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1Paul calls at the house of Philip, whose daughters prophesy.
10Agabus, foretelling what should befall him at Jerusalem, he will not be dissuaded from going thither.
17He comes to Jerusalem;
27where he is apprehended, and in great danger, but by the chief captain is rescued;
37and requests, and is permitted to speak to the people.
 
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Chapter 21

Verse 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:


we were
20:37,38; 1 Samuel 20:41,42; 1 Thessalonians 2:17
and had
27:2,4; Luke 5:4; 8:22
Coos
Coos, Cos, or Co, now Zia, is an island in the Aegean sea, one of those called Cyclades, near the south-west point of Asia Minor, and about fifteen miles from Halicarnassus.

Verse 2
And finding a ship sailing over unto Phenicia, we went aboard, and set forth.
finding
27:6; Jonah 1:3
Phenicia
15:3

Verse 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.
Cyprus
16; 4:36; 11:19; 13:4; 15:39; 27:4
Syria
15:23,41; 18:18; Judges 10:6; 2 Samuel 8:6; Isaiah 7:2; Matthew 4:24; Luke 2:2
Tyre
12:20; Psalms 45:12; 87:4; Isaiah 23:17,18; Matthew 11:21; Luke 10:13

Verse 4
And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem.
finding
19:1; Matthew 10:11; 2 Timothy 1:17
we
20:6,7; 28:14; Revelation 1:10
said
10-12; 20:22

Verse 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.
and they
15:3; 17:10; 20:38
with
Deuteronomy 29:11,12; Joshua 24:15; 2 Chronicles 20:13; Nehemiah 12:43; Matthew 14:21
we kneeled
9:40; 20:36; 1 Kings 8:54; Psalms 95:6; Mark 1:40

Verse 6
And when we had taken our leave one of another, we took ship; and they returned home again.
taken
2 Corinthians 2:13
they
John 1:11; *Gr:; John 7:53; 16:32; 19:27

Verse 7
And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren, and abode with them one day.
and saluted
19; 18:22; 25:13; 1 Samuel 10:4; 13:10; Matthew 5:47; Hebrews 13:24
abode
10; 28:12

Verse 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.
we that
16:10,13,16; 20:6,13; 27:1; 28:11,16
Caesarea
8:40; 9:30; 10:1; 18:22; 23:23
Philip
6:5; 8:5-13,26-40
the evangelist
Ephesians 4:11; 2 Timothy 4:5

Verse 9
And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy.
virgins
1 Corinthians 7:25-34,38
which
2:17; Exodus 15:20; Judges 4:4; 2 Kings 22:14; Nehemiah 6:14; Joel 2:28; 1 Corinthians 11:4,5; Revelation 2:20

Verse 10
And as we tarried there many days, there came down from Judaea a certain prophet, named Agabus.
as
4,7; 20:16
Agabus
11:28

Verse 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.
he took
1 Samuel 15:27,28; 1 Kings 11:29-31; 2 Kings 13:15-19; Jeremiah 13:1-11; 19:10,11; Ezekiel 24:19-25; Hosea 12:10
Thus
13:2; 16:6; 20:23; 28:25; Hebrews 3:7; 1 Peter 1:12
So shall
33; 22:25; 24:27; 26:29; 28:20; Ephesians 3:1; 4:1; 6:20; 2 Timothy 2:9; Hebrews 10:34
and shall
28:17; Matthew 20:18,19; 27:1,2

Verse 12
And when we heard these things, both we, and they of that place, besought him not to go up to Jerusalem.
besought
4; 20:22; Matthew 16:21-23

Verse 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.
What
1 Samuel 15:14; Isaiah 3:15; Ezekiel 18:2; Jonah 1:6
to weep
20:37; 1 Samuel 1:8; Philippians 2:26; 2 Timothy 1:4
for
20:24; Romans 8:35-37; 1 Corinthians 15:31; 2 Corinthians 4:10-17; 11:23-27; Philippians 1:20,21; Philippians 2:17; Colossians 1:24; 2 Timothy 2:4-6; 4:6; 2 Peter 1:14; Revelation 3:10; 12:11

Verse 14
And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.
The will
Genesis 43:14; 1 Samuel 3:18; 2 Samuel 15:25,26; 2 Kings 20:19; Matthew 6:10; 26:39,42; Luke 11:2; 22:42

Verse 15
And after those days we took up our carriages, and went up to Jerusalem.
and went
18:22; 25:1,6,9

Verse 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.
of the
8; 10:24,48
Cyprus
3; 11:19; 15:39
an old
Psalms 71:17,18; 92:14; Proverbs 16:31; Romans 16:7; Philemon 1:9; 1 John 2:13,14

Verse 17
And when we were come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly.
the brethren
15:4; Romans 15:7; Hebrews 13:1,2; 3 John 1:7,8

Verse 18
And the day following Paul went in with us unto James; and all the elders were present.
unto
15:13; Matthew 10:2; Galatians 1:19; 2:9; James 1:1
all
15:2,6,23; 20:17

Verse 19
And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry.
he declared
11:4-18; 14:27; 15:4,12; Romans 15:18,19; 1 Corinthians 3:5-9; 15:10; 2 Corinthians 6:1; Colossians 1:29
by
1:17; 20:24; 2 Corinthians 12:12

Verse 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:
they glorified
4:21; 11:18; Psalms 22:23,27; 72:17-19; 98:1-3; Isaiah 55:10-13; 66:9-14; Luke 15:3-10,32; Romans 15:6,7,9-13; Galatians 1:24; 2 Thessalonians 1:10; Revelation 19:6,7
how
2:41; 4:4; 6:7; Matthew 13:31-33; John 12:24
thousands
Luke 12:1; *Gr:
and they
15:1,5,24; 22:3; Romans 10:2; Galatians 1:14

Verse 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.
that thou
6:13,14; 16:3; 28:17; Romans 14:1-6; 1 Corinthians 9:19-21; Galatians 5:1-6; 6:12-15

Verse 22
What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come.
the multitude
15:12,22; 19:32

Verse 23
Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men which have a vow on them;
We have
18:18; Numbers 6:2-7

Verse 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.
and purify
26; 24:18; Exodus 19:10,14; Numbers 19:17-22; 2 Chronicles 30:18,19; Job 1:5; 41:25; John 3:25; Hebrews 9:10-14
that they
18:18; Numbers 6:5,9,13,18; Judges 13:5; 16:17-19
but
1 Corinthians 9:20; Galatians 2:12

Verse 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.
we have
15:20,29

Verse 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.
Then
1 Corinthians 9:20
entered
24:18
to signify
Numbers 6:13-20

Verse 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,
the Jews
24:18
stirred
6:12; 13:50; 14:2,5,19; 17:5,6,13; 18:12; 1 Kings 21:25
and laid
4:3; 5:18; 26:21; Luke 21:12

Verse 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.
Men
19:26-28; 24:5,6
This is
21; 6:13,14; 24:5,6,18; 26:20,21
brought
Jeremiah 7:4-15; Lamentations 1:10

Verse 29
(For they had seen before with him in the city Trophimus an Ephesian, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.)
Trophimus
20:4; 2 Timothy 4:20

Verse 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.
all
16:20-22; 19:29; 26:21; Matthew 2:3; 21:10
and they
7:57,58; 16:19; Luke 4:29; 2 Corinthians 11:26

Verse 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.
as
22:22; 26:9,10; John 16:2; 2 Corinthians 11:23-33
chief
23:17; 24:7,22; 25:23; John 18:12
that all
38; 17:5; 19:40; 1 Kings 1:41; Matthew 26:5; Mark 14:2

Verse 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.
took
23:23,24
and run
23:27; 24:7
beating
5:40; 18:17; 22:19; Isaiah 3:15

Verse 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.
be
11; 12:6; 20:23; 22:25,29; 28:20; Judges 15:13; 16:8,12,21; Ephesians 6:20
and demanded
22:24; 25:16; John 18:29,30

Verse 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.
some cried
19:32
know
22:30; 25:26
into
37; 22:24; 23:10,16

Verse 35
And when he came upon the stairs, so it was, that he was borne of the soldiers for the violence of the people.
for
Genesis 6:11,12; Psalms 55:9; 58:2; Jeremiah 23:10; Habakkuk 1:2,3

Verse 36
For the multitude of the people followed after, crying, Away with him.
7:54; 22:22; Luke 23:18; John 19:15; 1 Corinthians 4:13

Verse 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?
19; 19:30; Matthew 10:18-20; Luke 21:15

Verse 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?
that
"This Egyptian rose A.D. 55."
5:36,37; Matthew 5:11; 1 Corinthians 4:13

Verse 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 unto the people.
I am
9:11,30; 22:3; 23:34
Cilicia
6:9; 15:23,41
a citizen
16:37; 22:25-29; 23:27
suffer
37; 1 Peter 3:15; 4:15,16

Verse 40
And when he had given him licence, Paul stood on the stairs, and beckoned with the hand unto the people. And when there was made a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew tongue, saying,
on
35; 2 Kings 9:13
and beckoned
12:17; 13:16; 19:33
a great
22:2
Hebrew
6:1; 26:14; Luke 23:38; John 5:2; 19:13,17,20; Revelation 9:11; 16:16


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