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Acts 21

ASV 1 And when it came to pass that were parted from them and had set sail, we came with a straight course unto Cos, and the next day unto Rhodes, and from thence unto Patara: NIV 1 After we had torn ourselves away from them, we put out to sea and sailed straight to Cos. The next day we went to Rhodes and from there to Patara. ASV 2 and having found a ship crossing over unto Phoenicia, we went aboard, and set sail. NIV 2 We found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, went on board and set sail. ASV 3 And when we had come in sight of Cyprus, leaving it on the left hand, we sailed unto Syria, and landed at Tyre; for there the ship was to unlade her burden. NIV 3 After sighting Cyprus and passing to the south of it, we sailed on to Syria. We landed at Tyre, where our ship was to unload its cargo. ASV 4 And having found the disciples, we tarried there seven days: and these said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not set foot in Jerusalem. NIV 4 Finding the disciples there, we stayed with them seven days. Through the Spirit they urged Paul not to go on to Jerusalem. ASV 5 And when it came to pass that we had accomplished the days, we departed and went on our journey; and they all, with wives and children, brought us on our way till we were out of the city: and kneeling down on the beach, we prayed, and bade each other farewell; NIV 5 But when our time was up, we left and continued on our way. All the disciples and their wives and children accompanied us out of the city, and there on the beach we knelt to pray. ASV 6 and we went on board the ship, but they returned home again. NIV 6 After saying good-by to each other, we went aboard the ship, and they returned home. ASV 7 And when we had finished the voyage from Tyre, we arrived at Ptolemais; and we saluted the brethren, and abode with them one day. NIV 7 We continued our voyage from Tyre and landed at Ptolemais, where we greeted the brothers and stayed with them for a day. ASV 8 And on the morrow we departed, and came unto Caesarea: and entering into the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, we abode with him. NIV 8 Leaving the next day, we reached Caesarea and stayed at the house of Philip the evangelist, one of the Seven. ASV 9 Now this man had four virgin daughters, who prophesied. NIV 9 He had four unmarried daughters who prophesied. ASV 10 And as we tarried there some days, there came down from Judaea a certain prophet, named Agabus. NIV 10 After we had been there a number of days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. ASV 11 And coming to us, and taking Paul's girdle, he bound his own feet and hands, and said, Thus saith the Holy Spirit, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles. NIV 11 Coming over to us, he took Paul's belt, tied his own hands and feet with it and said, "The Holy Spirit says, 'In this way the Jews of Jerusalem will bind the owner of this belt and will hand him over to the Gentiles.' " ASV 12 And when we heard these things, both we and they of that place besought him not to go up to Jerusalem. NIV 12 When we heard this, we and the people there pleaded with Paul not to go up to Jerusalem. ASV 13 Then Paul answered, What do ye, weeping and breaking my heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. NIV 13 Then Paul answered, "Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus." ASV 14 And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done. NIV 14 When he would not be dissuaded, we gave up and said, "The Lord's will be done." ASV 15 And after these days we took up our baggage and went up to Jerusalem. NIV 15 After this, we got ready and went up to Jerusalem. ASV 16 And there went with us also [certain] of the disciples from Caesarea, bringing [with them] one Mnason of Cyprus, an early disciple, with whom we should lodge. NIV 16 Some of the disciples from Caesarea accompanied us and brought us to the home of Mnason, where we were to stay. He was a man from Cyprus and one of the early disciples. ASV 17 And when we were come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly. NIV 17 When we arrived at Jerusalem, the brothers received us warmly. ASV 18 And the day following Paul went in with us unto James; and all the elders were present. NIV 18 The next day Paul and the rest of us went to see James, and all the elders were present. ASV 19 And when he had saluted them, he rehearsed one by one the things which God had wrought among the Gentiles through his ministry. NIV 19 Paul greeted them and reported in detail what God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry. ASV 20 And they, when they heard it, glorified God; and they said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands there are among the Jews of them that have believed; and they are all zealous for the law: NIV 20 When they heard this, they praised God. Then they said to Paul: "You see, brother, how many thousands of Jews have believed, and all of them are zealous for the law. ASV 21 and they have been informed concerning thee, that thou teachest all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children neither to walk after the customs. NIV 21 They have been informed that you teach all the Jews who live among the Gentiles to turn away from Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children or live according to our customs. ASV 22 What is it therefore? They will certainly hear that thou art come. NIV 22 What shall we do? They will certainly hear that you have come, ASV 23 Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men that have a vow on them; NIV 23 so do what we tell you. There are four men with us who have made a vow. ASV 24 these take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges for them, that they may shave their heads: and all shall know that there is no truth in the things whereof they have been informed concerning thee; but that thou thyself also walkest orderly, keeping the law. NIV 24 Take these men, join in their purification rites and pay their expenses, so that they can have their heads shaved. Then everybody will know there is no truth in these reports about you, but that you yourself are living in obedience to the law. ASV 25 But as touching the Gentiles that have believed, we wrote, giving judgment that they should keep themselves from things sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from what is strangled, and from fornication. NIV 25 As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality." ASV 26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them went into the temple, declaring the fulfilment of the days of purification, until the offering was offered for every one of them. NIV 26 The next day Paul took the men and purified himself along with them. Then he went to the temple to give notice of the date when the days of purification would end and the offering would be made for each of them. ASV 27 And when the seven days were almost completed, the Jews from Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the multitude and laid hands on him, NIV 27 When the seven days were nearly over, some Jews from the province of Asia saw Paul at the temple. They stirred up the whole crowd and seized him, ASV 28 crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man that teacheth all men everywhere against the people, and the law, and this place; and moreover he brought Greeks also into the temple, and hath defiled this holy place. NIV 28 shouting, "Men of Israel, help us! This is the man who teaches all men everywhere against our people and our law and this place. And besides, he has brought Greeks into the temple area and defiled this holy place." ASV 29 For they had before seen with him in the city Trophimus the Ephesian, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple. NIV 29 (They had previously seen Trophimus the Ephesian in the city with Paul and assumed that Paul had brought him into the temple area.) ASV 30 And all the city was moved, and the people ran together; and they laid hold on Paul, and dragged him out of the temple: and straightway the doors were shut. NIV 30 The whole city was aroused, and the people came running from all directions. Seizing Paul, they dragged him from the temple, and immediately the gates were shut. ASV 31 And as they were seeking to kill him, tidings came up to the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in confusion. NIV 31 While they were trying to kill him, news reached the commander of the Roman troops that the whole city of Jerusalem was in an uproar. ASV 32 And forthwith he took soldiers and centurions, and ran down upon them: and they, when they saw the chief captain and the soldiers, left off beating Paul. NIV 32 He at once took some officers and soldiers and ran down to the crowd. When the rioters saw the commander and his soldiers, they stopped beating Paul. ASV 33 Then the chief captain came near, and laid hold on him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and inquired who he was, and what he had done. NIV 33 The commander came up and arrested him and ordered him to be bound with two chains. Then he asked who he was and what he had done. ASV 34 And some shouted one thing, some another, among the crowd: and when he could not know the certainty for the uproar, he commanded him to be brought into the castle. NIV 34 Some in the crowd shouted one thing and some another, and since the commander could not get at the truth because of the uproar, he ordered that Paul be taken into the barracks. ASV 35 And when he came upon the stairs, so it was that he was borne of the soldiers for the violence of the crowd; NIV 35 When Paul reached the steps, the violence of the mob was so great he had to be carried by the soldiers. ASV 36 for the multitude of the people followed after, crying out, Away with him. NIV 36 The crowd that followed kept shouting, "Away with him!" ASV 37 And as Paul was about to be brought into the castle, he saith unto the chief captain, May I say something unto thee? And he said, Dost thou know Greek? NIV 37 As the soldiers were about to take Paul into the barracks, he asked the commander, "May I say something to you?" "Do you speak Greek?" he replied. ASV 38 Art thou not then the Egyptian, who before these days stirred up to sedition and led out into the wilderness the four thousand men of the Assassins? NIV 38 "Aren't you the Egyptian who started a revolt and led four thousand terrorists out into the desert some time ago?" ASV 39 But Paul said, I am a Jew, of Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and I beseech thee, give me leave to speak unto the people. NIV 39 Paul answered, "I am a Jew, from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no ordinary city. Please let me speak to the people." ASV 40 And when he had given him leave, Paul, standing on the stairs, beckoned with the hand unto the people; and when there was made a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew language, saying, NIV 40 Having received the commander's permission, Paul stood on the steps and motioned to the crowd. When they were all silent, he said to them in Aramaic: