Acts 21:1-18 (New American Standard)

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Paul Sails from Miletus

1 When 1we had parted from them and had set sail, we ran 2a straight course to Cos and the next day to Rhodes and from there to Patara ; 2 and having found a ship crossing over to 3Phoenicia, we went aboard and set sail. 3 When we came in sight of 4Cyprus, leaving it on the left, we kept sailing to 5Syria and landed at 6Tyre ; for there the ship was to unload its cargo. 4 After looking up 7the disciples, we stayed there seven days ; and they kept telling Paul a8through the Spirit not to set foot in Jerusalem. 5 When bour days there were ended, we left and started on our journey, while they all, with wives and children, 9escorted us until we were out of the city. After 10kneeling down on the beach and praying, we said farewell to one another. 6 Then we went on board the ship, and they returned 11home again. 7 When we had finished the voyage from 12Tyre, we arrived at Ptolemais, and after greeting 13the brethren, we stayed with them for a day. 8 On the next day we left and came to 14Caesarea, and entering the house of 15Philip the 16evangelist, who was 17one of the seven, we stayed with him. 9 Now this man had four virgin daughters who were 18prophetesses. 10 As we were staying there for some days, a prophet named 19Agabus came down from Judea. 11 And coming to us, he 20took Paul's belt and bound his own feet and hands, and said, "This 21is what the Holy Spirit says : 'In this way the Jews at Jerusalem will 22bind the man who owns this belt and 23deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.' " 12 When we had heard this, we as well as the local residents began begging him 24not to go up to Jerusalem. 13 Then Paul answered, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart ? For 25I am ready not only to be bound, but even to die at Jerusalem for 26the name of the Lord Jesus." 14 And since he would not be persuaded, we fell silent, remarking, "27The will of the Lord be done !"

Paul at Jerusalem

15 After these days we got ready and 28started on our way up to Jerusalem. 16 Some of 29the disciples from 30Caesarea also came with us, taking us to Mnason of 31Cyprus, a 32disciple of long standing with whom we were to lodge. 17 After we arrived in Jerusalem, 33the brethren received us gladly. 18 And the following day Paul went in with us to c34James, and all 35the elders were present.
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