Paul Returns to Antioch

So Paul still remained a good while. Then he took leave of the brethren and sailed for Syria, and Priscilla and Aquila were with him. He had his hair cut off at Cenchrea, for he had taken a vow. 19 And he came to Ephesus, and left them there; but he himself entered the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews. 20 When they asked him to stay a longer time with them, he did not consent, 21 but took leave of them, saying, “I must by all means keep this coming feast in Jerusalem; but I will return again to you, God willing.” And he sailed from Ephesus.

22 And when he had landed at Caesarea, and gone up and greeted the church, he went down to Antioch. 23 After he had spent some time there, he departed and went over the region of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples. — Acts 18:18-23.

Paul remains in Corinth for a good while. Then he leaves the brethren and proceeds to Syria along with Priscilla and Aquila. He has his hair cut off at Cenchrea because of a vow. He comes to Ephesus and leaves Priscilla and Aquila there. He himself enters a synagogue and reasons with the Jews. When asked to remain there longer, he does not consent. He leaves them saying he has to keep the upcoming feast in Jerusalem by all means but God willing, he would return.

Upon landing at Caesarea and meeting the church, he goes down to Antioch. After spending some time there, he goes over to the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples there.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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