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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)

[1] And it came to pass (), that after we were gotten () from them , and had launched (), we came () with a straight course () unto Coos , and the [day] following unto Rhodes , and from thence unto Patara :
[2] And finding () a ship sailing over () unto Phenicia , we went aboard (), and set forth ().
[3] Now when we had discovered () Cyprus , we left () it on the left hand , and sailed () into Syria , and landed () at Tyre : for there the ship was () to unlade () her burden .
[4] And finding () disciples , we tarried () there seven days : who said () to Paul through the Spirit , that he should not go up () to Jerusalem .
[5] And when we had () accomplished () those days , we departed () and went our way (); and they all brought us on our way (), with wives and children , till [we were] out of the city : and we kneeled down () on the shore , and prayed ().
[6] And when we had taken our leave () one of another , we took () ship ; and they returned home again ().
[7] And when we had finished () [our] course from Tyre , we came () to Ptolemais , and saluted () the brethren , and abode () with them one day .
[8] And the next [day] we that were of Paul’s company departed (), and came () () unto Caesarea : and we entered () into the house of Philip the evangelist , which was () [one] of the seven ; and abode () with him .
[9] And the same man had () four daughters , virgins , which did prophesy ().
[10] And as we tarried () [there] many days , there came down () from Judaea a certain prophet , named Agabus .
[11] And when he was come () unto us , he took () Paul’s girdle , and bound () his own hands and feet , and said (), Thus saith () the Holy Ghost , So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind () the man that owneth () this girdle , and shall deliver () [him] into the hands of the Gentiles .
[12] And when we heard () these things , both we , and they of that place , besought () him not to go up () to Jerusalem .
[13] Then Paul answered (), What mean ye () to weep () and to break () mine heart ? for I am () ready not to be bound () only , but also to die () at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus .
[14] And when he would not be persuaded (), we ceased (), saying (), The will of the Lord be done ().
[15] And after those days we took up our carriages (), and went up () to Jerusalem .
[16] There went () with us also [certain] of the disciples of Caesarea , and brought () with them one Mnason of Cyprus , an old disciple , with whom we should lodge ().
[17] And when we were come () to Jerusalem , the brethren received () us gladly .
[18] And the [day] following () Paul went in () with us unto James ; and all the elders were present ().
[19] And when he had saluted () them , he declared () particularly what things God had wrought () among the Gentiles by his ministry .
[20] And when they heard () [it], they glorified () the Lord , and said () unto him , Thou seest (), brother , how many thousands of Jews there are () which believe (); and they are () all zealous of the law :
[21] And they are informed () of thee , that thou teachest () all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses , saying () that they ought not to circumcise () [their] children , neither to walk () after the customs .
[22] What is it () therefore ? the multitude must () needs come together (): for they will hear () that thou art come ().
[23] Do () therefore this that we say () to thee : We have () four men which have () a vow on them ;
[24] Them take (), and purify thyself () with them , and be at charges () with them , that they may shave () [their] heads : and all may know () that those things , whereof they were informed () concerning thee , are () nothing ; but [that] thou thyself also walkest orderly (), and keepest () the law .
[25] As touching the Gentiles which believe (), we have written () [and] concluded () that they observe () no such thing , save only that they keep () themselves from [things] offered to idols , and from blood , and from strangled , and from fornication .
[26] Then Paul took () the men , and the next () day purifying himself () with them entered () into the temple , to signify () the accomplishment of the days of purification , until that an offering should be offered () for every one of them .
[27] And when the seven days were almost () ended (), the Jews which were of Asia , when they saw () him in the temple , stirred up () all the people , and laid () hands on him ,
[28] Crying out (), Men of Israel , help (): This is () the man , that teacheth () all [men] every where against the people , and the law , and this place : and further brought () Greeks also into the temple , and hath polluted () this holy place .
[29] (For they had () seen before () with him in the city Trophimus an Ephesian , whom they supposed () that Paul had brought () into the temple .)
[30] And all the city was moved (), and the people ran together () : and they took () Paul , and drew () him out of the temple : and forthwith the doors were shut ().
[31] And as they went about () to kill () him , tidings came () unto the chief captain of the band , that all Jerusalem was in an uproar ().
[32] Who immediately took () soldiers and centurions , and ran down () unto them : and when they saw () the chief captain and the soldiers , they left () beating () of Paul .
[33] Then the chief captain came near (), and took () him , and commanded () [him] to be bound with () two chains ; and demanded () who he was (), and what he had () done ().
[34] And some cried () one thing , some another , among the multitude : and when he could () not know () the certainty for the tumult , he commanded () him to be carried () into the castle .
[35] And when he came () upon the stairs , so it was (), that he was borne () of the soldiers for the violence of the people .
[36] For the multitude of the people followed after (), crying (), Away () with him .
[37] And as Paul was to be () led () into the castle , he said () unto the chief captain , May () I speak () unto thee ? Who said (), Canst thou speak () Greek ?
[38] Art () not thou that Egyptian , which before these days madest an uproar (), and leddest out () into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers ?
[39] But Paul said (), I am () a man [which am] a Jew of Tarsus , [a city] in Cilicia , a citizen of no mean city : and , I beseech () thee , suffer () me to speak