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Chapter 18

Yes Word (Tyndale-Modern English)


      After that Paul departed from Athens and came to Corinthum, and found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Ponthus, lately come from Italy with his wife Priscilla (because that the Emperor Claudius had commanded all Jewes to depart from Rome) and he drew unto them. And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them and wrought: their craft was to make tents. And he preached in the synagogue every Saboth day, and exhorted the Jewes and the gentiles.
      When Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was constrained by the spirit to testify to the Jewes that Jesus was very Christ. And when they said contrary and blasphemed, he shook his raiment and said unto them: your blood upon your own heads, and from henceforth I go blameless unto the gentiles. And he departed thence, and entered into a certain mans house named Justus a worshipper of God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue. How be it one Crispus the chief ruler of the synagogue believed on the Lord with all his household, and many of the Corinthians gave audience and believed and were baptised.
      Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision: be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: for I am with thee, and no man shall invade thee that shall hurt thee. For I have much people in this city. And he continued there a year and six months, and taught them the word of God.
      When Gallio was ruler of the country of Acaia the Jewes made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgement seat, saying: this fellow counselleth men to worship God contrary to the law. And as Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews: if it were a matter of wrong, or an evil deed to ye (O ye Jews) reason would that I should hear you: but if it be a question of words, or of names, or of your law, look ye to it yourselves. For I will be no judge in such matters, and he drave them from the seat. Then took all the Greeks Sosthenes the chief ruler of the Synagogue, and smote him before the judges seat. And Gallio cared for none of those things.
      Paul after this, tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Ciria, Priscilla and Aquila accompanying him. And he shore his head in Cenchrea, for he had a vow. And he came to Ephesus and left them there: but he himself entered into the Synagogue, and reasoned with the Jewes. When they desired him to tarry longer time with them, he consented not, but bade them farewell saying. I must needs at this feast that cometh, be in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, if God will. And he departed from Ephesus and came unto Cesarea: and ascended and saluted the congregation, and departed unto Antioche, and when he had tarried there a while he departed. And went over all the country of Galatacia and Phrigia by order, strengthening all the disciples.
      And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, came to Ephesus, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures. The same was informed in the way of the Lord, and he spake fervently in the spirit, and taught diligently the things of the Lord, and knew but the baptism of John only. And the same began to speak boldly in the Synagogue. And when Aquila and Priscilla had heard him, they took him unto them and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.
      And when he was disposed to go into Acaia, the brethren wrote exhorting the disciples to receive him. After he was come thither, he help them much which had believed through grace. And mightily he overcame the Jews, and that openly, showing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

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