Acts 21:26-36 - The Riot In The Temple Complex

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!"