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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