bk[See ver. 28 above]

Acts 20

Paul in Macedonia and Greece

1After the uproar ceased, Paul sent for the disciples, and after encouraging them, he said farewell and a  departed for Macedonia. 2When he had gone through those regions and had given them much encouragement, he came to Greece. 3There he spent three months, and when b  a plot was made against him by the Jews
Greek Ioudaioi probably refers here to Jewish religious leaders, and others under their influence, in that time; also verse 19
as he was about to set sail for Syria, he decided to return through Macedonia.
4Sopater the Berean, son of Pyrrhus, accompanied him; and of the Thessalonians d  Aristarchus and Secundus; and e  Gaius of Derbe, and f  Timothy; and the Asians g  Tychicus and h  Trophimus. 5These went on ahead and were waiting for i  us at j  Troas, 6but we sailed away from Philippi after k  the days of Unleavened Bread, and in five days we came to them at Troas, where we stayed for seven days.

Eutychus Raised from the Dead

7 l  On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together m  to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and he prolonged his speech until midnight. 8There were many lamps in n  the upper room where we were gathered. 9And a young man named Eutychus, sitting at the window, sank into a deep sleep as Paul talked still longer. And being overcome by sleep, he o  fell down from the third story and was taken up dead. 10But Paul went down and p  bent over him, and taking him in his arms, said q  “Do not be alarmed, for his life is in him.” 11And when Paul had gone up and r  had broken bread and eaten, he conversed with them a long while, until daybreak, and so departed. 12And they took the youth away alive, and were not a little comforted.

13But going ahead to the ship, we set sail for Assos, intending to take Paul aboard there, for so he had arranged, intending himself to go by land. 14And when he met us at Assos, we took him on board and went to Mitylene. 15And sailing from there we came the following day opposite Chios; the next day we touched at Samos; and
Some manuscripts add after remaining at Trogyllium
the day after that we went to Miletus.
16For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he might not have to spend time in Asia, for he was hastening t  to be at Jerusalem, if possible u  on the day of Pentecost.

Paul Speaks to the Ephesian Elders

17Now from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called v  the elders of the church to come to him. 18And when they came to him, he said to them:

w  “You yourselves know x  how I lived among you the whole time y  from the first day that I set foot in Asia,
19 z  serving the Lord aa  with all humility and with ab  tears and with trials that happened to me through ac  the plots of the Jews; 20how I ad  did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and ae  teaching you in public and from house to house, 21 af  testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of ag  repentance toward God and of ah  faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. 22And now, behold, I am going to Jerusalem, constrained ai  by
Or bound in
the Spirit, not knowing what will happen to me there,
23except that ak  the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city that al  imprisonment and am  afflictions await me. 24But an  I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only ao  I may finish my course and ap  the ministry aq  that I received from the Lord Jesus ar  to testify to as  the gospel of at  the grace of God. 25And now, behold au  I know that none of you among whom I have gone about av  proclaiming the kingdom will see my face again. 26Therefore aw  I testify to you this day that ax  I am innocent of the blood of all, 27for ay  I did not shrink from declaring to you az  the whole counsel of God. 28 ba  Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all bb  the flock, in which bc  the Holy Spirit has made you bd  overseers be  to care for bf  the church of God
Some manuscripts  of the Lord
which he bh  obtained bi  with his own blood.
Or  with the blood of his Own
29I bk  know that after my departure bl  fierce wolves will come in among you bm  not sparing the flock; 30and bn  from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them. 31Therefore bo  be alert, remembering that bp  for three years I did not cease night or day bq  to admonish every one br  with tears. 32And now bs  I commend you to God and to bt  the word of his grace, which is able to bu  build you up and to give you bv  the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. 33 bw  I coveted no one’s silver or gold or apparel. 34 bx  You yourselves know that by  these hands ministered to my necessities and bz  to those who were with me. 35In all things ca  I have shown you that cb  by working hard in this way we must cc  help the weak and cd  remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed ce  to give than to receive.’

36And when he had said these things cf  he knelt down and prayed with them all. 37And cg  there was much weeping on the part of all; ch  they embraced Paul and ci  kissed him, 38being sorrowful most of all because of cj  the word he had spoken, that they would not see his face again. And ck  they accompanied him to the ship.

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