Acts 21

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Acts 21 Text (WEB)
  1. When it happened that we had parted from them and had set sail, we came with a straight course to Cos, and the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara.
  2. Having found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, we went aboard, and set sail.
  3. When we had come in sight of Cyprus, leaving it on the left hand, we sailed to Syria, and landed at Tyre, for there the ship was to unload her cargo.
  4. Having found disciples, we stayed there seven days. These said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem.
  5. When it happened that we had accomplished the days, we departed and went on our journey. They all, with wives and children, brought us on our way until we were out of the city. Kneeling down on the beach, we prayed.
  6. After saying goodbye to each other, we went on board the ship, and they returned home again.
  7. When we had finished the voyage from Tyre, we arrived at Ptolemais. We greeted the brothers, and stayed with them one day.
  8. On the next day, we, who were Paul's companions, departed, and came to Caesarea. We entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, and stayed with him.
  9. Now this man had four virgin daughters who prophesied.
  10. As we stayed there some days, a certain prophet named Agabus came down from Judea.
  11. Coming to us, and taking Paul's belt, he bound his own feet and hands, and said, "Thus says the Holy Spirit: 'So will the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man who owns this belt, and will deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.'"
  12. When we heard these things, both we and they of that place begged him not to go up to Jerusalem.
  13. Then Paul answered, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus."
  14. When he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, "The Lord's will be done."
  15. After these days we took up our baggage and went up to Jerusalem.
  16. Some of the disciples from Caesarea also went with us, bringing one Mnason of Cyprus, an early disciple, with whom we would stay.
  17. When we had come to Jerusalem, the brothers received us gladly.
  18. The day following, Paul went in with us to James; and all the elders were present.
  19. When he had greeted them, he reported one by one the things which God had worked among the Gentiles through his ministry.
  20. They, when they heard it, glorified God. They said to him, "You see, brother, how many thousands there are among the Jews of those who have believed, and they are all zealous for the law.
  21. They have been informed about you, that you teach all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children neither to walk after the customs.
  22. What then? The assembly must certainly meet, for they will hear that you have come.
  23. Therefore do what we tell you. We have four men who have taken a vow.
  24. Take them, and purify yourself with them, and pay their expenses for them, that they may shave their heads. Then all will know that there is no truth in the things that they have been informed about you, but that you yourself also walk keeping the law.
  25. But concerning the Gentiles who believe, we have written our decision that they should observe no such thing, except that they should keep themselves from food offered to idols, from blood, from strangled things, and from sexual immorality."
  26. Then Paul took the men, and the next day, purified himself and went with them into the temple, declaring the fulfillment of the days of purification, until the offering was offered for every one of them.
  27. When the seven days were almost completed, the Jews from Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the multitude and laid hands on him,
  28. crying out, "Men of Israel, help! This is the man who teaches all men everywhere against the people, and the law, and this place. Moreover, he also brought Greeks into the temple, and has defiled this holy place!"
  29. For they had seen Trophimus, the Ephesian, with him in the city, and they supposed that Paul had brought him into the temple.
  30. All the city was moved, and the people ran together. They seized Paul and dragged him out of the temple. Immediately the doors were shut.
  31. As they were trying to kill him, news came up to the commanding officer of the regiment that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.
  32. Immediately he took soldiers and centurions, and ran down to them. They, when they saw the chief captain and the soldiers, stopped beating Paul.
  33. Then the commanding officer came near, arrested him, commanded him to be bound with two chains, and inquired who he was and what he had done.
  34. Some shouted one thing, and some another, among the crowd. When he couldn't find out the truth because of the noise, he commanded him to be brought into the barracks.
  35. When he came to the stairs, it happened that he was carried by the soldiers because of the violence of the crowd;
  36. for the multitude of the people followed after, crying out, "Away with him!"
  37. As Paul was about to be brought into the barracks, he asked the commanding officer, "May I speak to you?" He said, "Do you know Greek?
  38. Aren't you then the Egyptian, who before these days stirred up to sedition and led out into the wilderness the four thousand men of the Assassins?"
  39. But Paul said, "I am a Jew, from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no insignificant city. I beg you, allow me to speak to the people."
  40. When he had given him permission, Paul, standing on the stairs, beckoned with his hand to the people. When there was a great silence, he spoke to them in the Hebrew language, saying,
Acts 21 Text (Hebrew)
  1. ויהי כאשר נפרדנו מהם ונרד באניה ונבוא דרך ישרה אל קוס וממחרת אל רודוס ומשם אל פטרה׃
  2. שם מצאנו אניה עברת אל פינוקיא ונרד בה ונעבר׃
  3. ונרא את פני קפרוס ונעזבנה לשמאל ונעבר אל סוריא ונגיע אל צור כי שמה יוציאו את מעמסת האניה׃
  4. ונמצא את התלמידים ונשב שם שבעת ימים והם אמרו אל פולוס על פי הרוח לבלתי עלות ירושלים׃
  5. ויהי אחרי מלאת לנו הימים האלה ונצא ללכת לדרכנו וילוו אתנו כלם עם נשיהם ועם טפם עד מחוץ לעיר ונכרע על ברכינו על חוף הים ונתפלל׃
  6. ונברך איש את רעהו ונעל אל האניה והמה שבו איש לביתו׃
  7. ואנחנו כלינו את דרך הים ונרד מצור אל עכו ונשאל לשלום האחים ונשב אתם יום אחד׃
  8. וממחרת נסענו פולוס ואשר אתו ונבא אל קסרין ונלך אל בית פילפוס המבשר אשר הוא אחד מן השבעה ונשב עמו׃
  9. ולו היו ארבע בנות בתולות מתנבאות׃
  10. ויהי בהיותנו שם ימים רבים וירד נביא אחד מיהודה ושמו אגבוס׃
  11. ויבא אצלנו ויקח את אזור פולוס ויאסר בו את ידיו ואת רגליו ויאמר כה אמר רוח הקדש ככה יאסרו היהודים בירושלים את האיש אשר לו האזור הזה ויסגירהו בידי הגוים׃
  12. ויהי כאשר שמענו את זאת ונבקש ממנו אנחנו ואנשי המקום אשר לא יעלה ירושלים׃
  13. ויען פולוס ויאמר מה לכם אשר תבכו ותשברו לבבי כי נכון אנכי לא לבד להאסר כי גם למות בירושלים על שם ישוע האדון׃
  14. ולא אבה שמע ונרף ממנו לאמר רצון יהוה יעשה׃
  15. ואחרי הימים האלה נשאנו את כלינו ונעל ירושלים׃
  16. וילכו אתנו גם תלמידים מקסרין ויביאו אתנו ללון בבית איש כתי ושמו מנסון והוא תלמיד ישן׃
  17. ויהי כבאנו ירושלים ויקבלו אתנו האחים בשמחה׃
  18. וממחרת היום נכנס פולוס עמנו אל יעקב ויבאו שמה כל הזקנים׃
  19. וישאלם לשלום ויספר אחת לאחת את אשר עשה האלהים לגוים בשרותו׃
  20. וישמעו ויהללו את האלהים ויאמרו אליו הנך ראה אחינו כמה רבבות יהודים באו להאמין וכלם מקנאים לתורה׃
  21. והם שמעו עליך שמועה כי תלמד את כל היהודים אשר בקרב הגוים לסור ממשה באמרך כי אין עליהם למול את בניהם וללכת בחקות התורה׃
  22. ועתה מה לעשות הנה האסף יאסף המון העם כי ישמעו כי באת׃
  23. לכן עשה זאת אפוא אשר נאמר אליך׃
  24. הנה יש אתנו ארבעה אנשים אשר נדר עליהם אתם קח לך והטהר אתם ושלם ההוצאות בעדם למען אשר יגלחו את ראשם וידעו כלם כי שמועת שוא שמעו עליך וכי אתה בעצמך מתהלך בחקות התורה׃
  25. ועל דבר המאמינים בגוים כתבנו וגזרנו אשר לא ישמרו דבר מאלה רק להשמר מזבחי אלילים ומן הדם ומבשר הנחנק ומן הזנות׃
  26. ויקח פולוס את האנשים ויטהר אתם וממחרת בא אל המקדש ויגד כי מלאו ימי טהרתם עד כי הקרב קרבן כל אחד מהם׃
  27. ויהי כאשר קרבו שבעת הימים לכלות והיהודים אשר מאסיא ראו אתו במקדש ויעוררו את כל ההמון וישלחו בו את ידיהם׃
  28. ויצעקו לאמר אנשי ישראל עזרו זה הוא האיש המלמד את כל אדם אשר בכל הארץ סרה על העם הזה ועל התורה ועל המקום הזה וגם הביא אל המקדש אנשים יונים ויחלל את המקום הקדוש הזה׃
  29. כי היו ראים את טרופימוס האפסי בעיר אתו ויחשבו כי פולוס הביא אתו אל המקדש׃
  30. ותהם כל העיר וירץ העם ויקבץ ויאחזו את פולוס וימשכהו אל מחוץ למקדש ופתאם סגרו הדלתות׃
  31. והמה מבקשים להמיתו והשמועה באה אל שר האלף של הגדוד כי כל ירושלים נבוכה׃
  32. וימהר ויקח אתו אנשי צבא ושרי מאות וירץ אליהם ויהי כראותם את שר האלף ואת אנשי הצבא ויחדלו מהכות את פולוס׃
  33. ויגש שר האלף ויחזק בו ויצו לאסרו בנחשתים וישאל מי הוא זה ומה עשה׃
  34. ויענו מן העם אלה בכה ואלה בכה ולא יכל לדעת מאומה אל נכון מרב השאון ויצו להוליכו אל המצד׃
  35. ויהי כבואו עד המעלות וישאהו אנשי הצבא מפני חמת העם׃
  36. כי עם רב הלך אחריו והם צעקים ואמרים הסר אתו׃
  37. וכאשר הקריב פולוס להאסף אל המצד אמר אל שר האלף התניח לי לדבר אליך דבר ויאמר הידעת יונית׃
  38. האם אינך המצרי אשר לפני הימים האלה העיר מרד והוציא המדברה ארבעת אלפים אנשי דמים׃
  39. ויאמר פולוס איש יהודי אנכי מטרסוס בן עיר קיליקיא אשר איננה בלי שם ועתה אשאלה מאתך הניחה לי לדבר אל העם׃
  40. וינח לו ויעמד פולוס על המעלות הניף ידו אל העם ותהי דממה רבה וידבר בלשון עברית ויאמר׃
Acts 21 Text (Greek)
  1. ως δε εγενετο αναχθηναι ημας αποσπασθεντας απ αυτων ευθυδρομησαντες ηλθομεν εις την κω τη δε εξης εις την ροδον κακειθεν εις παταρα
  2. και ευροντες πλοιον διαπερων εις φοινικην επιβαντες ανηχθημεν
  3. αναφαναντες δε την κυπρον και καταλιποντες αυτην ευωνυμον επλεομεν εις συριαν και κατηλθομεν εις τυρον εκεισε γαρ το πλοιον ην αποφορτιζομενον τον γομον
  4. ανευροντες δε τους μαθητας επεμειναμεν αυτου ημερας επτα οιτινες τω παυλω ελεγον δια του πνευματος μη επιβαινειν εις ιεροσολυμα
  5. οτε δε εγενετο τας ημερας εξελθοντες επορευομεθα προπεμποντων ημας παντων συν γυναιξιν και τεκνοις εως εξω της πολεως και θεντες τα γονατα επι τον αιγιαλον προσευξαμενοι
  6. απησπασαμεθα αλληλους και εις το πλοιον εκεινοι δε υπεστρεψαν εις τα ιδια
  7. ημεις δε τον πλουν διανυσαντες απο τυρου κατηντησαμεν εις πτολεμαιδα και ασπασαμενοι τους αδελφους εμειναμεν ημεραν μιαν παρ αυτοις
  8. τη δε επαυριον εξελθοντες ηλθομεν εις καισαρειαν και εισελθοντες εις τον οικον φιλιππου του ευαγγελιστου οντος εκ των επτα εμειναμεν παρ αυτω
  9. τουτω δε ησαν θυγατερες τεσσαρες παρθενοι προφητευουσαι
  10. επιμενοντων δε ημερας πλειους κατηλθεν τις απο της ιουδαιας προφητης ονοματι αγαβος
  11. και ελθων προς ημας και αρας την ζωνην του παυλου δησας εαυτου τους ποδας και τας χειρας ειπεν ταδε λεγει το πνευμα το αγιον τον ανδρα ου εστιν η ζωνη αυτη ουτως δησουσιν εν ιερουσαλημ οι ιουδαιοι και παραδωσουσιν εις χειρας εθνων
  12. ως δε ηκουσαμεν ταυτα παρεκαλουμεν ημεις τε και οι εντοπιοι του μη αναβαινειν αυτον εις ιερουσαλημ
  13. τοτε απεκριθη παυλος τι ποιειτε κλαιοντες και συνθρυπτοντες μου την καρδιαν εγω γαρ ου μονον δεθηναι αλλα και αποθανειν εις ιερουσαλημ ετοιμως εχω υπερ του ονοματος του κυριου ιησου
  14. μη πειθομενου δε αυτου ησυχασαμεν ειποντες του κυριου το θελημα γινεσθω
  15. μετα δε τας ημερας ταυτας επισκευασαμενοι ανεβαινομεν εις ιεροσολυμα
  16. συνηλθον δε και των μαθητων απο καισαρειας συν ημιν αγοντες παρ ω ξενισθωμεν μνασωνι τινι κυπριω αρχαιω μαθητη
  17. γενομενων δε ημων εις ιεροσολυμα ασμενως απεδεξαντο ημας οι αδελφοι
  18. τη δε επιουση εισηει ο παυλος συν ημιν προς ιακωβον παντες τε παρεγενοντο οι πρεσβυτεροι
