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Acts 21

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

Acts 21:1 And as we launched forth, and were departed from them, we came with a straight course vnto Coos, and the day following vnto the Rhodes, and from thence vnto Patara. Acts 21:2 And we found a ship that went ouer vnto Phenice, and went aboard, and set forth. Acts 21:3 And whe we had discouered Cyprus, we left it on the left hand, & sailed toward Syria, and arriued at Tyrus: for there the ship vnladed ye burden. Acts 21:4 And when we had found disciples, we taried there seuen dayes; they told Paul through the Spirit, that he should not goe vp to Hierusalem. Acts 21:5 But when the dayes were ended, we departed & went our way, & they all accompanied vs with their wiues & children, euen out of the citie: and we kneeling downe on the shore, prayed. Acts 21:6 Then when we had embraced one another, we tooke ship, and they returned home. Acts 21:7 And when we had ended the course from Tyrus, we arriued at Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren, and abode with them one day. Acts 21:8 And the next day, Paul and we that were with him, departed, and came vnto Cesarea: and we entred into the house of Philippe the Euangelist, which was one of the seuen Deacons, and abode with him.

Philip's daughters prophetesses.

Acts 21:9 Now he had foure daughters virgins, which did prophecie. Acts 21:10 And as we taried there many dayes, there came a certaine Prophet from Iudea, named Agabus. Acts 21:11 And when he was come vnto vs, he tooke Pauls girdle, and bound his owne hands & feete, and sayd, 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 had heard these things, both we and other of the same place besought him that he would not go vp to Hierusalem. Acts 21:13 Then Paul answered, and sayd, What doe ye weeping and breaking mine heart? For I am ready not to be bound onely, but also to die at Hierusalem for the Name of the Lord Iesus. Acts 21:14 So when he would not be perswaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done. Acts 21:15 And after those dayes we trussed vp our fardels, and 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 olde disciple, with whome 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 next day Paul went in with vs vnto Iames: and all the Elders were there assembled. Acts 21:19 And when he had embraced them, hee tolde by order all things, that God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministration. Acts 21:20 So when they heard it, they glorified God, and sayd vnto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousand Iewes there are which beleeue, and they are all zealous of the Law: Acts 21:21 Now they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Iewes, which are among the Gentiles, to forsake Moses, and sayest that they ought not to circumcise their sonnes, neither to liue after the customes. Acts 21:22 What is then to be done? the multitude must needes come together: for they shall heare that thou art come. Acts 21:23 Doe therefore this that we say to thee. We haue foure men, which haue made a vowe, Acts 21:24 Them take, and purifie thy selfe with them, and contribute with them, that they may shaue their heads: and all shall knowe, that those things, whereof they haue bene informed concerning thee, are nothing, but that thou thy selfe also walkest and keepest the Lawe. Acts 21:25 For as touching ye Gentiles, which beleeue, we haue written, & determined that they obserue no such thing, but that they keepe themselues from things offred to idoles, and from blood, and from that that is strangled, and from fornication. Acts 21:26 Then Paul tooke the men, and the next day was purified with them, and entred into the Temple, declaring the accomplishment of the dayes of the 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 sawe him in the Temple) moued all the people, and laide hands on him, Acts 21:28 Crying, Men of Israel, helpe: this is the man that teacheth all men euery where against the people, and the Lawe, and this place: moreouer, he hath brought Grecians into the Temple, and hath polluted this holy place. Acts 21:29 For they had seene before Trophimus an Ephesian with him in the citie, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the Temple. Acts 21:30 Then all the citie was moued, and the people ran together: and they tooke Paul and drewe him out of the Temple, and forth with the doores were shut.

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

Acts 21:31 But as they went about to kill him, tydings came vnto the chiefe captaine of the band, that all Hierusalem was on an vproare. Acts 21:32 Who immediately tooke souldiers & Centurions, and ran downe vnto them: and when they sawe the chiefe Captaine and the souldiers, they left beating of Paul. Acts 21:33 Then the chiefe Captaine came neere and tooke him, and commaunded him to be bound with two chaines, and demaunded who he was, and what he had done. Acts 21:34 And one cryed this, another that, among the people. So when he could not know the certeintie for the tumult, he commaunded him to be led into the castell. Acts 21:35 And when hee came vnto the grieces, it was so 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 should haue bene led into the castell, he sayd vnto the chiefe Captaine, May I speake vnto thee? Who sayd, Canst thou speake Greeke? Acts 21:38 Art not thou the Egyptian who before these dayes raised a sedition, and led out into the wildernesse foure thousande men that were murtherers? Acts 21:39 Then Paul sayde, Doubtlesse, I am a man which am a Iewe, and citizen of Tarsus, a famous citie of Cilicia, and I beseech thee, suffer mee to speake vnto the people. Acts 21:40 And when he had giuen him licence, Paul stoode on the grieces, & beckened with the hand vnto the people: and when there was made great silence, hee spake vnto them in the Hebrewe tongue, saying,

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