Like Jesus, Paul was unjustly arrested on the basis of a false accusation. Then the commander came near and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and he asked who he was and what he had done. Then, Paul spoke to them in the Hebrew language, identifying himself with his Jewish audience, not with his Roman protectors. That additional word was not of the Lord, otherwise Paul would have been disobedient to go to Jerusalem. So when he had given him permission, Paul stood on the stairs and motioned with his hand to the people. Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. The assembly must certainly meet, for they will hear that you have come. And all the city was disturbed; and the people ran together, seized Paul, and dragged him out of the temple; and immediately the doors were shut. Poetical Books -------------------- Paul, Luke and … Where is "Phoenicia" (Acts 21:2)? have testified for Me in Jerusalem, so you must also bear witness at Rome'â 1 After we had torn ourselves away from them, we put out to sea and sailed straight to Kos. The charges against Paul in Acts 21:28 are an echo of the charges Stephen was executed for (Acts 6:13). Historical Books d. So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man who owns this belt, and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles: The prophecy of Agabus was true, and genuinely from the Holy Spirit. And when there was a great silence, he spoke to them in the Hebrew language: what a dramatic moment! By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Pauline Epistles The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, 2 We found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, went on board and set sail. Now as they were seeking to kill him, news came to the commander of the garrison that all Jerusalem was in an uproar. Where are "Cos ... Rhodes, and ... Patara" (Acts 21:1) was the same ship, which may have needed seven days to Eutychus and He had an incredible passion for the salvation of his fellow Jews (Romans 9:1-5), and had probably thought of himself as uniquely qualified to effectively communicate the gospel to them - if he only had the right opportunity. Like Jesus, Paul traveled to Jerusalem with a group of disciples. This is the man who teaches all men everywhere against the people, the law, and this place; and furthermore he also brought Greeks into the temple and has defiled this holy place." Any one who is caught trespassing will bear personal responsibility for his ensuing death." The Gospels Minor Prophets And when they saw the commander and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul. Historical Books When the mob cried out for his death, Paul must have remembered when he was part of such a mob, agreeing with the martyrdom of Stephen (Acts 7:54-8:1). 3 After sighting Cyprus and passing to the south of it, we sailed on to Syria. assassins out into the wilderness?" i. Cos is an island about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Miletus. Luke-Acts Poetical Books 6. They recognized as much when they attributed Paul's insistence to go to Jerusalem despite the danger as the will of the Lord. Johannine Writings Then Paul took the men, and the next day, having been purified with them, entered the temple to announce the expiration of the days of purification, at which time an offering should be made for each one of them. i. Wisdom Literature However, Paul's experience was obviously different in many ways, not the least of which was the manner in which he will make his defense in the next chapter, while Jesus refused to defend Himself before His accusers. He was a citizen of Tarsus, not a suspected terrorist. of Scripture. Paul simply rejected trust in any of these as a basis for righteousness before God, which comes only through Jesus Christ. Significantly, the daughters of Philip did not prophesy about Paul's trip to Jerusalem, though we might have expected them to. We, like Paul, are predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son (Romans 8:29). At this moment, when his life was in danger from an angry mob and he was suspected of being a dangerous criminal, Paul had one thing on his mind: "Let me preach the gospel!". (Acts 23:11, see Wisdom Literature Take them and be purified with them, and pay their expenses so that they may shave their heads, and that all may know that those things of which they were informed Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. d. The multitude of the people followed after, crying out, "Away with him!" -------------------- The Whole Bible Historical Books He replied, "Can you speak Greek? c. When they saw the commander and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul: The Romans didn't sympathize with Paul, but they were interested in keeping public order, and they arrested Paul both for his own protection and to remove the cause of the uproar. Roman soldiers had quickly scattered them, but the leader got away. night the Lord stood by him and said, 'Be of good cheer, Paul; for as you Johannine Writings when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, "The will of the Lord be done." 1. i. large island of "Cyprus" (Acts 21:2), Paul told these Christians from a Jewish background everything God had done in his missionary efforts. i. turned the southwest corner of what is Turkey today and arrived at Patara, a port on I have been there, I must also see Rome" (Acts Rhodes is an island about Like Jesus, Paul alone is arrested, but none of the other followers of Jesus. Pauline Epistles Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. -------------------- Paul visits James (Acts 21:15-26) 15 And after those days we took up our carriages, and went up to Jerusalem. most likely communicated to the disciples the harm that awaited Paul in Major Prophets When he had greeted them, he told in detail those things which God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry. The disciples stayed there for many days before they headed for Judea. Phoenicia is the Mediterranean coastal region north of Israel, where 50 miles southeast of Cos. Patara is a port on the mainland (Turkey) about 50 miles east of Rhodes. This was an opportunity Paul had waited a lifetime for. c. Like Jesus, Paul made or received three successive predictions of his coming sufferings in Jerusalem, including being handed over to the Gentiles. When we had come to the end of those days, we departed and went on our way; and they all accompanied us, with wives and children, till we were out of the city. Pentateuch e. Like Jesus, Paul declared his readiness to lay down his life. A. But to this true word, they added a human application (they pleaded with him not to go up to Jerusalem). Luke-Acts i. Johannine Writings All Rights Reserved. a. Because he had recognized that he had done wrong to Paul, a Roman citizen, when he bound him with chains (Acts 21:33), and because he hoped that Paul's speech might quiet down the mob. This is God's custom with such a remarkable prophecy, that there should be great deal of confirmation, as there was in Macedonia (Acts 20:22-23), in Tyre (Acts 21:4) and now in Caesarea. Î´Î¹Î± (dia), the original Greek word translated Prophets And when we had come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly. Why did they wait "seven days" (Acts 21:4) to board the ship in Tyre? When we had taken our leave of one another, we boarded the ship, and they returned home. Pentateuch (For they had previously seen Trophimus the Ephesian with him in the city, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.) "unload her cargo" (Acts 21:3) and load new cargo. ACTS 21:4-6 4 And finding disciples, we stayed there seven days.