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Actus Apostolorum 21 Biblia Sacra Vulgata (VULGATE)

21 Cum autem factum esset ut navigaremus abstracti ab eis, recto cursu venimus Coum, et sequenti die Rhodum, et inde Pataram.

Et cum invenissemus navem transfretantem in Phoenicen, ascendentes navigavimus.

Cum apparuissemus autem Cypro, relinquentes eam ad sinistram, navigavimus in Syriam, et venimus Tyrum: ibi enim navis expositura erat onus.

Inventis autem discipulis, mansimus ibi diebus septem: qui Paulo dicebant per Spiritum ne ascenderet Jerosolymam.

Et expletis diebus, profecti ibamus, deducentibus nos omnibus cum uxoribus et filiis usque foras civitatem: et positis genibus in littore, oravimus.

Et cum valefecissemus invicem, ascendimus navem: illi autem redierunt in sua.

Nos vero navigatione expleta a Tyro descendimus Ptolemaidam: et salutatis fratribus, mansimus die una apud illos.

Alia autem die profecti, venimus Caesaream. Et intrantes domum Philippi evangelistae, qui erat unus de septem, mansimus apud eum.

Huic autem erant quatuor filiae virgines prophetantes.

10 Et cum moraremur per dies aliquot, supervenit quidam a Judaea propheta, nomine Agabus.

11 Is cum venisset ad nos, tulit zonam Pauli: et alligans sibi pedes et manus, dixit: Haec dicit Spiritus Sanctus: Virum, cujus est zona haec, sic alligabunt in Jerusalem Judaei, et tradent in manus gentium.

12 Quod cum audissemus, rogabamus nos, et qui loci illius erant, ne ascenderet Jerosolymam.

13 Tunc respondit Paulus, et dixit: Quid facitis flentes, et affligentes cor meum? Ego enim non solum alligari, sed et mori in Jerusalem paratus sum propter nomen Domini Jesu.

14 Et cum ei suadere non possemus, quievimus, dicentes: Domini voluntas fiat.

15 Post dies autem istos, praeparati ascendebamus in Jerusalem.

16 Venerunt autem et ex discipulis a Caesarea nobiscum, adducentes secum apud quem hospitaremur Mnasonem quemdam Cyprium, antiquum discipulum.

17 Et cum venissemus Jerosolymam, libenter exceperunt nos fratres.

18 Sequenti autem die introibat Paulus nobiscum ad Jacobum, omnesque collecti sunt seniores.

19 Quos cum salutasset, narrabat per singula quae Deus fecisset in gentibus per ministerium ipsius.

20 At illi cum audissent, magnificabant Deum, dixeruntque ei: Vides, frater, quot millia sunt in Judaeis qui crediderunt, et omnes aemulatores sunt legis.

21 Audierunt autem de te quia discessionem doceas a Moyse eorum qui per gentes sunt Judaeorum, dicens non debere eos circumcidere filios suos, neque secundum consuetudinem ingredi.

22 Quid ergo est? utique oportet convenire multitudinem: audient enim te supervenisse.

23 Hoc ergo fac quod tibi dicimus. Sunt nobis viri quatuor, votum habentes super se.

24 His assumptis, sanctifica te cum illis, et impende in illis ut radant capita: et scient omnes quia quae de te audierunt, falsa sunt, sed ambulas et ipse custodiens legem.

25 De his autem qui crediderunt ex gentibus, nos scripsimus judicantes ut abstineant se ab idolis immolato, et sanguine, et suffocato, et fornicatione.

26 Tunc Paulus, assumptis viris, postera die purificatus cum illis intravit in templum, annuntians expletionem dierum purificationis, donec offerretur pro unoquoque eorum oblatio.

27 Dum autem septem dies consummarentur, hi qui de Asia erant Judaei, cum vidissent eum in templo, concitaverunt omnem populum, et injecerunt ei manus, clamantes:

28 Viri Israelitae, adjuvate: hic est homo qui adversus populum, et legem, et locum hunc, omnes ubique docens, insuper et gentiles induxit in templum, et violavit sanctum locum istum.

29 Viderant enim Trophimum Ephesium in civitate cum ipso, quem aestimaverunt quoniam in templum introduxisset Paulus.

30 Commotaque est civitas tota, et facta est concursio populi. Et apprehendentes Paulum, trahebant eum extra templum: et statim clausae sunt januae.

31 Quaerentibus autem eum occidere, nuntiatum est tribuno cohortis quia tota confunditur Jerusalem.

32 Qui statim, assumptis militibus et centurionibus, decurrit ad illos. Qui cum vidissent tribunum et milites, cessaverunt percutere Paulum.

33 Tunc accedens tribunus apprehendit eum, et jussit eum alligari catenis duabus: et interrogabat quis esset, et quid fecisset.

