New American Standard Bible
They came to Ephesus, and he left them there. Now he himself entered the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews.
King James Bible
And he came to Ephesus, and left them there: but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews.
Darby Bible Translation
and he arrived at Ephesus, and left them there. But entering himself into the synagogue he reasoned with the Jews.
World English Bible
He came to Ephesus, and he left them there; but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews.
Young's Literal Translation
and he came down to Ephesus, and did leave them there, and he himself having entered into the synagogue did reason with the Jews:
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And he came to Ephesus - See the notes on Revelation 2:1-5. This was a celebrated city in Ionia, in Asia Minor, about 40 miles south of Smyrna. It was chiefly famous for the Temple of Diana, usually reckoned one of the seven wonders of the world. Pliny styles this city the ornament of Asia. In the times of the Romans it was the metropolis of the province of Asia. This city is now under the dominion of the Turks, and is almost in a state of ruin. Dr. Chandler, in his Travels in Asia Mirror, says: "The inhabitants are a few Greek peasants, living in extreme wretchedness, dependence, and insensibility; the representatives of an illustrious people, and inhabiting the wreck of their greatness; some in the substructions of the glorious edifices which they raised; some beneath the vaults of the stadium, once the crowded scene of their diversions; and some in the sepulchres which received their ashes" (Travels, p. 131, Oxford, 1775). The Jews, according to Josephus, were very numerous in Ephesus, and had obtained the privilege of citizenship.
Left them there - That is, Aquila and Priscilla, Acts 18:24-26.
Reasoned with the Jews - See the notes on Acts 17:2.
'And when Paul was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong: or wicked lewdness, O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you: 15. But if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look ye to it; for I will be no judge of such matters.'--ACTS xviii. 14, 15. There is something very touching in the immortality of fame which comes to the men who for a moment pass across the Gospel story, like shooting stars kindled for an instant as they …
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And he was reasoning in the synagogue every Sabbath and trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.
When they asked him to stay for a longer time, he did not consent,
but taking leave of them and saying, "I will return to you again if God wills," he set sail from Ephesus.
Now a Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by birth, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus; and he was mighty in the Scriptures.
It happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the upper country and came to Ephesus, and found some disciples.
This became known to all, both Jews and Greeks, who lived in Ephesus; and fear fell upon them all and the name of the Lord Jesus was being magnified.
"You see and hear that not only in Ephesus, but in almost all of Asia, this Paul has persuaded and turned away a considerable number of people, saying that gods made with hands are no gods at all.
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