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[1] When we had departed from them and had set sail, we came with a straight course to Cos, and the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara.
[2] Having found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, we went aboard and set sail.
[3] When we had come in sight of Cyprus, leaving it on the left hand, we sailed to Syria and landed at Tyre, for the ship was there to unload her cargo.
[4] Having found disciples, we stayed there seven days. These said to Paul through the Spirit that he should not go up to Jerusalem.
[5] When those days were over, we departed and went on our journey. They all, with wives and children, brought us on our way until we were out of the city. Kneeling down on the beach, we prayed.
[6] After saying goodbye to each other, we went on board the ship, and they returned home again.
[7] When we had finished the voyage from Tyre, we arrived at Ptolemais. We greeted the brothers and stayed with them one day.
[8] On the next day, we who were Paul’s companions departed and came to Caesarea. We entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, and stayed with him.
[9] Now this man had four virgin daughters who prophesied.
[10] As we stayed there some days, a certain prophet named Agabus came down from Judea.
[11] Coming to us and taking Paul’s belt, he bound his own feet and hands, and said, “The Holy Spirit says: ‘So the Jews at Jerusalem will bind the man who owns this belt, and will deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.’ ”
[12] When we heard these things, both we and the people of that place begged him not to go up to Jerusalem.
[13] Then Paul answered, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”
[14] When he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, “The Lord’s will be done.”
[15] After these days we took up our baggage and went up to Jerusalem.
[16] Some of the disciples from Caesarea also went with us, bringing one Mnason of Cyprus, an early disciple, with whom we would stay.
[17] When we had come to Jerusalem, the brothers received us gladly.
[18] The day following, Paul went in with us to James; and all the elders were present.
[19] When he had greeted them, he reported one by one the things which God had worked among the Gentiles through his ministry.
[20] They, when they heard it, glorified God. They said to him, “You see, brother, how many thousands there are among the Jews of those who have believed, and they are all zealous for the law.
[21] They have been informed about you, that you teach all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children and not to walk after the customs.
[22] What then? The assembly must certainly meet, for they will hear that you have come.
[23] Therefore do what we tell you. We have four men who have taken a vow.
[24] Take them and purify yourself with them, and pay their expenses for them, that they may shave their heads. Then all will know that there is no truth in the things that they have been informed about you, but that you yourself also walk keeping the law.
[25] But concerning the Gentiles who believe, we have written our decision that they should observe no such thing, except that they should keep themselves from food offered to idols, from blood, from strangled things, and from sexual immorality.”
[26] Then Paul took the men, and the next day purified himself and went with them into the temple, declaring the fulfillment of the days of purification, until the offering was offered for every one of them.
[27] When the seven days were almost completed, the Jews from Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the multitude and laid hands on him,
[28] crying out, “Men of Israel, help! This is the man who teaches all men everywhere against the people, and the law, and this place. Moreover, he also brought Greeks into the temple and has defiled this holy place!”
[29] For they had seen Trophimus the Ephesian, with him in the city, and they supposed that Paul had brought him into the temple.
[30] All the city was moved and the people ran together. They seized Paul and dragged him out of the temple. Immediately the doors were shut.
[31] As they were trying to kill him, news came up to the commanding officer of the regiment that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.
[32] Immediately he took soldiers and centurions and ran down to them. They, when they saw the chief captain and the soldiers, stopped beating Paul.
[33] Then the commanding officer came near, arrested him, commanded him to be bound with two chains, and inquired who he was and what he had done.
[34] Some shouted one thing and some another, among the crowd. When he couldn’t find out the truth because of the noise, he commanded him to be brought into the barracks.
[35] When he came to the stairs, he was carried by the soldiers because of the violence of the crowd;
[36] for the multitude of the people followed after, crying out, “Away with him!”
[37] As Paul was about to be brought into the barracks, he asked the commanding officer, “May I speak to you?” He said, “Do you know Greek?
