Acts 21:4

“And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 21:4

And finding disciples, wee taried there seuen dayes: who said to Paul through the Spirit, that hee should not goe vp to Hierusalem.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

After looking up the disciples, we stayed there seven days; and they kept telling Paul through the Spirit not to set foot in Jerusalem.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And having found the disciples, we tarried there seven days: and these said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not set foot in Jerusalem.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And meeting the disciples we were there for seven days: and they gave Paul orders through the Spirit not to go up to Jerusalem.
- Basic English Bible

And having found out the disciples, we remained there seven days; who said to Paul by the Spirit not to go up to Jerusalem.
- Darby Bible

And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem.
- Webster's Bible

Having searched for the disciples and found them, we stayed at Tyre for seven days; and, taught by the Spirit, they repeatedly urged Paul not to proceed to Jerusalem.
- Weymouth Bible

Having found disciples, we stayed there seven days. These said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem.
- World English Bible

And whanne we foundun disciplis, we dwelliden there seuene daies; whiche seiden bi spirit to Poul, that he schulde not go vp to Jerusalem.
- Wycliffe Bible

And having found out the disciples, we tarried there seven days, and they said to Paul, through the Spirit, not to go up to Jerusalem;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 21:4

Wesley's Notes for Acts 21:4


21:4 And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days - ln order to spend a Sabbath with them. Who told Paul by the Spirit - That afflictions awaited him at Jerusalem. This was properly what they said by the Spirit. They themselves advised him not to go up. The disciples seemed to understand their prophetic impulse to be an intimation from the Spirit, that Paul, if he were so minded, might avoid the danger, by not going to Jerusalem.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 21:4


Ac 21:4 Finding disciples. Preachers of the word came to Phoenicia, of which Tyre was the capital, and probably planted the church (Ac 11:19). Tarried there seven days. As this statement is made three times where Paul found brethren (Ac 20:6 21:4 28:14), it evidently implies that he tarried at each place to have one solemn meeting on the first day of the week, as at Troas (Ac 20:7), and to celebrate the Lord's Supper with the church. Said to Paul through the Spirit. Predicted the sufferings that would befall him, and endeavored to dissuade him.

Discussion for Acts 21

  • Mark Clark on Acts 21:4
    Jesus knew by the Spirit what was in store for His future, and he made a hard choice,while in the garden, to accept the cup willingly. Paul's Spirit filled friends were also accurately receiving insight into what was ahead for Paul; Paul had already made the choice to go through with what the Spirit had made evident to all was ahead for Paul if he continued down this road; Just like Jesus, his role model, Paul willingly accepted this assignment in his life; Paul was good with it; The other disciples were having a hard time, emotionally, accepting it and did not want to see Paul go through this.
  • Jacinth Buckle on Acts 21:4
    My opinion is we as Christians we must always pray for each other as the Holy Spirit leads and act on His instruction for each othe and the Church as a whole. Also we need to support God's plan for each other even if the cost is our lives. The good thing is absent from the body present with the Lord Jesus. Pless you all in Jesus Name. Jacinth.


 

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