King James Version

Acts 21:1-40

1And it came to pass, that after we were gotten from them, and had launched, we came with a straight course unto Coos, and the day following unto Rhodes, and from thence unto Patara: 2And finding a ship sailing over unto Phenicia, we went aboard, and set forth. 3Now when we had discovered Cyprus, we left it on the left hand, and sailed into Syria, and landed at Tyre: for there the ship was to unlade her burden. 4And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem. 5And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed. 6And when we had taken our leave one of another, we took ship; and they returned home again. 7And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren, and abode with them one day. 8And the next day we that were of Paul’s company departed, and came unto Cæsarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, which was one of the seven; and abode with him. 9And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy. 10And as we tarried there many days, there came down from Judæa a certain prophet, named Agabus. 11And when he was come unto us, he took Paul’s girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles. 12And when we heard these things, both we, and they of that place, besought him not to go up to Jerusalem. 13Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. 14And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

15And after those days we took up our carriages, and went up to Jerusalem. 16There went with us also certain of the disciples of Cæsarea, and brought with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an old disciple, with whom we should lodge. 17And when we were come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly. 18And the day following Paul went in with us unto James; and all the elders were present. 19And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry. 20And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe; and they are all zealous of the law: 21And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs. 22What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come. 23Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men which have a vow on them; 24Them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them, that they may shave their heads: and all may know that those things, whereof they were informed concerning thee, are nothing; but that thou thyself also walkest orderly, and keepest the law. 25As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication. 26Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them.

27And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews which were of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the people, and laid hands on him, 28Crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man, that teacheth all men every where against the people, and the law, and this place: and further brought Greeks also into the temple, and hath polluted this holy place. 29(For they had seen before with him in the city Trophimus an Ephesian, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.) 30And all the city was moved, and the people ran together: and they took Paul, and drew him out of the temple: and forthwith the doors were shut. 31And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar. 32Who immediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran down unto them: and when they saw the chief captain and the soldiers, they left beating of Paul. 33Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and demanded who he was, and what he had done. 34And some cried one thing, some another, among the multitude: and when he could not know the certainty for the tumult, he commanded him to be carried into the castle. 35And when he came upon the stairs, so it was, that he was borne of the soldiers for the violence of the people. 36For the multitude of the people followed after, crying, Away with him. 37And as Paul was to be led into the castle, he said unto the chief captain, May I speak unto thee? Who said, Canst thou speak Greek? 38Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest an uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers? 39But Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people. 40And when he had given him licence, Paul stood on the stairs, and beckoned with the hand unto the people. And when there was made a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew tongue, saying,

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Ebikolwa byʼAbatume 21:1-40

Pawulo Agenda e Yerusaalemi

121:1 Bik 16:10Awo bwe twamala okusiibulagana ne tuseeyeeya butereevu okutuuka e Koosi. Olunaku olwaddirira ne tutuuka e Rodise, we twava okulaga e Patala. 221:2 Bik 11:19Okuva awo twagendera mu kyombo ekyali kigenda mu Foyiniikiya. 3Ne tulengera ekizinga Kupulo, ne tukiyitako nga tukirese ku mukono gwaffe ogwa kkono, ne tuseeyeeya ne tugoba ku mwalo gw’e Ttuulo mu Siriya, kubanga ekyombo we kyali kigenda okutikkulirwa ebintu. 421:4 a Bik 11:26 b nny 11; Bik 20:23Bwe twava mu kyombo ne tunoonya abayigirizwa ne tubeera nabo ennaku musanvu. Mwoyo Mutukuvu n’ayogerera mu bayigirizwa abo ne balabula Pawulo aleme kugenda Yerusaalemi. 521:5 Bik 20:36Ennaku ezo bwe zaggwaako ne tusitula. Abayigirizwa ne bakyala baabwe n’abaana baabwe ne batuwerekerako okutuggya mu kibuga okututuusiza ddala ku mwalo. Awo ffenna ne tufukamira ne tusaba. 6Bwe twamala okusaba ne tusiibulagana. Ffe ne tuyingira ekyombo kyaffe, ne bannaffe ne baddayo ewaabwe.

721:7 a Bik 12:20 b Bik 1:16Bwe twava e Ttuulo ne tugoba e Potolemaayi, ne tulamusaganya n’abakkiriza, ne tumala nabo olunaku lumu. 821:8 a Bik 8:40 b Bik 6:5; 8:5-40 c Bef 4:11; 2Ti 4:5Enkeera ne tweyongerayo okutuuka e Kayisaliya, ne tubeera mu maka ga Firipo Omubuulizi w’Enjiri, eyali omu ku badiikoni omusanvu abaasooka. 921:9 Luk 2:36; Bik 2:17Yalina abaana be abawala abaali batannafumbirwa bana nga balina ekirabo eky’obunnabbi.

