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia,w the brothers and sistersx encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. When he arrived, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed. 28 For he vigorously refuted his Jewish opponents in public debate, proving from the Scripturesy that Jesus was the Messiah.z

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