19 It happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the upper country and came to Ephesus, and found some disciples.2 He said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said to him, “No, we have not even heard whether [a]there is a Holy Spirit.”3 And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” And they said, “Into John’s baptism.”4 Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in Him who was coming after him, that is, in Jesus.”5 When they heard this, they were baptized [b]in the name of the Lord Jesus.6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they beganspeaking with tongues and prophesying.7 There were in all about twelve men.
8 And he entered the synagogue and continued speaking out boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading themabout the kingdom of God.9 But when some were becoming hardened and disobedient, speaking evil of the Way before the [c]people, he withdrew from them and took away the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus.10 This took place for two years, so that all who lived in [d]Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks.
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