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