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Acts 21

KJV 1 And it came to pass , that after we were gotten from them, and had launched , we came with a straight course unto Coos, and the day following 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. KJV 2 And finding a ship sailing over unto Phenicia, we went aboard , and set forth . NIV 2 We found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, went on board and set sail. KJV 3 Now when we had discovered Cyprus , we left it on the left hand, and sailed into 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. KJV 4 And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to 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. KJV 5 And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way ; and they all brought us on our way , with wives and children, till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed . 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. KJV 6 And when we had taken our leave one of another, we took ship; and they returned home again . NIV 6 After saying good-by to each other, we went aboard the ship, and they returned home. KJV 7 And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais, and 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. KJV 8 And the next day we that were of Paul's company departed , and came unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, which was one of the seven; and 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. KJV 9 And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy . NIV 9 He had four unmarried daughters who prophesied. KJV 10 And as we tarried there many 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. KJV 11 And when he was come unto us , he took Paul's girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said , Thus saith the Holy Ghost, 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.' " KJV 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. KJV 13 Then Paul answered , What mean ye to weep and to break mine 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." KJV 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." KJV 15 And after those days we took up our carriages , and went up to Jerusalem. NIV 15 After this, we got ready and went up to Jerusalem. KJV 16 There went with us also certain of the disciples of Caesarea, and brought with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an old 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. KJV 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. KJV 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. KJV 19 And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry. NIV 19 Paul greeted them and reported in detail what God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry. KJV 20 And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said unto him, Thou seest , brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe ; and they are all zealous of 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. KJV 21 And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought 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. KJV 22 What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together : for they will hear that thou art come . NIV 22 What shall we do? They will certainly hear that you have come, KJV 23 Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men which have a vow on them; NIV 23 so do what we tell you. There are four men with us who have made a vow. KJV 24 Them take , and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them, that they may shave their heads: and all may know that those things, whereof they were informed concerning thee, are nothing; but that thou thyself also walkest orderly , and keepest 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. KJV 25 As touching the Gentiles which believe , we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from 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." KJV 26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an offering should be 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. KJV 27 And when the seven days were almost ended , the Jews which were of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the people, 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, KJV 28 Crying out , Men of Israel, help : This is the man, that teacheth all men every where against the people, and the law, and this place: and further brought Greeks also into the temple, and hath polluted 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." KJV 29 (For they had seen before with him in the city Trophimus an 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.) KJV 30 And all the city was moved , and the people ran together : and they took Paul, and drew him out of the temple: and forthwith 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. KJV 31 And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar . 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. KJV 32 Who immediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran down unto them: and when they saw the chief captain and the soldiers, they left beating of 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. KJV 33 Then the chief captain came near , and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and demanded 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. KJV 34 And some cried one thing, some another, among the multitude: and when he could not know the certainty for the tumult, he commanded him to be carried 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. KJV 35 And when he came upon the stairs, so it was , that he was borne of the soldiers for the violence of the people. NIV 35 When Paul reached the steps, the violence of the mob was so great he had to be carried by the soldiers. KJV 36 For the multitude of the people followed after , crying , Away with him. NIV 36 The crowd that followed kept shouting, "Away with him!" KJV 37 And as Paul was to be led into the castle, he said unto the chief captain, May I speak unto thee ? Who said , Canst thou speak 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. KJV 38 Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest an uproar , and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers? NIV 38 "Aren't you the Egyptian who started a revolt and led four thousand terrorists out into the desert some time ago?" KJV 39 But Paul said , I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee, suffer me 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." KJV 40 And when he had given him licence , Paul stood on the stairs, and beckoned with the hand unto the people. And when there was made a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew tongue, 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: