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Acts 21:13-23

MSG 13 But Paul wouldn't budge: "Why all this hysteria? Why do you insist on making a scene and making it even harder for me? You're looking at this backwards. The issue in Jerusalem is not what they do to me, whether arrest or murder, but what the Master Jesus does through my obedience. Can't you see that?" 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." MSG 14 We saw that we weren't making even a dent in his resolve, and gave up. "It's in God's hands now," we said. "Master, you handle it." NIV 14 When he would not be dissuaded, we gave up and said, "The Lord's will be done." MSG 15 It wasn't long before we had our luggage together and were on our way to Jerusalem. NIV 15 After this, we got ready and went up to Jerusalem. MSG 16 Some of the disciples from Caesarea went with us and took us to the home of Mnason, who received us warmly as his guests. A native of Cyprus, he had been among the earliest disciples. 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. MSG 17 In Jerusalem, our friends, glad to see us, received us with open arms. NIV 17 When we arrived at Jerusalem, the brothers received us warmly. MSG 18 The first thing next morning, we took Paul to see James. All the church leaders were there. NIV 18 The next day Paul and the rest of us went to see James, and all the elders were present. MSG 19 After a time of greeting and small talk, Paul told the story, detail by detail, of what 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. MSG 20 They listened with delight and gave God the glory. 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. MSG 21 They've been told that you advise believing Jews who live surrounded by Gentiles to go light on Moses, telling them that they don't need to circumcise their children or keep up the old traditions. This isn't sitting at all well with them. 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. MSG 22 "We're worried about what will happen when they discover you're in town. There's bound to be trouble. So here is what we want you to do: NIV 22 What shall we do? They will certainly hear that you have come, MSG 23 There are four men from our company who have taken a vow involving ritual purification, but have no money to pay the expenses. NIV 23 so do what we tell you. There are four men with us who have made a vow.