  19. και ασπασαμενος αυτους εξηγειτο καθ εν εκαστον ων εποιησεν ο θεος εν τοις εθνεσιν δια της διακονιας αυτου
  20. οι δε ακουσαντες εδοξαζον τον θεον ειπον τε αυτω θεωρεις αδελφε ποσαι μυριαδες εισιν εν τοις ιουδαιοις των πεπιστευκοτων και παντες ζηλωται του νομου υπαρχουσιν
  21. κατηχηθησαν δε περι σου οτι αποστασιαν διδασκεις απο μωυσεως τους κατα τα εθνη παντας ιουδαιους λεγων μη περιτεμνειν αυτους τα τεκνα μηδε τοις εθεσιν περιπατειν
  22. τι ουν εστιν παντως ακουσονται οτι εληλυθας
  23. τουτο ουν ποιησον ο σοι λεγομεν εισιν ημιν ανδρες τεσσαρες ευχην εχοντες εαυτων
  24. τουτους παραλαβων αγνισθητι συν αυτοις και δαπανησον επ αυτοις ινα ξυρησονται την κεφαλην και γνωσονται παντες οτι ων κατηχηνται περι σου ουδεν εστιν αλλα στοιχεις και αυτος φυλασσων τον νομον
  25. περι δε των πεπιστευκοτων εθνων ημεις κριναντες φυλασσεσθαι αυτους το τε ειδωλοθυτον και αιμα και πνικτον και πορνειαν
  26. τοτε ο παυλος παραλαβων τους ανδρας τη εχομενη ημερα συν αυτοις αγνισθεις εισηει εις το ιερον διαγγελλων την εκπληρωσιν των ημερων του αγνισμου εως ου προσηνεχθη υπερ ενος εκαστου αυτων η προσφορα
  27. ως δε εμελλον αι επτα ημεραι συντελεισθαι οι απο της ασιας ιουδαιοι θεασαμενοι αυτον εν τω ιερω συνεχεον παντα τον οχλον και επεβαλον επ αυτον τας χειρας
  28. κραζοντες ανδρες ισραηλιται βοηθειτε ουτος εστιν ο ανθρωπος ο κατα του λαου και του νομου και του τοπου τουτου παντας πανταχη διδασκων ετι τε και ελληνας εισηγαγεν εις το ιερον και κεκοινωκεν τον αγιον τοπον τουτον
  29. ησαν γαρ προεωρακοτες τροφιμον τον εφεσιον εν τη πολει συν αυτω ον ενομιζον οτι εις το ιερον εισηγαγεν ο παυλος
  30. εκινηθη τε η πολις ολη και εγενετο συνδρομη του λαου και επιλαβομενοι του παυλου ειλκον αυτον εξω του ιερου και ευθεως εκλεισθησαν αι θυραι
  31. ζητουντων τε αυτον αποκτειναι ανεβη φασις τω χιλιαρχω της σπειρης οτι ολη συγχυννεται ιερουσαλημ
  32. ος εξαυτης παραλαβων στρατιωτας και εκατονταρχας κατεδραμεν επ αυτους οι δε ιδοντες τον χιλιαρχον και τους στρατιωτας επαυσαντο τυπτοντες τον παυλον
  33. τοτε εγγισας ο χιλιαρχος επελαβετο αυτου και εκελευσεν δεθηναι αλυσεσιν δυσιν και επυνθανετο τις ειη και τι εστιν πεποιηκως
  34. αλλοι δε αλλο τι επεφωνουν εν τω οχλω μη δυναμενου δε αυτου γνωναι το ασφαλες δια τον θορυβον εκελευσεν αγεσθαι αυτον εις την παρεμβολην
  35. οτε δε εγενετο επι τους αναβαθμους συνεβη βασταζεσθαι αυτον υπο των στρατιωτων δια την βιαν του οχλου
  36. ηκολουθει γαρ το πληθος του λαου κραζοντες αιρε αυτον
  37. μελλων τε εισαγεσθαι εις την παρεμβολην ο παυλος λεγει τω χιλιαρχω ει εξεστιν μοι ειπειν τι προς σε ο δε εφη ελληνιστι γινωσκεις
  38. ουκ αρα συ ει ο αιγυπτιος ο προ τουτων των ημερων αναστατωσας και εξαγαγων εις την ερημον τους τετρακισχιλιους ανδρας των σικαριων
  39. ειπεν δε ο παυλος εγω ανθρωπος μεν ειμι ιουδαιος ταρσευς της κιλικιας ουκ ασημου πολεως πολιτης δεομαι δε σου επιτρεψον μοι λαλησαι προς τον λαον
  40. επιτρεψαντος δε αυτου ο παυλος εστως επι των αναβαθμων κατεσεισεν τη χειρι τω λαω πολλης δε σιγης γενομενης προσεφωνησεν τη εβραιδι διαλεκτω λεγων
