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Acts 21

NRS 1 When we had parted from them and set sail, we came by a straight course to Cos, and the next day to Rhodes, and from there to 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. NRS 2 When we found a ship bound for Phoenicia, we went on board and set sail. NIV 2 We found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, went on board and set sail. NRS 3 We came in sight of Cyprus; and leaving it on our left, we sailed to Syria and landed at Tyre, because the ship was to unload its cargo there. 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. NRS 4 We looked up the disciples and stayed there for seven days. Through the Spirit they told Paul not to go on 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. NRS 5 When our days there were ended, we left and proceeded on our journey; and all of them, with wives and children, escorted us outside the city. There we knelt down on the beach 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. NRS 6 and said farewell to one another. Then we went on board the ship, and they returned home. NIV 6 After saying good-by to each other, we went aboard the ship, and they returned home. NRS 7 When we had finished the voyage from Tyre, we arrived at Ptolemais; and we greeted the believers and stayed with them for 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. NRS 8 The next day we left and came to Caesarea; and we went into the house of Philip the evangelist, one of the seven, and stayed with him. NIV 8 Leaving the next day, we reached Caesarea and stayed at the house of Philip the evangelist, one of the Seven. NRS 9 He had four unmarried daughters who had the gift of prophecy. NIV 9 He had four unmarried daughters who prophesied. NRS 10 While we were staying there for several days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. NIV 10 After we had been there a number of days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. NRS 11 He came to us and took Paul's belt, bound his own feet and hands with it, and said, "Thus says the Holy Spirit, "This is the way the Jews in Jerusalem will bind the man who owns this belt and will hand him over to 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.' " NRS 12 When we heard this, we and the people there urged 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. NRS 13 Then Paul answered, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound but even to die in 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." NRS 14 Since he would not be persuaded, we remained silent except to say, "The Lord's will be done." NIV 14 When he would not be dissuaded, we gave up and said, "The Lord's will be done." NRS 15 After these days we got ready and started to go up to Jerusalem. NIV 15 After this, we got ready and went up to Jerusalem. NRS 16 Some of the disciples from Caesarea also came along and brought us to the house of Mnason of Cyprus, an early disciple, with whom we were to stay. 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. NRS 17 When we arrived in Jerusalem, the brothers welcomed us warmly. NIV 17 When we arrived at Jerusalem, the brothers received us warmly. NRS 18 The next day Paul went with us to visit 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. NRS 19 After greeting them, he related one by one the things that God had done 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. NRS 20 When they heard it, they praised God. Then they said to him, "You see, brother, how many thousands of believers there are among the Jews, 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. NRS 21 They have been told about you that you teach all the Jews living among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, and that you tell them not to circumcise their children or observe 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. NRS 22 What then is to be done? They will certainly hear that you have come. NIV 22 What shall we do? They will certainly hear that you have come, NRS 23 So do what we tell you. We have four men who are under a vow. NIV 23 so do what we tell you. There are four men with us who have made a vow. NRS 24 Join these men, go through the rite of purification with them, and pay for the shaving of their heads. Thus all will know that there is nothing in what they have been told about you, but that you yourself observe and guard 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. NRS 25 But as for the Gentiles who have become believers, we have sent a letter with our judgment that they should abstain from what has been 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." NRS 26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day, having purified himself, he entered the temple with them, making public the completion of the days of purification when the sacrifice would be made for each 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. NRS 27 When the seven days were almost completed, the Jews from Asia, who had seen him in the temple, stirred up the whole crowd. They seized 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, NRS 28 shouting, "Fellow Israelites, help! This is the man who is teaching everyone everywhere against our people, our law, and this place; more than that, he has actually brought Greeks into the temple and has 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." NRS 29 For they had previously seen Trophimus the Ephesian with him in the city, and they supposed that Paul had brought him 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.) NRS 30 Then all the city was aroused, and the people rushed together. They seized Paul and dragged him out of the temple, and immediately 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. NRS 31 While they were trying to kill him, word came to the tribune of the cohort 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. NRS 32 Immediately he took soldiers and centurions and ran down to them. When they saw the tribune and the soldiers, they stopped 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. NRS 33 Then the tribune came, arrested him, and ordered him to be bound with two chains; he 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. NRS 34 Some in the crowd shouted one thing, some another; and as he could not learn the facts because of the uproar, he ordered him to be brought into the barracks. 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. NRS 35 When Paul came to the steps, the violence of the mob was so great that he had to be carried by the soldiers. NIV 35 When Paul reached the steps, the violence of the mob was so great he had to be carried by the soldiers. NRS 36 The crowd that followed kept shouting, "Away with him!" NIV 36 The crowd that followed kept shouting, "Away with him!" NRS 37 Just as Paul was about to be brought into the barracks, he said to the tribune, "May I say something to you?" The tribune replied, "Do you 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. NRS 38 Then you are not the Egyptian who recently stirred up a revolt and led the four thousand assassins out into the wilderness?" NIV 38 "Aren't you the Egyptian who started a revolt and led four thousand terrorists out into the desert some time ago?" NRS 39 Paul replied, "I am a Jew, from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of an important city; I beg you, let me speak to 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." NRS 40 When he had given him permission, Paul stood on the steps and motioned to the people for silence; and when there was a great hush, he addressed 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: