Acts

Acts 18 ©

1Paul worketh for his subsistence, and preacheth Christ at Corinth, first to the Jews, and, upon their opposing and blaspheming, to the Gentiles with more success: 9he is encouraged by the Lord in a vision, and abideth there a long time. 12The Jews accuse him before Gallio the deputy, who will have nothing to do with them. 18Paul passeth from city to city, confirming the disciples. 24Apollos, instructed more perfectly in the Christian doctrine by Aquila and Priscilla, preacheth it at Ephesus, and afterward in Achaia, with great efficacy.

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

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And found a certain Jew named bAquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that cClaudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them.

c ch. 11.28.
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And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and dwrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.

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eAnd he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

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And fwhen Silas and Timotheus were come from gMacedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and htestified to the Jews that Jesus 1was Christ.

f ch. 17.14,15. Job 32.18. ch. 17.16; 20.22. Ro. 1.9.
g ch. 16.12.
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And iwhen they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, jhe shook his *raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: kfrom henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.

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

l ch. 16.14.
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mAnd Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians nhearing believed, and were baptized.

m 1Co. 1.14. ch. 16.14,15. v.17.
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oThen spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:

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pFor I am with thee, and no man shall *set on thee to hurt thee: for qI have much people in this city.

q 2Ti. 2.19. Jn. 10.16. ch. 6.7.
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And he 2continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

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¶And when Gallio was the rdeputy of sAchaia, the Jews tmade insurrection with one accord against Paul, and ubrought him to the judgment seat,

r ch. 13.7.
s v.27. ch. 19.21.
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Saying, vThis fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to wthe law.

w v.15.
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And when Paul was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, xIf it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you:

x 25.11" data-content="For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar.">ch. 25.11; 23.29; 25.11,18-20. Ro. 13.3.
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yBut if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, zlook ye to it; for I will be no judge of such matters.

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And ahe *drave them from the judgment seat.

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Then all the Greeks took bSosthenes, the cchief ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. And Gallio dcared for none of those things.

c v.8.
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¶And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into eSyria, and with him fPriscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in gCenchrea: hfor he had a vow.

f v.2,26.
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And he came to iEphesus, and left them there: but he himself entered into the synagogue, and jreasoned with the Jews.

j ch. 17.2.
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When they desired him to tarry longer time with them, he consented not;

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

k ch. 20.16.
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And when he had landed at mCaesarea, and gone up, and saluted the church, he went down to nAntioch.

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And after he had spent some time there, he departed, and went over all the country of oGalatia and Phrygia in order, pstrengthening all the disciples.

o Ga. 1.2; 4.14. 1Co. 16.1. ch. 16.6.
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qAnd a certain Jew named Apollos, born at rAlexandria, an eloquent man, and smighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.

q 1Co. 1.12; 3.4,5,6,22; 16.12. Tit. 3.13. ch. 19.1.
r ch. 6.9.
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tThis man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, uknowing only the baptism of John.

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And he began to speak vboldly in the synagogue: whom when wAquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and xexpounded unto him ythe way of God more perfectly.

w v.2,18.3" data-content="And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.">3,18. Ro. 16.3.
y ch. 9.2.
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And when he was disposed to pass into zAchaia, the brethren awrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, bhelped them much which had cbelieved through grace:

z v.12.
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For he mightily convinced the dJews, and that publickly, eshewing by the scriptures that Jesus 3was Christ.

d ch. 17.2.