23"Thereforedothis that we tell you. We have fourmen who a1are under a vow;
24take them and 2purify yourself along with them, and bpay their expensesso that they may 3shave their cheads; and all will know that there is nothing to the things which they have been toldabout you, but that you yourselfalsowalkorderly, keeping the Law.
"But concerning the Gentiles who have believed, we wrote, 4having decided that they should abstain from dmeatsacrificed to idols and from blood and from what is strangled and from fornication."
26ThenPauletook the men, and the nextday, 5purifying himself along with them, 6went into the templegivingnotice of the completion of the days of purification, until the sacrifice was offered for eachone of them.
27When7the sevendays were almostover, 8the Jews from f9Asia, upon seeing him in the temple, began to stir up all the crowd and laidhands on him,
28crying out, "Men of Israel, come to our aid! 10This is the man who preaches to allmeneverywhereagainst our people and the Law and thisplace; and besides he has evenbroughtGreeks into the temple and has 11defiledthisholyplace."
For they had previouslyseen12Trophimus the 13Ephesian in the city with him, and they supposed that Paul had brought him into the temple.
30Thenall the city was provoked, and gthe peoplerushedtogether, and takinghold of Paul they 14dragged him out of the temple, and immediately the doors were shut.
While they were seeking to kill him, a reportcame up to the hcommander of the 15Roman icohort that allJerusalem was in confusion.
At once he 16tookalong some soldiers and centurions and randown to them; and when they saw the jcommander and the soldiers, they stoppedbeatingPaul.
33Then the kcommandercame up and tookhold of him, and ordered him to be 17bound with 18twochains; and he began askingwho he was and what he had done.