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Acts 21:27-36 (English Standard Version)

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Paul Arrested in the Temple

27 When 1the seven days were almost completed, 2the Jews from Asia, 3seeing him in the temple, stirred up the whole crowd and laid hands on him, 28 crying out, "Men of Israel, help! This is the man who 4is teaching everyone everywhere against the people and 5the law and 6this place. Moreover, he even brought Greeks into the temple and 7has defiled 8this holy place." 29 For they had previously seen 9Trophimus the Ephesian with him in the city, and they supposed that Paul had brought him into the temple. 30 Then all the city was stirred up, and the people ran together. They seized Paul and 10dragged him out of the temple, and at once the gates were shut. 31 11And as they were seeking to kill him, word came to the tribune of 12the cohort that all Jerusalem was in confusion. 32 13He at once took soldiers and centurions and ran down to them. And when they saw the tribune and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul. 33 Then the tribune came up and arrested him and ordered him 14to be bound 15with two chains. He inquired who he was and what he had done. 34 16Some in the crowd were shouting one thing, some another. And as he could not learn the facts because of the uproar, he ordered him to be brought into 17the barracks. 35 And when he came to the steps, he was actually carried by the soldiers because of the violence of the crowd, 36 for the mob of the people followed, crying out, 18"Away with him!"
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