Acts 21 Text (Latin)
  1. Cum autem factum esset ut navigaremus abstracti ab eis, recto cursu venimus Coum, et sequenti die Rhodum, et inde Pataram.
  2. Et cum invenissemus navem transfretantem in Phœnicen, ascendentes navigavimus.
  3. Cum apparuissemus autem Cypro, relinquentes eam ad sinistram, navigavimus in Syriam, et venimus Tyrum : ibi enim navis expositura erat onus.
  4. Inventis autem discipulis, mansimus ibi diebus septem : qui Paulo dicebant per Spiritum ne ascenderet Jerosolymam.
  5. Et expletis diebus, profecti ibamus, deducentibus nos omnibus cum uxoribus et filiis usque foras civitatem : et positis genibus in littore, oravimus.
  6. Et cum valefecissemus invicem ascendimus navem : illi autem redierunt in sua.
  7. Nos vero navigatione expleta a Tyro descendimus Ptolemaidam : et salutatis fratribus, mansimus die una apud illos.
  8. Alia autem die profecti, venimus Cæsaream. Et intrantes domum Philippi evangelistæ, qui erat unus de septem, mansimus apud eum.
  9. Huic autem erant quatuor filiæ virgines prophetantes.
  10. Et cum moraremur per dies aliquot, supervenit quidam a Judæa propheta, nomine Agabus.
  11. Is cum venisset ad nos, tulit zonam Pauli : et alligans sibi pedes et manus, dixit : Hæc dicit Spiritus Sanctus : Virum, cujus est zona hæc, sic alligabunt in Jerusalem Judæi, et tradent in manus gentium.
  12. Quod cum audissemus, rogabamus nos, et qui loci illius erant, ne ascenderet Jerosolymam.
  13. Tunc respondit Paulus, et dixit : Quid facitis flentes, et affligentes cor meum ? Ego enim non solum alligari, sed et mori in Jerusalem paratus sum propter nomen Domini Jesu.
  14. Et cum ei suadere non possemus, quievimus, dicentes : Domini voluntas fiat.
  15. Post dies autem istos præparati, ascendebamus in Jerusalem.
  16. Venerunt autem et ex discipulis a Cæsarea nobiscum, adducentes secum apud quem hospitaremur Mnasonem quemdam Cyprium, antiquum discipulum.
  17. Et cum venissemus Jerosolymam, libenter exceperunt nos fratres.
  18. Sequenti autem die introibat Paulus nobiscum ad Jacobum, omnesque collecti sunt seniores.
  19. Quos cum salutasset, narrabat per singula quæ Deus fecisset in gentibus per ministerium ipsius.
  20. At illi cum audissent, magnificabant Deum, dixeruntque ei : Vides frater, quot millia sunt in Judæis qui crediderunt, et omnes æmulatores sunt legis.
  21. Audierunt autem de te quia discessionem doceas a Moyse eorum, qui per gentes sunt, Judæorum : dicens non debere eos circumcidere filios suos, neque secundum consuetudinem ingredi.
  22. Quid ergo est ? utique oportet convenire multitudinem : audient enim te supervenisse.
  23. Hoc ergo fac quod tibi dicimus : Sunt nobis viri quatuor, votum habentes super se.
  24. His assumptis, sanctifica te cum illis : et impende in illis ut radant capita : et scient omnes quia quæ de te audierunt, falsa sunt, sed ambulas et ipse custodiens legem.
