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Acts 20

Acts 20:1  
And after the noise had come to an end, Paul, having sent for the disciples and given them comfort, went away from them to Macedonia.

Acts 20:2  
And when he had gone through those parts and given them much teaching, he came into Greece.

Acts 20:3  
And when he had been there three months, because the Jews had made a secret design against him when he was about to take ship for Syria, he made a decision to go back through Macedonia.

Acts 20:4  
And Sopater of Beroea, the son of Pyrrhus, and Aristarchus and Secundus of Thessalonica, and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy, and Tychicus and Trophimus of Asia, went with him as far as Asia.

Acts 20:5  
But these had gone before, and were waiting for us at Troas.

Acts 20:6  
And we went away from Philippi by ship after the days of unleavened bread, and came to them at Troas in five days; and we were there for seven days.

Acts 20:7  
And on the first day of the week, when we had come together for the holy meal, Paul gave them a talk, for it was his purpose to go away on the day after; and he went on talking till after the middle of the night.

Acts 20:8  
And there were a number of lights in the room where we had come together.

Acts 20:9  
And a certain young man named Eutychus, who was seated in the window, went into a deep sleep; and while Paul went on talking, being overcome by sleep, he had a fall from the third floor, and was taken up dead.

Acts 20:10  
And Paul went down and, falling on him, took him in his arms and said, Do not be troubled, for his life is in him.

Acts 20:11  
And when he had gone up, and had taken the broken bread, he went on talking to them for a long time, even till dawn, and then he went away.

Acts 20:12  
And they took the boy in, living, and were greatly comforted.

Acts 20:13  
But we, going before him by ship, went to Assos with the purpose of taking Paul in there: for so he had given orders, because he himself was coming by land.

Acts 20:14  
And when he came up with us at Assos, we took him in the ship and went on to Mitylene.

Acts 20:15  
And going from there by sea, we came on the day after opposite Chios, and touching at Samos on the day after that, we came on the third day to Miletus.

Acts 20:16  
For Paul's purpose was to go past Ephesus, so that he might not be kept in Asia; for he was going quickly, in order, if possible, to be at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost.

Acts 20:17  
And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus for the rulers of the church.

Acts 20:18  
And when they had come, he said to them, You yourselves have seen what my life has been like all the time from the day when I first came into Asia,

Acts 20:19  
Doing the Lord's work without pride, through all the sorrow and troubles which came on me because of the evil designs of the Jews:

Acts 20:20  
And how I kept back nothing which might be of profit to you, teaching you publicly and privately,

Acts 20:21  
Preaching to Jews and to Greeks the need for a turning of the heart to God, and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 20:22  
And now, as you see, I am going to Jerusalem, a prisoner in spirit, having no knowledge of what will come to me there:

Acts 20:23  
Only that the Holy Spirit makes clear to me in every town that prison and pains are waiting for me.

Acts 20:24  
But I put no value on my life, if only at the end of it I may see the work complete which was given to me by the Lord Jesus, to be a witness of the good news of the grace of God.

Acts 20:25  
And now I am conscious that you, among whom I have gone about preaching the kingdom, will not see my face again.

Acts 20:26  
And so I say to you this day that I am clean from the blood of all men.

Acts 20:27  
For I have not kept back from you anything of the purpose of God.

Acts 20:28  
Give attention to yourselves, and to all the flock which the Holy Spirit has given into your care, to give food to the church of God, for which he gave his blood.

Acts 20:29  
I am conscious that after I am gone, evil wolves will come in among you, doing damage to the flock;

Acts 20:30  
And from among yourselves will come men who will give wrong teaching, turning away the disciples after them.

Acts 20:31  
So keep watch, having in mind that for three years without resting I was teaching every one of you, day and night, with weeping.

Acts 20:32  
And now, I give you into the care of God and the word of his grace, which is able to make you strong and to give you your heritage among all the saints.

Acts 20:33  
I have had no desire for any man's silver or gold or clothing.

Acts 20:34  
You yourselves have seen that with these hands I got what was necessary for me and those who were with me.

Acts 20:35  
In all things I was an example to you of how, in your lives, you are to give help to the feeble, and keep in memory the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, There is a greater blessing in giving than in getting.

Acts 20:36  
And having said these words, he went down on his knees in prayer with them all.

Acts 20:37  
And they were all weeping, falling on Paul's neck and kissing him,

Acts 20:38  
Being sad most of all because he had said that they would not see his face again. And so they went with him to the ship.


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