1And it happened, while #1 Cor. 1:12; 3:5, 6; Titus 3:13Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through #Acts 18:23the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples 2he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” So they said to him, #1 Sam. 3:7; Acts 8:16“We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.” 3And he said to them, “Into what then were you baptized?” So they said, #Luke 7:29; Acts 18:25“Into John’s baptism.” 4Then Paul said, #Matt. 3:11; Mark 1:4, 7, 8; Luke 3:16; (John 1:15, 26, 27); Acts 13:24“John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.” 5When they heard this, they were baptized #Matt. 28:19; Acts 8:12, 16; 10:48in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6And when Paul had #Acts 6:6; 8:17laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and #Mark 16:17; Acts 2:4; 10:46they spoke with tongues and prophesied. 7Now the men were about twelve in all. 8#Acts 17:2; 18:4And he went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading #Acts 1:3; 28:23concerning the things of the kingdom of God.