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5 But when (A)Silas and Timothy (B)came down from (C)Macedonia, Paul began devoting himself completely to the word, (D)testifying to the Jews that (E)Jesus was the [a]Christ. 6 But when they resisted and blasphemed, he (F)shook out his garments and said to them, “Your (G)blood is [b]on your own heads! I am clean. From now on I will go (H)to the Gentiles.” 7 Then he left [c]the synagogue and went to the house of a man named [d]Titius Justus, (I)a worshiper of God, whose house was next door to the synagogue. 8 (J)Crispus, (K)the leader of the synagogue, believed in the Lord (L)together with his entire household; and many of the (M)Corinthians, as they listened to Paul, were believing and being baptized. 9 And the Lord said to Paul by (N)a vision at night, “Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent; 10 for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many people in this city.” 11 And he settled there for a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.
12 But while Gallio was (O)proconsul of (P)Achaia, (Q)the Jews rose up together against Paul and brought him before (R)the [e]judgment seat, 13 saying, “This man is inciting the people to worship God contrary to (S)the [f]law.” 14 But when Paul was about to (T)open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, “If it were a matter of some crime or vicious, unscrupulous act, O Jews, it would be reasonable for me to put up with you; 15 but if there are [g](U)questions about [h]teaching and [i]persons and your own law, see to it yourselves; I am unwilling to be a judge of these matters.” 16 And he drove them away from (V)the [j]judgment seat. 17 But they all took hold of (W)Sosthenes, (X)the leader of the synagogue, and began beating him in front of (Y)the judgment seat. And yet Gallio was not concerned about any of these things.Read full chapter