26 Then Paul [a]took along the men, and the next day, after purifying himself together with them, he went into the temple giving notice of the completion of the days of purification, until the sacrifice was offered for each one of them.
Paul Seized in the Temple
27 When the seven days were almost over, the Jews from [b]Asia, upon seeing him in the temple, began to stir up all the crowd and laid hands on him,28 crying out, “Men of Israel, help! This is the man who instructs everyone everywhere against our people and the Law and this place; and besides, he has even brought Greeks into the temple and has defiled this holy place!”29 For they had previously seen Trophimus the Ephesian in the city with him, and they thought that Paul had brought him into the temple.30 Then the whole city was provoked and [c]the people rushed together, and taking hold of Paul they dragged him out of the temple, and immediately the doors were shut.31 While they were intent on killing him, a report came up to the commander of the Roman[d]cohort that all Jerusalem was in confusion.32 He immediately took along some soldiers and centurions and ran down to [e]the crowd; and when they saw the commander and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul.33 Then the commander came up and took hold of him, and ordered that he be bound with two chains; and he began asking who he was and what he had done.34 But among the crowd, some were shouting one thing and some another, and when he could not find out the [f]facts because of the uproar, he ordered that [g]Paul be brought into the barracks.35 When Paul got to the stairs, it came about that he was carried by the soldiers because of the violence of the [h]mob;36 for the multitude of people kept following them, shouting, “Away with him!”
Acts 21:26Or took along the men the next day, and after purifying himself
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