Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock1 of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers.a2 Be shepherds of the church of God,b3 which he bought4 with his own blood.529
I know that after I leave, savage wolves6 will come in among you and will not spare the flock.730
Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples8 after them.
So be on your guard! Remember that for three years9 I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.1032
"Now I commit you to God11 and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance12 among all those who are sanctified.1333
I have not coveted anyone's silver or gold or clothing.1434
You yourselves know that these hands of mine have supplied my own needs and the needs of my companions.1535
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' "
When he had said this, he knelt down with all of them and prayed.1637
They all wept as they embraced him and kissed him.1738
What grieved them most was his statement that they would never see his face again.18 Then they accompanied him to the ship.19