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Chapter 18


Update:  2024.05.12


Acts 18:1 (LIT/UBS4) With (meta) [the passing, AE] of these things (tauta), [Paul, v17:33, RE] having been separated (chōristheis) out (ek) of the (tōn) Athens (Athēnōn), he came (ēlthen) into (eis) Corinth (Korinthon).


Acts 18:2 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) he having found (heurōn) someone (tina), [a] Judean (Ioudaion) by name (onomati) of Aquila (Akulan), [a] Pontican (Pontikon) for the (tō) genus (genei), and (kai) Priscilla (Priskillan) [the] female (gunaika) of him (autou), he lately (prosphatōs) having come (elēluthota) from (apo) the (tēs) Italy (Italias) through (dia) [the sake, AE] of the (to) Claudius (Klaudion) to have thoroughly arranged (diatetachenai) for all (pantas) of the (tous) Judeans (Ioudaious) to be separated (chōrizesthai) from (apo) the (tēs) Rome (Rhōmēs), he came to (prosēlthen) them (autois).


Acts 18:3 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) through (dia) the (to) [sake, AE] to be (einai) of like technical ability (homotechnon), he was staying (emenen) alongside (par’) them (autois), and (kai) he was causing himself to work (ērgazeto);


because (gar) they were being san) tent-makers (skēnopoioi) for the (tē) technical ability (technē) [of them, AE].


(For examples of the apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, and disciples of Christ Jesus NOT selling or bartering the knowledge and things of God for personal gain, or of NOT accepting money or personal gifts for themselves, but rather working with their own hands to provide for their own personal necessary needs, see Mat. 5:42-48, 10:8; Luke 7:19-22, 41-43; Acts 8:9-24, 18:1-3, 20:33-35; Rom. 3:24, 8:32; 1 Cor. 2:12, 4:12, 4:1-13, 9:3-23, 16:1-4; 2 Cor. 11:7, 12:13-19; Eph. 4:28; 1 Thes. 4:11-12; 2 Thes. 3:6-12; 1 Tim. 3:3; Titus 1:11; 3 John 1:6-7; Rev. 21:6, 22:17)


Acts 18:4 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) he was causing himself to argue (dielegeto) in (en) the (tē) synagogue (sunagōgē) down through (kata) every (pan) sabbath day (sabbaton), and (kai) he was persuading (epeithen) Judeans (Ioudaious) and (kai) Hellenes (Hellēnas).


Acts 18:5 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) as (hōs) both (te) the (ho) Silas (Silas) and (kai) the (ho) Timothy (Timotheos) came down (katēlthon) from (apo) the (tēs) Macedonia (Makedonias), the (ho) Paul (Paulos) was holding himself together with (suneicheto) the (tō) Word (logō), causing himself to thoroughly witness (diamarturomenos) to the (tois) Judeans (Ioudaiois) of the (ton) Christ (Christon) to be (einai) Jesus (Iēsoun).


Acts 18:6 (LIT/UBS4) But (dei) of them (autōn) having caused themselves to be arranged in opposition (antitassomenōn) and (kai) blaspheming (blasphēmountōn), he having caused himself to shake out (ektinaxamenos) the (ta) outer garments (himatia), he enunciated (eipen) to (pros) them (autous), “The (to) blood (haima) of you (humōn) [is] upon (epi) the (tēn) head (kephalēn) of you (humōn)!


I (egō) [am] clean (katharos) from (apo) the (tou) [blood of you, RE]!


Now (nun) I shall cause myself to go (poreusomai) into (eis) the (ta) ethnic groups (ethnē).”


Acts 18:7 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) he having moved (metabas) from there (ekeithen), he entered in (eisēlthen) into (eis) [a] house (oikian) of someone (tinos), by name (onomati) of Titius (titiou) Justus (Ioustou), one causing himself to revere (sebomenou) the (ton) God (theon);


the (hē) house (oikia) of whom (hou) was (ēn) one bordering together alike with (sunomorousa) the (tē) synagogue (sunagōgē).


