|Acts 18:4-19 |
4 Now he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded both Jews and the Greeks.
5 And when Silas and Timothy had come from Macedonia, Paul was compelled by the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.
6 But when they opposed him and blasphemed, he shook out his clothes against them and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am clean of it. For from this time forward I will go to the Gentiles."
7 And he left and entered into a certain man's house named Justus, whose house was next to the synagogue, who was a worshipper of God.
8 But Crispus, the leader of the synagogue believed on the Lord with all his household; and many of the Corinthians who heard, also believed and were baptized.
9 Then the Lord spoke to Paul at night by a vision, "Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not be silent;
10 For I am with you, and no man will attack you to harm you; for I have many people in this city."
11 So he continued there for a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.
12 But when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack against Paul and brought him to the judgment seat,
13 Saying, "This fellow persuades men to worship God contrary to the law."
14 And when Paul was about to response, Gallio said to the Jews, "If this were a matter of wrongdoing or wicked crimes, O Jews, it would be reasonable for me to bear with you;
15 But since it is a question of words and names and of your own law, see to it yourselves; for I will not be a judge of such matters."
16 And he drove them from the judgment seat.
17 Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes, the leader of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. And Gallio was not concerned about any of this.
18 After this Paul remained there for a good while, and then took his leave of the brothers and sailed into Syria with Priscilla and Aquila; having shaved his head in Cenchrea, for he had made a vow.
19 And he came to Ephesus and left them there, but he himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews.