New Amharic Standard Version

ሐዋርያት ሥራ 18:1-28

ጳውሎስ በቆሮንቶስ

1ከዚህ በኋላ ጳውሎስ ከአቴና ተነሥቶ ወደ ቆሮንቶስ ሄደ። 2በዚያም የጳንጦስ ተወላጅ የሆነውን፣ አቂላ የተባለውን አይሁዳዊ አገኘ፤ እርሱም አይሁድ ሁሉ ከሮም እንዲወጡ ቀላውዴዎስ ባዘዘው መሠረት ከሚስቱ ከጵርስቅላ ጋር በቅርብ ጊዜ ከኢጣሊያ የመጣ ነበር። ጳውሎስም ሊያያቸው ወደ እነርሱ ሄደ፤ 3እርሱም እንደ እነርሱ ድንኳን ሰፊ ስለ ነበረ፣ ከእነርሱ ጋር ተቀምጦ በተመሳሳይ ሥራ ላይ ተሰማራ። 4በየሰንበቱም ከአይሁድና ከግሪክ ሰዎች ጋር በምኵራብ ውስጥ እየተነጋገረ ሊያሳምናቸው ይጥር ነበር።

5ሲላስና ጢሞቴዎስ ከመቄዶንያ በወረዱ ጊዜ፣ ጳውሎስ በስብከት እየተጋ፣ ኢየሱስ እርሱ ክርስቶስ18፥5 ወይም መሲሕ፤ እንዲሁም ቍ 25 እንደሆነ ለአይሁድ ይመሰክር ነበር። 6ነገር ግን በተቃወሙትና በሰደቡት ጊዜ ልብሱን አራግፎ፣ “ደማችሁ በራሳችሁ ላይ ይሁን! እኔ ንጹሕ ነኝ፤ ከእንግዲህ ወደ አሕዛብ እሄዳለሁ” አላቸው።

7ከዚያም ወጥቶ ቲቶስ ኢዮስጦስ ወደተባለ፣ እግዚአብሔርን ወደሚያመልክ ሰው ቤት ሄደ፤ የዚህም ሰው ቤት በምኵራቡ አጠገብ ነበር። 8የምኵራብ አለቃ የነበረው ቀርስጶስ ከቤተ ሰዎቹ ሁሉ ጋር በጌታ አመነ፤ ጳውሎስ ሲናገር የሰሙ ብዙ የቆሮንቶስ ሰዎችም አምነው ተጠመቁ።

9ጌታም ሌሊት በራእይ ጳውሎስን እንዲህ አለው፤ “አትፍራ፤ ተናገር፣ ዝምም አትበል፤ 10እኔ ከአንተ ጋር ነኝና ማንም በአንተ ላይ ተነሥቶ ሊጐዳህ አይችልም፤ በዚች ከተማ ብዙ ሰዎች አሉኝና።” 11ስለዚህ ጳውሎስ የእግዚአብሔርን ቃል እያስተማራቸው አንድ ዓመት ተኩል አብሮአቸው ተቀመጠ።

12ጋልዮስ የአካይያ ገዥ በነበረበት ጊዜ አይሁድ ተባብረው በጳውሎስ ላይ ተነሡ፤ ፍርድ ወንበር ፊት አቅርበውትም፣ 13“ይህ ሰው ሕጉ በማይፈቅደው መንገድ፣ ሰዎች እግዚአብሔርን እንዲያመልኩ እያሳሳታቸው ነው” አሉ።

14ጳውሎስ ሊናገር ገና አፉን ሲከፍት፣ ጋልዮስ አይሁድን እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “የአይሁድ ሰዎች ሆይ፤ ያቀረባችሁት ጒዳይ ስለ ዐመፅ ወይም ስለ ከባድ ወንጀል ቢሆን ኖሮ ላዳምጣችሁ በተገባኝ ነበር፤ 15ነገር ግን ክርክራችሁ ስለ ቃላትና ስለ ስሞች እንዲሁም ስለ ሕጋችሁ በመሆኑ፣ እናንተው ጨርሱት፤ እኔ በእንዲህ ዐይነት ነገር ፈራጅ ለመሆን አልሻም።” 16ስለዚህ ከፍርድ ወንበር ፊት አስወጣቸው። 17በዚህ ጊዜ ሁሉም የምኵራቡን አለቃ፣ ሶስቴንስን ይዘው በፍርድ ቤቱ ፊት ደበደቡት፤ ጋልዮስ ግን ነገሩ ደንታም አልሰጠውም።