Acts 18:8 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) Crispus (Krispos), the (ho) chief one758 of the synagogue (archisunagōgos), he believed (episteusen) the (tō) lord (kuriō), together with (sun) the (tō) whole (holō) house (oikō) of him (autou)


And (kai) many (polloi) of the (tōn) Corinthians (Korinthiōn) being ones hearing (akouontes), they were believing (episteuon), and (kai) they were being baptized (ebaptizonto).


Acts 18:9 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) the (ho) lord (kurios) enunciated (eipen) to the (tō) Paul (Paulō) in (en) [the] night (nukti) through (di’) [a] vision (horamatos), “Do not be made fearful (mē phobou).


BUT (alla) speak (lalei), and (kai) do not be silent (mē siōpēsēs);


Acts 18:10 (LIT/UBS4) through the reason that (dioti) I (egō) am (eimi) with (meta) you (sou), and (kai) absolutely not one (oudeis) shall cause himself to put upon (epithēsetai) you (soi) the (tou) [hands, AE] to treat you maliciously (kakōsai se);


through the reason that (dioti) in (en) the (tē) city (polei) of this (tautē) is (esti) many (polus) people (laos) for me (moi)!”


Acts 18:11 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) [Paul, v9, RE] sat down (ekathisen) [a] year (eniauton) and (kai) six (hex) moons (mēnas), teaching (didaskōn) among (en) them (autois) the (ton) Word (logon) of the (tou) God (theou).


Acts 18:12 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) of Gallio (Galliōnos) being (ontos) proconsul (anthupatou) of the (tēs) Achaia (Achaias), the (hoi) Judeans (Ioudaioi), like-passioned (homothumadon), they loomed down over (katepestēsan) the (tō) Paul (Paulō), and (kai) they led gagon) him (auton) upon (epi) the (to) step of the tribune968 (bēma),


Acts 18:13 (LIT/UBS4) saying (legontes) that (hoti), “This one (houtos) persuades up (anapeithei) the (tous) mortals (anthrōpous) to cause themselves to revere (sebesthai) the (ton) God (theon) aside (para) from the (ton) law (nomon)!”


Acts 18:14 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) of the (tou) Paul (Paulou) being about (mellontos) to open up (anoigein) the (to) mouth (stomas), the (ho) Gallio (Galliōn) enunciated (eipen) to (pros) the (tous) Judeans (Ioudaious), “If (ei) truly (men) it was being (ēn) some (ti) unrighteous thing (adikēma), or (ē) [an] evil (ponēron) reckless work (rhadiourgēma), oh (ō) Judeans (Ioudaioi), down on account of (kata) [a] word (logon) [about these things, AE], perhaps (an) I would cause myself to put up (aneschomēn) [with, AE] you (humōn)!


Acts 18:15 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) if (ei) it is (estin) [a] word (logou) about (peri) issues (zētēmata), and (kai) of names (onomatōn), and (kai) of the (tou) law (nomou) down according to (kath) you (humas), you see to it (opsesthe) yourselves (autoi)!


I (egō) absolutely do not wish (ou boulomai) to be (einai) [a] judge (kritēs) of these things (toutōn)!”


Acts 18:16 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) [Gallio, v14, RE] drove them away (apēlasen autous) from (apo) the (tou) step of the tribune968 (bēmatos).


Acts 18:17 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) everyone (pantes) having caused themselves to take hold upon (epilabomenoi) the (ton) Sosthenes (Sōsthenēn), the (ton) chief one of the synagogue (archisunagōgon), [the Judeans, v14, RE] were beating (etupton) [him, AE] in front (emprosthen) of the (tou) step of the tribune968 (bēmatos).


And (kai) absolutely not one (ouden) of those (toutōn) [words, v14, RE] was mattering (emelen) to the (tō) Gallio (Galliōni)!


Acts 18:18 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) the (ho) Paul (Paulos) yet (eti) having stayed toward (prosmeinas) the (tois) brothers (adelphois) [a] suitable number (hikanas) of days (hēmeras), having caused himself to say farewell (apotaxamenos) he was sailing out (exeplei) into (eis) the (tēn) Syria (Surian), and (kai) together with (sun) him (autō) Priska (Priskilla) and (kai) Aquila (Akulas);


he having caused himself to shave (keiramenos) the (tēn) head (kephalēn) [of him, AE] in (en) Cenchrea (Kenchreais), because (gar) he was having (eichen) [a] vow (euchēn).


Acts 18:19 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) they came down adjacent2658 (katēntēsan) into (eis) Ephesus (Epheson), and those ones (kakeinous) were left (katelipen) there (autou).


But (de) he having entered in (eiselthōn) into (eis) the (tēn) synagogue (sunagōgēn), he caused himself to argue (dielexato) [with, AE] the (tois) Judeans (Ioudaiois).


Acts 18:20 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) of them (autōn) inquiring (erōtōntōn) [of him, AE] to stay (meinai) over (epi) more (pleiona) time (chronon), he absolutely did not give [a] nod (ouk epeneusen)!


Acts 18:21 (LIT/UBS4) BUT (alla), having caused himself to say farewell (apotaxamenos), and (kai) having enunciated (eipōn), “I shall bow up344, 4352 (anakampsō) to you (humas) again (palin), the (tou) God (theou) desiring (thelontos)”,


he was led up (anēchthē) away from (apo) the (tēs) Ephesus (Ephesou).


Acts 18:22 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) he having come down (katelthōn) into (eis) Caesarea (Kaisareian), having stepped up (anabas) and (kai) having caused himself to embrace (aspasamenos) the (tēn) assembly (ekklēsian), he walked down (katebē) into (eis) Antioch (Antiocheian).


Acts 18:23 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) he having done (poiēsas) some (tina) time (chronon) [in Antioch, v22, RE], he went out (exēlthen), he being caused to come through (dierchomenos) [a] region (chōran) adjoining down (kathexēs) the (tēn) Galatia (Galatikēn) and (kai) Phrygia (Phrugian), stabilizing (epistērizōn) all (pantas) of the (tous) disciples (mathētas).


Acts 18:24 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) [a] certain (tis) Judean (Ioudaios), Apollos (Apollōs) by name (onomati), to the (tō) Alexandrian (Alexandreus) genus (genei), [a] male (anēr) [of the] Word (logios), he being (ōn) inherently powerful (dunatos) in (en) the (tais) writings (graphais), he came down adjacent2658 (katēntēsen) into (eis) Ephesus (Epheson).


Acts 18:25 (LIT/UBS4) This one (houtos) was being (ēn) catechized (katēchēmenos) [in, v24, RE] the (tēn) way (hodon) of the (tou) Lord (kuriou).


And (kai) the (to) Spirit (pnuemati) being hot (zeōn), he was speaking (elalei) and (kai) teaching (edidasken), exactly (akribos), the things (ta) about (peri) the (tou) Jesus (Iēsou), causing himself to put together (epistamenos) only (monon) the (to) baptism (baptisma) of John (Iōannou).


Acts 18:26 (LIT/UBS4) And (te) this one (houtos) caused himself to start (ērxato) to speak boldly (parrēsiazesthai) in (en) the (tē) synagogue (sunagōgē)


But (de) ones having heard (akousantes) of him (autou), Priska (Priskilla) and (kai) Aquila (Akulas) <caused themselves to take> him (auton) to themselves (proselabonto), and (kai) caused themselves to put out (exethento) to him (autō) the (tēn) way (hodon) of the (tou) God (theou) more exactly (akribesteron).


Acts 18:27 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) of him (autou) wishing (boulomenou) to come through (dielthein) into (eis) the (tēn) Achaia (Achaian), they having caused themselves to turn [him, RE] toward (protrepsamenoi) [Achaia, RE], the ones (hoi) [being] brothers (adelphoi) wrote (egraphan) to the (tois) disciples (mathētais) to cause themselves to receive him from (apodexasthai auton) [them, RE];


who (hos) having caused himself to become alongside3854 (paragenomenos) he caused himself to throw together (sunebaleto) many (polu), the ones (tois) having believed (pepisteukosin) through (dia) the (tēs) grace (charitos).


Acts 18:28 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) [with, AE] well-controlled tension (eutonos) he was causing himself to thoroughly reprove down (diakatēlencheto) the (tois) Judeans (Ioudaiois) publicly (dēmosia), thoroughly showing (epideiknus) through (dia) the (tōn) writings (graphōn) for Jesus (Iēsoun) to be (einai) the (ton) Christ (Christon)!