Acts 21:1–18

Paul Sails from Miletus

1 When awe had parted from them and had set sail, we ran ba straight course to Cos and the next day to Rhodes and from there to Patara;

2 and having found a ship crossing over to aPhoenicia, we went aboard and set sail.

3 When we came in sight of aCyprus, leaving it on the left, we kept sailing to bSyria and landed at cTyre; for there the ship was to unload its cargo.

4 After looking up athe disciples, we stayed there seven days; and they kept telling Paul 1bthrough the Spirit not to set foot in Jerusalem.

5 When 1our days there were ended, we left and started on our journey, while they all, with wives and children, aescorted us until we were out of the city. After bkneeling down on the beach and praying, we said farewell to one another.

6 Then we went on board the ship, and they returned ahome again.

7 When we had finished the voyage from aTyre, we arrived at Ptolemais, and after greeting bthe brethren, we stayed with them for a day.

8 On the next day we left and came to aCaesarea, and entering the house of bPhilip the cevangelist, who was bone of the seven, we stayed with him.

9 Now this man had four virgin daughters who were aprophetesses.

10 As we were staying there for some days, a prophet named aAgabus came down from Judea.

11 And coming to us, he atook Paul’s belt and bound his own feet and hands, and said, “This bis what the Holy Spirit says: ‘In this way the Jews at Jerusalem will cbind the man who owns this belt and ddeliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.’ ”

12 When we had heard this, we as well as the local residents began begging him anot to go up to Jerusalem.

13 Then Paul answered, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For aI am ready not only to be bound, but even to die at Jerusalem for bthe name of the Lord Jesus.”

14 And since he would not be persuaded, we fell silent, remarking, “aThe will of the Lord be done!”

Paul at Jerusalem

15 After these days we got ready and astarted on our way up to Jerusalem.

16 Some of athe disciples from bCaesarea also came with us, taking us to Mnason of cCyprus, a ddisciple of long standing with whom we were to lodge.

17 After we arrived in Jerusalem, athe brethren received us gladly.

18 And the following day Paul went in with us to 1aJames, and all bthe elders were present.

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