Acts 20

After the uproar ceased, Paul, having sent for the disciples and exhorted them, bidding them adieu, departed to go into Macedonia. And having come through those regions, and exhorted them with much speaking, he came into Greece; and having remained three months, a plot rising against him from the Jews, when about to sail for Syria, he was of a mind to return through Macedonia. And Sopater the (son) of Pyrrhus, the Berean, and Aristarchus, the Thessalonian, and Secundus; and Gaius the Derbean, and Timothy; and Tychicus and Trophimus the Asiatics, accompanied him; and these having gone in advance, awaited us in Troas; and we, after the days of unleaven bread, sailed from Philippi, and came to them into Troas within five days; where we spent seven days. And on the first of the Sabbaths we being assembled to break bread, Paul spoke to them, being about to depart the following day, and continued his discourse till midnight: and there were many lamps in the upper room, where we were assembled. Paul speaking more prolixly, there was a certain young man, Eutychus by name, sitting in the window, being borne down with deep sleep, completely relaxed by sleep, fell down from the third story, and was taken up dead. 10 And Paul, having come down, fell on him, and taking him in his arms said, Fear not; for his soul is in him: 11 and having come up, and broken the bread, and eaten, and talking a long time, until daydawn, thus he departed. 12 And they led up the boy alive, and were comforted exceedingly. 13 But we, having come in advance to the ship, embarked for Assos, thence being about to take up Paul, for he had so commanded us, himself being about to go on foot. 14 And when he met us at Assos, taking him up, we came to Mitylene. 15 And thence having sailed away on the following day we arrived opposite Chios; and on the following day we touched at Samos, and on the next day we came into Miletus. 16 For Paul decided to sail by Ephesus, in order that it might not be necessary for him to spend the time in Asia: for he was hastening, if it might be possible for him to be in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost. 17 And having sent from Miletus into Ephesus, he called for the elders of the church. 18 And when they came to him, he said to them, You know, that from the first day from which I came unto Asia, how I was with you all the time, 19 serving the Lord with all humility, and tears, and temptations, which came upon me through the plots of the Jews: 20 how I omitted nothing of those things which are profitable, that I should not declare unto you and teach you publicly and from house to house, 21 witnessing both to Jews, and to Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. 22 And now, behold, I go to Jerusalem bound in spirit, not knowing the things which shall come upon me in it: 23 except that the Holy Ghost in every city witnesses to me, saying that bonds and tribulations await me. 24 But I consider my life worthy of no consideration to myself, so as to finish my course, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to bear testimony to the gospel of the grace of God. 25 And now, behold, I know that you all, among whom I came preaching the gospel of the kingdom, shall see my face no more. 26 Therefore I witness to you this clay, that I am pure from the blood of all men; 27 for I did not shrink to declare unto you all the counsel of God. 28 Take heed to yourselves, and all the flock, over which the Holy Ghost has placed you shepherds, to shepherdise the church of God, which He bought with His own blood. 29 I know, that after my departure grievous wolves will rise up against you, not sparing the flock; 30 and men from you yourselves will rise up, speaking perverse things, in order to lead away disciples after them. 31 Watch therefore, remembering, that three years night and day I ceased not admonishing you with tears. 32 And now I commend you to God and the word of His grace, who is able to edify you, and give you an inheritance among all the sanctified. 33 I have not sought the silver, or gold, or raiment of any one; 34 you yourselves know, that these hands did minister to my necessities, and those along with me. 35 I have shown you all things, that it so behooveth you laboring to assist the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. 36 And having said these things, putting down his knees along with them all, he prayed. 37 And the weeping of all was great, and falling on the neck of Paul, they continued to kiss him copiously, 38 being especially grieved at the word which he had spoken, that they were about to see his face no more. And they accompanied him to the ship.
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