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Acts 21

CEB 1 After we tore ourselves away from them, we set sail on a straight course to Cos, reaching Rhodes the next day, and then Patara. NIV 1 After we had torn ourselves away from them, we put out to sea and sailed straight to Kos. The next day we went to Rhodes and from there to Patara. CEB 2 We found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, boarded, and put out to sea. NIV 2 We found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, went on board and set sail. CEB 3 We spotted Cyprus, but passed by it on our left. We sailed on to the province of Syria and landed in Tyre, where the ship was to unload its cargo. 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. CEB 4 We found the disciples there and stayed with them for a week. Compelled by the Spirit, they kept telling Paul not to go to Jerusalem. NIV 4 We sought out the disciples there and stayed with them seven days. Through the Spirit they urged Paul not to go on to Jerusalem. CEB 5 When our time had come to an end, we departed. All of them, including women and children, accompanied us out of town where we knelt on the beach and prayed. NIV 5 When it was time to leave, we left and continued on our way. All of them, including wives and children, accompanied us out of the city, and there on the beach we knelt to pray. CEB 6 We said good-bye to each other, then we boarded the ship and they returned to their homes. NIV 6 After saying goodbye to each other, we went aboard the ship, and they returned home. CEB 7 Continuing our voyage, we sailed from Tyre and arrived in Ptolemais. We greeted the brothers and sisters there and spent a day with them. NIV 7 We continued our voyage from Tyre and landed at Ptolemais, where we greeted the brothers and sisters and stayed with them for a day. CEB 8 The next day we left and came to Caesarea. We went to 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. CEB 9 He had four unmarried daughters who were involved in the work of prophecy. NIV 9 He had four unmarried daughters who prophesied. CEB 10 After 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. CEB 11 He came to us, took Paul's belt, tied his own feet and hands, and said, "This is what the Holy Spirit says: ‘In Jerusalem the Jews will bind the man who owns this belt, and they 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 Jewish leaders in Jerusalem will bind the owner of this belt and will hand him over to the Gentiles.’ ” CEB 12 When we heard this, we and the local believers urged Paul 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. CEB 13 Paul replied, "Why are you doing this? Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I'm ready not only to be arrested but even to die in Jerusalem for the sake of 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.” CEB 14 Since we couldn't talk him out of it, the only thing we could say was, "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.” CEB 15 After this, we got ready and made our way up to Jerusalem. NIV 15 After this, we started on our way up to Jerusalem. CEB 16 Some of the disciples from Caesarea accompanied us and led us to Mnason's home, where we were guests. He was from Cyprus and had been a disciple a long time. 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. CEB 17 When we arrived in Jerusalem, the brothers and sisters welcomed us warmly. NIV 17 When we arrived at Jerusalem, the brothers and sisters received us warmly. CEB 18 On the next day Paul and the rest of us went to see James. All of 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. CEB 19 After greeting them, he gave them a detailed report 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. CEB 20 Those who heard this praised God. Then they said to him, "Brother, you see how many thousands of Jews have become believers, and all of them keep the Law passionately. 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. CEB 21 They have been informed that you teach all the Jews who live among the Gentiles to reject Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children nor to live according to our 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. CEB 22 What about this? Without a doubt, they will hear that you have arrived. NIV 22 What shall we do? They will certainly hear that you have come, CEB 23 You must therefore do what we tell you. Four men among us have made a solemn promise. NIV 23 so do what we tell you. There are four men with us who have made a vow. CEB 24 Take them with you, go through the purification ritual with them, and pay the cost of having their heads shaved. Everyone will know there is nothing to those reports about you but that you too live a life in keeping with 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 everyone will know there is no truth in these reports about you, but that you yourself are living in obedience to the law. CEB 25 As for the Gentile believers, we wrote a letter about what we decided, that they avoid food offered to idols, blood, the meat from strangled animals, and sexual immorality." 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.” CEB 26 The following day Paul took the men with him and went through the purification ritual with them. He entered the temple and publicly announced the completion of the days of purification, when the offering would be presented for each 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. CEB 27 When the seven days of purification were almost over, the Jews from the province of Asia saw Paul in the temple. Grabbing him, they threw the whole crowd into confusion by shouting, 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, CEB 28 "Fellow Israelites! Help! This is the man who teaches everyone everywhere against our people, the Law, and this place. Not only that, he has even brought Greeks into the temple and defiled this holy place." ( NIV 28 shouting, “Fellow Israelites, help us! This is the man who teaches everyone everywhere against our people and our law and this place. And besides, he has brought Greeks into the temple and defiled this holy place.” CEB 29 They said this because they had seen Trophimus the Ephesian in the city with him earlier, and they assumed 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.) CEB 30 The entire city was stirred up. The people came rushing, seized Paul, and dragged him out of the temple. Immediately the gates were closed. 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. CEB 31 While they were trying to kill him, a report reached the commander of a company of soldiers that all Jerusalem was in a state of 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. CEB 32 Without a moment's hesitation, he took some soldiers and officers and ran down to the mob. When the mob saw the commander and his 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. CEB 33 When the commander arrived, he arrested Paul and ordered him to be bound with two chains. Only then did he begin to ask who Paul 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. CEB 34 Some in the crowd shouted one thing, others shouted something else. Because of the commotion, he couldn't learn the truth, so he ordered that Paul be taken to the military headquarters. 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. CEB 35 When Paul reached the steps, he had to be carried by the soldiers in order to protect him from 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. CEB 36 The mob that followed kept screaming, "Away with him!" NIV 36 The crowd that followed kept shouting, “Get rid of him!” CEB 37 As Paul was about to be taken into the military headquarters, he asked the commander, "May I speak with you?" He answered, "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. CEB 38 Aren't you the Egyptian who started a revolt and led four thousand terrorists into the desert some time ago?" NIV 38 “Aren’t you the Egyptian who started a revolt and led four thousand terrorists out into the wilderness some time ago?” CEB 39 Paul replied, "I'm a Jew from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of an important city. Please, 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.” CEB 40 With the commander's permission, Paul stood on the steps and gestured to the people. When they were quiet, he addressed them in Aramaic. NIV 40 After receiving 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 :

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