Acts of the Apostles

Acts 18

1. And as Paul went out of Athens, he came to Corinth.
2. And he found there a Jew whose name was Aquila, who was from Pontus, who at that time came from the country of Italy, him and Priscilla his wife, because Claudius Caesar had ordered all Jews to get out of Rome, and [Aquila] came to them.
3. And since he shared their talent,* he stayed with them and worked with them, as they were herders like them.*
4. And he read* in the synagogue every Sabbath, and he pacified the Jews and the pagans.
5. And as Shila and Timothy came from Macedonia, Paul was persecuted because of the Manifestation, as the Judeans rose against him and cursed, while he testified to them that Eashoa was the Messiah.
6. And he shook off [the dust of] his clothes [against them,] and said to them, "From now on I am clean*. I am going to the nations."
7. And he went out of there and entered the house of a man whose name was Titus, who feared Allaha, and his household attended* the synagogue.
8. And Crispus, head of the synagogue, believed in Maryah; he and all the members of his household. And many of the Corinthians listened and believed in Allaha and were baptized.
9. And Maryah said to Paul in a vision, "Fear not, except speak out and do not be still.
10. "For I am with you, and no human being can oppose you.* As* I have many people in this town."
11. He stayed* then one year and six months in Corinth, and he taught them the Manifestation of Allaha.

12. And while Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Judeans gathered like one against Paul, and brought him before the court,*
13. While saying, "He is urging people to submit to Allaha, beyond the [old] Law."
14. And as Paul wanted to open his mouth and speak, Gallio said to the Judeans, "If it were regarding some evil or treason or hatred you were complaining, O, Judeans, it would be [my] duty to receive you.
15. "If, however, [you expect me] to denounce* the Manifestation and Names and your Law, that is yours to decide* between yourselves. For I do not wish to be the judge of such phenomena."
16. And he expelled them from his court.
17. And all the pagans seized the priest of the synagogue, Sosthenes, and they beat him in front of the court. And Gallio noticed all this.
18. And while Paul was there many days, he brought peace to the brethren, and he left there by sea to go to Syria, and there came with him Priscilla and Acquila, while he headed through Cenchreae, because an offering was to be consecrated by him there.
19. And they reached Ephesus, and Paul entered the synagogue and spoke to the Jews.
20. And they wanted him to stay with them,* but he did not agree.*
21. While he said, "It is my solemn duty to celebrate the coming Feast in Jerusalem. And Allaha willing,* I shall return to you again."
22. And he left Acquila and Priscilla in Ephesus. And he set off by sea and came to Caesarea, and he came up and prayed for the peace of the congregation,* and he went on to Antioch.
23. And as he was there during the [local] holidays, he went outside, and he went around methodically* in the country of the Phrygians and Galatians, as he made them all disciples.*
24. And a Jewish man whose name was Apollo, who was of Alexandrian origin,* and had accepted the Manifestation and was extremely knowledgeable* in Scriptures, came to Ephesus.
25. He became a disciple of Maryah's Way, and was fervent in Spirit,* and he spoke and taught thoroughly about Eashoa, while he knew nothing, except perhaps the baptism of John.
26. And he began indeed to speak openly in the synagogue. And when Acquila and Priscilla heard him, they brought him to their house and showed him the Way of Maryah fully.*
27. And as he wished to go to Achia, the brethren endeavored and wrote* to the disciples to receive him. And as he went, he was of much help in increasing the grace of the faithful.
28. For he argued eruditely against the Judeans before the congregation, while he showed from Scriptures regarding Eashoa, that he was the Messiah.


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Footnotes:
*18:3.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Was after their talent."
*18:3.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "In their art then they were herders."
*18:4 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Spoke."
*18:6 Lit. Ar. idiom retained: "Blameless."
*18:7 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Held on."
*18:10.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Attack you."
*18:10.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And I have."
*18:11 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Sat."
*18:12 Lit. Ar. id.: "Bench," or "podium."
*18:15.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Doom."
*18:15.2 Lit. Ar. expression: "You know [best.]"
*18:20.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Pull to them."
*18:20.2 Lit. Ar. expression: "And not advised he."
*18:21 Lit. Ar. expression: "And if Allaha wills it."
*18:22 Lit. Ar. id.: "Church members."
*18:23.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "After after."
*18:23.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression retained: "Raised for all of them disciples." He made many disciples, or in other words, he converted them all to Christianity.
*18:24.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "From Alexandrian kinship."
*18:24.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Minutely."
*18:25 Lit. Ar. expression: "Simmered in Spirit."
*18:26 Lit. Ar. expression retained: "Showed him Christian hospitality."
*18:27 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression retained: "Sent a letter of recommendation."