Paul Goes to Jerusalem

Acts 21

1 And when s we had parted from them and set sail, we t came by a straight course to Cos, and the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara. 1 2 And having found a ship crossing to Phoenicia, we went aboard and set sail. 3 When we had come in sight of Cyprus, leaving it on the left we sailed to Syria and landed at Tyre, for there the ship was to unload its cargo. 4 And having sought out the disciples, we stayed there for seven days. And u through the Spirit they were telling Paul not to go on to Jerusalem. 5 When our days there were ended, we departed and went on our journey, and they all, with wives and children, v accompanied us until we were outside the city. And w kneeling down on the beach, we prayed 6 and said farewell to one another. Then we went on board the ship, and they returned home.

7 When we had finished the voyage from Tyre, we arrived at Ptolemais, and we greeted x the brothers 2 and stayed with them for one day. 8 On the next day we departed and came to Caesarea, and we entered the house of y Philip z the evangelist, who was one of the seven, and stayed with him. 9 He had four unmarried daughters, a who prophesied. 10 While we were staying for many days, a prophet named b Agabus came down from Judea. 11 And coming to us, he c took Paul's belt and bound his own feet and hands and said, d "Thus says the Holy Spirit, e 'This is how the Jews at Jerusalem will bind the man who owns this belt and f deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.'" 12 When we heard this, we and the people there g urged him not to go up to Jerusalem. 13 Then Paul answered, g "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For h I am ready not only to be imprisoned but even to die in Jerusalem i for the name of the Lord Jesus." 14 And since he would not be persuaded, j we ceased and said, k "Let the will of the Lord be done."

15 After these days we got ready and went up to Jerusalem. 16 And some of the disciples from Caesarea went with us, bringing us to the house of Mnason of Cyprus, an early disciple, with whom we should lodge.

  1. Cross References
    Acts 16:10
    And when Paul had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go on into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.
  2. Cross References
    Acts 16:11
    So, setting sail from Troas, we made a direct voyage to Samothrace, and the following day to Neapolis.
  3. Cross References
    Acts 21:11
    And coming to us, he took Paul's belt and bound his own feet and hands and said, "Thus says the Holy Spirit, 'This is how the Jews at Jerusalem will bind the man who owns this belt and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.'
    Acts 20:23
    Except that the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city that imprisonment and afflictions await me.
  4. Cross References
    Acts 20:38
    Being sorrowful most of all because of the word he had spoken, that they would not see his face again. And they accompanied him to the ship.
  5. Cross References
    Acts 20:36
    And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all.
  6. Cross References
    John 21:23
    So the saying spread abroad among the brothers that this disciple was not to die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he was not to die, but, "If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?
  7. Cross References
    Acts 6:5
    And what they said pleased the whole gathering, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch.
    Acts 8:5
    Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed to them the Christ.
  8. Cross References
    Ephesians 4:11
    And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers.
    2 Timothy 4:5
    As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
  9. Cross References
    Acts 2:17 - 18
    'And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.
    Luke 2:36
    And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin.
    1 Corinthians 11:5
    But every wife who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven.
    Acts 13:1
    Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a member of the court of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
  10. Cross References
    Acts 11:28
    And one of them named Agabus stood up and foretold by the Spirit that there would be a great famine over all the world (this took place in the days of Claudius).
  11. Cross References
    1 Samuel 15:27 - 28
    As Samuel turned to go away, Saul seized the skirt of his robe, and it tore.
    1 Kings 11:30
    Then Ahijah laid hold of the new garment that was on him, and tore it into twelve pieces.
    Isaiah 20:3
    Then the Lord said, "As my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot for three years as a sign and a portent against Egypt and Cush.
    Jeremiah 13:1 - 11
    Thus says the Lord to me, "Go and buy a linen loincloth and put it around your waist, and do not dip it in water.
    Jeremiah 27:2
    Thus the Lord said to me: "Make yourself straps and yoke-bars, and put them on your neck.
  12. Cross References
    Acts 20:23
    Except that the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city that imprisonment and afflictions await me.
  13. Cross References
    Acts 21:33
    Then the tribune came up and arrested him and ordered him to be bound with two chains. He inquired who he was and what he had done.
    Acts 9:16
    For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.
  14. Cross References
    Acts 21:31 - 33
    And as they were seeking to kill him, word came to the tribune of the cohort that all Jerusalem was in confusion.
    Matthew 20:19
    And deliver him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified, and he will be raised on the third day.
  15. Cross References
    Matthew 16:21 - 23
    From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.
  16. Cross References
    Acts 21:12
    When we heard this, we and the people there urged him not to go up to Jerusalem.
  17. Cross References
    Acts 20:24
    But I do not account my life of any value nor a...
    Romans 8:36
    As it is written, "For your sake we are being k...
    2 Corinthians 4:16
    So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self ...
    2 Corinthians 12:10
    For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with...
    Philippians 2:17
    Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offeri...
    Acts 15:26
    Men who have risked their lives for the sake of...
  18. Cross References
    Acts 5:41
    Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name.
  19. Cross References
    Ruth 1:18
    And when Naomi saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more.
  20. Cross References
    Matthew 6:10
    Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
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