Sunday, February 26, 2012
Paul Goes to Jerusalem
7) When we had finished the voyage from Tyre, we arrived at Ptolemais, and we greeted the brothers and stayed with them for one day. 8) On the next day we departed and came to Caesarea, and we entered the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, and stayed with him. 9) He had four unmarried daughters, who prophesied. 10) While we were staying for many days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. 11) And coming to us, he took Paul’s belt and bound his own feet and hands and said, "Thus says the Holy Spirit, ‘This is how the Jews at Jerusalem will bind the man who owns this belt and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.’ " 12) When we heard this, we and the people there urged him not to go up to Jerusalem. 13) Then Paul answered, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be imprisoned but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus." 14) And since he would not be persuaded, we ceased and said, "Let the will of the Lord be done."
15) After these days we got ready and went up to Jerusalem. 16) And some of the disciples from Caesarea went with us, bringing us to the house of Mnason of Cyprus, an early disciple, with whom we should lodge.