1021:10 Bik 11:28Ne tumalawo ennaku eziwerako, ne wajja nnabbi erinnya lye Agabo ng’ava Buyudaaya. 1121:11 a nny 33 b 1Bk 22:11Bwe yajja okutulaba, n’addira olukoba lwa Pawulo ne yeesiba amagulu n’emikono, n’agamba nti, “Mwoyo Mutukuvu ayogera nti, ‘Bw’ati nannyini lukoba luno bw’alisibwa Abayudaaya mu Yerusaalemi ne bamuwaayo mu mikono gy’Abamawanga.’ ”

12Bwe twawulira ebigambo ebyo ffenna awamu n’abatuuze b’omu kitundu ekyo ne twegayirira Pawulo aleme kugenda Yerusaalemi. 1321:13 a Bik 20:24 b Bik 9:16Naye Pawulo n’addamu nti, “Lwaki mukaaba n’okwagala okunnafuya omutima? Kubanga seeteeseteese kusibibwa kyokka, naye neetegese n’okufiira mu Yerusaalemi olw’erinnya lya Mukama waffe Yesu.” 14Bwe twalaba nga tekisoboka kumukkirizisa butagenda, ne tubivaako, ne tugamba nti, “Mukama ky’ayagala kye kiba kikolebwa.”

15Bwe waayitawo ennaku ntono ne tusiba ebintu byaffe, ne tusitula okulaga mu Yerusaalemi. 1621:16 a Bik 8:40 b nny 3, 4Abamu ku bayigirizwa ab’e Kayisaliya ne batuwerekerako, bwe twatuuka ne tubeera mu maka ga Munasoni, edda eyabeeranga e Kupulo era nga yali omu ku bantu abaasooka okukkiriza. 1721:17 Bik 15:4Bwe twatuuka mu Yerusaalemi abooluganda ne batwaniriza n’essanyu lingi nnyo.

Pawulo Akyalira Yakobo

1821:18 a Bik 15:13 b Bik 11:30Awo enkeera ffenna ne tugenda ne Pawulo ng’agenda okulaba Yakobo, n’abakadde b’Ekkanisa y’omu Yerusaalemi bonna baaliwo. 1921:19 a Bik 14:27 b Bik 1:17Okulamusaganya bwe kwaggwa, Pawulo n’abategeeza kinnakimu byonna Katonda bye yamukozesa ng’aweereza mu baamawanga.

2021:20 a Bik 22:3; Bar 10:2; Bag 1:14 b Bik 15:1, 5Bwe baabiwulira byonna ne batendereza Katonda, naye ne bagamba Pawulo nti, “Owooluganda, omanyi ng’Abayudaaya nkumi na nkumi bakkiriza, era nga bonna bakakatira ku kimu nti Abayudaaya bonna wadde abakkiriza basaana okugoberera amateeka, n’empisa, n’obulombolombo, eby’Ekiyudaaya. 2121:21 a nny 28 b Bik 15:19-21; 1Ko 7:18, 19 c Bik 6:14Baategeezebwa nti oyigiriza Abayudaaya bonna abali mu Bamawanga okuleka amateeka ga Musa baleme okukomola abaana baabwe wadde okugoberera empisa z’Ekiyudaaya. 22Kale kaakano kiki ekinaakolebwa? Kubanga awatali kubuusabuusa bajja kutegeera nti ozze. 2321:23 Bik 18:18Kale waliwo wano abasajja bana abali ku kirayiro, abateekateeka okumwa emitwe gyabwe nga beerongoosa. 2421:24 a nny 26; Bik 24:18 b Bik 18:18Genda nabo mu Yeekaalu weerongooseze wamu nabo, era obasasulire ensimbi ez’okumwa emitwe gyabwe. Kale buli omu ajja kukiraba era abantu bonna bajja kutegeera nti okiriziganya n’okukuuma amateeka, n’ebyo bye bakwogerako tebiriimu nsa. 2521:25 Bik 15:20, 29Ku nsonga z’Abamawanga abakkiriza, twabawandikira nga tubagamba baleme kugoberera bulombolombo bwa Kiyudaaya n’akatono wabula ebyo bye twassa mu bbaluwa yaffe era bye bino; obutalya nnyama ya bisolo ebiweereddwayo eri bakatonda abalala, n’obutalya ebitugiddwa oba okulya omusaayi, era n’okwewala obwenzi.”

