Paul Sails from Miletus1 When a we had parted from them and had set sail, we ran b a straight course to Cos and the next day to Rhodes and from there to Patara; 2 and having found a ship crossing over to c Phoenicia, we went aboard and set sail. 3 When we came in sight of d Cyprus, leaving it on the left, we kept sailing to e Syria and landed at f Tyre; for there the ship was to unload its cargo. 4 After looking up g the disciples, we stayed there seven days; and they kept telling Paul ▼
▼ I.e. because of impressions made by the Spirit, i through the Spirit not to set foot in Jerusalem. 5 When ▼
▼ Lit we had completed the daysour days there were ended, we left and started on our journey, while they all, with wives and children k escorted us until we were out of the city. After l kneeling down on the beach and praying, we said farewell to one another. 6 Then we went on board the ship, and they returned m home again. 7 When we had finished the voyage from n Tyre, we arrived at Ptolemais, and after greeting o the brethren, we stayed with them for a day. 8 On the next day we left and came to p Caesarea, and entering the house of q Philip the r evangelist, who was s one of the seven, we stayed with him. 9 Now this man had four virgin daughters who were t prophetesses. 10 As we were staying there for some days, a prophet named u Agabus came down from Judea. 11 And coming to us, he v took Paul’s belt and bound his own feet and hands, and said, “This w is what the Holy Spirit says: ‘In this way the Jews at Jerusalem will x bind the man who owns this belt and y deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.’” 12 When we had heard this, we as well as the local residents began begging him z not to go up to Jerusalem. 13 Then Paul answered, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For aa I am ready not only to be bound, but even to die at Jerusalem for ab the name of the Lord Jesus.” 14 And since he would not be persuaded, we fell silent, remarking ac “The will of the Lord be done!”
Paul at Jerusalem15 After these days we got ready and ad started on our way up to Jerusalem. 16 Some of ae the disciples from af Caesarea also came with us, taking us to Mnason of ag Cyprus, a ah disciple of long standing with whom we were to lodge. 17 After we arrived in Jerusalem ai the brethren received us gladly. 18 And the following day Paul went in with us to ▼
▼ Or Jacob, ak James, and all al the elders were present. 19 After he had greeted them, he am began to relate one by one the things which God had done among the Gentiles through his an ministry. 20 And when they heard it they began ao glorifying God; and they said to him, “You see, brother, how many ▼
▼ Lit ten thousandsthousands there are among the Jews of those who have believed, and they are all aq zealous for the Law; 21 and they have been told about you, that you are ar teaching all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them as not to circumcise their children nor to ▼
▼ I.e. observe or live bywalk according to au the customs. 22 “What, then, is to be done? They will certainly hear that you have come. 23 “Therefore do this that we tell you. We have four men who ▼
▼ Lit have a vow on them, aw are under a vow; 24 take them and ax purify yourself along with them, and ▼
▼ Lit spend on thempay their expenses so that they may az shave their ▼
▼ Lit headheads; and all will know that there is nothing to the things which they have been told about you, but that you yourself also walk orderly, keeping the Law. 25 “But concerning the Gentiles who have believed, we wrote, bb having decided that they should abstain from ▼
▼ Lit the thingmeat sacrificed to idols and from blood and from what is strangled and from fornication.” 26 Then Paul ▼
▼ Or took the men the next day, and purifying himselftook the men, and the next day be purifying himself along with them, bf went into the temple giving notice of the completion of the days of purification, until the sacrifice was offered for each one of them.
Paul Seized in the Temple27 When bg the seven days were almost over bh the Jews from ▼
▼ I.e. west coast province of Asia Minor, bj Asia, upon seeing him in the temple, began to stir up all the crowd and laid hands on him, 28 crying out, “Men of Israel, come to our aid! bk This is the man who preaches to all men everywhere against our people and the Law and this place; and besides he has even brought Greeks into the temple and has bl defiled this holy place.” 29 For they had previously seen bm Trophimus the bn Ephesian in the city with him, and they supposed that Paul had brought him into the temple. 30 Then all the city was provoked, and ▼
▼ Lit a running together of the people occurredthe people rushed together, and taking hold of Paul they bp dragged him out of the temple, and immediately the doors were shut. 31 While they were seeking to kill him, a report came up to the ▼
▼ I.e. chiliarch, in command of one thousand troopscommander of the br Roman ▼
▼ Or battalioncohort that all Jerusalem was in confusion. 32 At once he bt took along some soldiers and centurions and ran down to them; and when they saw the ▼ commander and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul. 33 Then the ▼ commander came up and took hold of him, and ordered him to be bw bound with bx two chains; and he began asking who he was and what he had done. 34 But among the crowd by some were shouting one thing and some another, and when he could not find out the ▼
▼ Lit certaintyfacts because of the uproar, he ordered him to be brought into ca the barracks. 35 When he got to cb the stairs, he was carried by the soldiers because of the violence of the ▼
▼ Lit crowdmob; 36 for the multitude of the people kept following them, shouting cd “Away with him!” 37 As Paul was about to be brought into ce the barracks, he said to the ▼ commander, “May I say something to you?” And he said, “Do you know Greek? 38 “Then you are not cg the Egyptian who some ▼
▼ Lit daystime ago stirred up a revolt and led the four thousand men of the Assassins out ci into the wilderness?” 39 But Paul said cj “I am a Jew of Tarsus in ck Cilicia, a citizen of no insignificant city; and I beg you, allow me to speak to the people.” 40 When he had given him permission, Paul, standing on cl the stairs cm motioned to the people with his hand; and when there ▼
▼ Lit occurredwas a great hush, he spoke to them in the ▼
▼ I.e. Jewish Aramaic, cp Hebrew dialect, saying,
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