Acts 21

And it came to pass that after we had left them and had launched, we came with a straight course unto Coos, and the [day] following unto Rhodes, and from there unto Patara; and finding a ship sailing over unto Phenicia, we went aboard and set forth. Now when we had sighted Cyprus, we left it on the left hand and sailed into Syria and landed at Tyre, for there the ship was to unload her cargo. And finding the disciples, we tarried there seven days, who said to Paul through the Spirit that he should not go up to Jerusalem. And when we had accomplished those days, we departed; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, until [we were] out of the city; and we knelt down on the shore and prayed. And when we had taken our leave one of another, we embarked [on the] ship, and they returned home again. And when we had finished [our] course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais and saluted the brethren and abode with them one day. And the next [day] Paul and those of us that were with him departed and came unto Caesarea; and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, who was [one] of the seven, and abode with him. And he had four daughters, virgins, who prophesied. 10 And as we tarried [there] many days, there came down from Judaea a certain prophet, named Agabus. 11 And when he was come unto us, he took Paul's girdle and bound his own hands and feet and said, Thus saith the Holy Spirit, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owns this girdle and shall deliver [him] into the hands of the Gentiles. 12 And when we heard these things, both we and those of that place besought him not to go up to Jerusalem. 13 Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. 14 And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, Let the will of the Lord be done. 15 And after those days we packed our baggage and went up to Jerusalem. 16 There went with us also [certain] of the disciples of Caesarea and brought with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an old disciple, with whom we should lodge. 17 And when we arrived at Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly. 18 And the [day] following, Paul went in with us to [see] James, and all the elders were gathered. 19 And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry. 20 And when they heard [it], they glorified the Lord and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are who have believed, and they are all zealous of the law; 21 and they are informed of 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. 22 What is it therefore? The multitude must needs come together, for they will hear that thou art come. 23 Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men among us who have a vow on them; 24 them take, and purify thyself with them, and pay their expenses, 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 dost also walk orderly and keep the law. 25 As touching the Gentiles who believe, we have written [and] concluded that they observe no such thing, except only that they keep themselves from [things] offered to idols and from blood and from [that which has been] strangled and from fornication. 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 each one of them. 27 And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews, who were of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the people and laid hands on him, 28 crying out, Men of Israel, help; this is the man that teaches everyone everywhere against the people and the law and this place and further brought Greeks also into the temple and has polluted this holy place. 29 (For before [this] they had seen Trophimus, an Ephesian, with him in the city, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.) 30 So that all the city was moved, and the people ran together; and they took Paul and drew him out of the temple, and immediately the doors were shut. 31 And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the tribunal of the company that all Jerusalem was in an uproar 32 who immediately took soldiers and centurions and ran down unto them; and when they saw the tribunal and the soldiers, they left off beating Paul. 33 Then the tribunal came near and took him and commanded [him] to be bound with two chains and demanded [to know] who he was and what he had done. 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 fortress. 35 And when he came upon the stairs, so it was that he was borne of the soldiers because of the violence of the people. 36 For the multitude of the people followed after, crying, Away with him. 37 And as Paul was to be led into the fortress, he said unto the tribunal, May I speak unto thee? Who said, Canst thou speak Greek? 38 Art not thou that Egyptian, who before these days made an uproar and led four thousand men out into the wilderness that were murderers? 39 But Paul said, I am certainly a Jew, a citizen of Tarsus, a city known in Cilicia; and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people. 40 And when he had given him license, Paul stood on the stairs and beckoned with the hand unto the people. And when there was made a great silence, he spoke unto [them] in the Hebrew tongue, saying,:
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