Acts 20

And after the tumult had subsided, Paul called the disciples to him, and comforted them, and kissed them, and departed, and went into Macedonia. And when he had travelled over those regions, and had comforted them with many discourses, he proceeded to the country of Greece. And he was there three months. And the Jews formed a plot against him, when he was about to go to Syria: and he contemplated returning to Macedonia. And there departed with him, as far as Asia, Sopater of the city Berea, and Aristarchus and Secundus who were of Thessalonica, and Gaius who was of the city of Derbe, and Timothy of Lystra, and of Asia Tychicus and Trophimus. these proceeded on before us, and waited for us at Troas. And we departed from Philippi, a city of the Macedonians, after the days of unleavened bread; and proceeded by water and arrived at Troas in five days, and remained there seven days. And on the first day of the week, when we assembled to break the eucharist, Paul discoursed with them, because he was to depart the next day; and he continued his discourse till midnight. And there were many lamps burning in the chamber where we were assembled. And a young man named Eutychus was sitting in a window and listening. And while Paul prolonged his discourse, he sunk into a deep sleep; and, in his sleep, he fell from the third loft, and was taken up as dead. 10 And Paul went down, and bent over him and embraced him, and said: Be not agitated, for his soul is in him. 11 And when he had gone up, he broke the bread and tasted it, and discoursed until the morning dawned. And then he departed to go by land. 12 And they brought the young man alive, and rejoiced over him greatly. 13 And we went on board the ship, and sailed to the port of Thesos; because, there we were to take in Paul: for so had he bidden us, when he proceeded on by land. 14 And when we had received him at Thesos, we took him on board ship and proceeded to Mitylene. 15 And from there, the next day, we sailed over against the island Chios; and again, the next day we arrived at Samos, and stopped at Trogyllium; and on the following day we arrived at Miletus. 16 For Paul had determined with himself to pass by Ephesus, lest he should be delayed there; because he hasted on, if possible, to keep the day of pentecost in Jerusalem. And from Miletus, he sent and called the Elders of the church at Ephesus. 18 And when they had come to him, he said to them: Ye yourselves know, how, at all times, since the first day that I entered Asia, I have been with you; 19 laboring for God, in great humility, and with tears, amid the trials which beset me from the plottings of Jews: 20 and I shunned not that which was advantageous to your souls, that I might preach to you, and teach in the streets and in houses, 21 while I testified to Jews and to Gentiles, as to repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Messiah. 22 And now I am bound in spirit, and I go to Jerusalem; and I know not what will befall me there; 23 except that the Holy Spirit in every city, testifieth to me and saith: Bonds and afflictions await thee. 24 But my life is accounted by me as nothing, so that I may but finish my course, and the ministration which I have received from our Lord Jesus, to bear testimony to the gospel of the grace of God. 25 And now, I know that ye will see my face no more, all of you among whom I have travelled and preached the kingdom of God. 26 I therefore protest to you, this day, that I am pure from the blood of you all. 27 For I have not shunned to acquaint you with all the will of God. 28 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock over which the Holy Spirit hath established you bishops;
This is the only place in this version of the New Testament in which the word Bishop occurs.
that ye feed the church of God, which he hath acquired by his blood.
29 For I know, that after I am gone, fierce wolves will come in among you, and will have no mercy on the flock. 30 And also, from among yourselves, there will rise up men speaking perverse things, that they may turn away the disciples to go after them. 31 Therefore be ye vigilant; and remember, that for three years I ceased not to admonish each one of you, by day and by night, with tears. 32 And now I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all the saints. 33 Silver, or gold, or garments, I have not coveted. 34 And ye yourselves, know, that these hands ministered to my wants, and to them that were with me. 35 And I have showed you all things; that thus it is a duty to labor, and to care for the infirm, and to remember the words of our Lord Jesus; for he hath said, That he is more blessed who giveth, than he who receiveth. 36 And when he had said these things, he fell on his knees and prayed, and all the people with him. 37 And there was great weeping among them all. And they embraced him, and kissed him. 38 And they had the most anguish, because of the word he uttered, that they would see his face no more. And they accompanied him to the ship.
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