The Book of Acts – Chapter 18
܀ ܦܪܟܣܣ ܕܫܠܝ̈ܚܐ ܀
1 And when Paul departed from Athens, he went to Corinth.
2 And he found there a man, a Jew, whose name was Aquila, who was from the region of Pontus, and had just then arrived from the country of Italy, he and Priscilla his wife, because Claudius Caesar had commanded that all Jews should depart from Rome.
And he went to them
3 and, because he was of a their trade, he took lodgings with them, and worked with them; for by their trade they were tent-makers.
4 And he spoke in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and gentiles.
5 And when Silas and Timothy had come from Macedonia, Paul was impeded in discourse, because the Jews stood up against him, and reviled, as he testified to them that Jesus is the Messiah.
6 And he shook his garments, and said to them:
Henceforth I am clean; I betake myself to the gentiles.
7 And he went away, and entered into the house of a certain man named Titus, one who feared God, and whose house adjoined the synagogue.
8 And Crispus, the president of the synagogue, believed on our Lord, he and all the members of his house.
And many Corinthians gave ear, and believed in God and were baptized.
9 And the Lord said to Paul in a vision:
Fear not, but speak and be not silent:
10 for I am with thee, and no one is able to harm thee; and I have much people in this city.
11 And he resided in Corinth a year and six months, and taught them the word of God.
12 And when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews assembled together against Paul; and they brought him before the judgment-seat,
This man persuadeth the people to worship God contrary to the law.
14 And when Paul requested that he might open his mouth and speak, Gallio said to the Jews:
If your accusation, O Jews, related to any wrong done, or any fraud, or base act, I would listen to you suitably.
15 But if the contests are about words, and about names, and concerning your law, ye must see to it among yourselves, for I am not disposed to be a judge of such matters.
16 And he repelled them from his judgment-seat.
17 And all the gentiles laid hold of Sosthenes an Elder of the synagogue, and smote him before the judgment-seat.
And Gallio disregarded these things.
18 And when Paul had been there many days, he bid adieu to the brethren, and departed by sea to go to Syria.
And with him went Priscilla and Aquila, when he had shaved his head at Cenchrea, because he had vowed a vow.
19 And they came to Ephesus; and Paul entered the synagogue, and discoursed with the Jews.
20 And they requested him to tarry with them:
but he could not be persuaded.
21 For he said:
I must certainly keep the approaching feast at Jerusalem.
But, if it please God, I will come again to you.
22 And Aquila and Priscilla he left at Ephesus, and he himself proceeded by sea and came to Caesarea.
And he went up and saluted the members of the community and went on to Antioch.
23 And when he had been there some days, he departed, and travelled from place to place in the regions of Phrygia and Galatia, establishing all the disciples.
24 And a certain man named Apollos, a Jew, a native of Alexandria, who was trained to eloquence, and well taught in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.
25 He had been instructed in the ways of the Lord, and was fervent in spirit; and he discoursed and taught fully respecting Jesus, while yet he knew nothing except the baptism of John.
26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue.
And when Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him to their house, and fully showed him the way of the Lord.
27 And when he was disposed to go to Achaia, the brethren anticipated him, and wrote to the disciples to receive him.
And, by going, through grace, he greatly assisted all them that believed.
28 For he reasoned powerfully against the Jews, before the congregation; and showed from the scriptures, respecting Jesus, that he is the Messiah.
Prayer of Manasses 1 KJVA
1 O Lord, Almighty God of our fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of their righteous seed;
2 who hast made heaven and earth, with all the ornament thereof;
3 who hast bound the sea by the word of thy commandment; who hast shut up the deep, and sealed it by thy terrible and glorious name;
4 whom all men fear, and tremble before thy power;
5 for the majesty of thy glory cannot be borne, and thine angry threatening toward sinners is importable:
6 but thy merciful promise is unmeasurable and unsearchable;
7 for thou art the most high Lord, of great compassion, longsuffering, very merciful, and repentest of the evils of men. Thou, O Lord, according to thy great goodness hast promised repentance and forgiveness to them that have sinned against thee: and of thine infinite mercies hast appointed repentance unto sinners, that they may be saved.
8 Thou therefore, O Lord, that art the God of the just, hast not appointed repentance to the just, as to Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, which have not sinned against thee; but thou hast appointed repentance unto me that am a sinner:
9 for I have sinned above the number of the sands of the sea. My transgressions, O Lord, are multiplied: my transgressions are multiplied, and I am not worthy to behold and see the height of heaven for the multitude of mine iniquities.
10 I am bowed down with many iron bands, that I cannot life up mine head, neither have any release: for I have provoked thy wrath, and done evil before thee: I did not thy will, neither kept I thy commandments: I have set up abominations, and have multiplied offences.
11 Now therefore I bow the knee of mine heart, beseeching thee of grace.
12 I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned, and I acknowledge mine iniquities:
13 wherefore, I humbly beseech thee, forgive me, O Lord, forgive me, and destroy me not with mine iniquities. Be not angry with me for ever, by reserving evil for me; neither condemn me to the lower parts of the earth. For thou art the God, even the God of them that repent;
14 and in me thou wilt shew all thy goodness: for thou wilt save me, that am unworthy, according to thy great mercy.
15 Therefore I will praise thee for ever all the days of my life: for all the powers of the heavens do praise thee, and thine is the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Prayer of Manasses 1 KJVA