Bible: Acts 21:1-16
Paul’s Journey to Jerusalem
21:1 After 1 we 2 tore ourselves away 3 from them, we put out to sea, 4 and sailing a straight course, 5 we came to Cos, 6 on the next day to Rhodes, 7 and from there to Patara. 8 21:2 We found 9 a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, 10 went aboard, 11 and put out to sea. 12 21:3 After we sighted Cyprus 13 and left it behind on our port side, 14 we sailed on to Syria and put in 15 at Tyre, 16 because the ship was to unload its cargo there. 21:4 After we located 17 the disciples, we stayed there 18 seven days. They repeatedly told 19 Paul through the Spirit 20 not to set foot 21 in Jerusalem. 22 21:5 When 23 our time was over, 24 we left and went on our way. All of them, with their wives and children, accompanied 25 us outside of the city. After 26 kneeling down on the beach and praying, 27 21:6 we said farewell 28 to one another. 29 Then 30 we went aboard the ship, and they returned to their own homes. 31 21:7 We continued the voyage from Tyre 32 and arrived at Ptolemais, 33 and when we had greeted the brothers, we stayed with them for one day. 21:8 On the next day we left 34 and came to Caesarea, 35 and entered 36 the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, 37 and stayed with him. 21:9 (He had four unmarried 38 daughters who prophesied.) 39
21:10 While we remained there for a number of days, 40 a prophet named Agabus 41 came down from Judea. 21:11 He came 42 to us, took 43 Paul’s belt, 44 tied 45 his own hands and feet with it, 46 and said, “The Holy Spirit says this: ‘This is the way the Jews in Jerusalem will tie up the man whose belt this is, and will hand him over 47 to the Gentiles.’” 21:12 When we heard this, both we and the local people 48 begged him not to go up to Jerusalem. 21:13 Then Paul replied, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking 49 my heart? For I am ready not only to be tied up, 50 but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” 21:14 Because he could not be persuaded, 51 we said no more except, 52 “The Lord’s will be done.” 53
21:15 After these days we got ready 54 and started up 55 to Jerusalem. 21:16 Some of the disciples from Caesarea 56 came along with us too, and brought us to the house 57 of Mnason of Cyprus, a disciple from the earliest times, 58 with whom we were to stay.