Acts 21

And when it came to pass, that we having been farewelled by them, embarked, sailing straight forward, we arrived at Cos, and on the following day to Rhodes, and thence to Patara. And finding a ship sailing into Phoenicia, having embarked, we moved out. And coming in sight of Cyprus, and leaving it on the left, we sailed to Syria, and disembarked at Tyre: for there the ship was delivering her cargo. And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who continued to say to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go to Jerusalem. And when it came to pass that we refitted during those days, having come out, we departed, all sending us forth, along with the women and children, out of the city: and putting down the knees on the shore, having prayed, we farewelled one another, and went up into the ship; and they returned to their own homes. And we continuing our voyage from Tyre, we arrived at Ptolemais, and having saluted the brethren, we remained with them one day. And on the following day, having come out, we came into Caesarea: and having entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, being one of the seven, we abode with him. And there were to him four virgin daughters, prophesying. 10 And we remaining many days, a certain prophet, by name Agabus, came down from Judea; 11 and having come to us, and taking the girdle of Paul, binding his own feet and hands, said, These things says the Holy Ghost, The man whose girdle this is, will the Jews in Jerusalem bind and deliver into the hands of the Gentiles. 12 And when we heard these words, both we, and the citizens, exhorted him not to go up to Jerusalem. 13 Then Paul responded and said, What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? for I am ready not only to be bound, but to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. 14 And he not being persuaded, we acquiesced, saying, Let the will of the Lord be done. 15 And after those days, taking our luggage, we went up to Jerusalem: 16 and some of the disciples from Caesarea went along with us, bringing Mnason a certain Cyprian, an old disciple, with whom we should lodge. 17 And we being in Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly. 18 And on the following day, Paul goes with us to James; and all the elders assembled. 19 And having saluted them, he related each one of those things which God did among the Gentiles through his ministry. 20 And they hearing, continued to glorify God, and said to him, You see, brother, how many myriads there are of those who believe; and they are all zealots of the law: 21 and they have been informed concerning thee, that thou art teaching all the Jews who are among the Gentiles apostasy from Moses, saying that they are not to circumcise their children, nor to walk according to the customs. 22 Then what is it? it is altogether necessary that the multitude come together: for they will hear that you have come. 23 Therefore do this which we tell thee. There are four men among us having a vow upon them; 24 taking them, be purified along with them, and be at charges for them, that they may shave their head: and all shall know that there is nothing of those things they have been informed concerning thee; but that thyself art walking, keeping the law. 25 But concerning the Gentiles who have believed, we have sent to them, adjudicating that they keep themselves from idolatry, and blood, and strangulation, and fornication. 26 Then Paul, having taken the men, the next day being purified along with them, enters into the temple, proclaiming the fulfillment of the days of purification, until an offering may be made for each one of them. 27 And when the seven days were about to have an end, the Jews from Asia, seeing him in the temple, stirred up the whole multitude, and laid hands on him, crying out, 28 Israelitish men, help: this is the man, teaching all everywhere against the people, and the law, and this place, and he has even yet led Greeks into the temple, and polluted this holy place. 29 For they saw Trophimus the Ephesian in the city with him, whom they supposed that Paul led into the temple. 30 And the whole city was excited, and there was a commotion of the people: and taking Paul, they dragged him out of the temple; and immediately the doors were closed. 31 And seeking to kill him, the report went up to the chiliarch of the band, that all Jerusalem is in commotion; 32 who immediately, taking soldiers and centurions, ran to them: and they, seeing the chiliarch and the soldiers, ceased beating Paul. 33 Then the chiliarch, having come nigh, took Paul, and commanded that he should be bound with two chains; and was making inquiry who he might be, and what he had done. 34 And they continued to cry aloud in the multitude, some one thing, and some another: and he, being unable to know the certainty on account of the uproar, commanded that he should be led into the castle. 35 Then when he was on the threshold, it happened that he was carried by the soldiers, on account of the violence of the mob; 36 for the multitude of the people were following, crying out, Take him away. 37 And Paul, being about to be led into the castle, says to the chiliarch, Is it lawful for me to say something to thee? And he said, Do you speak Greek? 38 Are you not that Egyptian who before these days rising up and leading away into the desert four hundred men of daggers? 39 But Paul said, I am indeed a Jewish man, a Tarsean, a citizen of Cilicia, no mean city: but, I pray you, permit me to speak to the people. 40 And he permitting, Paul, standing on the threshold, beckoned with his hand to the people: and there being great silence, he spoke to them in the Hebrew tongue, saying:
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