Apollos Speaks Boldly in Ephesus
Now a Jew named h Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, i competent in the Scriptures.
He had been instructed in j the way of the Lord. And k being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only l the baptism of John.
He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when m Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him and explained to him n the way of God more accurately.
And when he wished to cross to o Achaia, p the brothers encouraged him and q wrote to the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived, r he greatly helped those who through grace had believed,
for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the Scriptures s that the Christ was Jesus.
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This Ezra went up from Babylonia. He was a scribe skilled in the Law of Moses that the Lord, the God of Israel, had given, and the king granted him all that he asked, for the hand of the Lord his God was on him.
And asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.
And he said, "Into what then were you baptized?" They said, "Into John's baptism.
( When all the people heard this, and the tax collectors too, they declared God just, having been baptized with the baptism of John.
And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. And he went to see them.
And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone's opinion, for you are not swayed by appearances.
He had been instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John.
And it happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the inland country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples.
After this, Paul stayed many days longer and then took leave of the brothers and set sail for Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila. At Cenchreae he had cut his hair, for he was under a vow.
2 Corinthians 3:1
Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you, or from you?
1 Corinthians 3:6
I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.
And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord.
When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose.
But we believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.
When Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul was occupied with the word, testifying to the Jews that the Christ was Jesus.