Acts 18
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1THEN Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth; 2And there he found a Jew named A’qui-la, from the region of Pontus, who had just arrived from Italy with his wife Pris-cil’la, because Clau’di-us Cæs’ar had commanded all Jews to leave Rome: and Paul went to them. 3And because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them and worked with them: for they were saddle makers by trade. 4And he spoke in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the pagans.

5And when Silas and Ti-mo’the-us came from Mac-e-do’ni-a, Paul felt he was not free to speak, because the Jews opposed him and blasphemed as he testified that Jesus is the Christ. 6So he shook his garments and said to them, From henceforth I am not to be blamed for what I am about to do; I am going to the Gentiles. 7And he departed thence, and entered into the house of a certain man named Titus, a devout man whose household had joined the synagogue. 8And Crispus, the chief of the synagogue, believed in our LORD, together with all his household; and many of the Corinthians hearing him believed in God and were baptized. 9Then the LORD spoke to Paul in a vision, Be not afraid, but speak and be not silent. 10For I am with you, and no man can harm you: and I have many people in this city. 11For he had already been in Corinth a year and six months and had taught the word of God among them.

12And when Gal’li-o was proconsul of Acha’ia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul; and they brought him to the judgment seat, 13Saying, This fellow persuades men to worship God contrary to the law. 14And as Paul was desirous to open his mouth and speak, Gal’li-o said to the Jews, If your accusations were based on something criminal, fraudulent, or vicious, I would welcome you properly, O Jews: 15But if they are a mere question of words and names and concerning your law, you can settle it better among yourselves; for I do not wish to be a judge of such matters. 16And he drove them from his judgment seat. 17Then the pagans seized Sos’the-nes, the priest of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. And Gal’li-o disregarded these things.

18And after Paul had remained there many days, he bade the brethen farewell and sailed for Syria, and with him Pris-cil’la and A’quila; having shorn his head in Cen’chre-a: because he had vowed a vow. 19And they came to Eph'e-sus, and Paul entered into the synagogue and spoke to the Jews. 20When they wanted him to tarry a longer time with them, he consented not; 21Saying, I must by all means celebrate the coming feast as is my custom at Jerusalem; but I will return to you again, God willing.

22And he left A’qui-la and Pris-cil’la at Eph'e-sus and sailed and when he landed at Cæs-a-re’a, he went up and saluted the members of the church, and went on to An’ti-och.

23And after he had spent some special days there he departed and traveled all through the country of Phryg’i-a and Ga-la’tia, increasing disciples in all of them.

24And a certain Jew named A-pol’los, a native of Al-ex-an’dri-a, an eloquent man and well versed in the scriptures, came to Eph'esus. 25He had been converted to the way of the LORD, and was fervent in the spirit; he spoke and taught very fully concerning Jesus, but he knew only the baptism of John. 26And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: and when A’qui-la and Pris-cil’la heard him, they took him to their home, and fully showed him the way of the LORD. 27And when he was disposed to go to Acha’ia, the brethren gave him a warm reception and wrote to the disciples to welcome him, and when he had come, he greatly helped all believers by means of grace. 28For he forcefully and publicly argued against the Jews, proving by the scriptures that Jesus is the Christ.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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