Acts 18

Paul in Corinth

1 After these things Paul departed from Athens and went to Corinth. 2 And he found a certain Jew named a Aquila, born in Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla (because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to depart from Rome); and he came to them. 3 So, because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them b and worked; for by occupation they were tentmakers. 4 c And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded both Jews and Greeks.

5 d When Silas and Timothy had come from Macedonia, Paul was e compelled 1 by the Spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus is the Christ. 6 But f when they opposed him and blasphemed, g he shook his garments and said to them, h "Your blood be upon your own heads; i I am clean. j From now on I will go to the Gentiles." 7 And he departed from there and entered the house of a certain man named 2 Justus, one who worshiped God, whose house was next door to the synagogue. 8 k Then Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his household. And many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed and were baptized. 9 Now l the Lord spoke to Paul in the night by a vision, "Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not keep silent; 10 m "for I am with you, and no one will attack you to hurt you; for I have many people in this city." 11 And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

12 When Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him to the 3 judgment seat, 13 saying, "This fellow persuades men to worship God contrary to the law." 14 And when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, "If it were a matter of wrongdoing or wicked crimes, O Jews, there would be reason why I should bear with you. 15 "But if it is a n question of words and names and your own law, look to it yourselves; for I do not want to be a judge of such matters." 16 And he drove them from the judgment seat. 17 Then 4 all the Greeks took o Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. But Gallio took no notice of these things.

Paul Returns to Antioch

18 So Paul still remained 5 a good while. Then he took leave of the brethren and sailed for Syria, and Priscilla and Aquila were with him. p He had his hair cut off at q Cenchrea, for he had taken a vow. 19 And he came to Ephesus, and left them there; but he himself entered the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews. 20 When they asked him to stay a longer time with them, he did not consent, 21 but took leave of them, saying, r "I 6 must by all means keep this coming feast in Jerusalem; but I will return again to you, s God willing." And he sailed from Ephesus.

22 And when he had landed at t Caesarea, and 7 gone up and greeted the church, he went down to Antioch. 23 After he had spent some time there, he departed and went over the region of u Galatia and Phrygia 8 in order, v strengthening all the disciples.

Apollos Speaks Boldly in Ephesus

24 w Now a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man and mighty in the Scriptures, came to Ephesus. 25 This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being x fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things of the Lord, y though he knew only the baptism of John. 26 So he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately. 27 And when he desired to cross to Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him; and when he arrived, z he greatly helped those who had believed through grace; 28 for he vigorously refuted the Jews publicly, a showing from the Scriptures that Jesus is the Christ.

