Bible: Acts 21:17-26

21:17 When we arrived in Jerusalem, the brothers welcomed us gladly. 1  21:18 The next day Paul went in with us to see James, and all the elders were there. 2  21:19 When Paul 3  had greeted them, he began to explain 4  in detail 5  what God 6  had done among the Gentiles through his ministry. 21:20 When they heard this, they praised 7  God. Then they said to him, “You see, brother, how many thousands of Jews 8  there are who have believed, and they are all ardent observers 9  of the law. 10  21:21 They have been informed about you – that you teach all the Jews now living 11  among the Gentiles to abandon 12  Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children 13  or live 14  according to our customs. 21:22 What then should we do? They will no doubt 15  hear that you have come. 21:23 So do what 16  we tell you: We have four men 17  who have taken 18  a vow; 19  21:24 take them and purify 20  yourself along with them and pay their expenses, 21  so that they may have their heads shaved. 22  Then 23  everyone will know there is nothing in what they have been told 24  about you, but that you yourself live in conformity with 25  the law. 26  21:25 But regarding the Gentiles who have believed, we have written a letter, having decided 27  that they should avoid 28  meat that has been sacrificed to idols 29  and blood and what has been strangled 30  and sexual immorality.” 21:26 Then Paul took the men the next day, 31  and after he had purified himself 32  along with them, he went to the temple and gave notice 33  of the completion of the days of purification, 34  when 35  the sacrifice would be offered for each 36  of them.
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