26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day, having been purified with them, sentered the temple tto announce the 7expiration of the days of purification, at which time an offering should be made for each one of them.
27 Now when the seven days were almost ended, uthe Jews from Asia, seeing him in the temple, stirred up the whole crowd and vlaid hands on him, 28 crying out, “Men of Israel, help! This is the man wwho teaches all men everywhere against the people, the law, and this place; and furthermore he also brought Greeks into the temple and has defiled this holy place.” 29 (For they had 8previously seen xTrophimus the Ephesian with him in the city, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.)
30 And yall the city was disturbed; and the people ran together, seized Paul, and dragged him out of the temple; and immediately the doors were shut. 31 Now as they were zseeking to kill him, news came to the commander of the 9garrison that all Jerusalem was in an uproar. 32 aHe immediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran down to them. And when they saw the commander and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul. 33 Then the bcommander came near and took him, and ccommanded him to be bound with two chains; and he asked who he was and what he had done. 34 And some among the multitude cried one thing and some another.
So when he could not ascertain the truth because of the tumult, he commanded him to be taken into the barracks. 35 When he reached the stairs, he had to be carried by the soldiers because of the violence of the mob. 36 For the multitude of the people followed after, crying out, d“Away with him!”
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