  1. Cross References
    Romans 16:3
    Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus.
    1 Corinthians 16:19
    The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
    2 Timothy 4:19
    Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.
  2. Cross References
    Acts 20:34
    Yes, you yourselves know that these hands have ...
    1 Corinthians 4:12
    And we labor, working with our own hands. Being...
    1 Corinthians 9:14
    Even so the Lord has commanded that those who p...
    2 Corinthians 11:7
    Did I commit sin in humbling myself that you mi...
    2 Corinthians 12:13
    For what is it in which you were inferior to ot...
    1 Thessalonians 2:9
    For you remember, brethren, our labor and toil;...
    1 Thessalonians 4:11
    That you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to m...
    2 Thessalonians 3:8
    Nor did we eat anyone's bread free of charge, b...
  3. Cross References
    Acts 17:2
    Then Paul, as his custom was, went in to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures.
  4. Cross References
    Acts 17:14
    Then immediately the brethren sent Paul away, to go to the sea; but both Silas and Timothy remained there.
    Acts 17:15
    So those who conducted Paul brought him to Athens; and receiving a command for Silas and Timothy to come to him with all speed, they departed.
  5. Cross References
    Acts 18:28
    For he vigorously refuted the Jews publicly, showing from the Scriptures that Jesus is the Christ.
  6. Cross References
    Acts 13:45
    But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy; and contradicting and blaspheming, they opposed the things spoken by Paul.
  7. Cross References
    Nehemiah 5:13
    Then I shook out the fold of my garment and said, "So may God shake out each man from his house, and from his property, who does not perform this promise. Even thus may he be shaken out and emptied." And all the assembly said, "Amen!" and praised the LORD. Then the people did according to this promise.
    Matthew 10:14
    And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet.
    Acts 13:51
    But they shook off the dust from their feet against them, and came to Iconium.
  8. Cross References
    Leviticus 20:9
    For everyone who curses his father or his mothe...
    Leviticus 20:11
    The man who lies with his father's wife has unc...
    Leviticus 20:12
    If a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both of...
    2 Samuel 1:16
    So David said to him, "Your blood is on your ow...
    1 Kings 2:33
    "Their blood shall therefore return upon the he...
    Ezekiel 18:13
    If he has exacted usury Or taken increase - Sha...
    Ezekiel 33:4
    Then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and...
    Ezekiel 33:6
    'But if the watchman sees the sword coming and ...
    Ezekiel 33:8
    When I say to the wicked, 'O wicked man, you sh...
    Matthew 27:25
    And all the people answered and said, "His bloo...
    Acts 20:26
    Therefore I testify to you this day that I am i...
  9. Cross References
    Ezekiel 3:18
    When I say to the wicked, 'You shall surely die,' and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand.
    Ezekiel 3:19
    Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.
  10. Cross References
    Acts 13:46 - 48
    Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, "It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken to you first; but since you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.
    Acts 28:28
    "Therefore let it be known to you that the salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will hear it!"
  11. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 1:14
    I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius.
  12. Cross References
    Acts 23:11
    But the following night the Lord stood by him and said, "Be of good cheer, Paul; for as you have testified for Me in Jerusalem, so you must also bear witness at Rome.
  13. Cross References
    Jeremiah 1:18
    For behold, I have made you this day A fortified city and an iron pillar, And bronze walls against the whole land - Against the kings of Judah, Against its princes, Against its priests, And against the people of the land.
    Jeremiah 1:19
    They will fight against you, But they shall not prevail against you. For I am with you," says the LORD, "to deliver you.
  14. Cross References
    Acts 23:29
    I found out that he was accused concerning questions of their law, but had nothing charged against him deserving of death or chains.
    Acts 25:19
    But had some questions against him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus, who had died, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.
  15. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 1:1
    Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother.
  16. Cross References
    Numbers 6:2
    Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'When either a man or woman consecrates an offering to take the vow of a Nazirite, to separate himself to the LORD.
    Numbers 6:5
    All the days of the vow of his separation no razor shall come upon his head; until the days are fulfilled for which he separated himself to the LORD, he shall be holy. Then he shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow.
    Numbers 6:9
    And if anyone dies very suddenly beside him, and he defiles his consecrated head, then he shall shave his head on the day of his cleansing; on the seventh day he shall shave it.
    Numbers 6:18
    Then the Nazirite shall shave his consecrated head at the door of the tabernacle of meeting, and shall take the hair from his consecrated head and put it on the fire which is under the sacrifice of the peace offering.
    Acts 21:24
    Take them and be purified with them, and pay their expenses so that they may shave their heads, and that all may know that those things of which they were informed concerning you are nothing, but that you yourself also walk orderly and keep the law.
  17. Cross References
    Romans 16:1
    I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea.
  18. Cross References
    Acts 19:21
    When these things were accomplished, Paul purposed in the Spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, "After I have been there, I must also see Rome.
    Acts 20:16
    For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he would not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hurrying to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the Day of Pentecost.
  19. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 4:19
    But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord wills, and I will know, not the word of those who are puffed up, but the power.
    Hebrews 6:3
    And this we will do if God permits.
    James 4:15
    Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.
  20. Cross References
    Acts 8:40
    But Philip was found at Azotus. And passing through, he preached in all the cities till he came to Caesarea.
  21. Cross References
    Galatians 1:2
    And all the brethren who are with me, To the churches of Galatia:
  22. Cross References
    Acts 14:22
    Strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying, "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God.
    Acts 15:32
    Now Judas and Silas, themselves being prophets also, exhorted and strengthened the brethren with many words.
    Acts 15:41
    And he went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.
  23. Cross References
    Acts 19:1
    And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples
    1 Corinthians 1:12
    Now I say this, that each of you says, "I am of Paul," or "I am of Apollos," or "I am of Cephas," or "I am of Christ.
    1 Corinthians 3:4
    For when one says, "I am of Paul," and another, "I am of Apollos," are you not carnal?
    1 Corinthians 16:12
    Now concerning our brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to come to you with the brethren, but he was quite unwilling to come at this time; however, he will come when he has a convenient time.
    Titus 3:13
    Send Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey with haste, that they may lack nothing.
  24. Cross References
    Romans 12:11
    Not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.
  25. Cross References
    Matthew 3:1 - 11
    In those days John the Baptist came preaching i...
    Mark 1:7
    And he preached, saying, "There comes One after...
    Mark 1:8
    "I indeed baptized you with water, but He will ...
    Luke 3:16
    John answered, saying to all, "I indeed baptize...
    Luke 3:17
    "His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will ...
    Luke 7:29
    And when all the people heard Him, even the tax...
    John 1:26
    John answered them, saying, "I baptize with wat...
    John 1:33
    "I did not know Him, but He who sent me to bapt...
    Acts 19:3
    And he said to them, "Into what then were you b...
  26. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 3:6
    I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.
  27. Cross References
    Acts 9:22
    But Saul increased all the more in strength, and confounded the Jews who dwelt in Damascus, proving that this Jesus is the Christ.
    Acts 17:3
    Explaining and demonstrating that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, "This Jesus whom I preach to you is the Christ.
    Acts 18:5
    When Silas and Timothy had come from Macedonia, Paul was compelled by the Spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus is the Christ.
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