On the first day of the week3 we came together to break bread.4 Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight.
There were many lamps in the upstairs room5 where we were meeting.
Seated in a window was a young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on. When he was sound asleep, he fell to the ground from the third story and was picked up dead.
Paul went down, threw himself on the young man6 and put his arms around him. "Don't be alarmed," he said. "He's alive!"711
Then he went upstairs again and broke bread8 and ate. After talking until daylight, he left.
The people took the young man home alive and were greatly comforted.
We went on ahead to the ship and sailed for Assos, where we were going to take Paul aboard. He had made this arrangement because he was going there on foot.
When he met us at Assos, we took him aboard and went on to Mitylene.
The next day we set sail from there and arrived off Kios. The day after that we crossed over to Samos, and on the following day arrived at Miletus.916
Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus10 to avoid spending time in the province of Asia,11 for he was in a hurry to reach Jerusalem,12 if possible, by the day of Pentecost.13