Acts Chapter 18

Acts18:1 Later, Paul left Athens and went to the city of Corinth

Acts18:2 There he met a Jewish man named Aquila, who was born in the country of Pontus. But he and his wife, Priscilla, had recently moved to Corinth from Italy. They left Italy because Claudius had given an order for all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to Aquila and Priscilla

Acts 18:3 They were tentmakers, the same as Paul, so he stayed with them and worked with them.

Acts18:4 Every Sabbath day Paul went to the synagogue and talked with both Jews and Greeks, because he wanted them all to believe in Jesus.

Acts 18:6 When they disagreed with what they were teaching and said that they were cursing God.  Paul then shook the dust from his clothes. He said to them, if you are not saved, it will be your own fault! I have done all I can do. After this I will go only to the non-Jewish people.

Acts 18:7 Then Paul went, and he stayed in the house of a man named Titius Justus, who also worshipped the true God. His house was next to the synagogue.

Acts 18:8 Crispus was the leader of that synagogue. He and all the people living in his house believed in the Jesus. Many other people in Corinth listen to Paul. They, too, believed and were baptized.

Acts 18:9 That night, Paul had a vision. The Lord said to him, be not afraid. You must keep on telling the people about Me. You must not stop.

Acts 18:10 I am with you, and no one will be able to hurt you. Many of my people are in this city.”

Acts 18:11 Paul stayed there for a year and a half teaching God’s message to the people.

Acts 18:12 During the time that Gallio was the governor of Achaia, they grabbed Paul and took him to court.

Acts 18:13 They said to Gallio, this man Paul, is teaching people to worship God in a way that is against our law!

Acts 18:14 Paul was ready to say something, but Gallio spoke to the Jews. He said, I would listen to you if your complaint was about a crime or other wrong.

Acts 18:15 But you argue with each other about words and names and about your own laws. You must decide what is right and what is wrong. I will not judge things like this.

Acts 18:16 So Gallio made them leave the court.

Acts 18:17 Then they all grabbed Sosthenes, the leader of the synagogue. They beat him before the court. But Gallio did not worry about that.

Acts 18:18 Paul stayed with the believers for long time. Then he left and sailed for Syria. Priscilla and Aquila were also with him.  In Cenchrea Paul cut off his hair, because he had made a promise to God.

Acts 18:19 Then they went to the city of Ephesus, where Paul left Priscilla and Aquila. While Paul was in Ephesus, he went into the synagogue and talked with the Jews.

Acts 18:20 They asked him to stay longer, but he refused.

Acts 18:21 He left them and said, I must go to Jerusalem for the feast.  I will come back to you again if God wants me to.  And he sailed away from Ephesus.

Acts 18:22 When Paul arrived at Caesarea, he went to Jerusalem and visited the church there. After that he went to Antioch.

Acts 18:23 Paul stayed in Antioch for a while. Then he left there and went through the countries of Galatia and Phrygia. He traveled from town to town in these countries, helping the followers of Jesus grow stronger in their faith.

Acts 18:24 There was a Jew who came to the city of Ephesus. His name was Apollos, born in the city of Alexandria, he was an educated man who knew the Scriptures well.

Acts 18:25 He had been taught about the Lord and was always excited to talk to people about Jesus. But he only knew about the baptism that John taught.

Acts 18:26 Apollos started to preach in the church. He was not afraid of people church. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him speak, they took him to their home and helped him understand the way of God.

Acts 18:27 Apollos was sent to go to Achaia. So, the believers in Ephesus wrote a letter to the believers in Achaia and asked them to accept Apollos. When he arrived there, he was a great help to those who had believed in Jesus because of God’s grace.

Acts 18:28 He argued very strongly against the Jews before all the people. He clearly proved that the Jews were wrong. He used the Scriptures and showed that Jesus is the Messiah.