Acts 21


21:1 And it came to pass, that after we were separated from
 them, and had lanched, we came with a straight course to Coos,
 and the [day] following to Rhodes, and from thence to Patara:
21:2 And finding a ship sailing over to Phenicia, we went
 aboard, and set forth.
21:3 Now when we had discovered Cyprus, we left it on the left
 hand, and sailed into Syria, and landed at Tyre: for there the
 ship was to unlade her burden.
21:4 And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who
 said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to
 Jerusalem.
21:5 And when we had accomplished those days, we departed, and
 proceeded on our way; and they all conducted us with wives and
 children, till [we were] out of the city; and we kneeled down
 on the shore, and prayed.
21:6 And when we had taken our leave one of another, we took
 ship; and they returned home again.
21:7 And when we had finished [our] course from Tyre, we came to
 Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren, and abode with them one
 day.
21:8 And the next [day] we that were of Paul's company departed,
 and came to Cesarea; and we entered into the house of Philip
 the evangelist, who was [one] of the seven; and abode with him.
21:9 And the same man had four daughters, virgins, who
 prophesied.
21:10 And as we tarried [there] many days, there came down from
 Judea a certain prophet, named Agabus.
21:11 And when he had come to us, he took Paul's girdle, and
 bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy
 Spirit, So will the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth
 this girdle, and will deliver [him] into the hands of the
 Gentiles.
21:12 And when we heard these things, both we, and they of that
 place, besought him not to go up to Jerusalem.
21:13 Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep, and to break my
 heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at
 Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.
21:14 And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The
 will of the Lord be done.
21:15 And after those days we took up our furniture, and went up
 to Jerusalem.
21:16 There went with us also [certain] of the disciples of
 Cesarea, and brought with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an old
 disciple, with whom we should lodge.
21:17 And when we had come to Jerusalem, the brethren received
 us gladly.
21:18 And the [day] following Paul went in with us to James: and
 all the elders were present.
21:19 And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly
 what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry.
21:20 And when they heard [it], they glorified the Lord, and
 said to him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews
 there are who believe; and they are all zealous of the law:
21:21 And they are informed concerning thee, that thou teachest
 all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses,
 saying, That they ought not to circumcise [their] children,
 neither to walk after the customs.
21:22 What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come
 together: for they will hear that thou art come.
21:23 Do therefore this that we say to thee: we have four men
 who have a vow on them;
21:24 Take them, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges
 with them, that they may shave [their] heads: and all may know
 that those things of which they were informed concerning thee,
 are nothing; but [that] thou thyself also walkest orderly, and
 keepest the law.
21:25 As concerning the Gentiles who believe, we have written
 [and] concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that
 they keep themselves from [things] offered to idols, and from
 blood, and from strangled, and from lewdness.
21:26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself
 with them, entered into the temple, to signify the
 accomplishment of the days of purification, until an offering
 should be offered for every one of them.
21:27 And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews who
 were from Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all
 the people, and laid hands on him,
21:28 Crying out, Men of Israel, help. This is the man that
 teacheth all [men] every where against the people, and the law,
 and this place: and further, hath brought Greeks also into the
 temple; and hath polluted this holy place.
21:29 (For they had seen before with him in the city, Trophimus,
 an Ephesian, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the
 temple.)
21:30 And all the city was moved, and the people ran together:
 and they took Paul and drew him out of the temple. And
 forthwith the doors were shut.
21:31 And as they went about to kill him, tidings came to the
 chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.
21:32 Who immediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran down
 to them. And when they saw the chief captain and the soldiers,
 they left beating Paul.
21:33 Then the chief captain came near and took him, and
 commanded [him] to be bound with two chains: and inquired who
 he was, and what he had done.
21:34 And some cried one thing, some another, among the
 multitude: and when he could not know the certainty for the
 tumult, he commanded him to be carried into the castle.
21:35 And when he came upon the stairs, so it was that he was
 borne by the soldiers, for the violence of the people.
21:36 For the multitude of the people followed, crying, Away
 with him.
21:37 And as Paul was to be led into the castle, he said to the
 chief captain, May I speak to thee? Who said, Canst thou speak
 Greek?
21:38 Art not thou that Egyptian, who before these days madest
 an uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand
 men that were murderers?
21:39 But Paul said, I am a man [who am] a Jew of Tarsus, [a
 city] of Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and I beseech thee
 suffer me to speak to the people.
21:40 And when he had given him license, Paul stood on the
 stairs, and beckoned with the hand to the people. And when
 there was made entire silence, he spoke to [them] in the Hebrew
 language, saying,
 
 

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