18:1 After this he left Athens and went to Corinth.
18:1 After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.

18:2 And he found a Jew named Aq'uila, a native of Pontus, lately come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. And he went to see them;
18:2 There he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them,

18:3 and because he was of the same trade he stayed with them, and they worked, for by trade they were tentmakers.
18:3 and, because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them, and they worked together--by trade they were tentmakers.

18:4 And he argued in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded Jews and Greeks.
18:4 Every sabbath he would argue in the synagogue and would try to convince Jews and Greeks.

18:5 When Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedo'nia, Paul was occupied with preaching, testifying to the Jews that the Christ was Jesus.
18:5 When Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul was occupied with proclaiming the word, testifying to the Jews that the Messiah was Jesus.

18:6 And when they opposed and reviled him, he shook out his garments and said to them, "Your blood be upon your heads! I am innocent. From now on I will go to the Gentiles."
18:6 When they opposed and reviled him, in protest he shook the dust from his clothes and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent. From now on I will go to the Gentiles."

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.
18:7 Then he left the synagogue and went to the house of a man named Titius Justus, a worshiper of God; his house was next door to the synagogue.

18:8 Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, together with all his household; and many of the Corinthians hearing Paul believed and were baptized.
18:8 Crispus, the official of the synagogue, became a believer in the Lord, together with all his household; and many of the Corinthians who heard Paul became believers and were baptized.

18:9 And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, "Do not be afraid, but speak and do not be silent;
18:9 One night the Lord said to Paul in a vision, "Do not be afraid, but speak and do not be silent;

18:10 for I am with you, and no man shall attack you to harm you; for I have many people in this city."
18:10 for I am with you, and no one will lay a hand on you to harm you, for there are many in this city who are my people."

18:11 And he stayed a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.
18:11 He stayed there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

18:12 But when Gallio was proconsul of Acha'ia, the Jews made a united attack upon Paul and brought him before the tribunal,
18:12 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack on Paul and brought him before the tribunal.

18:13 saying, "This man is persuading men to worship God contrary to the law."
18:13 They said, "This man is persuading people to worship God in ways that are contrary to the law."

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, I should have reason to bear with you, O Jews;
18:14 Just as Paul was about to speak, Gallio said to the Jews, "If it were a matter of crime or serious villainy, I would be justified in accepting the complaint of you Jews;

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."
18:15 but since it is a matter of questions about words and names and your own law, see to it yourselves; I do not wish to be a judge of these matters."

18:16 And he drove them from the tribunal.
18:16 And he dismissed them from the tribunal.

18:17 And they all seized Sos'thenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him in front of the tribunal. But Gallio paid no attention to this.
18:17 Then all of them seized Sosthenes, the official of the synagogue, and beat him in front of the tribunal. But Gallio paid no attention to any of these things.

18:18 After this Paul stayed many days longer, and then took leave of the brethren and sailed for Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aq'uila. At Cen'chre-ae he cut his hair, for he had a vow.
18:18 After staying there for a considerable time, Paul said farewell to the believers and sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. At Cenchreae he had his hair cut, for he was under a vow.

18:19 And they came to Ephesus, and he left them there; but he himself went into the synagogue and argued with the Jews.
18:19 When they reached Ephesus, he left them there, but first he himself went into the synagogue and had a discussion with the Jews.

18:20 When they asked him to stay for a longer period, he declined;
18:20 When they asked him to stay longer, he declined;

18:21 but on taking leave of them he said, "I will return to you if God wills," and he set sail from Ephesus.
18:21 but on taking leave of them, he said, "I will return to you, if God wills." Then he set sail from Ephesus.

18:22 When he had landed at Caesare'a, he went up and greeted the church, and then went down to Antioch.
18:22 When he had landed at Caesarea, he went up to Jerusalem and greeted the church, and then went down to Antioch.

18:23 After spending some time there he departed and went from place to place through the region of Galatia and Phryg'ia, strengthening all the disciples.
18:23 After spending some time there he departed and went from place to place through the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.

18:24 Now a Jew named Apol'los, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, well versed in the scriptures.
18:24 Now there came to Ephesus a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria. He was an eloquent man, well-versed in the scriptures.

18:25 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.
18:25 He had been instructed in the Way of the Lord; and he spoke with burning enthusiasm and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John.

18:26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue; but when Priscilla and Aq'uila heard him, they took him and expounded to him the way of God more accurately.
18:26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue; but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained the Way of God to him more accurately.

18:27 And when he wished to cross to Acha'ia, the brethren encouraged him, and wrote to the disciples to receive him. When he arrived, he greatly helped those who through grace had believed,
18:27 And when he wished to cross over to Achaia, the believers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. On his arrival he greatly helped those who through grace had become believers,

18:28 for he powerfully confuted the Jews in public, showing by the scriptures that the Christ was Jesus.
18:28 for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the scriptures that the Messiah is Jesus.