The Bible in Its Traditions

Acts of the Apostles 21:15–26

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15  Now after those days, having prepared, we went up to Jerusalem.

15  Then, after those days, having made preparations, we ascended to Jerusalem.

15  After those days, we made our preparations and went up to Jerusalem.

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16  Also some of the disciples from Caesarea went with us and brought with them a certain Cypriot named Mnason, a long-standing disciple, with whom we would stay as a guest.

16  And there came with us some of the disciples from Cµs-a-reÆa, bringing with them a brother who was among the first converts, named MnaÆson, a native of Cyprus, who had before received us at his house.

17  And when we arrived in Jerusalem, the brothers gladly received us.

17  When we arrived at Jerusalem, the brethren welcomed us gladly.

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18  On the next day Paul was going in with us to James, and all the elders were present.

18  Then, on the following day, Paul entered with us to James. And all the elders were assembled.

18  And the next day when all the elders were present we went in with Paul unto James.

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19  And having greeted them, he reported one by one those[ ]things which God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry.

19  And when he had greeted them, he explained each thing that God had accomplished among the Gentiles through his ministry.

19  And when we had saluted them, Paul told them in successive order everything that God had done among the Gentiles by his ministry.

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20  And hearing this, they were glorifying YHWH, saying to him, "You see, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are who have believed, and they are all zealous for the law;

20  And they, when they heard it, glorified God; and they said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands there are among the Jews of them that have believed; and they are all zealous for the law

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21  and they have been informed about you, that you are teaching defection from Moses, to all the Jews who are among the Gentiles, saying for them not to circumcise their children nor to walk in our customs.

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22  What then? It is necessary for an assembly to come together; for they will hear that you have come.

22  Now, therefore, they have heard that you have come here.

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23  Therefore do this, which we say to you: There[ ]are four men with us who have taken a vow upon themselves.

23  Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men that have a vow on them;

23  Do, therefore, what we tell you: We have four men who have vowed to purify themselves;

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24  Take them and purify yourself with them, and pay for them that they may have their head shaved, and that all may know that those things of which they have been informed about you are nothing, but [that] you are agreeing with and keeping the law yourself.

24  these take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges for them, that they may shave their heads: and all shall know that there is no truth in the things whereof they have been informed concerning thee; but that thou thyself also walkest orderly, keeping the law.

24  Take these and sanctify yourself with them, and require them to shave their heads. And then everyone will know that the things that they have heard about you are false, but that you yourself walk in keeping with the law.

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25  But as for the Gentile believers, we wrote, having judged that they should keep no such thing, except that they should keep themselves from things offered to idols, from blood, and [from anything] strangled, and from fornication."

25  As for the believers amongst the Gentiles, we have written that they should abstain from the things sacrificed to idols, and from fornication, and from what is strangled, and from blood.

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26  Then Paul, having taken the men, on the next day having been purified with them, entered into the temple, [thus] giving notice to the completion of the days of the purification, until [the time] when the offering was offered in behalf of each one of them.

26  Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them went into the temple, declaring the fulfilment of the days of purification, until the offering was offered for every one of them.

26  Then Paul, taking the men on the next day, was purified with them, and he entered the temple, announcing the process of the days of purification, until an oblation would be offered on behalf of each one of them.