2621:26 Kbl 6:13-20; Bik 24:18Ku lunaku olwaddirira Pawulo n’atwala abasajja okwerongoosa, naye ne yeerongoosa nabo. N’ayingira mu Yeekaalu okutegeera olunaku ekiseera ky’okwerongoosa eky’ennaku omusanvu we kiriggweerako, olwo buli omu alyoke atwaleyo ekiweebwayo kye.

Pawulo Akwatibwa

2721:27 Bik 24:18; 26:21Awo ekiseera eky’ennaku omusanvu bwe kyali kiri kumpi okuggwaako, ne wabaawo Abayudaaya abaava mu Asiya ne balaba Pawulo mu Yeekaalu, ne basasamaza ekibiina kyonna, ne bakwata Pawulo 2821:28 Mat 24:15; Bik 24:5, 6nga bwe baleekaana nti, “Abasajja Abayisirayiri! Mutuyambe! Ono ye musajja agenda ayogera obubi ku ggwanga lyaffe ne ku mateeka gaffe ne ku kifo kino, ng’ayigiriza buli muntu buli wantu. Era ayonoonye Yeekaalu yaffe ng’agireetamu Abayonaani.” 2921:29 a Bik 20:4 b Bik 18:19Kubanga baamulabako ng’atambula mu kibuga ne Tulofiimo, eyava mu Efeso, ne balowooza nti Pawulo yamutwala ne mu Yeekaalu.

3021:30 a Bik 26:21 b Bik 16:19Ekibuga kyonna ne kijagalala olw’okuwulira ebigambo ebyo, era abantu ne bajja nga badduka okuva mu buli nsonda y’ekibuga. Ne bakwata Pawulo ne bamufulumya ebweru wa Yeekaalu, amangwago ne baggalawo enzigi. 31Naye bwe baayagala okumutta, amawulire ne gatuuka ku mukulu w’ekitongole ky’abaserikale Abaruumi nti Yerusaalemi kiguddemu akeegugungo. 3221:32 Bik 23:27Amangwago n’asindika abaserikale n’abaduumizi baabwe, ne badduka okugenda eri ekibiina ky’abantu. Awo bwe baalaba omuduumizi n’abaserikale nga bajja, ne balekeraawo okukuba Pawulo.

3321:33 a nny 11 b Bik 12:6 c Bik 20:23; Bef 6:20; 2Ti 2:9Awo omukulu w’abaserikale n’akwata Pawulo n’alagira asibibwe mu njegere bbiri, n’alyoka abuuza nti, “Y’ani, era akoze ki?” 3421:34 a Bik 19:32 b nny 37; Bik 23:10, 16, 32Ne bamuddamu nga baleekaana, ng’abamu bamugamba kino n’abalala nga bagamba kiri. N’alemwa okubaako ekiramu ky’aggyamu olw’okuleekaana okungi. Kyeyava alagira batwale Pawulo mu nkambi y’abaserikale. 3521:35 nny 40Bwe yamutuusa ku madaala, ekibiina ky’abantu ne bayitirira obukambwe, abaserikale ne basitula Pawulo. 3621:36 Luk 23:18; Yk 19:15; Bik 22:22Ekibiina ky’abantu abaali bagoberera ne boogera mu ddoboozi ery’omwanguka nti, “Mumutte!”

Pawulo Ayogera n’Ekibiina

3721:37 nny 34Awo abaserikale bwe baali bagenda okuyingiza Pawulo mu nkambi yaabwe, n’asaba omukulu waabwe nti, “Onzikiriza mbeeko kye nkugamba?”

N’amuddamu nti, “Omanyi n’Oluyonaani? 3821:38 a Mat 24:26 b Bik 5:36Ye si ggwe Mumisiri eyajeemesa abantu mu nnaku ezayita, n’okulembera abatemu enkumi nnya n’obalaza mu ddungu?”

3921:39 a Bik 9:11 b Bik 22:3Pawulo n’addamu nti, “Nedda, nze ndi Muyudaaya, ewaffe Taluso ekiri mu Kirukiya, ekibuga ekitanyoomebwa, era omutuuze. Nkwegayiridde nzikiriza njogere n’abantu bano.”

4021:40 a Bik 12:17 b Yk 5:2Awo omuduumizi w’abaserikale kwe kumukkiriza, Pawulo n’ayimirira ku madaala n’akoma ku bantu basirike, amangwago ekibiina kyonna ne kisiriikirira, n’alyoka ayogera nabo mu Lwebbulaniya ng’abagamba nti: