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Acts 21

Paul will not by any means be dissuaded from going to Jerusalem.

Acts 21:1 Now whan it fortuned that we had launched forth and were departed from them, we came with a straight course vnto Coon, and on the daye folowinge vnto the Rhodes, and from thence vnto Patara. Acts 21:2 And whan we founde a shippe ready to sayle vnto Phenices, we wente aborde and set forth. Acts 21:3 But wha we came within the sighte of Cypers, we lefte it on the lefte hande, and sayled vnto Syria, and came vnto Tyre: for there the shippe shulde laye forth the ware. Acts 21:4 And whan we had founde disciples, we taried there seuen dayes. And they tolde Paul thorow the sprete, that he shulde not go vp to Ierusalem. Acts 21:5 And it fortuned wha we had fulfilled those dayes, we departed, and wente oure wayes, and they all broughte vs on oure waye with wyues and childre, tyll we were come out of ye cite, and we kneled downe vpo the shore, and prayed. Acts 21:6 And whan we had taken oure leue one off another, we toke shippe, but they turned agayne vnto theirs. Acts 21:7 As for vs we ended the course from Tyre, and came to Ptolomaida, and saluted the brethren, and abode with them one daye. Acts 21:8 On the nexte daye we yt were with Paul, departed, and came vnto Cesarea, & entred in to the house of Philippe the Euangelist (which was one of the seue) and abode with him.

Philip's daughters prophetesses.

Acts 21:9 The same had foure doughters, which were virgins, and prophecied. Acts 21:10 And as we taried there mo dayes, there came downe from Iewry a prophet, named Agabus. Acts 21:11 Wha he was come vnto vs, he toke Pauls gerdell, and bounde his hades and fete, and sayde: Thus sayeth ye holy goost: The man whose gerdell this is, shal the Iewes bynde thus at Ierusalem, and shal delyuer him in to the handes of the Heythe. Acts 21:12 Whan we herhe this, both we and they that were of the same place, besoughte him, that he wolde not go vp to Ierusalem. Acts 21:13 Then answered Paul and sayde: What do ye, wepynge, and breakynge my hert? For I am redye not onely to be bounde, but also to dye at Ierusalem for ye name of the LORDE Iesu. Acts 21:14 But wha he wolde not be persuaded, we ceassed, and sayde: The will of the LORDE be fulfylled. Acts 21:15 And after those dayes we were ready, & wente vp to Ierusalem: Acts 21:16 There came with vs also certayne of the disciples off Cesarea, and broughte with them one of Cypers, named Mnason, an olde disciple, with whom we shulde lodge.

Paul cometh to Jerusalem:

Acts 21:17 Now wha we came to Ierusalem, the brethren receaued vs gladly. Acts 21:18 But on the nexte daye Paul wente in with vs vnto Iames, and all the Elders came together. Acts 21:19 And whan he had saluted them, he tolde by order, what God had done amoge the Heythen by his mynistracion. Acts 21:20 Whan they herde that, they praysed the LORDE, and sayde vnto him: Brother, thou seyst how many thousande Iewes there are which beleue, and are all Zelous ouer ye lawe. Acts 21:21 But they are enfourmed agaynst the, that thou teachest all the Iewes which are amoge the Heythe, to forsake Moses, and sayest that they oughte not to circumcyse their children, ner to walke after the same custome. Acts 21:22 What is it therfore? The multitude must nedes come together, for they shal heare that thou art come. Acts 21:23 Do this therfore that we saye vnto the: We haue foure men, which haue a vowe on them, Acts 21:24 take them vnto ye, and purifye thyselfe with them, and do the cost on them, that they maye shaue their heades: and they shal knowe, that it is nothinge, wherof they are enfourmed agaynst the, but that thou also walkest and kepest the lawe. Acts 21:25 For as touchinge them that beleue amonge the Heythen, we haue wrytten, and concluded, that they shulde obserue no soch, but onely to kepe them selues from the offeringes of Idols, from bloude, from stragled, and from whordome. Acts 21:26 Then Paul toke the men vnto him, and was purified with them on the nexte daye, and entred in to the temple, declaringe that he fulfylled the dayes of purificacion, tyll there was an offeringe offred for euery one of them.

where he is apprehended, and in great danger,

Acts 21:27 But whan the seuen dayes were allmost fulfylled, the Iewes of Asia sawe him in the temple, and moued all the people, layed handes vpon him, Acts 21:28 and cryed: Ye men of Israel, helpe, this is the man, that teacheth all men euery where agaynst oure people, the lawe, and this place. He hath broughte Grekes also in to the temple, and hath defyled this holy place. Acts 21:29 For they had sene Trophimus the Ephesian with him in the cite, him they thoughte yt Paul had broughte in to the temple. Acts 21:30 And all the cite was moued, and the people ranne together. And they toke Paul, and drue him out off the temple, and forth with the dores were shut to.

but by the chief captain is rescued, and permitted to speak to the people.

Acts 21:31 But whan they wete aboute to kyll him, tydinges came to the chefe captayne of the company, that all Ierusalem was moued. Acts 21:32 Which immediatly toke soudyers and captaynes vnto him, and ranne in amoge them. Whan they sawe the captayne and the soudyers, they lefte smytinge of Paul. Acts 21:33 Whan the captayne came nye, he toke him, and commaunded him to be bounde with two cheynes, and axed what he was, and what he had done. Acts 21:34 One cried this, another that amonge the people. But whan he coulde not knowe the certente because of the rumoure, he commaunded him to be caried in to the castell. Acts 21:35 And wha he came to the steppes, it fortuned that he was borne of ye soudyers because of the violence of the people. Acts 21:36 For the multitude off the people folowed after, and cryed: Awaye with him. Acts 21:37 Whan Paul was now to be caried in to the castell, he sayde vnto ye captayne: Maye I speake vnto the? He sayde: Canst thou Greke? Acts 21:38 Art not thou the Egipcian, which before these dayes maydest an vproure, & leddest out in to the wyldernesse foure thousande preuy murthurers? Acts 21:39 Paull sayde: I am a man which am a Iewe off Tharsis, a citesyn of a famous cite in Celicia: I beseke the, suffre me to speake vnto the people. Acts 21:40 Whan he had geuen him lycence, Paul stode on the steppes, and beckened with the hande vnto the people. Now whan there was made a greate sylece, he spake vnto them in Hebrue, and sayde:

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