Acts 20

And after the tumult was over, Paul sent for the disciples to him, and having embraced them, departed to go into Macedonia. And having passed through those parts, and given them much exhortation, he came into Greece. And when he had spent three months there, the Jews having laid wait for him as he was going to embark for Syria, he determined to return by Macedonia. And there accompanied him to Asia, Sopater the Berean, and of the Thessalonians Aristarchus and Secundus, and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy: and the Asiatics, Tychicus and Trophimus, who went before and stayed for us at Troas. And after the days of unleavened bread we sailed from Philippi, and came to them at Troas in five days, where we spent seven days. And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples were assembled together to break bread, Paul being about to depart on the morrow, preached unto them, and continued his discourse till midnight. And there were many lamps in the upper room where they were assembled. And a young man named Eutychus, who sat in a window, falling into a deep sleep, as Paul was discoursing for a long time, sunk down and fell from the third story, and was taken up dead. 10 And Paul went down and leaned over him, and took him up and said, Be not disturbed; for his life is in him. 11 Then he went up again, and having broken bread and eaten, and conversed with them a considerable time, even till break of day, he departed. 12 And they brought in the young man alive, and were not a little comforted. 13 But we went before to the ship, and sailed to Assos, being there to take in Paul: for so he had appointed, designing himself to go on foot. 14 And as soon as he joined us at Assos, we took him in and came to Mitylene. 15 And sailing from thence we came the next day over against Chios; and the day following we arrived at Samos, and stopping at Trogyllium, we came the day after to Miletus. 16 For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, that he might not spend time in Asia: for he endeavoured, if it were possible, to be at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost. 17 But he sent from Miletus to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church. 18 And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know in what manner I behaved among you all the time, from the first day that I came into Asia. 19 Serving the Lord with all humility, and many tears, and trials which befel me by the ambushes of the Jews. 20 And how I with-held nothing that was useful, but have declared it to you, and have taught you publicly and from house to house: 21 testifying both to the Jews and Greeks, repentance towards God, and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. 22 And now, being constrained by the spirit, behold I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will befal me there: 23 save that the holy Spirit testifieth in every city, that bonds and afflictions await me. 24 But none of these things move me, nor do I account my life dear, so that I may finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. 25 And now behold I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more. 26 Wherefore I call you to witness this day, that I am clear from the blood of all men. 27 For I have not failed to declare unto you all the counsel of God. 28 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the holy Spirit hath appointed you bishops, to feed the church of God, which He purchased with his own blood. 29 For I know this, that after my departure grievous wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 30 And from among yourselves shall men arise, speaking perverse things to draw away disciples after them. 31 Watch therefore, remembering that for the space of three years I ceased not by night and by day to warn every one with tears. 32 And now, my brethren, I recommend you to God, and to the word of his grace: who is able to edify you, and to give you an inheritance among all that are sanctified. 33 I have coveted no one's silver, or gold, or apparel: 34 and ye yourselves know that these hands have ministred to my necessities, and to those that were with me. 35 I have shewed you in all things, that by labouring thus ye ought to support the infirm; and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, who said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. 36 And when he had said these things, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all. 37 And they were all much grieved, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him: sorrowing most of all at the word which he spake, 38 that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him to the ship.
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