Acts 18:27
Good News Translation
Apollos then decided to go to Achaia, so the believers in Ephesus helped him by writing to the believers in Achaia, urging them to welcome him. When he arrived, he was a great help to those who through God's grace had become believers.

Contemporary English Version
Apollos decided to travel through Achaia. So the Lord's followers wrote letters, encouraging the followers there to welcome him. After Apollos arrived in Achaia, he was a great help to everyone who had put their faith in the Lord Jesus because of God's gift of undeserved grace.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And whereas he was desirous to go to Achaia, the brethren exhorting wrote to the disciples to receive him. Who, when he was come, helped them much who had believed.

New American Bible
And when he wanted to cross to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. After his arrival he gave great assistance to those who had come to believe through grace.

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And whereas he was desirous to go to Achaia, the brethren exhorting wrote to the disciples to receive him. Who, when he was come, helped them much who had believed.

the brethren.

Acts 9:27 But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles and told them how he had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken to him: and how in Damascus he had dealt confidently in the name of Jesus.

Romans 16:1,2 And I commend to you Phebe, our sister, who is in the ministry of the church, that is in Cenchrae: . . .

1 Corinthians 16:3 And when I shall be with you, whomsoever you shall approve by letters, them will I send to carry your grace to Jerusalem.

2 Corinthians 3:1,2 Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Or do we need (as some do) epistles of commendation to you, or from you? . . .

exhorting.

Colossians 4:10 Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, saluteth you: and Mark, the cousin german of Barnabas, touching whom you have received commandments. If he come unto you, receive him.

3 John 1:8-10 We therefore ought to receive such: that we may be fellow helpers of the truth. . . .

helped.

1 Corinthians 3:6,10-14 I have planted, Apollo watered: but God gave the increase. . . .

2 Corinthians 1:24 0

Philippians 1:25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all, for your furtherance and joy of faith:

believed.

John 1:12,13 But as many as received him, he gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in his name. . . .

Romans 1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith, in all nations, for his name:

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God, I am what I am. And his grace in me hath not been void: but I have laboured more abundantly than all they. Yet not I, but the grace of God with me:

Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace you are saved through faith: and that not of yourselves, for it is the gift of God. . . .

Philippians 1:29 For unto you it is given for Christ, not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him:

Colossians 2:12 Buried with him in baptism: in whom also you are risen again by the faith of the operation of God who hath raised him up from the dead.

2 Thessalonians 2:13,14 0 . . .

Titus 3:4-6 But when the goodness and kindness of God our Saviour appeared: . . .

James 1:16-18 Do not err, therefore, my dearest brethren. . . .

1 Peter 1:2,3 According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, unto the sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ. Grace unto you and peace be multiplied. . . .

Context
Paul's Third Missionary Journey
26This man therefore began to speak boldly in the synagogue. Whom when Priscilla and Aquila had heard, they took him to them and expounded to him the way of the Lord more diligently. 27And whereas he was desirous to go to Achaia, the brethren exhorting wrote to the disciples to receive him. Who, when he was come, helped them much who had believed. 28For with much vigour he convinced the Jews openly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus is the Christ.…
Cross References
Acts 1:15
In those days Peter rising up in the midst of the brethren, said (now the number of persons together was about an hundred and twenty):

Acts 11:26
And they conversed there in the church a whole year: and they taught a great multitude, so that at Antioch the disciples were first named Christians.

Acts 18:12
But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him to the judgment seat,

Acts 18:18
But Paul, when he had stayed yet many days, taking his leave of the brethren, sailed thence into Syria (and with him Priscilla and Aquila), having shorn his head in Cenchrae. For he had a vow.

Acts 19:1
And it came to pass, while Apollo was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper coasts, came to Ephesus and found certain disciples.

2 Corinthians 3:1
Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Or do we need (as some do) epistles of commendation to you, or from you?

Additional Translations
When Apollos resolved to cross over to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. On his arrival, he greatly aided those who by grace had believed.

And he resolving to pass through into Achaia, the brothers, having encouraged him, wrote to the disciples to welcome him, who having arrived, helped greatly those having believed through grace.

And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brothers wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace:

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;

And when he purposed to go into Achaia, the brethren wrote to the disciples engaging them to receive him, who, being come, contributed much to those who believed through grace.

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 which had believed through grace:

And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he had come, helped them much who had believed through grace.

Then, as he had made up his mind to cross over into Greece, the brethren wrote to the disciples in Corinth begging them to give him a kindly welcome. Upon his arrival he rendered valuable help to those who through grace had believed;

When he had determined to pass over into Achaia, the brothers encouraged him, and wrote to the disciples to receive him. When he had come, he greatly helped those who had believed through grace;

and he being minded to go through into Achaia, the brethren wrote to the disciples, having exhorted them to receive him, who having come, did help them much who have believed through the grace,
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