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And it came to passe, that after wee were gotten fro them, and had lanched, wee came with a straight course vnto Choos, and the day following vnto Rhodes, and from thence vnto Patara.
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And finding a ship sailing ouer vnto Phenicea, wee went abroad, and set foorth.
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Now when wee had discouered Cyprus, we left it on the left hand, and sailed into Syria, and landed at Tyre: for there the shippe was to vnlade her burden.
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And finding disciples, wee taried there seuen dayes: who said to Paul through the Spirit, that hee should not goe vp to Hierusalem.
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And when we had accomplished those dayes, we departed, and went our way, and they all brought vs on our way, with wiues and children, till wee were out of the citie: and wee kneeled downe on the shore, and prayed.
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And when we had taken our leaue one of another, we tooke ship, and they returned home againe.
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And when wee had finished our course from Tyre, wee came to Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren, and abode with them one day.
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And the next day we that were of Pauls company, departed, and came vnto Cesarea, and wee entred into the house of Philip the Euangelist (which was one of the seuen) & abode with him.
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And ye same man had foure daughters, virgins, which did prophesie.
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And as wee taried there many dayes, there came downe from Iudea a certaine Prophet, named Agabus.
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And when he was come vnto vs, he tooke Pauls girdle, and bound his owne hands and feete, and said, Thus sayth the holy Ghost, So shall the Iewes at Hierusalem binde the man that oweth this girdle, and shall deliuer him into the hands of the Gentiles.
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And when we heard these things, both we and they of that place, besought him not to goe vp to Hierusalem.
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Then Paul answered, What meane ye to weepe and to breake mine heart?
for I am ready, not to bee bound onely, but also to die at Hierusalem for the Name of the Lord Iesus.
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And when he would not bee perswaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.
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And after those dayes we tooke vp our cariages, & went vp to Hierusalem.
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There went with vs also certaine of the disciples of Cesarea, and brought with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an old disciple, with who we should lodge.
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And when we were come to Hierusalem, the brethren receiued vs gladly
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And the day following Paul went in with vs vnto Iames, and all the Elders were present.
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And when hee had saluted them, hee declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministerie.
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And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, & said vnto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Iewes there are which beleeue, and they are all zealous of the Law.
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And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Iewes which are among the Gentiles, to forsake Moses, saying, that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walke after the customes.
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What is it therefore?
the multitude must needs come together: for they will heare that thou art come.
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Doe therefore this that we say to thee: Wee haue foure men which haue a vow on them,
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Then take, and purifie thy selfe with them, & bee at charges with them, that they may shaue their heads: and all may know that those things wherof they were informed concerning thee, are nothing, but that thou thy selfe also walkest orderly, and keepest the Law.
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As touching the Gentiles which beleeue, wee haue written and concluded, that they obserue no such thing, saue onely that they keepe themselues from things offered to idoles, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.
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Then Paul tooke the men, and the next day purifying himselfe with them, entred into the Temple, to signifie the accomplishment of the dayes of purification, vntill that an offering should be offered for euery one of them:
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And when the seuen dayes were almost ended, the Iewes which were of Asia, when they saw him in the Temple, stirred vp all the people, and laide hands on him,
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Crying out, Men of Israel, helpe: this is ye man that teacheth al men euery where against the people, and the law, and this place: and farther brought Greeks also into the Temple, and hath polluted this holy place.
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(For they had seene before with him in the citie, Trophimus an Ephesian, whome they supposed that Paul had brought into the Temple.)
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And all the citie was moued, and the people ran together: and they tooke Paul, and drew him out of the Temple: and forthwith the doores were shut.
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And as they went about to kil him, tidings came vnto the chiefe captaine of the band, that all Hierusalem was in an vprore.
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Who immediatly tooke souldiers, and Centurions, and ran downe vnto them: and when they saw the chiefe captaine and the souldiers, they left beating of Paul.
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Then the chiefe captain came neere, and tooke him, & commanded him to be bound with two chains, and demanded who he was, and what hee had done.
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And some cried one thing, some another, among the multitude: and when he could not know the certaintie for the tumult, he commanded him to be caried into the castle.
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And when he came vpon ye staires, so it was that he was borne of the souldiers, for the violence of the people.
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For the multitude of the people followed after, crying, Away with him.
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And as Paul was to bee led into the castle, hee saide vnto the chiefe captaine, May I speake vnto thee?
Who saide, Canst thou speake Greeke?
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Art not thou that Egyptian which before these daies madest an vprore, and leddest out into the wildernesse foure thousand men that were murtherers?
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But Paul said, I am a man which am a Iew of Tarsus, a citie in Cilicia, a citizen of no meane citie: & I beseech thee suffer me to speake vnto the people.
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And when he had giuen him licence, Paul stood on the staires, and beckened with the hand vnto the people: and when there was made a great silence, he spake vnto them in the Hebrew tongue, saying.