You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. It was a trouble to him, that they should so earnestly press him to do that in which he could not gratify them without wronging his conscience. Acts 21:38. οὐκ ἄρα σὺ εἶ: mirantis est, cf. In Acts 21, we come to the “home stretch” of the Book of Acts. You can check these in your browser security settings. We think, perhaps, that if we had him among us, we should gladly receive him; but we should not, if, having his doctrine, we do not gladly receive that. He was bound in the spirit to go to Jerusalem (Acts 19:21 and 20:22). ©2018 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. And with these old disciples one would choose to lodge; for the multitude of their years shall teach wisdom. . If a roomful of people given the ability to speak foreign languages sounds electrifying, try imagining a churchful of prophets. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. This is the first in a series of appearances and trials before various authorities, and thus it is an occasion for Paul to proclaim the gospel. He was bound in the spirit to go to Jerusalem (Acts 19:21 and 20:22). They then met with the Jerusalem brethren, who met them gladly. No doubt the false prophet to whom reference is made by Josephus. Integrity and uprightness will be more likely to preserve us than insincere compliances. (Acts 21 Commentary) This would represent either misunderstanding of what Paul was teaching or overt lies and falsehoods about what he was teaching. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. In chapter 21, Paul will be falsely accused, nearly killed, and then arrested (and thereby rescued) by the Roman authorities. When a trouble is come, this must allay our griefs, that the will of the Lord is done; when we see it coming, this must silence our fears, that the will of the Lord shall be done; and we ought to say, Amen, let it be done. He immediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran down to them. Take them and be purified with them, and pay their expenses so that they may shave, We have four men who have taken a vow. The warnings from the Holy Spirit were intended to prepare Paul, not to stop him. This is the man who teaches all, Jews from Asia, seeing him in the temple, stirred up the whole crowd, All the city was disturbed; and the people ran together, “he also brought Greeks into the temple and has defiled this holy place”, Trophimus the Ephesian… whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple, Now as they were seeking to kill him, news came to the commander of the garrison that all Jerusalem was in an uproar. And when they saw the commander and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul. They were accompanied by some of the disciples from Caesarea. B. Paul comes to Jerusalem. “Therefore do what we tell you: We have four men who have taken a vow. And when we had come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly. In these verses, he used ‘we’ instead of ‘they’ or ‘he’. Now when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews from Asia, seeing him in the temple, stirred up the whole crowd and laid hands on him, crying out, “Men of Israel, help! It is here that Paul enters Jerusalem against the counsel of many saints, including his traveling companions. It was great weakness to be so fond of the shadows, when the substance was come. d. The multitude of the people followed after, crying out, “Away with him!” 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). When he had come to us, he took Paul’s belt, bound his, A certain prophet named Agabus came down from Judea, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man who owns this belt, and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles, pleaded with him not to go up to Jerusalem, both we and those from that place pleaded with him, For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. Their weeping began to weaken and slacken his resolution Has not our Master told us to take up our cross? If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. But God seasonably interposes for the safety of his servants, from wicked and unreasonable men; and gives them opportunities to speak for themselves, to plead for the Redeemer, and to spread abroad his glorious gospel. They were still, They have been informed about you that you teach all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, What then? but emphasis on οὐκ “Thou art not then” (as I supposed). They could not do more … 3. Click on the different category headings to find out more. Commentary on Acts 21:19-26 (Read Acts 21:19-26) Paul ascribed all his success to God, and to God they gave the praise. 20a When they heard it, they glorified God.” (Acts 21:18-20a). We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. (27-40). i. The assembly must certainly meet, for they will hear that you have come, : This has the sense of, “Paul, this is controversial and people will hear about it. And here see what false, mistaken notions of good people and good ministers, many run away with. iii. The visible and audible signs of the Spirit receive nearly all the attention in Pentecost liturgy, art, and wonder. But the all-wise God overruled both their advice and Paul's compliance with it, to serve a better purpose than was intended. The prophecy of Agabus, Paul at Jerusalem. (Acts 21:13 NKJV) They then ceased pleading with Paul and asked that the will of the Lord be done. Agabus--no doubt the same as in Acts 11:28. Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. And when there was a great silence, he spoke to them in the Hebrew language, © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . Arist., Av., 280 (Blass).Vulgate, Eras, render Nonne tu es …? James Rosscup: "This work, originally out in 1857, has proved helpful to many, though it is now far out of date as to literature commenting on Acts.For many basic details verse by verse, it still is of good value and often will help on word meaning … Foreseeing his troubles, from love to him, and concern for the church, they wrongly thought it would be most for the glory of God that he should continue at liberty; but their earnestness to dissuade him from it, renders his pious resolution the more illustrious. Commentary on Acts 2:1-21 View Bible Text Within the New Testament, only Luke-Acts divides Jesus’ resurrection, his ascension, and the giving of the Holy Spirit into three distinct and temporally separated events (compare John 20, which talks about them all on the same Easter day). When we see trouble coming, it becomes us to say, not only, The will of the Lord must be done, and there is no remedy; but, Let the will of the Lord be done; for his will is his wisdom, and he doeth all according to the counsel of it. God had honoured him more than any of the apostles, yet they did not envy him; but on the contrary, glorified the Lord.