"And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem,1 not knowing what will happen to me there.
I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me2 that prison and hardships are facing me.324
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me,4 if only I may finish the race5 and complete the task6 the Lord Jesus has given me7--the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace.825
"Now I know that none of you among whom I have gone about preaching the kingdom9 will ever see me again.1026
Therefore, I declare to you today that I am innocent of the blood of all men.1127
For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God.1228
Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock13 of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers.a14 Be shepherds of the church of God,b15 which he bought16 with his own blood.1729
I know that after I leave, savage wolves18 will come in among you and will not spare the flock.1930
Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples20 after them.
So be on your guard! Remember that for three years21 I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.2232
"Now I commit you to God23 and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance24 among all those who are sanctified.25