34 Alii autem aliud clamabant in turba. Et cum non posset certum cognoscere prae tumultu, jussit duci eum in castra.

35 Et cum venisset ad gradus, contigit ut portaretur a militibus propter vim populi.

36 Sequebatur enim multitudo populi, clamans: Tolle eum.

37 Et cum coepisset induci in castra Paulus, dicit tribuno: Si licet mihi loqui aliquid ad te? Qui dixit: Graece nosti?

38 nonne tu es AEgyptius, qui ante hos dies tumultum concitasti, et eduxisti in desertum quatuor millia virorum sicariorum?

39 Et dixit ad eum Paulus: Ego homo sum quidem Judaeus a Tarso Ciliciae, non ignotae civitatis municeps. Rogo autem te, permitte mihi loqui ad populum.

40 Et cum ille permisisset, Paulus stans in gradibus annuit manu ad plebem, et magno silentio facto, allocutus est lingua hebraea, dicens:

Acts 21 New International Version (NIV)

On to Jerusalem

21 After we had torn ourselves away from them, we put out to sea and sailed straight to Kos. The next day we went to Rhodes and from there to Patara. We found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, went on board and set sail. After sighting Cyprus and passing to the south of it, we sailed on to Syria. We landed at Tyre, where our ship was to unload its cargo. We sought out the disciples there and stayed with them seven days. Through the Spirit they urged Paul not to go on to Jerusalem. When it was time to leave, we left and continued on our way. All of them, including wives and children, accompanied us out of the city, and there on the beach we knelt to pray. After saying goodbye to each other, we went aboard the ship, and they returned home.

We continued our voyage from Tyre and landed at Ptolemais, where we greeted the brothers and sisters and stayed with them for a day. Leaving the next day, we reached Caesarea and stayed at the house of Philip the evangelist, one of the Seven. He had four unmarried daughters who prophesied.

10 After we had been there a number of days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. 11 Coming over to us, he took Paul’s belt, tied his own hands and feet with it and said, “The Holy Spirit says, ‘In this way the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem will bind the owner of this belt and will hand him over to the Gentiles.’”

12 When we heard this, we and the people there pleaded with Paul not to go up to Jerusalem. 13 Then Paul answered, “Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” 14 When he would not be dissuaded, we gave up and said, “The Lord’s will be done.”

15 After this, we started on our way up to Jerusalem. 16 Some of the disciples from Caesarea accompanied us and brought us to the home of Mnason, where we were to stay. He was a man from Cyprus and one of the early disciples.

Paul’s Arrival at Jerusalem

17 When we arrived at Jerusalem, the brothers and sisters received us warmly. 18 The next day Paul and the rest of us went to see James, and all the elders were present. 19 Paul greeted them and reported in detail what God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry.

20 When they heard this, they praised God. Then they said to Paul: “You see, brother, how many thousands of Jews have believed, and all of them are zealous for the law. 21 They have been informed that you teach all the Jews who live among the Gentiles to turn away from Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children or live according to our customs. 22 What shall we do? They will certainly hear that you have come, 23 so do what we tell you. There are four men with us who have made a vow. 24 Take these men, join in their purification rites and pay their expenses, so that they can have their heads shaved. Then everyone will know there is no truth in these reports about you, but that you yourself are living in obedience to the law. 25 As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.”

26 The next day Paul took the men and purified himself along with them. Then he went to the temple to give notice of the date when the days of purification would end and the offering would be made for each of them.

Paul Arrested

27 When the seven days were nearly over, some Jews from the province of Asia saw Paul at the temple. They stirred up the whole crowd and seized him, 28 shouting, “Fellow Israelites, help us! This is the man who teaches everyone everywhere against our people and our law and this place. And besides, he has brought Greeks into the temple and defiled this holy place.” 29 (They had previously seen Trophimus the Ephesian in the city with Paul and assumed that Paul had brought him into the temple.)

30 The whole city was aroused, and the people came running from all directions. Seizing Paul, they dragged him from the temple, and immediately the gates were shut. 31 While they were trying to kill him, news reached the commander of the Roman troops that the whole city of Jerusalem was in an uproar. 32 He at once took some officers and soldiers and ran down to the crowd. When the rioters saw the commander and his soldiers, they stopped beating Paul.

33 The commander came up and arrested him and ordered him to be bound with two chains. Then he asked who he was and what he had done. 34 Some in the crowd shouted one thing and some another, and since the commander could not get at the truth because of the uproar, he ordered that Paul be taken into the barracks. 35 When Paul reached the steps, the violence of the mob was so great he had to be carried by the soldiers. 36 The crowd that followed kept shouting, “Get rid of him!”

Paul Speaks to the Crowd

37 As the soldiers were about to take Paul into the barracks, he asked the commander, “May I say something to you?”

“Do you speak Greek?” he replied. 38 “Aren’t you the Egyptian who started a revolt and led four thousand terrorists out into the wilderness some time ago?”

39 Paul answered, “I am a Jew, from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no ordinary city. Please let me speak to the people.”

40 After receiving the commander’s permission, Paul stood on the steps and motioned to the crowd. When they were all silent, he said to them in Aramaic[a]:

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 21:40 Or possibly Hebrew; also in 22:2
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