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Acts 21 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:1 - And it came to pass, at our sailing, having been parted from them, having run direct, we came to Coos, and the succeeding day to Rhodes, and thence to Patara,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:2 - and having found a ship passing over to Phenicia, having gone on board, we sailed,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:3 - and having discovered Cyprus, and having left it on the left, we were sailing to Syria, and did land at Tyre, for there was the ship discharging the lading.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:4 - And having found out the disciples, we tarried there seven days, and they said to Paul, through the Spirit, not to go up to Jerusalem;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:5 - but when it came that we completed the days, having gone forth, we went on, all bringing us on the way, with women and children, unto the outside of the city, and having bowed the knees upon the shore, we prayed,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:6 - and having embraced one another, we embarked in the ship, and they returned to their own friends.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:7 - And we, having finished the course, from Tyre came down to Ptolemais, and having saluted the brethren, we remained one day with them;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:8 - and on the morrow Paul and his company having gone forth, we came to Cesarea, and having entered into the house of Philip the evangelist -- who is of the seven -- we remained with him,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:9 - and this one had four daughters, virgins, prophesying.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:10 - And we remaining many more days, there came down a certain one from Judea, a prophet, by name Agabus,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:11 - and he having come unto us, and having taken up the girdle of Paul, having bound also his own hands and feet, said, 'Thus saith the Holy Spirit, The man whose is this girdle -- so shall the Jews in Jerusalem bind, and they shall deliver him up to the hands of nations.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:12 - And when we heard these things, we called upon him -- both we, and those of that place -- not to go up to Jerusalem,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:13 - and Paul answered, 'What do ye -- weeping, and crushing mine heart? for I, not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem, am ready, for the name of the Lord Jesus;'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:14 - and he not being persuaded, we were silent, saying, 'The will of the Lord be done.'

Paul at Jerusalem

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:15 - And after these days, having taken our vessels, we were going up to Jerusalem,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:16 - and there went also of the disciples from Cesarea with us, bringing with them him with whom we may lodge, a certain Mnason of Cyprus, an aged disciple.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:17 - And we having come to Jerusalem, the brethren did gladly receive us,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:18 - and on the morrow Paul was going in with us unto James, all the elders also came,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:19 - and having saluted them, he was declaring, one by one, each of the things God did among the nations through his ministration,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:20 - and they having heard, were glorifying the Lord. They said also to him, 'Thou seest, brother, how many myriads there are of Jews who have believed, and all are zealous of the law,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:21 - and they are instructed concerning thee, that apostacy from Moses thou dost teach to all Jews among the nations, saying -- Not to circumcise the children, nor after the customs to walk;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:22 - what then is it? certainly the multitude it behoveth to come together, for they will hear that thou hast come.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:23 - 'This, therefore, do that we say to thee: We have four men having a vow on themselves,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:24 - these having taken, be purified with them, and be at expence with them, that they may shave the head, and all may know that the things of which they have been instructed concerning thee are nothing, but thou dost walk -- thyself also -- the law keeping.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:25 - 'And concerning those of the nations who have believed, we have written, having given judgment, that they observe no such thing, except to keep themselves both from idol-sacrifices, and blood, and a strangled thing, and whoredom.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:26 - Then Paul, having taken the men, on the following day, with them having purified himself, was entering into the temple, announcing the fulfilment of the days of the purification, till the offering was offered for each one of them.

Paul Seized in the Temple

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:27 - And, as the seven days were about to be fully ended, the Jews from Asia having beheld him in the temple, were stirring up all the multitude, and they laid hands upon him,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:28 - crying out, 'Men, Israelites, help! this is the man who, against the people, and the law, and this place, all everywhere is teaching; and further, also, Greeks he brought into the temple, and hath defiled this holy place;'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:29 - for they had seen before Trophimus, the Ephesian, in the city with him, whom they were supposing that Paul brought into the temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:30 - All the city also was moved and there was a running together of the people, and having laid hold on Paul, they were drawing him out of the temple, and immediately were the doors shut,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:31 - and they seeking to kill him, a rumour came to the chief captain of the band that all Jerusalem hath been thrown into confusion,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:32 - who, at once, having taken soldiers and centurions, ran down upon them, and they having seen the chief captain and the soldiers, did leave off beating Paul.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:33 - Then the chief captain, having come nigh, took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains, and was inquiring who he may be, and what it is he hath been doing,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:34 - and some were crying out one thing, and some another, among the multitude, and not being able to know the certainty because of the tumult, he commanded him to be carried to the castle,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:35 - and when he came upon the steps, it happened he was borne by the soldiers, because of the violence of the multitude,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:36 - for the crowd of the people was following after, crying, 'Away with him.'
(Act 9:1–19; 26:12–18 )
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:37 - And Paul being about to be led into the castle, saith to the chief captain, 'Is it permitted to me to say anything unto thee?' and he said, 'Greek dost thou know?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:38 - art not thou, then, the Egyptian who before these days made an uprising, and did lead into the desert the four thousand men of the assassins?'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:39 - And Paul said, 'I, indeed, am a man, a Jew, of Tarsus of Cilicia, of no mean city a citizen; and I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:40 - And he having given him leave, Paul having stood upon the stairs, did beckon with the hand to the people, and there having been a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew dialect, saying:

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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