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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Acts 18:7-11

Here we are told, I. That Paul changed his quarters. Christ directed his disciples, when he sent them forth, not to go from house to house (Luke 10:7), but there might be occasion to do it, as Paul did here. He departed out of the synagogue, being driven out by the perverseness of the unbelieving Jews, and he entered into a certain man's house, named Justus, Acts 18:7. It should seem, he went to this man's house, not to lodge, for he continued with Aquila and Priscilla, but to preach. When the... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - Acts 18:1-11

Its very position made Corinth ( Greek #2882 ) a key city of Greece. Greece is almost cut in two by the sea. On one side is the Saronic Gulf with its port of Cenchrea and on the other is the Corinthian Gulf with its port of Lechaeum. Between the two there is a neck of land less than five miles across and on that isthmus stood Corinth. All north and south traffic in Greece had to pass through Corinth because there was no other way, Men called her "The Bridge of Greece." But the voyage round... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - Acts 18:1-11

18:1-11 After this Paul left Athens and came to Corinth. There he found a Jew called Aquila, who was a native of Pontus, but who had newly arrived from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had decreed that all Jews must leave Rome. Paul went in to these people, and, because they had the same craft as he had. he worked with them; for they were leather workers to trade. Every Sabbath he debated in the synagogue and he won over both Jews and Greeks. When Silas and Timothy came... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Acts 18:10

For I am with thee ,.... According to his promise, Matthew 28:20 not only to assist in the ministry of the word, to give light into it, and liberty to preach it, and success in it, but to keep and preserve him from being hurt by men: and no man shall set on thee ; attack thee, or lay hands on thee: to hurt thee ; to do any injury to thy person, to thy body, in any part of it: wicked men cannot strike a blow, or do the least damage to a servant of Christ without his permission; he... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Acts 18:10

No man shall set on thee - Και ουδεις επιθησεται σοι , No man shall be permitted to lay violent hands upon thee. It is very likely that the Jews had conspired his death; and his preservation was an act of the especial interposition of Divine Providence. I have much people in this city - Εν τῃ πολει ταυτῃ , In this very city: there are many here who have not resisted my Spirit, and consequently are now under its teachings, and are ready to embrace my Gospel as soon as thou shalt... read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Acts 18:10

Verse 10− 10.Because I am. This is the former reason why Paul, having subdued fear, must manfully and stoutly do his duty, because he hath God on his side. Whereto answereth the rejoicing of David, − “If I shall walk in the midst of the shadow of death, I shall fear none ill: because thou art with me,” ( Psalms 23:4.) Again, − “If tents be pitched about me,” etc., ( Psalms 27:3.) − The question is, whether he did not perceive that God was present with him elsewhere, as he had had... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Acts 18:1-11

Truth before the citadel. When the apostle of Jesus Christ confronted the heathenism of Corinth, we may say that, in his person, Divine truth was opening its attack on the very citadel of sin; such was its "abysmal profligacy," its intemperance, its dishonesty, its superstition. In the brief account we have of Paul's work in this city we are reminded— I. THAT CHRISTIAN BLAMELESSNESS SHOULD ANSWER TO THE DEPRAVITY IT ENCOUNTERS . ( Acts 18:3 .) At such a city as... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Acts 18:1-17

Paul at Corinth. I. HIS WORK AT CORINTH . 1. Its humble and self-denying beginning . ( Acts 18:1-4 .). 2. Courageous progress. ( Acts 18:5-8 .) When Timothy and Silas came, Paul, instead of throwing the work upon their shoulders, only redoubles his activity. How useful and how happy "the tie that binds" men's hearts in Christian love and work ( Philippians 2:22 )! tie continues to witness to the Jews that Jesus is the Messiah. The previous work in the synagogue... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Acts 18:4-17

The testimony. The kernel of the gospel is the truth that Jesus was the Christ. He was the Person spoken of by all the prophets as to come. Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Mary, born in the reign of Augustus Caesar, and crucified in that of Tiberius; known to his contemporaries in Judaea and Galilee as a Teacher and a Prophet, known to later ages by the Gospels which record his life and death and resurrection from the dead; is God's Christ. He came into the world, in accordance with the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Acts 18:5-11

(or Acts 18:9 , Acts 18:10 ) Faithful ministry. I. THE SPIRIT OF GOD IN THE MESSENGER . 1. Testify by a special access of zeal in preaching the Word. Times when we should make unusual efforts to persuade men. We need to guard against monotony. The presence of sympathetic fellow-workers is a great encouragement and incitement. 2. Called out by the blaspheming opposition of unbelievers. If Christians knew what is said against Christ, they would not be so quiet... read more

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