23 And after[a] spending some time there, he departed, traveling through one place after another in the Galatian region and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.

The Early Ministry of Apollos

24 Now a certain Jew named[b] Apollos, a native[c] Alexandrian, arrived in Ephesus—an eloquent man who was well-versed in the scriptures. 25 This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and being enthusiastic in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the things about Jesus, although he[d] knew only the baptism of John.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 18:23 Here “after” is supplied as a component of the participle (“spending”) which is understood as temporal
  2. Acts 18:24 Literally “by name”
  3. Acts 18:24 Literally “by nationality”
  4. Acts 18:25 Here “although” is supplied as a component of the participle (“knew”) which is understood as concessive

23 After spending some time in Antioch, Paul set out from there and traveled from place to place throughout the region of Galatia(A) and Phrygia,(B) strengthening all the disciples.(C)

24 Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos,(D) a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus.(E) He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor[a](F) and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 18:25 Or with fervor in the Spirit

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