And when they had come to him, he said to them, "You yourselvesknow, 1 from the firstday that I setfoot in aAsia, how I was with you the wholetime,
19serving the Lord with allhumility and with tears and with trials which came upon me bthrough2the plots of the Jews;
20how I 3did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you publicly and cfrom house to house,
21solemnly4testifying to bothJews and Greeks of 5repentancetowardGod and 6faith in our LordJesusChrist.
"And now, behold, bound by the dSpirit, 7I am on my way to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there ,
23except that 8the HolySpiritsolemnly9testifies to me in everycity, saying that 10bonds and afflictionsawait me.
"But 11I do not consider my life of anyaccount as dear to myself, so that I may 12finish my course and 13the ministrywhich I received from the LordJesus, to 14testifysolemnly of the gospel of 15the grace of God.
"And now, behold, I know that all of you, amongwhom I wentabout16preaching the kingdom, will nolongersee my face.
26"Therefore, I etestify to you thisday that 17I amfinnocent of the blood of allmen.
"For I 18did not shrink from declaring to you the whole19purpose of God.
"Be on guard for yourselves and for all20the flock, amongwhich the HolySpirit has made you goverseers, to shepherd21the church of Godwhich22He hpurchasediwith His ownblood.
"I know that after my departure23savagewolves will come in among you, not sparing24the flock;
and from among your own selvesmen will arise, speakingperversethings, to drawaway25the disciplesafter them.
31"Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of 26threeyears I did not cease to admonisheachone27with tears.
"And now I 28commend you to God and to 29the word of His grace, which is able to 30build you up and to give you 31the inheritanceamongallthose who are sanctified.
"32I have covetednoone'ssilverorgoldorclothes.
"You yourselvesknow that 33thesehandsministered to my own needs and to the 34men who were with me.
"In everything I showed you that by workinghard in thismanner you musthelp the weak and remember the words of the LordJesus, that He Himselfsaid, 'It is moreblessed to givethan to receive.'"