Acts 20:16-26 NIV

16 Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus to avoid spending time in the province of Asia, for he was in a hurry to reach Jerusalem, if possible, by the day of Pentecost.

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17 From Miletus, Paul sent to Ephesus for the elders of the church.

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      18 When they arrived, he said to them: “You know how I lived the whole time I was with you, from the first day I came into the province of Asia.

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      19 I served the Lord with great humility and with tears and in the midst of severe testing by the plots of my Jewish opponents.

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          20 You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house.

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          21 I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.

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          22 “And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there.

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              23 I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me.

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              24 However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.

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              25 “Now I know that none of you among whom I have gone about preaching the kingdom will ever see me again.

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                  26 Therefore, I declare to you today that I am innocent of the blood of any of you.

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