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Bible Commentaries

Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible

Acts 21

Verses 1-40

Passing on toward Jerusalem, Paul and those with him reached Tyre. There the disciples urged the apostle not to go to Jerusalem; but, having received from the Spirit a revelation of all that lay before him, he pressed on.

Presently Caesarea was reached, and here we get another glimpse of Philip the evangelist. Living at Caesarea he had four daughters who were devoted to the work of the Lord. While tarrying there Agabus arrived and uttered words of prediction. This prediction harmonized with the apostle's own conviction that he was on his way to suffering. Once again he was urged not to proceed, and once more his devotion overcame all human urgency.

Arrived at Jerusalem, he was received by the elders, and rehearsed the story of the wonderful triumph of the Word among the Gentiles. Here there were those who were opposed to this very work. It was at this time that Paul took the vow of the Nazarite. It is impossible to escape the conviction that in doing so he was mistaken. The only purpose of his action was to maintain peace, which was not achieved.

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Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on Acts 21". "Morgan's Exposition on the Bible". 1857-84.