Acts 21:1-18 (English Standard Version)

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Paul Goes to Jerusalem

1 And when 1we had parted from them and set sail, we 2came by a straight course to Cos, and the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara.a 2 And having found a ship crossing to Phoenicia, we went aboard and set sail. 3 When we had come in sight of Cyprus, leaving it on the left we sailed to Syria and landed at Tyre, for there the ship was to unload its cargo. 4 And having sought out the disciples, we stayed there for seven days. And 3through the Spirit they were telling Paul not to go on to Jerusalem. 5 When our days there were ended, we departed and went on our journey, and they all, with wives and children, 4accompanied us until we were outside the city. And 5kneeling down on the beach, we prayed 6 and said farewell to one another. Then we went on board the ship, and they returned home. 7 When we had finished the voyage from Tyre, we arrived at Ptolemais, and we greeted 6the brothersb and stayed with them for one day. 8 On the next day we departed and came to Caesarea, and we entered the house of 7Philip 8the evangelist, who was one of the seven, and stayed with him. 9 He had four unmarried daughters, 9who prophesied. 10 While we were staying for many days, a prophet named 10Agabus came down from Judea. 11 And coming to us, he 11took Paul's belt and bound his own feet and hands and said, 12"Thus says the Holy Spirit, 13'This is how the Jews at Jerusalem will bind the man who owns this belt and 14deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.'" 12 When we heard this, we and the people there 15urged him not to go up to Jerusalem. 13 Then Paul answered, 16"What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For 17I am ready not only to be imprisoned but even to die in Jerusalem 18for the name of the Lord Jesus." 14 And since he would not be persuaded, 19we ceased and said, 20"Let the will of the Lord be done." 15 After these days we got ready and went up to Jerusalem. 16 And some of the disciples from Caesarea went with us, bringing us to the house of Mnason of Cyprus, an early disciple, with whom we should lodge.

Paul Visits James

17 When we had come to Jerusalem, 21the brothers received us gladly. 18 On the following day Paul went in with us to 22James, and all 23the elders were present.
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