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Parallel Bible results for Acts 21:1-16

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Acts 21:1-16

ESV 1 And 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. MSG 1 And so, with the tearful good-byes behind us, we were on our way. We made a straight run to Cos, the next day reached Rhodes, and then Patara. ESV 2 And having found a ship crossing to Phoenicia, we went aboard and set sail. MSG 2 There we found a ship going direct to Phoenicia, got on board, and set sail. ESV 3 When we had come in sight of Cyprus, leaving it on the left we sailed to Syria and landed at Tyre, for there the ship was to unload its cargo. MSG 3 Cyprus came into view on our left, but was soon out of sight as we kept on course for Syria, and eventually docked in the port of Tyre. While the cargo was being unloaded, ESV 4 And having sought out the disciples, we stayed there for seven days. And through the Spirit they were telling Paul not to go on to Jerusalem. MSG 4 we looked up the local disciples and stayed with them seven days. Their message to Paul, from insight given by the Spirit, was "Don't go to Jerusalem." ESV 5 When our days there were ended, we departed and went on our journey, and they all, with wives and children, accompanied us until we were outside the city. And kneeling down on the beach, we prayed MSG 5 When our time was up, they escorted us out of the city to the docks. Everyone came along - men, women, children. They made a farewell party of the occasion! We all kneeled together on the beach and prayed. ESV 6 and said farewell to one another. Then we went on board the ship, and they returned home. MSG 6 Then, after another round of saying good-bye, we climbed on board the ship while they drifted back to their homes. ESV 7 When we had finished the voyage from Tyre, we arrived at Ptolemais, and we greeted the brothers and stayed with them for one day. MSG 7 A short run from Tyre to Ptolemais completed the voyage. We greeted our Christian friends there and stayed with them a day. ESV 8 On the next day we departed and came to Caesarea, and we entered the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, and stayed with him. MSG 8 In the morning we went on to Caesarea and stayed with Philip the Evangelist, one of "the Seven." ESV 9 He had four unmarried daughters, who prophesied. MSG 9 Philip had four virgin daughters who prophesied. ESV 10 While we were staying for many days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. MSG 10 After several days of visiting, a prophet from Judea by the name of Agabus came down to see us. ESV 11 And coming to us, he took Paul's belt and bound his own feet and hands and said, "Thus says the Holy Spirit, 'This is how the Jews at Jerusalem will bind the man who owns this belt and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.'" MSG 11 He went right up to Paul, took Paul's belt, and, in a dramatic gesture, tied himself up, hands and feet. He said, "This is what the Holy Spirit says: The Jews in Jerusalem are going to tie up the man who owns this belt just like this and hand him over to godless unbelievers." ESV 12 When we heard this, we and the people there urged him not to go up to Jerusalem. MSG 12 When we heard that, we and everyone there that day begged Paul not to be stubborn and persist in going to Jerusalem. ESV 13 Then Paul answered, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be imprisoned but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus." 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?" ESV 14 And since he would not be persuaded, we ceased and said, "Let the will of the Lord be done." 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." ESV 15 After these days we got ready and went up to Jerusalem. MSG 15 It wasn't long before we had our luggage together and were on our way to Jerusalem. ESV 16 And some of the disciples from Caesarea went with us, bringing us to the house of Mnason of Cyprus, an early disciple, with whom we should lodge. 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.

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