Original Douay Rheims Bible (1582 & 1610)

The Actes of the Apostles

At Corinth in Achaia, he worketh with his owne hands, preaching Iesvs to be Christ, vnto the Iewes vpon their Sabboths. 6. But they being obstinate and blaspheming, he in plaine termes forsaketh them, and turneth to the Gentils, among whom according to a vision that he had to embolden him, he planteth the Church in great numbers, 12. the obstinate Iewes in vaine soliciting the Proconsul against him. 28. From thence at length departing he returneth. 19. by Ephesus (where he promiseth the Iewes to returne to them) 22. and so the Antioch in Syria (from whence he began his iourney Act. 1) 23. but not resting, by and by he goeth againe to visite the new Churches that he planted Act. 16 in Galatia and Phrygia: 24. Apollo in his absence mightily confounding the Iewes at Ephesus, 27. and afterward at Corinth.
1. AFTER these things, departing from Athens, he came to Corinth.
2. and finding a certaine Iew, named Aquila, borne in Pontus, who of late was come out of Italia, & Priscilla his wife (because Claudius had commanded al Iewes to depart from Rome,) he came to them.
3. And because he was of the same craft, he remained with them, (and they were tent-makers by their craft.)
4. And he disputed in the Synagogue euery Sabboth, interposing the name of our Lord Iesvs, and he exhorted the Iewes and the Greekes.
5. And when Silas and Timothee were come from Macedonia, Paul was instant in preaching, testifying to the Iewes that Iesvs is Christ.
6. But they contradicting and blaspheming, he shaking his garments, said to them: You bloud vpon your owne head: I being cleane, from henceforth wil goe to the Gentils.
7. And departing thence, he entred into the house of a certaine man, named Titus Iustus, one that serued God, whose house was adioyning to the Synagogue.
8. And Crispus the Prince of the Synagogue beleeued our Lord, with al his house: & many of the Corinthians hearing beleeued, and were baptized.
9. And our Lord said in the night by a vision to Paul: Doe not feare, but speake, and hold not thy peace,
10. for-because I am with thee: and no man shal set vpon thee to hurt thee: for I haue much people in this citie.
11. And he sate there a yeare & six moneths, teaching among them the word of God.
12. But Gallio being Proconsul of Achaia, the Iewes with one accord rose vp against Paul, and brought him to the iudgement seat,
13. saying: That this man contrarie to the Law persuadeth men to worship God.
14. And Paul beginning to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Iewes: If it were some iniust thing, or an heinous fact, O you men Iewes, I should by reason tolerate you.
15. But if they be questions of word and names, and of your law, your selues looke vnto it: I wil not be iudge of these things.
16. And he droue them from the iudgement seat.
17. And al apprehending Sosthenes the Prince of the Synagogue, strook him before the iudgement seat: and Gallio cared for none of those things.
18. But Paul when he had staied yet many daies, taking his leaue of the Brethren, sailed to Syria, (and with him Priscilla and Aquila,) who had shorne his head in Cenchris. For he had Num. 6,18.
Act. 21,24.
a vow.
19. And he came vnto Ephesus, and them he left there. But himself entring into the Synagogue, disputed with the Iewes.
20. And when they desired him, that he would tarie a longer time, he consented not,
21. but taking his leaue, and saying: I wil returne to you againe God willing, he departed from Ephesus.
22. And going downe to Cæsarea, he went vp, and saluted the Church, and came downe to Antioche.
23. And hauing taried there a certaine time, he departed, walking in order through the countrie of Galatia and Phrygia, confirming al the Disciples.
24. Apollo. And a certaine Iew, named Apollo, borne at Alexandria, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus, mighty in the Scriptures.
25. This man was taught the way of our Lord: and bring feruent in spirit he spake, & taught diligently those things that pertaine to Iesvs, knowing only the Baptisme of Iohn.
26. This man therfore began to deale confidently in the Synagogue. Whom when Priscilla and Aquila had heard, they tooke him vnto them, and expounded to him the way of our Lord more diligently.
27. And whereas he was desirous to goe to Achaia, the Brethren exhorting wrote to the Disciples to receiue him. Who, when he was come, profited them much that had beleeued.
28. For he with vehemencie conuinced the Iewes openly, shewing by the Scriptures, that Iesvs is Christ.