The Bible in Its Traditions

Acts of the Apostles 18:24–28

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24  Now a certain Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, an eloquent man and mighty in the Scriptures, had arrived in Ephesus.

24  And a certain Jew named A-polÆlos, a native of Al-ex-anÆdri-a, an eloquent man and well versed in the scriptures, came to EphÆesus.

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25  This man had been instructed in the way of YHWH; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things about the Lord, although he knew only the baptism of John.

25  He was learned in the Way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit, he was speaking and teaching the things that are of Jesus, but knowing only the baptism of John.

25  He had been converted to the way of the LORD, and was fervent in the spirit; he spoke and taught very fully concerning Jesus, but he knew only the baptism of John.

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26  And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. And when Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately.

26  And so, he began to act faithfully in the synagogue. And when Priscilla and Aquila had heard him, they took him aside and expounded the Way of the Lord to him more thoroughly.

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27  And when he desired to go across to Achaia, having urged him on, the brothers wrote to the disciples [there] to receive him; and when he arrived, he assisted greatly with those who had believed through grace;

27  And when he was minded to pass over into Achaia, the brethren encouraged him, and wrote to the disciples to receive him: and when he was come, he helped them much that had believed through grace;

27  Then, since he wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers wrote an exhortation to the disciples, so that they might accept him. And when he had arrived, he held many discussions with those who had believed.

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28  for he was powerfully refuting the Jews publicly, demonstrating by the Scriptures [that] Jesus was the Messiah.

28  For he forcefully and publicly argued against the Jews, proving by the scriptures that Jesus is the Christ.

28  For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.