  25. De his autem qui crediderunt ex gentibus, nos scripsimus judicantes ut abstineant se ab idolis immolato, et sanguine, et suffocato, et fornicatione.
  26. Tunc Paulus, assumptis viris, postera die purificatus cum illis intravit in templum, annuntians expletionem dierum purificationis, donec offerretur pro unoquoque eorum oblatio.
  27. Dum autem septem dies consummarentur, hi qui de Asia erant Judæi, cum vidissent eum in templo, concitaverunt omnem populum, et injecerunt ei manus, clamantes :
  28. Viri Israëlitæ, adjuvate : hic est homo qui adversus populum, et legem, et locum hunc, omnes ubique docens, insuper et gentiles induxit in templum, et violavit sanctum locum istum.
  29. Viderant enim Trophimum Ephesium in civitate cum ipso, quem æstimaverunt quoniam in templum introduxisset Paulus.
  30. Commotaque est civitas tota, et facta est concursio populi. Et apprehendentes Paulum, trahebant eum extra templum : et statim clausæ sunt januæ.
  31. Quærentibus autem eum occidere, nuntiatum est tribuno cohortis quia tota confunditur Jerusalem.
  32. Qui statim, assumptis militibus et centurionibus, decurrit ad illos. Qui cum vidissent tribunum, et milites, cessaverunt percutere Paulum.
  33. Tunc accedens tribunus apprehendit eum, et jussit eum alligari catenis duabus : et interrogabat quis esset, et quid fecisset.
  34. Alii autem aliud clamabant in turba. Et cum non posset certum cognoscere præ tumultu, jussit duci eum in castra.
  35. Et cum venisset ad gradus, contigit ut portaretur a militibus propter vim populi.
  36. Sequebatur enim multitudo populi, clamans : Tolle eum.
  37. Et cum cœpisset induci in castra Paulus, dicit tribuno : Si licet mihi loqui aliquid ad te ? Qui dixit : Græce nosti ?
  38. Nonne tu es Ægyptius, qui ante hos dies tumultum concitasti, et eduxisti in desertum quatuor millia virorum sicariorum ?
  39. Et dixit ad eum Paulus : Ego homo sum quidem Judæus a Tarso Ciliciæ, non ignotæ civitatis municeps. Rogo autem te, permitte mihi loqui ad populum.
  40. Et cum ille permisisset, Paulus stans in gradibus annuit manu ad plebem, et magno silentio facto, allocutus est lingua hebræa, dicens :
Acts 21 Text (KJV)
  1. And it came to pass, that after we were gotten from them, and had launched, we came with a straight course unto Coos, and the day following unto Rhodes, and from thence unto Patara:
  2. And finding a ship sailing over unto Phenicia, we went aboard, and set forth.
  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.
  4. And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem.
  5. And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed.
  6. And when we had taken our leave one of another, we took ship; and they returned home again.
  7. And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren, and abode with them one day.
  8. And the next day we that were of Paul's company departed, and came unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, which was one of the seven; and abode with him.
  9. And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy.
  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 Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.
  12. And when we heard these things, both we, and they of that place, besought him not to go up to Jerusalem.
  13. Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.
  14. And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.
  15. And after those days we took up our carriages, 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 were come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly.
  18. And the day following Paul went in with us unto James; and all the elders were present.
  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 which believe; and they are all zealous of the law:
  21. And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which 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 which have a vow on them;
  24. Them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them, that they may shave their heads: and all may know that those things, whereof they were informed concerning thee, are nothing; but that thou thyself also walkest orderly, and keepest the law.
  25. As touching the Gentiles which 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 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 purifcation, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them.
  27. And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews which 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 teacheth all men every where against the people, and the law, and this place: and further brought Greeks also into the temple, and hath polluted this holy place.
  29. (For they had seen before with him in the city Trophimus an Ephesian, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.)
  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.
  31. And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.
  32. Who immediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran down unto them: and when they saw the chief captain and the soldiers, they left beating of Paul.
  33. Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and demanded 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 castle.
  35. And when he came upon the stairs, so it was, that he was borne of the soldiers for 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 castle, he said unto the chief captain, May I speak unto thee? Who said, Canst thou speak Greek?
  38. Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest an uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers?
  39. But Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.
  40. And when he had given him licence, Paul stood on the stairs, and beckoned with the hand unto the people. And when there was made a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew tongue, saying,
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