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Acts 21:1–18

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On to Jerusalem

21 After wep had torn ourselves away from them, we put out to sea and sailed straight to Kos. The next day we went to Rhodes and from there to Patara. We found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia,q went on board and set sail. After sighting Cyprus and passing to the south of it, we sailed on to Syria.r We landed at Tyre, where our ship was to unload its cargo. We sought out the discipless there and stayed with them seven days. Through the Spiritt they urged Paul not to go on to Jerusalem. When it was time to leave, we left and continued on our way. All of them, including wives and children, accompanied us out of the city, and there on the beach we knelt to pray.u After saying goodbye to each other, we went aboard the ship, and they returned home.

We continued our voyage from Tyrev and landed at Ptolemais, where we greeted the brothers and sistersw and stayed with them for a day. Leaving the next day, we reached Caesareax and stayed at the house of Philipy the evangelist,z one of the Seven. He had four unmarried daughters who prophesied.a

10 After we had been there a number of days, a prophet named Agabusb came down from Judea. 11 Coming over to us, he took Paul’s belt, tied his own hands and feet with it and said, “The Holy Spirit says,c ‘In this way the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem will bindd the owner of this belt and will hand him over to the Gentiles.’ ”e

12 When we heard this, we and the people there pleaded with Paul not to go up to Jerusalem. 13 Then Paul answered, “Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to dief in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”g 14 When he would not be dissuaded, we gave uph and said, “The Lord’s will be done.”i

15 After this, we started on our way up to Jerusalem.j 16 Some of the disciples from Caesareak accompanied us and brought us to the home of Mnason, where we were to stay. He was a man from Cyprusl and one of the early disciples.

Paul’s Arrival at Jerusalem

17 When we arrived at Jerusalem, the brothers and sistersm received us warmly.n 18 The next day Paul and the rest of us went to see James,o and all the eldersp were present.

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