Thursday, September 2, 2010

NIPTO, Day 207

Another long day... over.

Got up, went for a walk, took a shower, did school stuff, ate lunch/watched an old episode of Chuck, did more school, played the piano for a while, went to babysit, came home, read a book on my bed, ate dinner, went over to Angie's and held a baby, fed a baby, burped a baby, and put the baby to bed. It was Hailey, if you were wondering.

Now I'm sleepy... So. NIPTO.
Acts 21:27-36 (You must think I'm lazy... 10ish verses?!? Madness... or tiredness!)
27When the seven days were nearly over, some Jews from the province of Asia saw Paul at the temple. They stirred up the whole crowd and seized him, 28shouting, "Men of Israel, help us! This is the man who teaches all men everywhere against our people and our law and this place. And besides, he has brought Greeks into the temple area and defiled this holy place." 29(They had previously seen Trophimus the Ephesian in the city with Paul and assumed that Paul had brought him into the temple area.)

A'ight. So these guys were in the process of being purified. I'm guessing that's what the 7 days were for. But a few guys saw Paul at the temple and went out to stir up some trouble.  They were a-hootin' and a-hollerin' that Paul was the one that taught all men everywhere (shocker!) and that he was the one who defiled the temple by brining Greeks into it. They were just assuming that Paul had taken the one guy that they had seen with him into the temple. 

 30The whole city was aroused, and the people came running from all directions. Seizing Paul, they dragged him from the temple, and immediately the gates were shut. 31While they were trying to kill him, news reached the commander of the Roman troops that the whole city of Jerusalem was in an uproar. 32He at once took some officers and soldiers and ran down to the crowd. When the rioters saw the commander and his soldiers, they stopped beating Paul.

Everyone got involved and they were coming at him from all directions. They grabbed Paul and dragged him out of the temple. They shut the gates of the temple. No riots inside, I guess.
While these crazy people were trying to kill Paul, news of the "uprising'" got to the commander of the Roman troops. So he took some officers and soldiers and went down to the crowd. When the crowd saw them, they stopped beating Paul.

 33The commander came up and arrested him and ordered him to be bound with two chains. Then he asked who he was and what he had done. 34Some in the crowd shouted one thing and some another, and since the commander could not get at the truth because of the uproar, he ordered that Paul be taken into the barracks. 35When Paul reached the steps, the violence of the mob was so great he had to be carried by the soldiers. 36The crowd that followed kept shouting, "Away with him!"

The commander asked Paul what he had done. Then he ordered him to be bound. And then he asked him who he was and what he had done that got everyone in an uproar.
Someone from the crowd started shouting, and then a bunch of people started shouting. The commander couldn't hear, so he ordered Paul to be taken to the barracks. By the time Paul got there, the mob was so big and so intent on getting to Paul that the soldiers had to carry Paul.
The crowd kept on shouting...

Tune in tomorrow for the...exciting conclusion? 
I'm so tired that I'm not even going to go copy my signature. BOOYAH! Take that tiredness!

You're fantastic. The end.


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