Matthew Bible

Acts 21

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

Acts 21:1 And it chaunsed that assone as we had launched forthe, & were departed from them, we came with a strayght course vnto Choon, & the daye folowing vnto þe Rhodes, and from thence vnto Patara. Acts 21:2 And we found a shyppe ready to sayle vnto Phenices & went a bourde and set forthe. Acts 21:3 Then appeared vnto vs Cyprus, and we left it on the lefte hand, & sayled vnto Syria, & came vnto Tire. For ther the shyp vnladed her burthen. Acts 21:4 And when we had founde brethren, we taryed there .vij. dayes. And they tolde Paule throughe the spirite þt he shoulde not go vp to Hierusalem. Acts 21:5 And when the dayes were ended, we departed and went our wayes, & they al brought vs on our way, with theyr wyues and children, tyll we were come out of the citye. And we kneled doune in the shore and prayde. Acts 21:6 And when we had taken our leaue one of another, we toke shyp, and they returned home agayne. Acts 21:7 When we had full ended the course from Tyre we arryued at Ptolomaida, and saluted the brethren, and abode with them one daye. Acts 21:8 The nexte daye, we that were of Paules companye, departed and came vnto Cesarea. And we entred into the house of Philip the Euangeliste, whiche was one of the .vij. deacones, & abode wyth hym.

Philip's daughters prophetesses.

Acts 21:9 The same man had foure doughters virgens which dyd prophesy. Acts 21:10 And as we taryed there a good manye of dayes, there came a certayne Prophete from Iewry, named Agabus. Acts 21:11 When he was come to vs, he toke Paules gyrdell, and bound hys handes and fete, and sayed: thus sayeth the holye Ghoste: so shall the Iewes at Hierusalem bynde the man that oweth thys gyrdell, and shall delyuer hym into the handes of the gentyls. Acts 21:12 When we hearde thys, both we and other of the same place, besoughte hym, þt he would not go vp to Ierusalem. Acts 21:13 Then Paul aunswered and sayd: what do ye wepynge and breakyng myne hert? I am ready not to be bound onelye: but also to dye at Hierusalem for the name of the Lorde Iesus. Acts 21:14 When we coulde not turne hys mynde, we ceased saiynge: the wyll of the Lorde be fulfylled. Acts 21:15 After those dayes we made oure selues readye, and went vp to Hierusalem. Acts 21:16 There wente vp with vs also certayne of the discyples of Cesarea, and brought with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an olde disciple with whom we should lodge.

Paul cometh to Jerusalem:

Acts 21:17 And when we were come to Hierusalem, the brethren receyued vs gladlye. Acts 21:18 And on the morowe Paule wente in wyth vs vnto Iames. And all the elders came together. Acts 21:19 And when he had saluted them, he tolde by ordre al thynges that God had wroughte amonge the Gentyles by hys ministracyon. Acts 21:20 And when they hearde it, they glorifyed the Lorde, and sayed vnto hym: thou seest brother, howe manye thousande Iewes there are that beleue, & they are all zelous ouer the lawe. Acts 21:21 And they are informed of the, that thou teacheste all the Iewes whiche are amonge the gentyls, to forsake Moyses, and sayest, that they oughte not to circumcyse theyr chyldren, neyther to lyue after the customes. Acts 21:22 What is it therfore? The multytude muste nedes come together. For they shal heare that thou arte come. Acts 21:23 Do therfore thys that we saye to the. We haue foure men which haue a vowe on them. Acts 21:24 Them take and purifye thy self wt them, and do coste on them that they maye shaue theyr heades, and all shall knowe that those thinges, whiche they haue heard, concerning the, are nothinge: but that thou thy selfe also walkest and kepest the lawe. Acts 21:25 For as touching the Gentylles whiche beleue, we haue writen and concluded, that they obserue no such thinges: but that they kepe them selues from thynges offered to Idols, from bloude, from strangled, and from fornicacyon. Acts 21:26 Then the next daye Paule toke the men, and puryfyed hym selfe with them, and entred into the temple, declarynge that he obserued the dayes of the purifycation, vntyll that an offerynge shoulde be offered for euerye one of them.

where he is apprehended, and in great danger,

Acts 21:27 And as the seuen dayes shoulde haue ben ended, the Iewes which were of Asia when they sawe hym in the temple, they moued all the people, and layed handes on hym, Acts 21:28 criyng: Ye men of Israell, healpe. Thys is the man that teacheth all men euerye where agaynste the people and the lawe, and this place. More ouer also he hath brought Grekes into the temple, & hath polluted thys holy place. Acts 21:29 For they sawe one Trophimus an Ephesyan with him in the cytie. Hym they supposed Paule had brought into the temple. Acts 21:30 And all the citie was moued, and the people swarmed together. And they toke Paule, and drue hym out of þe temple, and forthwith the dores were shut to.

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

Acts 21:31 As they wente aboute to kyll hym, tydinges came vnto the hye captayne of the souldyers, that all Ierusalem was moued. Acts 21:32 Whiche immediatlye toke souldyers and vndercaptaynes, and ran doune vnto them. When they sawe the vpper captayne and the souldyers, they left smittynge of Paule. Acts 21:33 Then the captayne came neare, and toke hym: and commaunded hym to be bounde with two chaynes, and demaunded what he was, and what he had done. Acts 21:34 And one cryed thys, another that, among the people, And when he coulde not know the certaintye for the rage, he commaunded hym to be caryed into the castle. Acts 21:35 And when he came vnto a grece, it fortuned that he was borne of the souldyers, for the violence of the people. Acts 21:36 For the multitude of the people folowed after cryenge awaye with hym. Acts 21:37 And as Paule shoulde haue bene caryed into the castle, he sayde vnto the hye captaine: maye I speake vnto the? Which sayde: canste thou speake Greke? Acts 21:38 arte not thou that Egyptian whiche before these dayes made an vproure, and led oute into the wyldernes .iiij.M. men that were mortherers? Acts 21:39 But Paule sayd: I am a man which am a Iewe of Tharsus a citie in Cicyll, a cytisyn of no vyle cytie, I beseche the, suffer me to speake vnto the people. Acts 21:40 When he had geuen hym licence. Paul stode on the stoppes, and beckened with the hande vnto the people, and there was made a great silence. And he spake vnto them in the Hebrew tonge, saiynge.

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