After the uproar ceased, Paul sent for the disciples, and after encouraging them, he said farewell and 1departed for Macedonia.
When he had gone through those regions and had given them much encouragement, he came to Greece.
There he spent three months, and when 2a plot was made against him by the Jews as he was about to set sail for Syria, he decided to return through Macedonia.
Sopater the Berean, son of Pyrrhus, accompanied him; and of the Thessalonians, 3Aristarchus and Secundus; and 4Gaius of Derbe, and 5Timothy; and the Asians, 6Tychicus and 7Trophimus.
These went on ahead and were waiting for 8us at 9Troas,
but we sailed away from Philippi after 10the days of Unleavened Bread, and in five days we came to them at Troas, where we stayed for seven days.
711On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together 12to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and he prolonged his speech until midnight.
There were many lamps in 13the upper room where we were gathered.
And a young man named Eutychus, sitting at the window, sank into a deep sleep as Paul talked still longer. And being overcome by sleep, he 14fell down from the third story and was taken up dead.
But Paul went down and 15bent over him, and taking him in his arms, said, 16"Do not be alarmed, for his life is in him."
And when Paul had gone up and 17had broken bread and eaten, he conversed with them a long while, until daybreak, and so departed.
And they took the youth away alive, and were not a little comforted.
But going ahead to the ship, we set sail for Assos, intending to take Paul aboard there, for so he had arranged, intending himself to go by land.
And when he met us at Assos, we took him on board and went to Mitylene.
And sailing from there we came the following day opposite Chios; the next day we touched at Samos; anda the day after that we went to Miletus.
For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he might not have to spend time in Asia, for he was hastening 18to be at Jerusalem, if possible, 19on the day of Pentecost.
Now from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called 20the elders of the church to come to him.
And when they came to him, he said to them: 21"You yourselves know 22how I lived among you the whole time 23from the first day that I set foot in Asia,
1924serving the Lord 25with all humility and with 26tears and with trials that happened to me through 27the plots of the Jews;
how I 28did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and 29teaching you in public and from house to house,
2130testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of 31repentance toward God and of 32faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
And now, behold, I am going to Jerusalem, constrained 33byb the Spirit, not knowing what will happen to me there,
except that 34the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city that 35imprisonment and 36afflictions await me.
But 37I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only 38I may finish my course and 39the ministry 40that I received from the Lord Jesus, 41to testify to 42the gospel of 43the grace of God.
And now, behold, 44I know that none of you among whom I have gone about 45proclaiming the kingdom will see my face again.
Therefore 46I testify to you this day that 47I am innocent of the blood of all of you,
for 48I did not shrink from declaring to you 49the whole counsel of God.
2850Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all 51the flock, in which 52the Holy Spirit has made you 53overseers, 54to care for 55the church of God,c which he 56obtained 57with his own blood.d29
I 58know that after my departure 59fierce wolves will come in among you, 60not sparing the flock;
and 61from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them.
Therefore 62be alert, remembering that 63for three years I did not cease night or day 64to admonish everyone 65with tears.
And now 66I commend you to God and to 67the word of his grace, which is able to 68build you up and to give you 69the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
3370I coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel.
3471You yourselves know that 72these hands ministered to my necessities and 73to those who were with me.
In all things 74I have shown you that 75by working hard in this way we must 76help the weak and 77remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, 'It is more blessed 78to give than to receive.'"36
And when he had said these things, 79he knelt down and prayed with them all.
And 80there was much weeping on the part of all; 81they embraced Paul and 82kissed him,
being sorrowful most of all because of 83the word he had spoken, that they would not see his face again. And 84they accompanied him to the ship.