Acts 20 CSB

Paul in Macedonia

1 After the uproar was over, Paul sent for the disciples, encouraged them, and after saying good-bye, departed to go to Macedonia.

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      2 And when he had passed through those areas and exhorted them at length, he came to Greece
      3 and stayed three months. When he was about to set sail for Syria, a plot was devised against him by the Jews, so a decision was made to go back through Macedonia.
      4 He was accompanieda by Sopater, son of Pyrrhus,b from Beroea, Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica, Gaius from Derbe, Timothy, and Tychicus and Trophimus from Asia.

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        • a 20:4 - Other mss add to Asia
        • b 20:4 - Other mss omit son of Pyrrhus
          5 These men went on ahead and waited for us in Troas,
          6 but we sailed away from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread. In five days we reached them at Troas, where we spent seven days.

          Eutychus Revived at Troas

          7 On the first day of the week,c wed assembled to break bread. Paul spoke to them, and since he was about to depart the next day, he extended his message until midnight.

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            • c 20:7 - Lit On one between the Sabbaths; that is, Sunday
            • d 20:7 - Other mss read the disciples
              8 There were many lamps in the room upstairs where we were assembled,
              9 and a young man named Eutychus was sitting on a window sill and sank into a deep sleep as Paul kept on speaking. When he was overcome by sleep he fell down from the third story, and was picked up dead.
              10 But Paul went down, threw himself on him, embraced him, and said, "Don't be alarmed, for his life is in him!"
              11 After going upstairs, breaking the bread, and eating, he conversed a considerable time until dawn. Then he left.
              12 They brought the boy home alive and were greatly comforted.

              From Troas to Miletus

              13 Then we went on ahead to the ship and sailed for Assos, from there intending to take Paul on board. For these were his instructions, since he himself was going by land.

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                  14 When he met us at Assos, we took him on board and came to Mitylene.
                  15 Sailing from there, the next day we arrived off Chios. The following day we crossed over to Samos, ande the day after, we came to Miletus.

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                    • e 20:15 - Other mss add after staying at Trogyllium
                      16 For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus so he would not have to spend time in the province of Asia, because he was hurrying to be in Jerusalem, if possible, for the day of Pentecost.

                      Farewell Address to the Ephesian Elders

                      17 Now from Miletus, he sent to Ephesus and called for the elders of the church.

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                          18 And when they came to him, he said to them: "You know, from the first day I set foot in Asia, how I was with you the whole time-
                          19 serving the Lord with all humility, with tears, and with the trials that came to me through the plots of the Jews-
                          20 and that I did not shrink back from proclaiming to you anything that was profitable, or from teaching it to you in public and from house to house.
                          21 I testified to both Jews and Greeks about repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus.
                          22 "And now I am on my way to Jerusalem, bound in my spirit, not knowing what I will encounter there,
                          23 except that in town after town the Holy Spirit testifies to me that chains and afflictions are waiting for me.
                          24 But I count my life of no value to myself, so that I may finish my coursef and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of God's grace.

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                            • f 20:24 - Other mss add with joy
                              25 "And now I know that none of you, among whom I went about preaching the kingdom, will ever see my face again.
                              26 Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocentg of everyone's blood,

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                                  27 for I did not shrink back from declaring to you the whole plan of God.
                                  28 Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among whom the Holy Spirit has appointed you as overseers, to shepherd the church of God,h which He purchased with His own blood.

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                                    • h 20:28 - Other mss read church of the Lord; other mss read church of the Lord and God
                                      29 I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.
                                      30 And men from among yourselves will rise up with deviant doctrines to lure the disciples into following them.
                                      31 Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for three years I did not stop warning each one of you with tears.
                                      32 "And nowi I commit you to God and to the message of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you an inheritance among all who are sanctified.

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                                        • i 20:32 - Other mss add brothers,
                                          33 I have not coveted anyone's silver or gold or clothing.
                                          34 You yourselves know that these hands have provided for my needs, and for those who were with me.
                                          35 In every way I've shown you that by laboring like this, it is necessary to help the weak and to keep in mind the words of the Lord Jesus, for He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' "
                                          36 After he said this, he knelt down and prayed with all of them.
                                          37 There was a great deal of weeping by everyone. And embracing Paul, they kissed him,
                                          38 grieving most of all over his statement that they would never see his face again. Then they escorted him to the ship.