When they heard this, they praised God. Then they said to Paul: "You see, brother, how many thousands of Jews have believed, and all of them are zealous1 for the law.221
They have been informed that you teach all the Jews who live among the Gentiles to turn away from Moses,3 telling them not to circumcise their children4 or live according to our customs.522
What shall we do? They will certainly hear that you have come,
so do what we tell you. There are four men with us who have made a vow.624
Take these men, join in their purification rites7 and pay their expenses, so that they can have their heads shaved.8 Then everybody will know there is no truth in these reports about you, but that you yourself are living in obedience to the law.
As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality."926
The next day Paul took the men and purified himself along with them. Then he went to the temple to give notice of the date when the days of purification would end and the offering would be made for each of them.10