[38] Aren’t you then the Egyptian who before these days stirred up to sedition and led out into the wilderness the four thousand men of the Assassins?”
[39] But Paul said, “I am a Jew from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no insignificant city. I beg you, allow me to speak to the people.”
[40] When he had given him permission, Paul, standing on the stairs, beckoned with his hand to the people. When there was a great silence, he spoke to them in the Hebrew language, saying,

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Acts 21 (KJVS)

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[11] And G2532 when he was come G2064 (Aor2ActPtc) unto G4314 us G2248, G2532 he took G142 (AorActPtc) Paul’s G3972 girdle G2223, and G5037 bound G1210 (AorActPtc) his own G846 hands G5495 and G2532 feet G4228, and said G2036 (Aor2ActInd), Thus G3592 saith G3004 (PresActInd) the Holy G40 Ghost G4151, So G3779 shall G1210 the Jews G2453 at G1722 Jerusalem G2419 bind G1210 (FutActInd) the man G435 that G3739 owneth G2076 (PresInd) this G3778 girdle G2223, and G2532 shall deliver G3860 (FutActInd) [him] into G1519 the hands G5495 of the Gentiles G1484.
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[13] Then G1161 Paul G3972 answered G611 (AorMidDepInd), What G5101 mean ye G4160 (PresActInd) to weep G2799 (PresActPtc) and G2532 to break G4919 (PresActPtc) mine G3450 heart G2588? for G1063 I G1473 am G2192 (PresActInd) ready G2093 not G3756 to be bound G1210 (AorPasInf) only G3440, but G2532 also G235 to die G599 (Aor2ActInf) at G1519 Jerusalem G2419 for G5228 the name G3686 of the Lord G2962 Jesus G2424.
[14] And G1161 when he G846 would G3982 not G3361 be persuaded G3982 (PresPasPtc), we ceased G2270 (AorActInd), saying G2036 (Aor2ActPtc), The will G2307 of the Lord G2962 be done G1096 (Aor2MidDepImpr).
[15] And G1161 after G3326 those G5025 days G2250 we took up our carriages G643 (AorMidDepPtc), and went up G305 (ImpfActInd) to G1519 Jerusalem G2419.
[16] G1161 There went G4905 (Aor2ActInd) with G4862 us G2254 also G2532 [certain] of the disciples G3101 of G575 Caesarea G2542, and brought G71 (PresActPtc) with them G3844 one G5100 Mnason G3416 of Cyprus G2953, an old G744 disciple G3101, with whom G3739 we should lodge G3579 (AorPasSubj).
[17] And G1161 when we G2257 were come G1096 (Aor2MidDepPtc) to G1519 Jerusalem G2414, the brethren G80 received G1209 (AorMidDepInd) us G2248 gladly G780.
[18] And G1161 the [day] following G1966 (PresPtc) Paul G3972 went in G1524 (PlupfActInd) with G4862 us G2254 unto G4314 James G2385; and G5037 all G3956 the elders G4245 were present G3854 (Aor2MidDepInd).
[19] And G2532 when he had saluted G782 (AorMidDepPtc) them G846, he declared G1834 (ImpfMidPasDepInd) particularly G2596 G1520 G1538 what things G3739 God G2316 had wrought G4160 (AorActInd) among G1722 the Gentiles G1484 by G1223 his G846 ministry G1248.
[20] And G1161 when they heard G191 (AorActPtc) [it], they glorified G1392 (ImpfActInd) the Lord G2962, and G5037 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto him G846, Thou seest G2334 (PresActInd), brother G80, how many G4214 thousands G3461 of Jews G2453 there are G1526 (PresInd) which G3588 believe G4100 (PerfActPtc); and G2532 they are G5225 (PresActInd) all G3956 zealous G2207 of the law G3551:
[21] And G1161 they are informed G2727 (AorPasInd) of G4012 thee G4675, that G3754 thou teachest G1321 (PresActInd) all G3956 the Jews G2453 which are among G2596 the Gentiles G1484 to G575 forsake G646 Moses G3475, saying G3004 (PresActPtc) that they G846 ought G4059 not G3361 to circumcise G4059 (PresActInf) [their] children G5043, neither G3366 to walk G4043 (PresActInf) after the customs G1485.
