Acts 21


Paul Embarks for Jerusalem

1And when it came to pass, we embarked, having drawn away from them, having run direct, we came unto Cos; and the next day unto Rhodes, and from there unto Patara. 2And having found a boat passing through unto Phoenicia, having set foot on it we embarked. 3[3having appeared 1And 2Cyprus], and having left it on the left, we sailed unto Syria, and led down unto Tyre; for at that place [3was 1the 2boat] unloading the cargo. 4And having discovered the disciples, we remained there [2days 1seven], the ones who said to Paul through the spirit, not to ascend unto Jerusalem. 5But when it happened we accomplished the days, having gone forth we went, [6escorting us 2all 1with 3the women 4and 5children] as far as outside the city. And setting the knees upon the shore, we prayed. 6And having saluted one another, we mounted into the boat; and those returned to their own. 7And we [2the 3voyage 1having concluded] from Tyre, arrived at Ptolemais. And having saluted the brethren, we abode [2day 1one] with them. 8And the next day, [4having gone forth 1the ones 2around 3Paul], they came unto Caesarea. And having entered into the house of Philip the Evangelist, being one of the seven, we stayed with him. 9And to this man there were [3daughters 2virgin 1four] who prophesied. 10[3remaining there 1And 2of our 5days 4many], there came down a certain one from Judea, a prophet, by name Agabus. 11And having come to us, and having taken the belt of Paul, and having bound his hands and feet, he said, Thus says the [2spirit 1holy], The man of which is this belt, so shall [5bind 3in 4Jerusalem 1the 2Jews], and they shall deliver him up into the hands of the nations. 12And when we heard these things, [5appealed 1both we 2and 3the ones 4of that place 7to not 8ascend 6for him] unto Jerusalem. 13[3responded 1And 2Paul], Why do you cause weeping and breaking of my heart? For I not only to be bound, but also [3to die 4in 5Jerusalem 1readily 2hold] for the name of the Lord Jesus. 14[3not 4being persuaded 1And 2he], we were still, having said, The will of the Lord, let it be! 15And after these days, having packed up, we ascended unto Jerusalem. 16And came together also some of the disciples from Caesarea with us, bringing the one with whom we should lodge, a certain Mnason, a Cypriot, [2of old 1a disciple].

Paul's Arrival in Jerusalem

17[3being 1And 2of our] in Jerusalem, [3gladly 4received 5us 1the 2brethren]. 18And the following day Paul enters with us to James; and all [3arrived 1the 2elders]. 19And having greeted them, he described according to [2one 1each] what [2did 1God] among the nations through his service. 20And they having heard, glorified the Lord. And they said to him, You view, O brother, how many myriads [2there are 1of believing Jews], and all [2zealous 3of the 4law 1being]. 21And they instruct concerning you that [7defection 1you teach 8from 9Moses 4among 5the 6nations 2all 3the Jews], saying not to circumcise their children, nor [2in the 3customs 1to walk]. 22What then is it? Assuredly it is necessary for a multitude to come together; for they shall hear that you have come. 23This then do what we tell you! There are with us [2men 1four 4a vow 3having] upon themselves; 24taking these, be purified with them, and spend for them, that they may shave the head! and all should know that of which they have been instructed concerning you is nothing, but you conform to [4even 5yourself 2the 3law 1keeping]. 25But concerning the ones believing of the nations, we wrote, judging [2no 3such thing 1them to give heed to], except to keep themselves from both that sacrificed to idols, and the blood, and what is strangled, and harlotry.

A Riot in the Temple

26Then Paul, having taken the men the next day, with them having been purified, he entered into the temple, declaring the fulfillment of the days of the purification, while [3was offered 4for 6one 5each 7of them 1the 2offering]. 27And when [4were about 1the 2seven 3days] to be completed, the [2from 3Asia 1Jews], having seen him in the temple, caused a tumult with all the multitude, and they put hands upon him, 28crying out, Men, Israelites, help! This is the man, the one [4against 5the 6people 7and 8the 9law 10and 11this place 2all 3everywhere 1teaching]; still indeed even Greeks he brings into the temple, and makes [4unclean 2holy 3place 1this]. 29For they were seeing Trophimus the Ephesian [3in 4the 5city 1with 2him], whom they thought that [3into 4the 5temple 2brought 1Paul]. 30And [4was shaken up 5indeed 1the 3city 2entire], and there became a stampede of people. And having taken hold of Paul, they drew him outside the temple; and immediately they locked the doors. 31And seeking to kill him, [2ascended 1a report] to the commander of the cohort, that all Jerusalem was in tumult. 32Who immediately having taken soldiers and centurions, ran down upon them. And the ones beholding the commander and the soldiers, ceased beating Paul. 33And having approached, the commander took hold of him, and bid him to be tied [2chains 1with two], and to inquire about who he may be, and what he is doing. 34And others to another were yelling in the multitude. [2not 3being able 1And] to know safely because of the tumult, he bid them to lead him unto the camp. 35And when he was at the stairs, it happened that he was borne by the soldiers because of the force of the multitude. 36[6followed 1For 2the 3multitude 4of the 5people] crying out, Take him away! 37And being about to be brought into the camp, Paul says to the commander, Is it allowed for me to speak to you? And he said, You know Greek? 38[2not 3then 1Are you] the Egyptian who before these days overthrew, and led out into the wilderness the four thousand men of the Sicari? 39[3said 1And 2Paul], I am a man indeed, I am a Jew of Tarsus of Cilicia, [2of not 3an unmarked 4city 1a citizen]; and I beseech you commit it to my care to speak to the people. 40[3having permitted 1And 2he], Paul standing upon the stairs, waved his hand to the people; and with a great quietness having taken place, he called out in the Hebrew dialect, saying,
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