Ministering at Corinth
After these things Paul departed from Athens and
went to Corinth.
And he found a certain Jew named 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.
So, because he was of the same trade, he stayed
with them and worked; for by occupation they
And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath,
and persuaded both Jews and Greeks.
When Silas and Timothy had come from Macedonia,
Paul was compelled by the Spirit, and testified
to the Jews that Jesus is the
6 But when they opposed him and
blasphemed, he shook his garments and
said to them, “Your blood be upon your
own heads; I am clean. From now on I
will go to the Gentiles.”
And he departed from there and entered the house
of a certain man named Justus,
one who worshiped God, whose house was
next door to the synagogue.
Then Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue,
believed on the Lord with all his household. And
many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed and
Now the Lord spoke to Paul in the night by a
vision, “Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not
for I am with you, and no one will attack you to
hurt you; for I have many people in this city.”
And he continued there a year and six
months, teaching the word of God among them.
When Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews
with one accord rose up against Paul and brought
him to the judgment seat,
saying, “This fellow persuades men to
worship God contrary to the law.”
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
But if it is a 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.”
And he drove them from the judgment seat.
Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes, the ruler of
the synagogue, and beat him before the
judgment seat. But Gallio took no notice of
Paul Returns to Antioch
So Paul still remained a good while. Then he
took leave of the brethren and sailed for Syria,
and Priscilla and Aquila were with him.
He had his hair cut off at Cenchrea, for
he had taken a vow.
And he came to Ephesus, and left them there; but
he himself entered the synagogue and reasoned
with the Jews.
When they asked him to stay a longer time
with them, he did not consent,
but took leave of them, saying, “I must by all
means keep this coming feast in Jerusalem; but I
will return again to you, God willing.” And he
sailed from Ephesus.
And when he had landed at Caesarea, and gone up
and greeted the church, he went down to Antioch.
After he had spent some time there, he
departed and went over the region of Galatia and
Phrygia in order, strengthening all the
Ministry of Apollos
Now a certain Jew named Apollos, born at
Alexandria, an eloquent man and mighty in
the Scriptures, came to Ephesus.
This man had been instructed in the way of the
Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and
taught accurately the things of the Lord, though
he knew only the baptism of John.
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
And when he desired to cross to Achaia, the
brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to
receive him; and when he arrived, he greatly
helped those who had believed through grace;
for he vigorously refuted the Jews publicly,
showing from the Scriptures that Jesus is the