Paul will not by any means be dissuaded from going to Jerusalem.
Acts 21:1 And it came to pass, at our sailing, having been parted from them, having run direct, we came to Coos, and the succeeding [day] to Rhodes, and thence to Patara, Acts 21:2 and having found a ship passing over to Phenicia, having gone on board, we sailed, Acts 21:3 and having discovered Cyprus, and having left it on the left, we were sailing to Syria, and did land at Tyre, for there was the ship discharging the lading. Acts 21:4 And having found out the disciples, we tarried there seven days, and they said to Paul, through the Spirit, not to go up to Jerusalem; Acts 21:5 but when it came that we completed the days, having gone forth, we went on, all bringing us on the way, with women and children, unto the outside of the city, and having bowed the knees upon the shore, we prayed, Acts 21:6 and having embraced one another, we embarked in the ship, and they returned to their own friends. Acts 21:7 And we, having finished the course, from Tyre came down to Ptolemais, and having saluted the brethren, we remained one day with them; Acts 21:8 and on the morrow Paul and his company having gone forth, we came to Caesarea, and having entered into the house of Philip the evangelistwho is of the sevenwe remained with him,
Philip's daughters prophetesses.
Acts 21:9 and this one had four daughters, virgins, prophesying. Acts 21:10 And we remaining many more days, there came down a certain one from Judea, a prophet, by name Agabus, Acts 21:11 and he having come unto us, and having taken up the girdle of Paul, having bound also his own hands and feet, said, 'Thus saith the Holy Spirit, The man whose is this girdleso shall the Jews in Jerusalem bind, and they shall deliver [him] up to the hands of nations.' Acts 21:12 And when we heard these things, we called upon [him]both we, and those of that placenot to go up to Jerusalem, Acts 21:13 and Paul answered, 'What do yeweeping, and crushing mine heart? for I, not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem, am ready, for the name of the Lord Jesus;' Acts 21:14 and he not being persuaded, we were silent, saying, 'The will of the Lord be done.' Acts 21:15 And after these days, having taken [our] vessels, we were going up to Jerusalem, Acts 21:16 and there went also of the disciples from Caesarea with us, bringing with them him with whom we may lodge, a certain Mnason of Cyprus, an aged disciple.
Paul cometh to Jerusalem:
Acts 21:17 And we having come to Jerusalem, the brethren did gladly receive us, Acts 21:18 and on the morrow Paul was going in with us unto James, all the elders also came, Acts 21:19 and having saluted them, he was declaring, one by one, each of the things God did among the nations through his ministration, Acts 21:20 and they having heard, were glorifying the Lord. They said also to him, 'Thou seest, brother, how many myriads there are of Jews who have believed, and all are zealous of the law, Acts 21:21 and they are instructed concerning thee, that apostasy from Moses thou dost teach to all Jews among the nations, sayingNot to circumcise the children, nor after the customs to walk; Acts 21:22 what then is it? certainly the multitude it behoveth to come together, for they will hear that thou hast come. Acts 21:23 'This, therefore, do that we say to thee: We have four men having a vow on themselves, Acts 21:24 these having taken, be purified with them, and be at expence with them, that they may shave the head, and all may know that the things of which they have been instructed concerning thee are nothing, but thou dost walkthyself alsothe law keeping. Acts 21:25 'And concerning those of the nations who have believed, we have written, having given judgment, that they observe no such thing, except to keep themselves both from idol-sacrifices, and blood, and a strangled thing, and whoredom.' Acts 21:26 Then Paul, having taken the men, on the following day, with them having purified himself, was entering into the temple, announcing the fulfilment of the days of the purification, till the offering was offered for each one of them.
where he is apprehended, and in great danger,
Acts 21:27 And, as the seven days were about to be fully ended, the Jews from Asia having beheld him in the temple, were stirring up all the multitude, and they laid hands upon him, Acts 21:28 crying out, 'Men, Israelites, help! this is the man who, against the people, and the law, and this place, all everywhere is teaching; and further, also, Greeks he brought into the temple, and hath defiled this holy place;' Acts 21:29 for they had seen before Trophimus, the Ephesian, in the city with him, whom they were supposing that Paul brought into the temple. Acts 21:30 All the city also was moved and there was a running together of the people, and having laid hold on Paul, they were drawing him out of the temple, and immediately were the doors shut,
but by the chief captain is rescued, and permitted to speak to the people.
Acts 21:31 and they seeking to kill him, a rumour came to the chief captain of the band that all Jerusalem hath been thrown into confusion, Acts 21:32 who, at once, having taken soldiers and centurions, ran down upon them, and they having seen the chief captain and the soldiers, did leave off beating Paul. Acts 21:33 Then the chief captain, having come nigh, took him, and commanded [him] to be bound with two chains, and was inquiring who he may be, and what it is he hath been doing, Acts 21:34 and some were crying out one thing, and some another, among the multitude, and not being able to know the certainty because of the tumult, he commanded him to be carried to the castle, Acts 21:35 and when he came upon the steps, it happened he was borne by the soldiers, because of the violence of the multitude, Acts 21:36 for the crowd of the people was following after, crying, 'Away with him.' Acts 21:37 And Paul being about to be led into the castle, saith to the chief captain, 'Is it permitted to me to say anything unto thee?' and he said, 'Greek dost thou know? Acts 21:38 art not thou, then, the Egyptian who before these days made an uprising, and did lead into the desert the four thousand men of the assassins?' Acts 21:39 And Paul said, 'I, indeed, am a man, a Jew, of Tarsus of Cilicia, of no mean city a citizen; and I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.' Acts 21:40 And he having given him leave, Paul having stood upon the stairs, did beckon with the hand to the people, and there having been a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew dialect, saying: