when we parted from them and set sail, we took a straight course and came to Cos, and on the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara.
having found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, we went on board and set sail.
when we sighted aCyprus
and left it on the left, we sailed to bSyria
and came down to Tyre; for there the ship was to unload its cargo.
when we had sought out the disciples, we remained there seven days. These 1told
Paul through the aSpirit bnot
to set foot in cJerusalem
when we completed the days, we went forth and went on our way, with all of them,
including the women and children, aescorting
us until we were
outside the city. And when we had bknelt
down on the beach and prayed,
took leave of one another and went on board the ship; and they returned home.
when we finished the voyage from Tyre, we arrived at Ptolemais; and we greeted the abrothers
and remained with them one day.
on the next day we went forth and came to aCaesarea
; and entering into the 1house
, who was one
of the dseven
, we remained with him.
this man had four virgin daughters who aprophesied
while we remained there
many days, a certain prophet named aAgabus
came down from Judea.
he came to us and took Paul's abelt
; and having bound his own feet and hands, he said, Thus 1says
the Holy Spirit, In this way will the Jews in Jerusalem bbind
the man whose belt this is and cdeliver him
into the hands of the Gentiles.
when we heard these things, both 1we
and those in that place entreated him anot
up to Jerusalem.
Paul answered, What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to adie
in Jerusalem for the bname
of the Lord Jesus.
since he would not be persuaded, we became silent, saying, The awill
of the Lord be done.
To Jerusalem, ending the third journey
after these days we gathered our baggage and went up to aJerusalem
of the disciples from aCaesarea
also went with us, bringing us
to a certain Mnason of bCyprus
, an early disciple, with whom we were to 1lodge
when we had 1come
, the bbrothers cwelcomed
The negative influence of Judaism
on the following day Paul went in with us to 1aJames
, and all the belders
having greeted them, he arelated
one by one the things which God did among the Gentiles through his bministry
when they heard it,
God and said to him, You observe, brother, how many 1thousands
there are among the Jews who have believed; and all are 2bzealous
for the claw
they have been informed concerning you that you are ateaching
all the Jews throughout the nations 1apostasy
from Moses, telling them bnot
to circumcise their children, nor to walk according to the ccustoms
then is to be done? 1They
will certainly hear that you have come.
do this that we tell you: We have four men who have a 1vow
these and be 1apurified
with them, and pay their 2expenses
that they may 3shave
their heads. And all will know that there is nothing to the things that they have been informed of concerning you, but that you yourself also walk orderly, keeping the blaw
concerning the Gentiles who have believed, we have already
written, having decided that they should keep themselves from aidol
sacrifices and blood and anything strangled and fornication.
Paul took the men and
on the following day, 1being
purified with them, entered into the temple, giving notice of the 2completion
of the days of the purification, until the aoffering
was offered for each one of them.
The ultimate persecution of the Jews
An uproar against Paul
Seized by the Jews
when the seven days were about to be concluded, the aJews
saw him in the temple and cthrew
all the crowd into confusion; and they dlaid
their hands on him,
of Israel, help! This is the man who ateaches
all men everywhere bagainst
and the law and 3this
place; and further, he has even brought Greeks into the temple and has 4cprofaned
they had previously seen aTrophimus
the Ephesian in the city with him, whom they supposed Paul had brought into the temple.
the whole city was stirred, and the people ran together; and they alaid
hold of Paul and bdragged
the temple; and immediately the doors were shut.
The intervention of the Roman commander
as they were seeking to akill
him, a report came up to the 1bcommander
of the 2cohort
that all Jerusalem was in confusion.
he at once took soldiers and centurions and ran down to them. And when they saw the commander and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul.
the commander drew near and laid hold of him and ordered him
to be abound
with two bchains
. And he inquired who he might be and what he had done.
some among the crowd were ashouting
one thing, and some another. And since he could not find out the facts because of the uproar, he ordered him to be brought into the bbarracks
when Paul came to the stairs, it so happened that he was being carried by the soldiers because of the violence of the crowd;
the multitude of the people were following and crying out, aAway
when he was about to be brought into the barracks, Paul said to the commander, Am I allowed to say anything to you? And he said, You know Greek?
are not then the Egyptian who some days ago revolted and led out the four thousand men of the Assassins into the wilderness?
Paul said, I am a aJewish
man of bTarsus
in Cilicia, a citizen of no insignificant city, and I beg you, permit me to speak to the people.
Defending himself before the rioting Jews
when he had given him permission, Paul stood on the stairs and amotioned
with his hand to the people. And when there was a great silence, he addressed them
in the bHebrew 1dialect