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And when we were come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us
18. And the day
following Paul went in with us unto James; and all the elders were
19. And when he
had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had
the Gentiles by his ministry.
a. Paul is captured by the Jews
Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them
the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification,
offering should be offered for every one of them.
27. And when
the seven days were almost ended, the Jews which were of Asia,
when they saw
him in the temple, stirred up all the people, and laid hands on him,
out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man, that teacheth all men every
people, and the law, and this place: and further brought Greeks also into
and hath polluted this holy place.
29. (For they
had seen before with him in the city Trophimus an Ephesian, whom they
Paul had brought into the temple.)
30. And all
the city was moved, and the people ran together: and they took Paul, and
drew him out
of the temple: and forthwith the doors were shut.
b. Seized by the Romans
And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief
captain of the
band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.
immediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran down unto them: and
when they saw
the chief captain and the soldiers, they left beating of Paul.
33. Then the
chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be
bound with two
chains; and demanded who he was, and what he had done.
c. Paul is allowed to speak to the
Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence which I make now unto
2. (And when
they heard that he spake in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept the
and he saith,) ( see Vs. 3-23 for his address to them )
d. The mob rejects his words
22:22.....Away with such a fellow from the earth: for it is not fit that
Paul is to be scourged
The chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle, and
bade that he
should be examined by scourging; that he might know wherefore they
25. And as
they bound him with thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is
it lawful for
you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?
26. When the
centurion heard that, he went and told the chief captain, saying, Take
heed what thou
doest: for this man is a Roman.
27. Then the
chief captain came, and said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? He
28. And the
chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom. And
Paul said, But
I was free born.
f. Paulís defence before the Jewish
And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I
have lived in
all good conscience before God until this day.
2. And the
high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on
3. Then said
Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou
to judge me
after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law?
4. And they
that stood by said, Revilest thou God's high priest?
5. Then said
Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is
Thou shalt not
speak evil of the ruler of thy people.
6. But when
Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other
cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a
the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.
7. And when
he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the
the multitude was divided.
8. For the
Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit:
9. And there
arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees' part arose,
saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath
to him, let us
not fight against God.
10. And when
there arose a great dissension, the chief captain, fearing lest Paul
been pulled in pieces of them, commanded the soldiers to go down, and
to take him by
force from among them, and to bring him into the castle.
g. The Lord Jesus himself encourages
And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good
for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness
also at Rome.
h. A plot
to kill Paul
And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and
themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink
13. And they
were more than forty which had made this conspiracy. (see Vs.13-35 )
i. Paul is delivered
And he called unto him two centurions, saying, Make ready two
soldiers to go to Caesarea, and horsemen threescore and ten, and spearmen
at the third hour of the night;
provide them beasts, that they may set Paul on, and bring him safe unto