ጵርስቅላ፣ አቂላና አጵሎስ

18ከዚህ በኋላ ጳውሎስ ብዙ ቀን በቆሮንቶስ ተቀመጠ፤ ከዚያም ወንድሞችን ተሰናብቶ ከጵርስቅላና ከአቂላ ጋር በመርከብ ወደ ሶርያ ሄደ። ስእለትም ስለ ነበረበት ክንክራኦስ በተባለ ቦታ ራሱን ተላጨ። 19ኤፌሶን በደረሰ ጊዜም ጵርስቅላንና አቂላን እዚያው ተዋቸው፤ እርሱ ራሱ ግን ወደ ምኵራብ ገብቶ ከአይሁድ ጋር ይነጋገር ነበር። 20ከእነርሱ ጋር እንዲሰነብት በጠየቁትም ጊዜ ፈቃደኛ አልሆነም፤ 21ነገር ግን ሲለያቸው፣ “የእግዚአብሔር ፈቃድ ከሆነ ተመልሼ እመጣለሁ” አላቸው፤ ከኤፌሶንም ተነሥቶ በመርከብ ተጓዘ። 22ቂሳርያም በደረሰ ጊዜ፣ ወጥቶ ለቤተ ክርስቲያን ሰላምታ አቀረበ፤ ከዚያም ወደ አንጾኪያ ወረደ።

23በአንጾኪያም ጥቂት ጊዜ ከቈየ በኋላ፣ ከዚያ ተነሥቶ በገላትያና በፍርግያ አገሮች ከቦታ ቦታ በመዘዋወር ደቀ መዛሙርትን ሁሉ አበረታታ።

24በዚህ ጊዜ የእስክንድርያ ተወላጅ የሆነ አጵሎስ የሚባል አንድ አይሁዳዊ ወደ ኤፌሶን መጣ፤ እርሱም የተማረና ቅዱሳት መጻሕፍትን ጠንቅቆ የሚያውቅ ሰው ነበር። 25ይህ ሰው፣ የጌታን መንገድ የተማረ፣ ስለ ኢየሱስም በትክክል የሚናገርና በመንፈስ እየተቃጠለ18፥25 ወይም በትልቅ ግለት የሚያስተምር ነበር፤ ይሁን እንጂ እርሱ የሚያውቀው የዮሐንስን ጥምቀት ብቻ ነበር። 26እርሱም በምኵራብ በድፍረት ይናገር ጀመር፤ ጵርስቅላና አቂላም በሰሙት ጊዜ፣ ወደ ቤታቸው ወስደው የእግዚአብሔርን መንገድ ይበልጥ አስተካክለው አስረዱት።

27አጵሎስ ወደ አካይያ ለመሄድ በፈለገ ጊዜ፣ ወንድሞች አበረታቱት፤ በዚያ የነበሩት ደቀ መዛሙርትም እንዲቀበሉት ደብዳቤ ጻፉለት። እዚያም በደረሰ ጊዜ ከጸጋው የተነሣ አምነው ለነበሩት ትልቅ ረዳት ሆናቸው፤ 28ከቅዱሳት መጻሕፍት እያመሳከረ፣ ኢየሱስ እርሱ ክርስቶስ እንደሆነ ከአይሁድ ጋር በጽኑ በመከራከር በሕዝብ ፊት ይረታቸው ነበርና።

King James Version

Acts 18:1-28

1After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth; 2And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them. 3And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers. 4And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks. 5And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ. 6And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.

7¶ And he departed thence, and entered into a certain man’s house, named Justus, one that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue. 8And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized. 9Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: 10For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city. 11And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

12¶ And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat, 13Saying, This fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law. 14And when Paul was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you: 15But if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look ye to it; for I will be no judge of such matters. 16And he drave them from the judgment seat. 17Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. And Gallio cared for none of those things.

18¶ And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow. 19And he came to Ephesus, and left them there: but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews. 20When they desired him to tarry longer time with them, he consented not; 21But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus. 22And when he had landed at Cæsarea, and gone up, and saluted the church, he went down to Antioch. 23And after he had spent some time there, he departed, and went over all the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples.

24¶ And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. 25This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John. 26And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly. 27And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace: 28For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.