When you look up verses in different Bible versions you get a wider scope of understanding. Here is Acts 21:31-32 in several different versions.
As they were trying to kill him, word came to the captain of the guard, “A riot! The whole city’s boiling over!” (Acts 21:31, MSG)
And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar. (Acts 21:31, KJV)
Now while they were trying to kill him, word came to the commandant of the regular Roman garrison that the whole of Jerusalem was in a state of ferment. (Acts 21:31, AMP)
So it seems the city is:
– BOILING OVER—extremely angry
– IN AN UPROAR—–in a heated controversy
– IN A STATE OF FERMENT—-subjected to fermentation
None of these sound good. All describe a type of mob rule. Did every single person feel like that or were some caught up in it by being in the wrong place at the wrong time?
Beware the mob. Be your own self on your own terms with God the Father.
Prayer- Dear Lord we love you. Give us enough common sense to know our own minds and not get into a mob for the sake of mobbing. Amen.