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Chapter 20

Acts 20:1 After the uproar stopped, Paul called to him the disciples, and embraced them, and left to go into Macedonia.

Acts 20:2 When he had gone over those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece,

Acts 20:3 and there stayed three months. And when the Jews laid an ambush for him, as he was about to sail into Syria, he decided to return through Macedonia.

Acts 20:4 Now there accompanied him into Asia Sopater of Berea; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus.

Acts 20:5 These going before waited for us at Troas.

Acts 20:6 So we sailed away from Philippi after the Days of Unleavened Bread, and came to them to Troas in five days; where we stayed seven days.

Acts 20:7 Then on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul spoke with them, about to leave the next day; and continued his message until midnight.

Acts 20:8 For there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together.

Acts 20:9 And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, having fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long speaking, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.

Acts 20:10 But Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.

Acts 20:11 Therefore when he had come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and discussed a long while, even until break of day, so he departed.

Acts 20:12 Then they brought the young man alive, and were very comforted.

Acts 20:13 For we went ahead to the ship, and sailed to Assos, intending to take Paul on board: for so he had arranged, about to go by foot.

Acts 20:14 When he met with us at Assos, we took him aboard, and came to Mitylene.

Acts 20:15 Then we sailed from there, and came the next day opposite Chios; and the next day we arrived at Samos, and stayed at Trogyllium; and the next day we came to Miletus.

Acts 20:16 For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hurried, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost.

Acts 20:17 And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the assembly.

Acts 20:18 Then when they had come to him, he said to them, You know, from the first day that I came into Asia, in what manner I have lived with you in all seasons,

Acts 20:19 Serving the LORD with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the ambush of the Jews:

Acts 20:20 and how I did not shrink, not the least to bring together what was profitable to you, but have made known to you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house,

Acts 20:21 testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 20:22 Now, behold, I go bound in spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me there:

Acts 20:23 except that the Holy Spirit testifies repeatedly in every city, saying that chains and afflictions await me.

Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither do I count my soul dear to myself, so that I might finish my race with joy, and the ministry, which I have received from the Lord Jesus, to solemnly affirm the gospel of the grace of God.

Acts 20:25 Now, behold, I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, will see my face any longer.

Acts 20:26 Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent from the blood of all men.

Acts 20:27 For I did not shrink from making you aware of the totality of the purpose of God.

Acts 20:28 Therefore take heed to yourselves, and to all the flock, over which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the assembly of God, whom He has purchased with His own blood.

Acts 20:29 For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

Acts 20:30 Also of your own selves will men arise, speaking distorted things, to draw away disciples after them.

Acts 20:31 Therefore pay attention and rehearse that during the three years, I did not pause to put into your minds night and day with tears.

Acts 20:32 So now, brothers, 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 those who are sanctified.

Acts 20:33 I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or clothing.

Acts 20:34 Yes, you yourselves know that these hands have worked for my needs, and for them that were with me.

Acts 20:35 I have showed you all things, that so laboring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He said, it is more blessed to give than to receive.

Acts 20:36 When he had so spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all.

Acts 20:37 And they all wept intensely, and fell on Paul’s neck, and kissed him,

Acts 20:38 Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spoke, that they were about to see his face no more. And they accompanied him to the ship.