Paul in Corinth

18 After these events Paul left (A)Athens and went to (B)Corinth. And he found a Jew named (C)Aquila, a native of (D)Pontus having recently come from (E)Italy with his wife (F)Priscilla, because (G)Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. He came to them,

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20 but that we write to them that they abstain from [a](A)things contaminated by idols, from (B)acts of sexual immorality, from (C)what has been [b]strangled, and from blood. 21 For (D)from ancient generations Moses has those who preach him in every city, since [c]he is read in the synagogues every Sabbath.”

22 Then it seemed good to (E)the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them to send to (F)Antioch with Paul and Barnabas: Judas who was called Barsabbas, and (G)Silas, leading men among (H)the brothers, 23 and they [d]sent this letter with them:

(I)The apostles and the brothers who are elders, to (J)the brothers and sisters in (K)Antioch, (L)Syria, and (M)Cilicia who are from the Gentiles: (N)Greetings.

24 Since we have heard that (O)some [e]of our number to whom we gave no instruction have (P)confused you by their [f]teaching, upsetting your souls,

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 15:20 Lit the pollutions of
  2. Acts 15:20 I.e., to retain the blood
  3. Acts 15:21 I.e., the books of Moses, Gen through Deut
  4. Acts 15:23 Lit wrote by their hand
  5. Acts 15:24 Lit from us
  6. Acts 15:24 Lit words

15 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for (A)he is a chosen [a]instrument of Mine, to bear My name before (B)the Gentiles and (C)kings and the sons of Israel;

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  1. Acts 9:15 Or vessel

10 As we were staying there for some days, a prophet named (A)Agabus came down from Judea. 11 And he came to us and (B)took Paul’s belt and bound his own feet and hands, and said, “This (C)is what the Holy Spirit says: ‘In this way the Jews in Jerusalem will (D)bind the man who owns this belt and (E)hand him over to the Gentiles.’” 12 When we had heard this, we as well as the local residents began begging him (F)not to go up to Jerusalem. 13 Then Paul replied, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For (G)I am ready not only to be bound, but even to die in Jerusalem for (H)the name of the Lord Jesus.”

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After Paul arrived, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him, bringing (A)many, and serious, charges against him (B)which they could not prove, while Paul said in his own defense, “(C)I have not done anything wrong either against the Law of the Jews, or against the temple, or against Caesar.” But Festus, (D)wanting to do the Jews a favor, replied to Paul and said, “(E)Are you willing to go up to Jerusalem and [a]stand trial before me on these charges?” 10 But Paul said, “I am standing before Caesar’s (F)tribunal, where I ought to be tried. I have done nothing wrong to the Jews, as you also very well know. 11 If, therefore, I am in the wrong and have committed something deserving death, I am not trying to avoid execution; but if there is nothing to the accusations which these men are bringing against me, no one can hand me over to them. I (G)appeal to Caesar.” 12 Then when Festus had conferred with [b]his council, he answered, “You have appealed to Caesar; to Caesar you shall go.”

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 25:9 Lit be judged
  2. Acts 25:12 A different group from that mentioned in Acts 4:15 and 24:20

30 Now Paul stayed two full years [a]in his own rented lodging and welcomed all who came to him, 31 [b](A)preaching the kingdom of God and teaching things about the Lord Jesus Christ (B)with all openness, unhindered.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 28:30 Or at his own expense
  2. Acts 28:31 Or proclaiming