Paul wanted Timothy[a] to go with him, so he took him and circumcised(A) him because of the Jews who were in those places, since they all knew that his father was a Greek.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 16:3 Lit wanted this one

23 Therefore do what we tell you: We have four men who have obligated themselves with a vow. 24 Take these men, purify yourself along with them, and pay for them to get their heads shaved. Then everyone will know that what they were told about you amounts to nothing, but that you yourself are also careful about observing the law.(A) 25 With regard to the Gentiles who have believed, we have written a letter containing our decision that[a] they should keep themselves from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from what is strangled, and from sexual immorality.”

The Riot in the Temple Complex

26 Then the next day, Paul took the men, having purified himself along with them, and entered the temple, announcing the completion of the purification days when the offering for each of them would be made.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 21:25 Other mss add they should observe no such thing, except that

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