- ¶ THEN Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth;
- And there he found a Jew named Aquila, from the region of Pontus, who had just arrived from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius Caesar had commanded all Jews to leave Rome;
and Paul went to them.
- And because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them and worked with them;
for they were saddle makers by trade.
- And he spoke in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the pagans.
- And when Silas and Timotheus came from Macedonia, Paul felt he was not free to speak, because the Jews opposed him and blasphemed as he testified that Jesus is the Christ.
- So he shook his garments and said to them, From henceforth I am not to be blamed for what I am about to do;
I am going to the Gentiles.
- ¶ And he departed thence and entered into the house of a certain man named Titus, a devout man whose household had joined the synagogue.
- And Crispus, the chief of the synagogue, believed in our Lord, together with all his household;
and many of the Corinthians hearing him believed in God and were baptized.
- Then the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision, Be not afraid, but speak and be not silent.
- For I am with you and no man can harm you;
and I have many people in this city.
- For he had already been in Corinth a year and six months and had taught the word of God among them.
- ¶ And when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul;
and they brought him to the judgment seat,
- Saying, This fellow persuades men to worship God contrary to the law.
- And as Paul was desirous to open his mouth and speak, Gallio said to the Jews, If your accusations were based on something criminal, fraudulent, or vicious, I would welcome you properly, O Jews;
- But if they are a mere question of words and names and concerning your law, you can settle it better among yourselves;
for I do not wish to be a judge of such matters.
- And he drove them from his judgment seat.
- Then the pagans seized Sosthenes, the elder of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat.
And Gallio disregarded these things.
- ¶ And after Paul had remained there many days, he bade the brethen farewell and sailed for Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila, having shorn his head in Cenchrea because he had vowed a vow.
- And they came to Ephesus, and Paul entered into the synagogue and spoke to the Jews.
- When they wanted him to tarry a longer time with them, he consented not,
- Saying, I must by all means celebrate the coming feast as is my custom at Jerusalem;
but I will return to you again, God willing.
- And he left Aquila and Priscilla at Ephesus and sailed and when he landed at Caesarea, he went up and saluted the members of the church, and went on to Antioch.
- And after he had spent some special days there he departed and traveled all through the country of Phrygia and Galatia, increasing disciples in all of them.
- ¶ And a certain Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, an eloquent man and well versed in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.
- He had been converted to the way of the Lord, and was fervent in the spirit;
he spoke and taught very fully concerning Jesus, but he knew only the baptism of John.
- And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue;
and when Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him to their home and fully showed him the way of the Lord.
- And when he was disposed to go to Achaia, the brethren gave him a warm reception and wrote to the disciples to welcome him;
and when he had come, he greatly helped all believers by means of grace.
- For he forcefully and publicly argued against the Jews, proving by the scriptures that Jesus is the Christ.