1 And, when it came to pass that we, having been torn away from them, had set sail, we came with a straight course to Cos, and the next day to Rhodes, and thence to Patara; 2 and, having found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, going aboard, we set sail. 3 And, having come in sight of Cyprus, leaving it on the left hand, we sailed to Syria, and landed at Tyre; for there the ship was to unload her cargo. 4 And, having found the disciples, we tarried there seven days; who, indeed, said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem. 5 And, when it came to pass that we completed the days, going forth, we were resuming our journey; they all, with wives and children, accompanying us out of the city; and, kneeling down on the beach, having prayed, we bade one another farewell; 6 and we embarked upon the ship, but they returned to their homes.
7 And, having finished the voyage from Tyre, we arrived at Ptolemais; and, having saluted the brethren, we abode with them one day. 8 And, on the morrow, going forth, we came to Caesarea; and, entering into the house of Philip the evangelist, who was of the seven, we abode with him. 9 And this man had four daughters, virgins, who prophesied.
10 And, as we tarried there several days, there came down from Judaea a certain prophet, Agabus by name. 11 And, coming to us, and taking Paul's girdle, binding his own feet and hands, he said, "Thus saith the Holy Spirit, so shall the Jews in Jerusalem bind the man who owns this girdle, and shall deliver him up into the hands of the gentiles. 12 And, when we heard these things, both we and those of that place were beseeching him not to go up to Jerusalem.
13 Then Paul answered, "What are ye doing, weeping and crushing my heart? For I am ready, not only to be bound, but to die at Jerusalem, for the name of the Lord Jesus."
14 And, when he would not be persuaded, we were silent, saying, "The will of the Lord be done."
15 And, after these days, having gotten ready, we went up to Jerusalem. 16 And there went with us also some of the disciples from Caesarea, bringing one Mnason of Cyprus, an aged disciple, with whom we should lodge.
17 And, when we came to Jerusalem, the brethren gladly received us. 18 And, on the following day, Paul went in with us to James; and all the elders were present. 19 And, having saluted them, he narrated, one by one, each of the things God wrought among the gentiles through his ministry.
20 And they, hearing it, were glorifying God, and said to him, "You observe, brother, how many thousands there are among the Jews, of those who have believed; and they are all zealous for the law. 21 And they were informed by report concerning you, that you teach all the Jews who are among the gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children, nor to walk after the customs. 22 What is it, therefore? They will certainly hear that you have come. 23 Do this, therefore, which we say to you: we have four men who have a vow on them; 24 taking these to yourself, be purified with them, and incur expense for them, that they may shave their heads; and all will know that there is nothing in those things of which they have been instructed concerning you; but that you yourself also are walking orderly, keeping the law. 25 But concerning the gentiles who have believed, we sent to them, having given judgment, that they should keep themselves from idol-sacrifices, and from blood, and from anything strangled, and from fornication."
26 Then Paul, taking the men, on the next day, having been purified with them, was entering into the temple, announcing the fulfillment of the days of purification, until the offering should be offered for each one of them. 27 And, when the seven days were about to be completed, the Jews from Asia, having beheld him in the temple, were stirring up all the multitude, and they laid their hands upon 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! and, further, he brought Greeks also into the temple, and has defiled this holy place!" 29 (For they had previously seen with him in the city Trophimus, the Ephesian, whom they were supposing that Paul brought into the temple).
30 And all the city was moved, and there was a running together of the people; and, laying hold of Paul, they were dragging him out of the temple; and straightway the doors were shut. 31 And, as they were seeking to kill him, a report came up to the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in confusion; 32 who, at once, taking with him soldiers and centurions, ran down upon them; and they, seeing the chief captain and the soldiers, ceased beating Paul. 33 Then the chief captain, coming near, laid hold of him, and ordered that he be bound with two chains; and he was inquiring who he was, and what he had done. 34 And some shouted one thing, some another, among the crowd; and, when he could not ascertain the certainty because of the tumult, he ordered that he be brought into the castle. 35 And, when he came upon the stairway, it happened that he was borne along by the soldiers on account of the violence of the multitude; 36 for the throng of the people was following after, crying out, "Away with him!"
37 And, when about to be led into the castle, Paul says to the chief captain, "May I say something to you?" And he said, "Do you know Greek? 38 Are you not, then, the Egyptian who, before these days, caused a revolt, and led out into the wilderness the four thousand men of the Assassins?"
39 But Paul said, "I am a Jew, of Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city; and I beseech you, permit me to speak to the people."