Looking to help your church and family stay connected to the Word while social distancing?
Check out our free church library, church online resources, and family resources.
You have not started any reading plans.
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. 2 We found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia,q went on board and set sail. 3 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. 4 We sought out the discipless there and stayed with them seven days. Through the Spiritt they urged Paul not to go on to Jerusalem. 5 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 6 After saying goodbye to each other, we went aboard the ship, and they returned home.
7 We continued our voyage from Tyrev and landed at Ptolemais, where we greeted the brothers and sistersw and stayed with them for a day. 8 Leaving the next day, we reached Caesareax and stayed at the house of Philipy the evangelist,z one of the Seven. 9 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.
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. 19 Paul greeted them and reported in detail what God had done among the Gentilesq through his ministry.r
20 When they heard this, they praised God. Then they said to Paul: “You see, brother, how many thousands of Jews have believed, and all of them are zealouss for the law.t 21 They have been informed that you teach all the Jews who live among the Gentiles to turn away from Moses,u telling them not to circumcise their childrenv or live according to our customs.w 22 What shall we do? They will certainly hear that you have come, 23 so do what we tell you. There are four men with us who have made a vow.x 24 Take these men, join in their purification ritesy and pay their expenses, so that they can have their heads shaved.z Then everyone will know there is no truth in these reports about you, but that you yourself are living in obedience to the law. 25 As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.”a
26 The next day Paul took the men and purified himself along with them. Then he went to the temple to give notice of the date when the days of purification would end and the offering would be made for each of them.b
27 When the seven days were nearly over, some Jews from the province of Asia saw Paul at the temple. They stirred up the whole crowd and seized him,c 28 shouting, “Fellow Israelites, help us! This is the man who teaches everyone everywhere against our people and our law and this place. And besides, he has brought Greeks into the temple and defiled this holy place.”d 29 (They had previously seen Trophimuse the Ephesianf in the city with Paul and assumed that Paul had brought him into the temple.)
30 The whole city was aroused, and the people came running from all directions. Seizing Paul,g they dragged himh from the temple, and immediately the gates were shut. 31 While they were trying to kill him, news reached the commander of the Roman troops that the whole city of Jerusalem was in an uproar. 32 He at once took some officers and soldiers and ran down to the crowd. When the rioters saw the commander and his soldiers, they stopped beating Paul.i
33 The commander came up and arrested him and ordered him to be boundj with twok chains.l Then he asked who he was and what he had done. 34 Some in the crowd shouted one thing and some another,m and since the commander could not get at the truth because of the uproar, he ordered that Paul be taken into the barracks.n 35 When Paul reached the steps,o the violence of the mob was so great he had to be carried by the soldiers. 36 The crowd that followed kept shouting, “Get rid of him!”p
37 As the soldiers were about to take Paul into the barracks,q he asked the commander, “May I say something to you?”
About The New International Version
The NIV is the world’s most read and trusted contemporary English Bible translation. It follows the principle of "dynamic equivalence" to ensure crystal clear understandable English. The NIV is the most readable English Bible ever produced.
Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 Biblica, Inc.™
Used by Permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
“New International Version” and “NIV” are registered trademarks of Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission.
The NIV® text may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic or audio), up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without the express written permission of the publisher, providing the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses quoted account for twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted.
Notice of copyright must appear on the title or copyright page as follows:
“Scripture quotations taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.”
The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™
When quotations from the NIV® text are used by a local church in non-saleable media such as church bulletins, orders of service, posters, overhead transparencies, or similar materials, a complete copyright notice is not required, but the initials (NIV®) must appear at the end of each quotation.
Any commentary or other biblical reference work produced for commercial sale, that uses the NIV® text must obtain written permission for use of the NIV® text.
Permission requests for commercial use within the USA and Canada that exceeds the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing by The Zondervan Corporation, 5300 Patterson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49530, USA. www.Zondervan.com
Permission requests for commercial use within the UK, EU and EFTA that exceeds the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing by Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 338 Euston Road, London NW1 3BH, United Kingdom. www.Hodder.co.uk
Permission requests for non-commercial use that exceeds the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing by Biblica US, Inc., 1820 Jet Stream Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921, USA. www.Biblica.com
Any Internet addresses (websites, blogs, etc.) and telephone numbers printed in this Bible are offered as a resource. They are not intended in any way to be or imply an endorsement by Zondervan, nor does Zondervan vouch for the content of these sites and numbers for the life of the Bible.