Paul will not by any means be dissuaded from going to Jerusalem.
Acts 21:1 And it came to passe, that after wee were gotten fro them, and had lanched, wee came with a straight course vnto Choos, and the day following vnto Rhodes, and from thence vnto Patara. Acts 21:2 And finding a ship sailing ouer vnto Phenicea, wee went abroad, and set foorth. Acts 21:3 Now when wee had discouered Cyprus, we left it on the left hand, and sailed into Syria, and landed at Tyre: for there the shippe was to vnlade her burden. Acts 21:4 And finding disciples, wee taried there seuen dayes: who said to Paul through the Spirit, that hee should not goe vp to Hierusalem. Acts 21:5 And when we had accomplished those dayes, we departed, and went our way, and they all brought vs on our way, with wiues and children, till wee were out of the citie: and wee kneeled downe on the shore, and prayed. Acts 21:6 And when we had taken our leaue one of another, we tooke ship, and they returned home againe. Acts 21:7 And when wee had finished our course from Tyre, wee came to Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren, and abode with them one day. Acts 21:8 And the next day we that were of Pauls company, departed, and came vnto Cesarea, and wee entred into the house of Philip the Euangelist (which was one of the seuen) & abode with him.
Philip's daughters prophetesses.
Acts 21:9 And ye same man had foure daughters, virgins, which did prophesie. Acts 21:10 And as wee taried there many dayes, there came downe from Iudea a certaine Prophet, named Agabus. Acts 21:11 And when he was come vnto vs, he tooke Pauls girdle, and bound his owne hands and feete, and said, Thus sayth the holy Ghost, So shall the Iewes at Hierusalem binde the man that oweth this girdle, and shall deliuer him into the hands of the Gentiles. Acts 21:12 And when we heard these things, both we and they of that place, besought him not to goe vp to Hierusalem. Acts 21:13 Then Paul answered, What meane ye to weepe and to breake mine heart? for I am ready, not to bee bound onely, but also to die at Hierusalem for the Name of the Lord Iesus. Acts 21:14 And when he would not bee perswaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done. Acts 21:15 And after those dayes we tooke vp our cariages, & went vp to Hierusalem. Acts 21:16 There went with vs also certaine of the disciples of Cesarea, and brought with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an old disciple, with who we should lodge.
Paul cometh to Jerusalem:
Acts 21:17 And when we were come to Hierusalem, the brethren receiued vs gladly Acts 21:18 And the day following Paul went in with vs vnto Iames, and all the Elders were present. Acts 21:19 And when hee had saluted them, hee declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministerie. Acts 21:20 And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, & said vnto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Iewes there are which beleeue, and they are all zealous of the Law. Acts 21:21 And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Iewes which are among the Gentiles, to forsake Moses, saying, that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walke after the customes. Acts 21:22 What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will heare that thou art come. Acts 21:23 Doe therefore this that we say to thee: Wee haue foure men which haue a vow on them, Acts 21:24 Then take, and purifie thy selfe with them, & bee at charges with them, that they may shaue their heads: and all may know that those things wherof they were informed concerning thee, are nothing, but that thou thy selfe also walkest orderly, and keepest the Law. Acts 21:25 As touching the Gentiles which beleeue, wee haue written and concluded, that they obserue no such thing, saue onely that they keepe themselues from things offered to idoles, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication. Acts 21:26 Then Paul tooke the men, and the next day purifying himselfe with them, entred into the Temple, to signifie the accomplishment of the dayes of purification, vntill that an offering should be offered for euery one of them:
where he is apprehended, and in great danger,
Acts 21:27 And when the seuen dayes were almost ended, the Iewes which were of Asia, when they saw him in the Temple, stirred vp all the people, and laide hands on him, Acts 21:28 Crying out, Men of Israel, helpe: this is ye man that teacheth al men euery where against the people, and the law, and this place: and farther brought Greeks also into the Temple, and hath polluted this holy place. Acts 21:29 (For they had seene before with him in the citie, Trophimus an Ephesian, whome they supposed that Paul had brought into the Temple.) Acts 21:30 And all the citie was moued, and the people ran together: and they tooke Paul, and drew him out of the Temple: and forthwith the doores were shut.
but by the chief captain is rescued, and permitted to speak to the people.
Acts 21:31 And as they went about to kil him, tidings came vnto the chiefe captaine of the band, that all Hierusalem was in an vprore. Acts 21:32 Who immediatly tooke souldiers, and Centurions, and ran downe vnto them: and when they saw the chiefe captaine and the souldiers, they left beating of Paul. Acts 21:33 Then the chiefe captain came neere, and tooke him, & commanded him to be bound with two chains, and demanded who he was, and what hee had done. Acts 21:34 And some cried one thing, some another, among the multitude: and when he could not know the certaintie for the tumult, he commanded him to be caried into the castle. Acts 21:35 And when he came vpon ye staires, so it was that he was borne of the souldiers, for the violence of the people. Acts 21:36 For the multitude of the people followed after, crying, Away with him. Acts 21:37 And as Paul was to bee led into the castle, hee saide vnto the chiefe captaine, May I speake vnto thee? Who saide, Canst thou speake Greeke? Acts 21:38 Art not thou that Egyptian which before these daies madest an vprore, and leddest out into the wildernesse foure thousand men that were murtherers? Acts 21:39 But Paul said, I am a man which am a Iew of Tarsus, a citie in Cilicia, a citizen of no meane citie: & I beseech thee suffer me to speake vnto the people. Acts 21:40 And when he had giuen him licence, Paul stood on the staires, and beckened with the hand vnto the people: and when there was made a great silence, he spake vnto them in the Hebrew tongue, saying.