Ac 21:1
21:1 And {1} 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:

 (1) Not only ordinary men, but even our friends, and such as
     are endued with the Spirit of God, sometimes go about to
     hinder the course of our calling: but it is our part to go
     forward without any stopping or staggering, after we are
     sure of our calling from God.

Ac 21:4
21:4 And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who
     said to Paul through the {a} Spirit, that he should not go
     up to Jerusalem.

     (a) They foretold through the Spirit what dangers were
         about to befall Paul, and this they did as prophets:
         but they misdirected him away from Jerusalem because of
         a fleshly affection.

Ac 21:8
21:8 And the next [day] we that were of Paul's company departed,
     and came unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of
     Philip the evangelist, which was [one] of the {b} seven;
     and abode with him.

     (b) He speaks of the seven deacons which he mentioned
         before in @Ac 6:1-7.

Ac 21:9
21:9 And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did {c}

     (c) They had a peculiar gift of foretelling things to come.

Ac 21:14
21:14 {2} And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying,
      The will of the Lord be done.

 (2) The will of God bridles all affections in those who
     earnestly seek the glory of God.

Ac 21:19
21:19 {3} And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly
      what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his

 (3) God is to be praised, who is the author of all good
     sayings and deeds.

Ac 21:20
21:20 {4} And 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:

 (4) In things indifferent (of which sort the traditions of the
     Pharisees were not, but rather the ceremonies of the Law,
     until the time when Christian liberty was more fully
     revealed to the Jews) charity exhorts us to conform or
     apply ourselves willingly so far as we may, to our brethren
     who do not stubbornly and maliciously resist the truth (but
     are not thoroughly instructed), especially if the question
     pertains to a whole multitude.

Ac 21:24
21:24 Them take, and {d} purify thyself with them, and {e} 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.

      (d) That is, consecrate thyself: for he does not speak
          here of the unclean, but of those who are subject to
          the vow of the Nazarites.
      (e) That it may be known that you were not only present at
          the vow, but also a main participator in it: and
          therefore it is said afterwards that Paul declared the
          days of purification: for although the offerings for
          the Nazarites offerings were appointed, yet they might
          add somewhat unto them; see @Nu 6:21.

Ac 21:26
21:26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself
      with them entered into the temple, {f} to signify the
      accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an
      offering should be offered for every one of them.

      (f) The priests were to be informed of the accomplishment
          of the days of the purification, because there were
          sacrifices to be offered the same day that their vow
          was ended.

Ac 21:27
21:27 {5} And 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,

 (5) A preposterous zeal is the cause of great confusion and
     great troubles.

Ac 21:31
21:31 {6} And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto
      the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in
      an uproar.

 (6) God finds some even amongst the wicked and profane
     themselves, to hinder the endeavours of the rest.

Ac 21:38
21:38 Art not thou that {g} Egyptian, which before these days
      madest an uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four
      thousand men that were murderers?

      (g) Concerning this Egyptian who assembled thirty thousand
          men, read Josephus, book 2, chap. 12.

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