55 The Jewish Passover(A) was near, and many went up to Jerusalem(B) from the country to purify[a] themselves before the Passover.

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Footnotes

  1. John 11:55 The law of Moses required God’s people to purify or cleanse themselves so they could celebrate the Passover. Jews often came to Jerusalem a week early to do this; Nm 9:4-11.

The Return Trip to Antioch

18 So Paul, having stayed on for many days, said good-bye to the brothers and sailed away to Syria. Priscilla and Aquila were with him. He shaved his head at Cenchreae because he had taken a vow.(A)

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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.(A)

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18 and while I was doing this, some Jews from Asia found me ritually purified in the temple, without a crowd and without any uproar.(A)

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