35 When he reached the stairs, he had to be carried by the soldiers because of the violence of the mob. 36 For the multitude of the people followed after, crying out, (A)“Away with him!”

Addressing the Jerusalem Mob(B)

37 Then as Paul was about to be led into the barracks, he said to the commander, “May I speak to you?”

He replied, “Can you speak Greek? 38 (C)Are you not the Egyptian who some time ago stirred up a rebellion and led the four thousand assassins out into the wilderness?”

39 But Paul said, (D)“I am a Jew from Tarsus, in Cilicia, a citizen of no [a]mean city; and I implore you, permit me to speak to the people.”

40 So when he had given him permission, Paul stood on the stairs and (E)motioned with his hand to the people. And when there was a great silence, he spoke to them in the (F)Hebrew language, saying,

Paul’s Defense at Jerusalem

22 “Brethren(G) and fathers, hear my defense before you now.”


  1. Acts 21:39 insignificant

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