Acts 21:22
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New International Version
What shall we do? They will certainly hear that you have come,

New Living Translation
What should we do? They will certainly hear that you have come.

English Standard Version
What then is to be done? They will certainly hear that you have come.

Berean Study Bible
What then should we do? They will certainly hear that you have come.

Berean Literal Bible
What then is it? Certainly they will hear that you have come.

New American Standard Bible
"What, then, is to be done? They will certainly hear that you have come.

King James Bible
What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So what is to be done? They will certainly hear that you've come.

International Standard Version
What is to be done? They will certainly hear that you have come.

NET Bible
What then should we do? They will no doubt hear that you have come.

New Heart English Bible
What then? The multitude must certainly meet. They will hear that you have come.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Therefore, because this has been heard by them, they have come here.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What should we do about this? They will certainly hear that you're in town.

New American Standard 1977
“What, then, is to be done? They will certainly hear that you have come.

Jubilee Bible 2000
What is it therefore? The multitude must needs come together, for they will hear that thou art come.

King James 2000 Bible
What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that you are come.

American King James Version
What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that you are come.

American Standard Version
What is it therefore? They will certainly hear that thou art come.

Douay-Rheims Bible
What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come.

Darby Bible Translation
What is it then? a multitude must necessarily come together, for they will hear that thou art come.

English Revised Version
What is it therefore? they will certainly hear that thou art come.

Webster's Bible Translation
What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come.

Weymouth New Testament
What then ought you to do? They are sure to hear that you have come to Jerusalem;

World English Bible
What then? The assembly must certainly meet, for they will hear that you have come.

Young's Literal Translation
what then is it? certainly the multitude it behoveth to come together, for they will hear that thou hast come.
Study Bible
Paul's Arrival at Jerusalem
21But they are under the impression that you teach all the Jews who live among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children or observe our customs. 22What then should we do? They will certainly hear that you have come. 23Therefore do what we advise you. There are four men with us who have taken a vow.…
Cross References
Acts 21:21
But they are under the impression that you teach all the Jews who live among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children or observe our customs.

Acts 21:23
Therefore do what we advise you. There are four men with us who have taken a vow.

1 Corinthians 14:15
What then shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind. I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind.
Treasury of Scripture

What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that you are come.

the multitude.

Acts 15:12,22 Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul…

Acts 19:32 Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly …

(22) The multitude must needs come together.--More accurately, at all events a crowd must needs come together. The report of St. Paul's arrival was sure to spread, and those who heard of it would be eager to see how he acted. Would he ostentatiously reproduce in Jerusalem that living as a Greek with Greeks (1Corinthians 9:22) of which they heard as his manner at Corinth and Ephesus? The advice which followed was intended to allay the suspicion of the timid, and to disappoint the expectations of more determined adversaries.

Verse 22. - The R.T. omits the clause in the T.R. rendered the multitude must needs come together in the A.V.; they will certainly hear for they will hear, A.V. and T.R. The πάντως, which in the A.V. belongs to the omitted clause, is rendered "certainly" in the R.T. What is it therefore?.... Is it true or not? or what must be done in this case? what method must be taken to remove these objections, and reconcile the minds of the people? the multitude must needs come together; either the whole church at Jerusalem, or the great confluence of people, even of believing Jews, that were come from all parts thither; there is no hindering of their coming together, to see the apostle, and to hear what he has to say to the objections against him, and complaints of him;

for they will hear that thou art come: this can never be kept a secret, and as soon as they hear it, they will flock in great numbers; they will come open mouthed, and be loud in their complaints, and it will be difficult to pacify them; there is danger in the case, the consequence may be bad; and therefore something must be done, to remove the opinion they had formed of the apostle, and the prejudice they had entertained against him; and therefore what follows is advised to. 21:19-26 Paul ascribed all his success to God, and to God they gave the praise. God had honoured him more than any of the apostles, yet they did not envy him; but on the contrary, glorified the Lord. They could not do more to encourage Paul to go on cheerfully in his work. James and the elders of the church at Jerusalem, asked Paul to gratify the believing Jews, by some compliance with the ceremonial law. They thought it was prudent in him to conform thus far. It was great weakness to be so fond of the shadows, when the substance was come. The religion Paul preached, tended not to destroy the law, but to fulfil it. He preached Christ, the end of the law for righteousness, and repentance and faith, in which we are to make great use of the law. The weakness and evil of the human heart strongly appear, when we consider how many, even of the disciples of Christ, had not due regard to the most eminent minister that even lived. Not the excellence of his character, nor the success with which God blessed his labours, could gain their esteem and affection, seeing that he did not render the same respect as themselves to mere ceremonial observances. How watchful should we be against prejudices! The apostles were not free from blame in all they did; and it would be hard to defend Paul from the charge of giving way too much in this matter. It is vain to attempt to court the favour of zealots, or bigots to a party. This compliance of Paul did not answer, for the very thing by which he hoped to pacify the Jews, provoked them, and brought him into trouble. But the all-wise God overruled both their advice and Paul's compliance with it, to serve a better purpose than was intended. It was in vain to think of pleasing men who would be pleased with nothing but the rooting out of Christianity. Integrity and uprightness will be more likely to preserve us than insincere compliances. And it should warn us not to press men to doing what is contrary to their own judgment to oblige us.
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