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When Silas and Timothy finally arrived from Macedonia, Paul spent all his time preaching the word of God,[a] trying to convince the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah.

When they viciously slandered him and hurled abuse on him, he symbolically shook the dust off his clothes in protest against them. He said to them, “Have it your way then! I am guiltless as to your fate, for the blood-guilt of your actions will be on your own heads, and from now on I will preach to the non-Jews.”

Leaving the synagogue, Paul went to the home of Titus,[b] a convert to Judaism, for he and his family attended the Jewish meetings[c] and they had all become believers in Jesus.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 18:5 The Aramaic is “the manifestation of God.”
  2. Acts 18:7 The Greek text is “Titus Justus,” but the Aramaic only has Titus. It is possible that he is the Titus who accompanied Paul in ministry and the one Paul addressed in the book of Titus.
  3. Acts 18:7 As translated from the Aramaic. The Greek says that Titus Justus lived next door to the synagogue.