Paul will not by any means be dissuaded from going to Jerusalem.
Acts 21:1 And it came to pass, when we set sail, having torn ourselves from them, running a straight course, we came unto Cos, and, on the next day, unto Rhodes,and from thence unto Patara; Acts 21:2 and, finding a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, going on board, we set sail. Acts 21:3 And, sighting Cyprus, and leaving it behind to the left, we held on our voyage to Syria, and landed at Tyre; for, there, the ship was to discharge her cargo. Acts 21:4 And, finding up the disciples, we remained there seven days, and they, unto Paul, began to say, through the Spirit, that he would gain no footing in Jerusalem. Acts 21:5 And, when it came to pass that we had completed the days, we went forth, and continued our journey, all of them accompanying us, with wives and children, as far as outside the city; and, kneeling down on the beach in prayer, Acts 21:6 we tare ourselves from each other, and we went on board the ship, while, they, returned unto their homes. Acts 21:7 And, we, finishing the voyage from Tyre, reached Ptolemais, and, saluting the brethren, abode one day with them; Acts 21:8 and, on the morrow departing, we came to Caesarea, and, entering into the house of Philip the evangelist, who was of the seven, we abode with him.
Philip's daughters prophetesses.
Acts 21:9 Nowthis man, had four virgin daughters, who used to prophesy. Acts 21:10 And, as we stayed on many days, there came down a certain man from Judaea, a prophet, by name Agabus; Acts 21:11 and, coming unto us, and taking Paul's girdle, he bound his own feet and hands, and saidThus, saith the Holy Spirit, the man whose this girdle is, shall the Jews thus bind in Jerusalem, and deliver up into the hands of Gentiles. Acts 21:12 And, when we heard these things, both, we, and they of the place began beseeching him, not to go up unto Jerusalem. Acts 21:13 Then, answered PaulWhat are ye doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For, I, not only to be bound, but to die in Jerusalem, am ready, in behalf of the name of the Lord Jesus. Acts 21:14 And, as he was not to be persuaded, we ceased, sayingthe Lord's, will be done! Acts 21:15 And, after these days, making ready what we had, we started to go up unto Jerusalem; Acts 21:16 and there went certain also of the disciples from Caesarea, along with us, who were to introduce us unto one with whom we might be entertained, one Mnason of Cyprus, an early disciple.
Paul cometh to Jerusalem:
Acts 21:17 Now, when we came to Jerusalem, the brethren, gladly welcomed us. Acts 21:18 And, on the next day, Paul went in with us unto James, and, all the elders, were present. Acts 21:19 And, saluting them, he went on to narrate, one by one, each of the things which God had wrought among the nations through his ministry. Acts 21:20 And, they, having heard, began glorifying God; and they said to himThou observest, brother, how many myriads there are among the Jews who have believed, and, all, are zealous for the law. Acts 21:21 Now they have heard it rumoured concerning thee, that, an apostacy, art thou teaching, from Moses, unto all the Jews, who are among the nations, telling them not to be circumcising their children, nor, by the customs, to be walking. Acts 21:22 What, then, is it? at all events, they will hear that thou hast come. Acts 21:23 This, then, do, which unto thee, we say:We have four men who have a vow upon themselves. Acts 21:24 Taking these unto thee, be purified with them, and spend something upon them, that they may shave their head; and all will get to know, that the things which they have heard rumoured concerning thee, are, nothing,on the contrary, thou thyself, dost keep the ranks, guarding the law. Acts 21:25 But, concerning them of the nations who have believed, we ourselves, sent, deciding that they should be guarding themselves, both as to idol sacrifice, and blood, and what is strangled, and fornication. Acts 21:26 Then Paul, taking unto him the men, on the next day, with them, being purified, began entering into the temple to declare the filling up of the days of the purificationuntil, the offering, had been presented for each one of them.
where he is apprehended, and in great danger,
Acts 21:27 When, however, the seven days were on the point of being concluded, the Jews from Asia, observing him in the temple, began to urge-on all the multitude, and thrust upon them their hands, Acts 21:28 crying outIsraelites! be giving help! This, is the man who, against the people, and the law, and this place, is teaching, all men everywhere; furthermore, even Greeks, hath he brought into the temple, and hath profaned this holy place. Acts 21:29 For they had before seen Trophimus, the Ephesian, in the city along with him, whom they were supposing, Paul, had brought, into the temple. Acts 21:30 And the whole city was set in motion, and there took place a running together of the people, and, laying hold of Paul, they proceeded to drag him outside the temple, and, straightway, the doors were made fast.
but by the chief captain is rescued, and permitted to speak to the people.
Acts 21:31 When, also, they were seeking to slay him, there was carried up information, unto the captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in confusion: Acts 21:32 who, instantly taking unto him soldiers and centurions, ran down upon them; and, they, seeing the captain and the soldiers, left off striking Paul. Acts 21:33 Then, the captain, drawing near, laid hold of him, and ordered him to be bound with two chains,and began to enquire, who he might be, and what he had done; Acts 21:34 but, others, were calling out, something else, in the multitude; and so, as he could not get to know the certainty, because of the tumult, he ordered him to be brought into the castle. Acts 21:35 And, when he came unto the stairs, so it was that he was borne along by the soldiers, because of the force of the multitude; Acts 21:36 for the throng of the people was following, crying outAway with him! Acts 21:37 But, when he was on the point of being taken into the castle, Paul saith unto the captainIs it allowed me, to say somewhat unto thee? And he saidWith Greek, art thou acquainted? Acts 21:38 Not, then, art, thou, the Egyptian, who, before these days, stirred up to sedition and led out into the wilderness the four-thousand men of the Assassins? Acts 21:39 And Paul saidI, indeed, am a Jew, of Tarsus in Cilicia,a citizen, of no obscure city; but I beseech thee, give me leave to speak unto the people! Acts 21:40 And, when he had given leave, Paul, standing upon the stairs, waved with his hand unto the people; and, when great silence was secured, he addressed them in the Hebrew language, saying