27When1the sevendays were almostover, 2the Jews from a3Asia, 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! 4This is the man who preaches to allmeneverywhereagainst our people and the Law and thisplace; and besides he has evenbroughtGreeks into the temple and has 5defiledthisholyplace."
For they had previouslyseen6Trophimus the 7Ephesian in the city with him, and they supposed that Paul had brought him into the temple.
30Thenall the city was provoked, and bthe peoplerushedtogether, and takinghold of Paul they 8dragged him out of the temple, and immediately the doors were shut.
While they were seeking to kill him, a reportcame up to the ccommander of the 9Roman dcohort that allJerusalem was in confusion.
At once he 10tookalong some soldiers and centurions and randown to them; and when they saw the ecommander and the soldiers, they stoppedbeatingPaul.
33Then the fcommandercame up and tookhold of him, and ordered him to be 11bound with 12twochains; and he began askingwho he was and what he had done.
But among the crowd13some were shouting one thing and someanother, and when he could not find out the gfactsbecause of the uproar, he ordered him to be brought into 14the barracks.
35When he got to 15the stairs, he was carried by the soldiersbecause of the violence of the hmob;
for the multitude of the people kept following them, shouting, "16Away with him!"
As Paul was about to be brought into 17the barracks, he said to the icommander, "May I saysomething to you?" And he said, "Do you knowGreek?
38"Then you are not 18the Egyptian who somejtimeagostirred up a revolt and led the fourthousandmen of the Assassins out 19into the wilderness?"
But Paulsaid, "20I am a Jew of Tarsus in 21Cilicia, a citizen of noinsignificantcity; and I beg you, allow me to speak to the people."
When he had given him permission, Paul, standing on 22the stairs, 23motioned to the people with his hand; and when there kwas a greathush, he spoke to them in the l24Hebrewdialect, saying,