Acts 18:1-17 - Jon B
Acts 18:1–17 (ESV)
Acts 18:1 After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.
Acts 18:2 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,
Acts 18:3 and because he was of the same trade he stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.
Acts 18:4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and tried to persuade Jews and Greeks.
Acts 18:5 When Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul was occupied with the word, testifying to the Jews that the Christ was Jesus.
Acts 18:6 And when they opposed and reviled him, he shook out his garments and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”
Acts 18:7 And he left there and went to the house of a man named Titius Justus, a worshiper of God. His house was next door to the synagogue.
Acts 18:8 Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, together with his entire household. And many of the Corinthians hearing Paul believed and were baptized.
Acts 18:9 And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent,
Acts 18:10 for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many in this city who are my people.”
Acts 18:11 And he stayed a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.
Acts 18:12 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack on Paul and brought him before the tribunal,
Acts 18:13 saying, “This man is persuading people to worship God contrary to the law.”
Acts 18:14 But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, “If it were a matter of wrongdoing or vicious crime, O Jews, I would have reason to accept your complaint.
Acts 18:15 But since it is a matter of questions about words and names and your own law, see to it yourselves. I refuse to be a judge of these things.”
Acts 18:16 And he drove them from the tribunal.
Acts 18:17 And they all seized Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him in front of the tribunal. But Gallio paid no attention to any of this.