In one city the people had a temple to a beautiful bad one and they made statues of her to sell to people. What Paul was telling everyone made them turn away from the bad beautiful one; so it happened and the statue makers weren’t getting lots of money anymore so they made a big upset and the whole city was mad at Paul.
After hours of upset and yelling, one leader calmed the people down and let Paul go by saying, These men don’t rob our churches or say stuff against our beautiful bad one, so if you have a real thing that they did wrong, take them to court and fix it the right way. This big upset is about to bring the soldiers on us.
When the men saw the soldiers coming they stopped beating Paul. The people were yelling so loud about everything that the soldiers couldn’t hear what happened so they took Paul away and as they were going, Paul said, Please, let me talk to the people. So the soldiers stood on the steps guarding Paul as Paul talked to the people.
When I was praying, a man came to see me whose name was Ananias. He said to me, Brother Saul, see again. And I could see again. He told me, The God of our fathers has picked you to know what He wants, and to see the special One, and hear words from His mouth, so you can tell the people what you saw and heard. So get up now, don’t wait. Be dunked to wash away all your bad stuff.
Then, after the long trip on the ships, when I came back to Jerusalem, I was praying in the temple and I saw the Lord again and He told me, Get away from here fast because they won’t hear what you say. I told the Lord, They know that I was the one who was beating and putting people in jail. And I was standing there whey they killed Stephen by throwing rocks at him. The Lord said to me, Go, I will send you far away to the other countries.
The people listened very quietly until Paul said that and then they got mad and started yelling, Get him away. He should die. The soldiers took Paul to the castle and kept him safe from the Jews. They tied up Paul’s hands and were going to whip Paul to get him to tell them stuff, Paul asked them, Can you whip a man who hasn’t been heard in court yet, one who is a Roman?