[22] What G5101 is it G2076 (PresInd) therefore G3767? the multitude G4128 must G1163 (PresInd) needs G3843 come together G4905 (Aor2ActInf): for G1063 they will hear G191 (FutMidDepInd) that G3754 thou art come G2064 (Perf2ActInd).
[23] Do G4160 (AorActImpr) therefore G3767 this G5124 that G3739 we say G3004 (PresActInd) to thee G4671: We G2254 have G1526 (PresInd) four G5064 men G435 which have G2171 (PresActPtc) a vow G2192 on G1909 them G1438;
[24] Them G5128 take G3880 (Aor2ActPtc), and purify thyself G48 (AorPasImpr) with G4862 them G846, and G2532 be at charges G1159 (AorActImpr) with G1909 them G846, that G2443 they may shave G3587 (AorMidDepSubj) [their] heads G2776: and G2532 all G3956 may know G1097 (Aor2ActSubj) that those things G3754, whereof G3739 they were informed G2727 (PerfPasInd) concerning G4012 thee G4675, are G2076 (PresInd) nothing G3762; but G235 [that] thou thyself G846 also G2532 walkest orderly G4748 (PresActInd), and keepest G5442 (PresActPtc) the law G3551.
[25] As G1161 touching G4012 the Gentiles G1484 which believe G4100 (PerfActPtc), we G2249 have written G1989 (AorActInd) [and] concluded G2919 (AorActPtc) that they G846 observe G5083 (PresActInf) no G3367 such thing G5108, save only G1508 that they keep G5442 (PresMidInf) themselves G846 from G5037 [things] offered to idols G1494, and G2532 from blood G129, and G2532 from strangled G4156, and G2532 from fornication G4202.
[26] Then G5119 Paul G3972 took G3880 (Aor2ActPtc) the men G435, and the next G2192 (PresPasPtc) day G2250 purifying himself G48 (AorPasPtc) with G4862 them G846 entered G1524 (PlupfActInd) into G1519 the temple G2411, to signify G1229 (PresActPtc) the accomplishment G1604 of the days G2250 of purification G49, until G2193 that G3739 an offering G4376 should be offered G4374 (AorPasInd) for G5228 every G1538 one G1520 of them G846.
[27] And G1161 when G5613 the seven G2033 days G2250 were almost G3195 (ImpfActInd) ended G4931 (PresPasInf), the Jews G2453 which were of G575 Asia G773, when they saw G2300 (AorMidDepPtc) him G846 in G1722 the temple G2411, stirred up G4797 (ImpfActInd) all G3956 the people G3793, and G2532 laid G1911 (Aor2ActInd) hands G5495 on G1909 him G846,
[28] Crying out G2896 (PresActPtc), Men G435 of Israel G2475, help G997 (PresActImpr): This G3778 is G2076 (PresInd) the man G444, that teacheth G1321 (PresActPtc) all G3956 [men] every where G3837 against G2596 the people G2992, and G2532 the law G3551, and G2532 this G5126 place G5117: and G5037 further G2089 brought G1521 (Aor2ActInd) Greeks G1672 also G2532 into G1519 the temple G2411, and G2532 hath polluted G2840 (PerfActInd) this G5127 holy G40 place G5117.
[29] (For G1063 they had G2258 (ImpfInd) seen before G4308 (PerfActPtc) with G4862 him G846 in G1722 the city G4172 Trophimus G5161 an Ephesian G2180, whom G3739 they supposed G3543 (ImpfActInd) that G3754 Paul G3972 had brought G1521 (Aor2ActInd) into G1519 the temple G2411.)
[30] And G5037 all G3650 the city G4172 was moved G2795 (AorPasInd), and G2532 the people G2992 ran together G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd) G4890: and G2532 they took G1949 (Aor2MidDepPtc) Paul G3972, and drew G1670 (ImpfActInd) him G846 out of G1854 the temple G2411: and G2532 forthwith G2112 the doors G2374 were shut G2808 (AorPasInd).
[31] And G1161 as they went about G2212 (PresActPtc) to kill G615 (AorActInf) him G846, tidings G5334 came G305 (Aor2ActInd) unto the chief captain G5506 of the band G4686, that G3754 all G3650 Jerusalem G2419 was in an uproar G4797 (PerfPasInd).
[32] Who G3739 immediately G1824 took G3880 (Aor2ActPtc) soldiers G4757 and G2532 centurions G1543, and ran down G2701 (Aor2ActInd) unto G1909 them G846: and G1161 when they saw G1492 (Aor2ActPtc) the chief captain G5506 and G2532 the soldiers G4757, they left G3973 (AorMidInd) beating G5180 (PresActPtc) of Paul G3972.
[33] Then G5119 the chief captain G5506 came near G1448 (AorActPtc), and took G1949 (Aor2MidDepInd) him G846, and G2532 commanded G2753 (AorActInd) [him] to be bound with G1210 (AorPasInf) two G1417 chains G254; and G2532 demanded G4441 (ImpfMidPasDepInd) who G5101 he was G302 G1498 (PresOpt), and G2532 what G5101 he had G2076 (PresInd) done G4160 (PerfActPtc).
[34] And G1161 some G243 cried G994 (ImpfActInd) one thing G5100, some another G243, among G1722 the multitude G3793: and G1161 when he could G1410 (PresMidPasDepPtc) not G3361 know G1097 (Aor2ActInf) the certainty G804 for G1223 the tumult G2351, he commanded G2753 (AorActInd) him G846 to be carried G71 (PresPasInf) into G1519 the castle G3925.
[35] And G1161 when G3753 he came G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd) upon G1909 the stairs G304, so it was G4819 (Aor2ActInd), that he was borne G941 (PresPasInf) of G5259 the soldiers G4757 for G1223 the violence G970 of the people G3793.
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[37] And G5037 as Paul G3972 was to be G3195 (PresActPtc) led G1521 (PresPasInf) into G1519 the castle G3925, he said G3004 (PresActInd) unto the chief captain G5506, May G1487 G1832 (PresInd) I G3427 speak G2036 (Aor2ActInf) G5100 unto G4314 thee G4571? G1161 Who G3588 said G5346 (ImpfInd), Canst thou speak G1097 (PresActInd) Greek G1676?
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Young’s Literal Translation

Acts 21 (YLT)

[1] And it came to pass, at our sailing, having been parted from them, having run direct, we came to Coos, and the succeeding day to Rhodes, and thence to Patara,
[2] and having found a ship passing over to Phenicia, having gone on board, we sailed,
[3] and having discovered Cyprus, and having left it on the left, we were sailing to Syria, and did land at Tyre, for there was the ship discharging the lading.
[4] And having found out the disciples, we tarried there seven days, and they said to Paul, through the Spirit, not to go up to Jerusalem;
[5] but when it came that we completed the days, having gone forth, we went on, all bringing us on the way, with women and children, unto the outside of the city, and having bowed the knees upon the shore, we prayed,
[6] and having embraced one another, we embarked in the ship, and they returned to their own friends.
[7] And we, having finished the course, from Tyre came down to Ptolemais, and having saluted the brethren, we remained one day with them;
[8] and on the morrow Paul and his company having gone forth, we came to Caesarea, and having entered into the house of Philip the evangelist-who is of the seven-we remained with him,
[9] and this one had four daughters, virgins, prophesying.
[10] And we remaining many more days, there came down a certain one from Judea, a prophet, by name Agabus,
[11] and he having come unto us, and having taken up the girdle of Paul, having bound also his own hands and feet, said, ‘Thus saith the Holy Spirit, The man whose is this girdle-so shall the Jews in Jerusalem bind, and they shall deliver him up to the hands of nations.’
[12] And when we heard these things, we called upon him-both we, and those of that place-not to go up to Jerusalem,
[13] and Paul answered, ‘What do ye-weeping, and crushing mine heart? for I, not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem, am ready, for the name of the Lord Jesus;’
[14] and he not being persuaded, we were silent, saying, ‘The will of the Lord be done.’
[15] And after these days, having taken our vessels, we were going up to Jerusalem,
[16] and there went also of the disciples from Caesarea with us, bringing with them him with whom we may lodge, a certain Mnason of Cyprus, an aged disciple.
[17] And we having come to Jerusalem, the brethren did gladly receive us,
[18] and on the morrow Paul was going in with us unto James, all the elders also came,
[19] and having saluted them, he was declaring, one by one, each of the things God did among the nations through his ministration,
[20] and they having heard, were glorifying the Lord. They said also to him, ‘Thou seest, brother, how many myriads there are of Jews who have believed, and all are zealous of the law,
[21] and they are instructed concerning thee, that apostasy from Moses thou dost teach to all Jews among the nations, saying-Not to circumcise the children, nor after the customs to walk;
[22] what then is it? certainly the multitude it behoveth to come together, for they will hear that thou hast come.
[23] ‘This, therefore, do that we say to thee: We have four men having a vow on themselves,
[24] these having taken, be purified with them, and be at expence with them, that they may shave the head, and all may know that the things of which they have been instructed concerning thee are nothing, but thou dost walk-thyself also-the law keeping.
[25] ‘And concerning those of the nations who have believed, we have written, having given judgment, that they observe no such thing, except to keep themselves both from idol-sacrifices, and blood, and a strangled thing, and whoredom.’
[26] Then Paul, having taken the men, on the following day, with them having purified himself, was entering into the temple, announcing the fulfilment of the days of the purification, till the offering was offered for each one of them.
[27] And, as the seven days were about to be fully ended, the Jews from Asia having beheld him in the temple, were stirring up all the multitude, and they laid hands upon him,
[28] crying out, ‘Men, Israelites, help! this is the man who, against the people, and the law, and this place, all everywhere is teaching; and further, also, Greeks he brought into the temple, and hath defiled this holy place;’
[29] for they had seen before Trophimus, the Ephesian, in the city with him, whom they were supposing that Paul brought into the temple.
[30] All the city also was moved and there was a running together of the people, and having laid hold on Paul, they were drawing him out of the temple, and immediately were the doors shut,
[31] and they seeking to kill him, a rumour came to the chief captain of the band that all Jerusalem hath been thrown into confusion,
[32] who, at once, having taken soldiers and centurions, ran down upon them, and they having seen the chief captain and the soldiers, did leave off beating Paul.
[33] Then the chief captain, having come nigh, took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains, and was inquiring who he may be, and what it is he hath been doing,
[34] and some were crying out one thing, and some another, among the multitude, and not being able to know the certainty because of the tumult, he commanded him to be carried to the castle,
[35] and when he came upon the steps, it happened he was borne by the soldiers, because of the violence of the multitude,
[36] for the crowd of the people was following after, crying, ‘Away with him.’
[37] And Paul being about to be led into the castle, saith to the chief captain, ‘Is it permitted to me to say anything unto thee?’ and he said, ‘Greek dost thou know?
[38] art not thou, then, the Egyptian who before these days made an uprising, and did lead into the desert the four thousand men of the assassins?’
[39] And Paul said, ‘I, indeed, am a man, a Jew, of Tarsus of Cilicia, of no mean city a citizen; and I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.’
[40] And he having given him leave, Paul having stood upon the stairs, did beckon with the hand to the people, and there having been a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew dialect, saying: