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Acts 21

Introduction

Overview

Acts 21:1, Paul calls at the house of Philip, whose daughters prophesy; Acts 21:10, Agabus, foretelling what should befall him at Jerusalem, he will not be dissuaded from going thither; Acts 21:17, He comes to Jerusalem; Acts 21:27, where he is apprehended, and in great danger, but by the chief captain is rescued; Acts 21:37, and requests, and is permitted to speak to the people.

Verse 1

we were: Acts 20:37, Acts 20:38, 1 Samuel 20:41, 1 Samuel 20:42, 1 Thessalonians 2:17

and had: Acts 27:2, Acts 27:4, Luke 5:4, Luke 8:22

Coos: Coos, Cos, or Co, now Zia, is an island in the Aegean sea, one of those called Cyclades, near the south-west point of Asia Minor, and about fifteen miles from Halicarnassus. Rhodes. Rhodes is a celebrated island in the same sea, southward of Caria, from which it is distant about twenty miles, next to Cyprus and Lesbos in extent, being 120 miles in circumference. It was remarkable for the clearness of the air, and its pleasant and healthy climate, and chiefly for its Colossus of brass, seventy cubits high, with each finger as large as an ordinary man, standing astride over the mouth of the harbour, so that ships in full sail passed between its legs.

Verse 2

finding: Acts 27:6, Jonah 1:3

Phenicia: Acts 15:3

Reciprocal: Acts 11:19 - Phenice

Verse 3

Cyprus: Acts 21:16, Acts 4:36, Acts 11:19, Acts 13:4, Acts 15:39, Acts 27:4

Syria: Acts 15:23, Acts 15:41, Acts 18:18, Judges 10:6, 2 Samuel 8:6, Isaiah 7:2, Matthew 4:24, Luke 2:2

Tyre: Acts 12:20, Psalms 45:12, Psalms 87:4, Isaiah 23:17, Isaiah 23:18, Matthew 11:21, Luke 10:13

Reciprocal: Acts 20:3 - sail Galatians 1:21 - I came

Verse 4

finding: Acts 19:1, Matthew 10:11, 2 Timothy 1:17

we: Acts 20:6, Acts 20:7, Acts 28:14, Revelation 1:10

said: Acts 21:10-12, Acts 20:22

Reciprocal: Acts 10:19 - the Spirit Acts 11:27 - prophets Acts 19:21 - to go Acts 20:16 - had Acts 20:23 - the Holy Ghost Acts 21:12 - besought

Verse 5

and they: Acts 15:3, Acts 17:10, Acts 20:38

with: Deuteronomy 29:11, Deuteronomy 29:12, Joshua 24:15, 2 Chronicles 20:13, Nehemiah 12:43, Matthew 14:21

we kneeled: Acts 9:40, Acts 20:36, 1 Kings 8:54, Psalms 95:6, Mark 1:40

Reciprocal: Genesis 18:16 - to bring Joshua 8:35 - women 2 Chronicles 6:13 - kneeled down Ezra 9:5 - I fell Ezra 10:1 - a very great Daniel 6:10 - he kneeled Acts 7:60 - he kneeled Acts 16:13 - and we Acts 20:1 - embraced Acts 27:2 - with us Acts 28:15 - when Romans 15:24 - and to 1 Corinthians 16:6 - that ye 2 Corinthians 1:6 - it is 2 Corinthians 1:16 - and to come Ephesians 3:14 - I 1 Timothy 2:8 - pray Titus 3:13 - on 3 John 1:6 - whom

Verse 6

taken: 2 Corinthians 2:13

they: John 1:11,*Gr: John 7:53, John 16:32, John 19:27

Reciprocal: Acts 20:1 - embraced

Verse 7

and saluted: Acts 21:19, Acts 18:22, Acts 25:13, 1 Samuel 10:4, 1 Samuel 13:10, Matthew 5:47, Hebrews 13:24

abode: Acts 21:10, Acts 28:12

Reciprocal: Song of Solomon 1:2 - him Acts 28:14 - we found

Verse 8

we that: Acts 16:10, Acts 16:13, Acts 16:16, Acts 20:6, Acts 20:13, Acts 27:1, Acts 28:11, Acts 28:16

Caesarea: Acts 8:40, Acts 9:30, Acts 10:1, Acts 18:22, Acts 23:23

Philip: Acts 6:5, Acts 8:5-13, Acts 8:26-40

the evangelist: Ephesians 4:11, 2 Timothy 4:5

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 3:12 - he and his daughters Acts 12:19 - he went Acts 21:16 - of the Acts 24:23 - his Acts 28:14 - we found

Verse 9

virgins: 1 Corinthians 7:25-34, 1 Corinthians 7:38

which: Acts 2:17, Exodus 15:20, Judges 4:4, 2 Kings 22:14, Nehemiah 6:14, Joel 2:28, 1 Corinthians 11:4, 1 Corinthians 11:5, Revelation 2:20

Reciprocal: Numbers 11:25 - they prophesied 2 Chronicles 34:22 - the prophetess Nehemiah 3:12 - he and his daughters Luke 2:36 - a prophetess John 16:13 - he will show Acts 11:27 - prophets Romans 12:6 - whether 1 Corinthians 12:10 - prophecy

Verse 10

as: Acts 21:4, Acts 21:7, Acts 20:16

Agabus: Acts 11:28

Reciprocal: 1 Corinthians 12:10 - prophecy

Verse 11

he took: 1 Samuel 15:27, 1 Samuel 15:28, 1 Kings 11:29-31, 2 Kings 13:15-19, Jeremiah 13:1-11, Jeremiah 19:10, Jeremiah 19:11, Ezekiel 24:19-25, Hosea 12:10

Thus: Acts 13:2, Acts 16:6, Acts 20:23, Acts 28:25, Hebrews 3:7, 1 Peter 1:12

So shall: Acts 21:33, Acts 22:25, Acts 24:27, Acts 26:29, Acts 28:20, Ephesians 3:1, Ephesians 4:1, Ephesians 6:20, 2 Timothy 2:9, Hebrews 10:34

and shall: Acts 28:17, Matthew 20:18, Matthew 20:19, Matthew 27:1, Matthew 27:2

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 43:9 - great Ezekiel 3:25 - General Matthew 16:22 - Be it far from thee Matthew 22:13 - Bind Mark 13:9 - take Luke 9:51 - he stedfastly John 21:18 - another Acts 9:16 - I will Acts 19:21 - to go Acts 20:22 - I go Acts 22:30 - because 2 Corinthians 11:23 - in prisons Philippians 1:13 - General 1 Thessalonians 3:3 - we are 1 Peter 4:19 - let

Verse 12

besought: Acts 21:4, Acts 20:22, Matthew 16:21-23

Reciprocal: John 11:8 - the Jews Acts 19:31 - desiring

Verse 13

What: 1 Samuel 15:14, Isaiah 3:15, Ezekiel 18:2, Jonah 1:6

to weep: Acts 20:37, 1 Samuel 1:8, Philippians 2:26, 2 Timothy 1:4

for: Acts 20:24, Romans 8:35-37, 1 Corinthians 15:31, 2 Corinthians 4:10-17, 2 Corinthians 11:23-27, Philippians 1:20, Philippians 1:21, Philippians 2:17, Colossians 1:24, 2 Timothy 2:4-6, 2 Timothy 4:6, 2 Peter 1:14, Revelation 3:10, Revelation 12:11

Reciprocal: Numbers 32:7 - discourage Judges 11:36 - forasmuch Judges 16:30 - die Ruth 1:16 - to leave 2 Samuel 15:21 - surely 1 Chronicles 11:18 - brake Nehemiah 6:11 - Should such Esther 4:16 - if I perish Psalms 112:7 - heart Song of Solomon 8:6 - love Jeremiah 40:1 - bound Daniel 3:17 - our God Matthew 10:28 - And Matthew 26:46 - General Mark 8:35 - will save Luke 14:28 - counteth Luke 22:33 - I am John 11:8 - the Jews John 12:25 - that loveth John 13:37 - why John 20:13 - why Acts 18:20 - he Acts 26:9 - the name Romans 1:15 - I Romans 14:8 - we die unto 1 Corinthians 13:3 - though I give 2 Corinthians 5:8 - and willing 1 Thessalonians 3:3 - moved 2 Timothy 1:7 - the spirit 2 Timothy 1:12 - I am 1 Peter 5:2 - of Revelation 2:10 - be thou

Verse 14

The will: Genesis 43:14, 1 Samuel 3:18, 2 Samuel 15:25, 2 Samuel 15:26, 2 Kings 20:19, Matthew 6:10, Matthew 26:39, Matthew 26:42, Luke 11:2, Luke 22:42

Reciprocal: Genesis 43:11 - If it must be Ruth 1:18 - When Acts 18:20 - he Acts 18:21 - if God Romans 1:10 - by the will 1 Peter 3:17 - if

Verse 15

and went: Acts 18:22, Acts 25:1, Acts 25:6, Acts 25:9

Verse 16

of the: Acts 21:8, Acts 10:24, Acts 10:48

Cyprus: Acts 21:3, Acts 11:19, Acts 15:39

an old: Psalms 71:17, Psalms 71:18, Psalms 92:14, Proverbs 16:31, Romans 16:7, Philemon 1:9, 1 John 2:13, 1 John 2:14

Reciprocal: Psalms 37:25 - I have Psalms 119:121 - I have Zechariah 10:9 - sow Acts 4:36 - Cyprus Acts 20:38 - and Acts 27:4 - Cyprus

Verse 17

the brethren: Acts 15:4, Romans 15:7, Hebrews 13:1, Hebrews 13:2, 3 John 1:7, 3 John 1:8

Reciprocal: Acts 18:22 - the church Acts 19:21 - to go Romans 9:24 - not of the Jews Romans 15:31 - accepted

Verse 18

unto: Acts 15:13, Matthew 10:2, Galatians 1:19, Galatians 2:9, James 1:1

all: Acts 15:2, Acts 15:6, Acts 15:23, Acts 20:17

Reciprocal: Matthew 10:3 - James Mark 3:18 - James Acts 12:17 - James Acts 24:11 - but Galatians 2:12 - certain 1 Peter 5:1 - elders

Verse 19

he declared: Acts 11:4-18, Acts 14:27, Acts 15:4, Acts 15:12, Romans 15:18, Romans 15:19, 1 Corinthians 3:5-9, 1 Corinthians 15:10, 2 Corinthians 6:1, Colossians 1:29

by: Acts 1:17, Acts 20:24, 2 Corinthians 12:12

Reciprocal: Exodus 18:1 - God 1 Samuel 14:45 - he hath Acts 7:25 - God Acts 9:15 - to bear Acts 15:3 - declaring Acts 21:7 - and saluted Acts 21:37 - General Acts 26:16 - a minister Romans 1:13 - even 1 Corinthians 3:6 - God 2 Corinthians 9:13 - they Galatians 1:24 - General Galatians 2:8 - the same

Verse 20

they glorified: Acts 4:21, Acts 11:18, Psalms 22:23, Psalms 22:27, Psalms 72:17-19, Psalms 98:1-3, Isaiah 55:10-13, Isaiah 66:9-14, Luke 15:3-10, Luke 15:32, Romans 15:6, Romans 15:7, Romans 15:9-13, Galatians 1:24, 2 Thessalonians 1:10, Revelation 19:6, Revelation 19:7

how: Acts 2:41, Acts 4:4, Acts 6:7, Matthew 13:31-33, John 12:24

thousands: Luke 12:1,*Gr.

and they: Acts 15:1, Acts 15:5, Acts 15:24, Acts 22:3, Romans 10:2, Galatians 1:14

Reciprocal: Genesis 33:9 - my brother Exodus 18:1 - God Psalms 85:12 - our land Psalms 110:3 - from the womb Isaiah 66:8 - shall a nation Ezekiel 47:9 - a very great Matthew 13:32 - the least Mark 4:31 - is less than Luke 13:19 - and it Acts 1:15 - an Acts 6:11 - against Moses Acts 9:17 - Brother Acts 11:2 - they Acts 14:27 - and had Acts 15:3 - declaring 1 Corinthians 1:4 - thank 1 Corinthians 9:20 - unto 2 Corinthians 9:13 - they Philippians 3:6 - zeal

Verse 21

that thou: Acts 6:13, Acts 6:14, Acts 16:3, Acts 28:17, Romans 14:1-6, 1 Corinthians 9:19-21, Galatians 5:1-6, Galatians 6:12-15

Reciprocal: Mark 7:5 - General John 7:35 - the dispersed Acts 21:28 - This is Acts 26:3 - because 1 Corinthians 11:16 - such Galatians 4:12 - be Galatians 5:11 - why

Verse 22

the multitude: Acts 15:12, Acts 15:22, Acts 19:32

Reciprocal: Acts 6:2 - the twelve Acts 15:30 - and

Verse 23

We have: Acts 18:18, Numbers 6:2-7

Reciprocal: Numbers 6:9 - shave

Verse 24

and purify: Acts 21:26, Acts 24:18, Exodus 19:10, Exodus 19:14, Numbers 19:17-22, 2 Chronicles 30:18, 2 Chronicles 30:19, Job 1:5, Job 41:25, John 3:25, Hebrews 9:10-14

that they: Acts 18:18, Numbers 6:5, Numbers 6:9, Numbers 6:13, Numbers 6:18, Judges 13:5, Judges 16:17-19

but: 1 Corinthians 9:20, Galatians 2:12

Reciprocal: Numbers 6:2 - to vow Deuteronomy 28:29 - thou shalt be Mark 7:5 - General 1 Corinthians 11:16 - such

Verse 25

we have: Acts 15:20, Acts 15:29

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 33:25 - Ye eat Acts 15:23 - brethren 1 Corinthians 8:1 - touching 1 Corinthians 9:21 - them 1 Timothy 4:4 - and Revelation 2:14 - eat

Verse 26

Then: 1 Corinthians 9:20

entered: Acts 24:18

to signify: Numbers 6:13-20

Reciprocal: Numbers 6:18 - shave the head 1 Samuel 21:7 - detained Job 1:5 - according Acts 21:24 - and purify Acts 24:11 - to worship Acts 24:17 - offerings

Verse 27

the Jews: Acts 24:18

stirred: Acts 6:12, Acts 13:50, Acts 14:2, Acts 14:5, Acts 14:19, Acts 17:5, Acts 17:6, Acts 17:13, Acts 18:12, 1 Kings 21:25

and laid: Acts 4:3, Acts 5:18, Acts 26:21, Luke 21:12

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 21:7 - detained Acts 6:9 - Asia Acts 7:57 - they cried Acts 24:6 - gone Acts 24:11 - but Romans 15:31 - I may 2 Corinthians 6:5 - in tumults 1 Thessalonians 2:16 - Forbidding 2 Timothy 1:12 - the which

Verse 28

Men: Acts 19:26-28, Acts 24:5, Acts 24:6

This is: Acts 21:21, Acts 6:13, Acts 6:14, Acts 24:5, Acts 24:6, Acts 24:18, Acts 26:20, Acts 26:21

brought: Jeremiah 7:4-15, Lamentations 1:10

Reciprocal: Numbers 16:41 - Ye have Joshua 10:4 - and help 2 Samuel 7:7 - feed 2 Kings 6:26 - my lord Nehemiah 13:7 - in preparing Jeremiah 12:6 - yea Ezekiel 44:1 - the outward Ezekiel 44:7 - ye have brought Matthew 5:17 - to destroy the law Matthew 22:34 - they Matthew 27:23 - But Luke 4:29 - and thrust John 12:20 - Greeks Acts 2:14 - Ye men Acts 2:22 - men Acts 6:11 - against Moses Acts 14:1 - Greeks Acts 17:4 - the devout Acts 17:6 - These Acts 18:13 - General Acts 19:28 - they Acts 25:7 - and laid Acts 26:17 - Delivering Romans 10:2 - that they 2 Corinthians 11:26 - in perils by mine Galatians 5:11 - why Philippians 1:12 - that

Verse 29

Trophimus: Acts 20:4, 2 Timothy 4:20

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 13:7 - in preparing

Verse 30

all: Acts 16:20-22, Acts 19:29, Acts 26:21, Matthew 2:3, Matthew 21:10

and they: Acts 7:57, Acts 7:58, Acts 16:19, Luke 4:29, 2 Corinthians 11:26

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 6:10 - let us shut Psalms 18:4 - floods Psalms 83:2 - lo Jeremiah 26:9 - And all Luke 21:12 - before Acts 16:22 - the multitude Acts 23:10 - fearing Acts 24:6 - whom Ephesians 4:31 - clamour

Verse 31

as: Acts 22:22, Acts 26:9, Acts 26:10, John 16:2, 2 Corinthians 11:23-33

chief: Acts 23:17, Acts 24:7, Acts 24:22, Acts 25:23, John 18:12

that all: Acts 21:38, Acts 17:5, Acts 19:40, 1 Kings 1:41, Matthew 26:5, Mark 14:2

Reciprocal: Proverbs 24:11 - General Matthew 24:9 - shall they Mark 13:9 - take Luke 21:12 - before Acts 16:22 - the multitude Acts 22:24 - The chief Acts 23:27 - was taken Acts 26:21 - the Jews Acts 26:22 - obtained

Verse 32

took: Acts 23:23, Acts 23:24

and ran: Acts 23:27, Acts 24:7

beating: Acts 5:40, Acts 18:17, Acts 22:19, Isaiah 3:15

Reciprocal: Proverbs 24:11 - General Matthew 24:9 - shall they Matthew 27:54 - the centurion Acts 22:24 - The chief Acts 27:1 - a centurion 2 Timothy 3:11 - but

Verse 33

be: Acts 21:11, Acts 12:6, Acts 20:23, Acts 22:25, Acts 22:29, Acts 28:20, Judges 15:13, Judges 16:8, Judges 16:12, Judges 16:21, Ephesians 6:20

and demanded: Acts 22:24, Acts 25:16, John 18:29, John 18:30

Reciprocal: Matthew 27:2 - bound Acts 22:30 - because Acts 28:17 - was Ephesians 3:1 - the 2 Timothy 3:11 - but Hebrews 10:34 - in my Hebrews 11:36 - bonds

Verse 34

some cried: Acts 19:32

know: Acts 22:30, Acts 25:26

into: Acts 21:37, Acts 22:24, Acts 23:10, Acts 23:16

Verse 35

for: Genesis 6:11, Genesis 6:12, Psalms 55:9, Psalms 58:2, Jeremiah 23:10, Habakkuk 1:2, Habakkuk 1:3

Reciprocal: Acts 21:40 - on Acts 24:7 - great 1 Timothy 3:13 - degree

Verse 36

Acts 7:54, Acts 22:22, Luke 23:18, John 19:15, 1 Corinthians 4:13

Verse 37

Acts 21:19, Acts 19:30, Matthew 10:18-20, Luke 21:15

Reciprocal: John 18:12 - the captain John 19:20 - and Greek Acts 21:34 - into Acts 21:39 - suffer 2 Corinthians 6:9 - unknown

Verse 38

that: "This Egyptian rose ad 55." Acts 5:36, Acts 5:37, Matthew 5:11, 1 Corinthians 4:13

Reciprocal: Matthew 24:26 - Wherefore John 5:43 - if John 18:35 - what Acts 19:29 - the whole Acts 19:40 - uproar Acts 20:30 - to draw Acts 21:31 - that all Acts 24:2 - Seeing 2 Corinthians 6:9 - unknown

Verse 39

I am: Acts 9:11, Acts 9:30, Acts 22:3, Acts 23:34

Cilicia: Acts 6:9, Acts 15:23, Acts 15:41

a citizen: Acts 16:37, Acts 22:25-29, Acts 23:27

suffer: Acts 21:37, 1 Peter 3:15, 1 Peter 4:15, 1 Peter 4:16

Reciprocal: Acts 11:25 - to Tarsus Acts 18:14 - when Acts 19:30 - Paul Acts 27:5 - Cilicia Galatians 1:21 - Cilicia

Verse 40

on: Acts 21:35, 2 Kings 9:13

and beckoned: Acts 12:17, Acts 13:16, Acts 19:33

a great: Acts 22:2

Hebrew: Acts 6:1, Acts 26:14, Luke 23:38, John 5:2, John 19:13, John 19:17, John 19:20, Revelation 9:11, Revelation 16:16

Reciprocal: Luke 1:22 - for John 13:24 - beckoned Acts 18:14 - when Acts 24:10 - had Romans 1:1 - Paul 1 Peter 3:15 - and be

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Acts 21". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/acts-21.html.