17And when we were cometoJerusalem, the brethrenreceivedusgladly.18And the day followingPaul went inwithusuntoJames;andall the elders were present .
19And when he had salutedthem, he declaredparticularlywhatthingsGod had wroughtamong the Gentilesbyhisministry.20And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord,andsaid unto him, Thou seest , brother, how manythousands of Jews there arewhichbelieve ; and they areallzealous of the law:21And they are informedofthee,that thou teachestall the Jews which are among the GentilestoforsakeMoses,saying that theyoughtnot to circumcise their children,neither to walk after the customs.22What is ittherefore? the multitudemustneeds come together : for they will hearthat thou art come .
23Dothereforethisthat we say to thee:Wehavefourmen which have a vowonthem;24Themtake , and purify thyselfwiththem,and be at chargeswiththem,that they may shave their heads:andall may know that those things,whereof they were informedconcerningthee,arenothing;but that thou thyselfalso walkest orderly , and keepest the law.25Astouching the Gentiles which believe , we have written and concluded that theyobserveno such thing, save only that they keepthemselvesfrom things offered to idols,and from blood,and from strangled,and from fornication.26ThenPaultook the men, and the nextday purifying himselfwiththementeredinto the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification,untilthat an offering should be offeredforeveryone of them.27Andwhen the sevendays were almostended , the Jews which were ofAsia, when they sawhimin the temple, stirred upall the people,andlaidhandsonhim,28
Crying out , Men of Israel,help : Thisis the man, that teachethall men every whereagainst the people,and the law,andthisplace:andfurtherbroughtGreeksalsointo the temple,and hath pollutedthisholyplace.29
(For they had seen beforewithhimin the cityTrophimus an Ephesian,whom they supposedthatPaul had broughtinto the temple.)
30Andall the city was moved , and the people ran together : and they tookPaul, and drewhim out of the temple:andforthwith the doors were shut .
31And as they went about to killhim,tidingscame unto the chief captain of the band,thatallJerusalem was in an uproar .
32Whoimmediatelytooksoldiersandcenturions, and ran downuntothem:and when they saw the chief captainand the soldiers, they leftbeating of Paul.33Then the chief captain came near , and tookhim,andcommanded him to be bound withtwochains;anddemandedwho he was , andwhat he haddone .
34Andsomecried one thing, some another,among the multitude:and when he couldnotknow the certaintyfor the tumult, he commandedhim to be carriedinto the castle.35Andwhen he cameupon the stairs, so it was , that he was borneof the soldiersfor the violence of the people.36For the multitude of the people followed after , crying , Away with him.37And as Paul was to beledinto the castle, he said unto the chief captain,MayIspeakuntothee ? Whosaid , Canst thou speakGreek?38ArtnotthouthatEgyptian, which beforethesedays madest an uproar , and leddest outinto the wilderness four thousandmen that were murderers?39ButPaulsaid , Iam a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of nomeancity:and, I beseechthee,sufferme to speakunto the people.40And when he had givenhimlicence , Paulstoodon the stairs, and beckoned with the hand unto the people.And when there was made a greatsilence, he spake unto them in the Hebrewtongue,saying ,