New International Version - UK

Acts 18

In Corinth

1After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them. Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.

When Silas and Timothy came from Macedonia, Paul devoted himself exclusively to preaching, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah. But when they opposed Paul and became abusive, he shook out his clothes in protest and said to them, ‘Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.’

Then Paul left the synagogue and went next door to the house of Titius Justus, a worshipper of God. Crispus, the synagogue leader, and his entire household believed in the Lord; and many of the Corinthians who heard Paul believed and were baptised.

One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: ‘Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. 10 For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.’ 11 So Paul stayed in Corinth for a year and a half, teaching them the word of God.

12 While Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews of Corinth made a united attack on Paul and brought him to the place of judgment. 13 ‘This man,’ they charged, ‘is persuading the people to worship God in ways contrary to the law.’

14 Just as Paul was about to speak, Gallio said to them, ‘If you Jews were making a complaint about some misdemeanour or serious crime, it would be reasonable for me to listen to you. 15 But since it involves questions about words and names and your own law – settle the matter yourselves. I will not be a judge of such things.’ 16 So he drove them off. 17 Then the crowd there turned on Sosthenes the synagogue leader and beat him in front of the proconsul; and Gallio showed no concern whatever.

Priscilla, Aquila and Apollos

18 Paul stayed on in Corinth for some time. Then he left the brothers and sisters and sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchreae because of a vow he had taken. 19 They arrived at Ephesus, where Paul left Priscilla and Aquila. He himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews. 20 When they asked him to spend more time with them, he declined. 21 But as he left, he promised, ‘I will come back if it is God’s will.’ Then he set sail from Ephesus. 22 When he landed at Caesarea, he went up to Jerusalem and greeted the church and then went down to Antioch.

23 After spending some time in Antioch, Paul set out from there and travelled from place to place throughout the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.

24 Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervour[a] and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John. 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately.

27 When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers and sisters encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. When he arrived, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed. 28 For he vigorously refuted his Jewish opponents in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Messiah.

Notas al pie

  1. Acts 18:25 Or with fervour in the Spirit

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

使徒行传 18

保罗在哥林多传道

1这事之后,保罗离开雅典前往哥林多, 在那里认识了一位在本都出生的犹太人亚居拉。由于克劳狄命令所有的犹太人离开罗马,他最近和妻子百基拉从意大利来到哥林多。保罗拜访了他们。 他们夫妇跟保罗是同行,都以制造帐篷为业,保罗就留下来和他们同住,一起做工。 保罗每个安息日都到会堂与犹太人和希腊人辩论,劝导他们信主。

西拉和提摩太从马其顿来了之后,保罗就把全部时间都用来传道,向犹太人证明耶稣是基督。 可是,犹太人反对、毁谤保罗。保罗便抖掉衣服上的灰尘,对他们说:“你们的罪都归在你们自己头上,与我无关!从今以后,我要去外族人那里了。” 保罗就离开那里,来到一位敬畏上帝、名叫提多·犹士都的人家里,他家就在会堂隔壁。 会堂主管基利司布和他全家都信了主,许多哥林多人听了道后,也信了主,受了洗。

一天晚上,主在异象中对保罗说:“不要怕,只管继续传讲,不要停! 10 因为我与你同在,没有人能够伤害你,在这城里还有许多属我的子民。” 11 保罗就在那里住了一年半,传授上帝的道。

12 迦流出任亚该亚总督时,犹太人联合起来攻击保罗,把他拉上法庭, 13 说:“这个人教唆百姓不按律法敬拜上帝。”

14 保罗刚要开口,迦流就对犹太人说:“你们这些犹太人!如果这事涉及什么罪行冤情,我当然会处理。 15 但如果只是关于字句、名称和你们犹太律法的争论,你们自己去解决吧,我不受理!” 16 随即把他们赶出了法庭。 17 到了庭外,众人揪住会堂主管所提尼,把他痛打一顿。迦流却置之不理。

保罗回到安提阿

18 保罗继续在哥林多逗留了相当时日,才向弟兄姊妹道别。他和百基拉、亚居拉乘船前往叙利亚。保罗因为许过愿,就在坚革哩剃了头发。 19 到了以弗所,保罗离开亚居拉夫妇,独自进入会堂跟犹太人辩论。 20 众人请保罗多留几天,保罗婉言谢绝了。 21 他向众人道别,说:“如果上帝许可,我会回来。”然后上船离开了以弗所。 22 他在凯撒利亚登岸后,先上耶路撒冷去问候教会,再下到安提阿。 23 他在安提阿逗留了一些日子,然后离开那里,走遍加拉太和弗吕迦地区,到处坚固门徒的信心。

亚波罗放胆传道

24 那时有一个生于亚历山大、名叫亚波罗的犹太人来到以弗所。他博学善辩,熟悉圣经。 25 他在主的道上曾受过栽培,心里火热,能正确地讲解和教导有关耶稣的事,但他只知道约翰的洗礼。 26 他在会堂里勇敢地讲道。百基拉和亚居拉听了以后,便请他到家里,将上帝的道更详细地告诉他。 27 亚波罗有意去亚该亚,以弗所的弟兄姊妹就鼓励他,并写信请当地的门徒接待他。亚波罗到了之后,带给当地蒙恩信主的人很大帮助。 28 他在公众面前有力地驳倒犹太人,引用圣经证明耶稣就是基督。