Acts 18 ©

1 Paul comes to Corinth, and there finds Aquila and Priscilla, with whom he earns his living by making tents. 4 Teaches in the synagogue that Jesus is the Christ. 6 Shakes off the dust of his garments against the blasphemers. 7 Crispus and many Corinthians believe and are baptized. 9 Paul is admonished of the Lord by a vision to abide there. 12 Is accused by the Jews before the governor Gallio, who does not accept the accusation. 17 Sosthenes is beaten before the judgment seat. 18 Paul travels towards Syria, comes to Ephesus, afterwards to Cæsarea, and afterwards to Antioch. 23 Travels through Galatia and Phrygia. 24 Apollo teaches at Ephesus the baptism of John. 26 And being further instructed by Aquila and Priscilla travels into Achaia, and proves by the Scriptures that Jesus is the Christ.


AFTER these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to 1Corinth;


And found a certain Jew named Aquila,a2born in 3Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that 4Claudius had 5commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them.


And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought:b for by their occupation they were 6tentmakers.


And he 7reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and 8persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.


And when Silas and Timotheus were come fromc Macedonia, Paul was 9pressed 10in the spirit, and 11testified to the Jews that Jesus was 12Christ.


And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he 13shook hisd raiment, and said unto them, 14Your blood be upon your own heads; 15I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.


¶And he departed thence, and entered into a certain man's house, named Justus, one 16that worshipped God, whose house 17joined hard to the synagogue.


Ande18Crispus, 19the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized.


Thenf spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and 20hold not thy peace:


For I am 21with thee, and no man shall setg on thee to hurt thee: for I have 22much people in this city.


And he 23continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.


¶And when 24Gallio was the 25deputy of 26Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat,


Saying, This fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to 27the law.


And when Paul was now about to open his 28mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, Ifh it were a matter of wrong or 29wicked lewdness, O ye Jews, 30reason would that I should 31bear with you:


But if it be a question of 32words and 33names, and of your law, look ye to it; for I will be no judge of such matters.


And he 34dravei them from the judgment seat.


Then all 35the Greeks took 36Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. And Gallio 37cared for none of those things.


¶And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then 38took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence 39into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; 40having shornj41his head 42in Cenchrea: for he had 43a vow.


And he came to Ephesus, and 44left them 45there: but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews.


When they desired him to tarry 46longer time with them, he consented not;


But bade them farewell, saying, I must 47by all means keep this 48feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, ifk God will. And he 49sailed from Ephesus.


And when he had landed at 50Cæsarea, and gone up, and saluted the church, he went down to 51Antioch.


And after he had 52spent some time there, he departed, and 53went over all the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples.


¶And a certain Jew named Apollos,l born at Alexandria, an 54eloquent man, and 55mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.


This man was 56instructed 57in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only 58the baptism of John.


And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him 59the way of God 60more perfectly.


And when he was disposed to pass into 61Achaia, the brethren wrote, 62exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helpedm them 63much which had believed 64through grace:


For he 65mightily convinced the Jews, and that publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.