Acts 20

Paul in Macedonia and Greece

1After the uproar had ceased, Paul sent for a  the disciples, and when he had exhorted them and taken his leave of them, he left b  to go to c  Macedonia. 2When he had gone through those districts and had given them much exhortation, he came to Greece. 3And there he spent three months, and when d  a plot was formed against him by the Jews as he was about to set sail for e  Syria, he decided to return through f  Macedonia. 4And
Lit there accompanied him
he was accompanied by Sopater of h  Berea, the son of Pyrrhus, and by i  Aristarchus and Secundus of the j  Thessalonians, and k  Gaius of l  Derbe, and m  Timothy, and n  Tychicus and o  Trophimus of
I.e. west coast province of Asia Minor
q  Asia.
5But these had gone on ahead and were waiting for r  us at s  Troas. 6 t  We sailed from u  Philippi after v  the days of Unleavened Bread, and came to them at w  Troas within five days; and there we stayed seven days.

7On x  the first day of the week, when y  we were gathered together to z  break bread, Paul began talking to them, intending to leave the next day, and he prolonged his
Lit word, speech
message until midnight.
8There were many ab  lamps in the ac  upper room where we were gathered together. 9And there was a young man named
Eutychus means Good fortune, i.e. ‘Lucky’
Eutychus sitting
Or at the window
on the window sill, sinking into a deep sleep; and as Paul kept on talking, he was overcome by sleep and fell down from the third floor and was picked up dead.
10But Paul went down and af  fell upon him, and after embracing him, he ag  said
Or Stop being troubled
Do not be troubled, for his life is in him.”
11When he had gone back up and had ai  broken the bread and
Lit tasted
eaten, he talked with them a long while until daybreak, and then left.
12They took away the boy alive, and were
Lit not moderately
greatly comforted.

Troas to Miletus

13But al  we, going ahead to the ship, set sail for Assos, intending from there to take Paul on board; for so he had arranged it, intending himself to go
Or on foot
by land.
14And when he met us at Assos, we took him on board and came to Mitylene. 15Sailing from there, we arrived the following day opposite Chios; and the next day we crossed over to Samos; and the day following we came to an  Miletus. 16For Paul had decided to sail past ao  Ephesus so that he would not have to spend time in
I.e. west coast province of Asia Minor
aq  Asia; for he was hurrying ar  to be in Jerusalem, if possible as  on the day of Pentecost.

Farewell to Ephesus

17From Miletus he sent to at  Ephesus and called to him au  the elders of the church. 18And when they had come to him, he said to them,

You yourselves know av  from the first day that I set foot in
V 16, note 1
Asia, how I was with you the whole time,
19serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials which came upon me
Lit by
through ay  the plots of the Jews;
20how I az  did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you publicly and
Or in the various private homes
from house to house,
21solemnly bb  testifying to both Jews and Greeks of bc  repentance toward God and bd  faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. 22And now, behold, bound by the
Or in spirit
Spirit, bf  I am on my way to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there,
23except that bg  the Holy Spirit solemnly bh  testifies to me in every city, saying that bi  bonds and afflictions await me. 24“But bj  I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may bk  finish my course and bl  the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to bm  testify solemnly of the gospel of bn  the grace of God.

25And now, behold, I know that all of you, among whom I went about bo  preaching the kingdom, will no longer see my face. 26Therefore, I
Or call you to witness
testify to you this day that bq  I am
Lit pure from
innocent of the blood of all men.
27“For I bs  did not shrink from declaring to you the whole bt  purpose of God. 28Be on guard for yourselves and for all bu  the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you
Or bishops
overseers, to shepherd bw  the church of God which bx  He
Lit acquired
Lit through
with His own blood.
29I know that after my departure ca  savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing cb  the flock; 30and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away cc  the disciples after them. 31Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of cd  three years I did not cease to admonish each one ce  with tears. 32And now I cf  commend you to God and to cg  the word of His grace, which is able to ch  build you up and to give you ci  the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. 33 cj  I have coveted no one’s silver or gold or clothes. 34You yourselves know that ck  these hands ministered to my own needs and to the cl  men who were with me. 35In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

36When he had said these things, he cm  knelt down and prayed with them all. 37And
Lit a considerable weeping of all occurred
they began to weep aloud and
Lit threw themselves on Paul’s neck
cp  embraced Paul, and repeatedly kissed him,
Lit suffering pain
grieving especially over cr  the word which he had spoken, that they would not see his face again. And they were cs  accompanying him to the ship.
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