14 A woman named [a]Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a dealer in [b]purple fabrics who was [already] a worshiper of God, listened to us; and the Lord opened her heart to pay attention and to respond to the things said by Paul.
18 After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.2 There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife, Priscilla, because [the Roman Emperor] Claudius had issued an edict that all the [a]Jews were to leave Rome. Paul went to see them,3 and because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them; and they worked together for they were tent-makers.
Acts 18:2This action may have been prompted by conflicts within the Jewish community caused by the spread of Christianity.
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