Paul in Macedonia and Greece

1 After the uproar had ceased, Paul sent for 1the disciples, and when he had exhorted them and taken his leave of them, he left 2to go to 3Macedonia.
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2 When he had gone through those districts and had given them much exhortation *, he came to Greece.
3 And there he spent three months, and when 4a plot was formed against him by the Jews as he was about to set sail for 5Syria, he decided * to return through 6Macedonia.
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4 And he was accompanied by Sopater of 7Berea, the son of Pyrrhus, and by 8Aristarchus and Secundus of the 9Thessalonians, and 10Gaius of 11Derbe, and 12Timothy, and 13Tychicus and 14Trophimus of 15Asia.
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    • a 20:4 - Lit "there accompanied him"
    • b 20:4 - I.e. west coast province of Asia Minor
      5 But these had gone on ahead and were waiting for 16us at 17Troas.
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      6 18We sailed from 19Philippi after 20the days of Unleavened Bread, and came to them at 21Troas within five days; and there we stayed seven days.
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      7 On 22the first day of the week, when 23we were gathered together to 24break bread, Paul began talking to them, intending to leave the next day, and he prolonged his message until midnight.
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      8 There were many 25lamps in the 26upper room where we were gathered together.
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      9 And there was a young man named Eutychus sitting on the window sill, sinking into a deep sleep; and as Paul kept on talking, he was overcome by sleep and fell down from the third floor and was picked up dead.
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        • d 20:9 - "Eutychus" means "Good fortune", i.e. `Lucky'
        • e 20:9 - Or "at the window"
          10 But Paul went down and 27fell upon him, and after embracing him, he 28said, "Do not be troubled, for his life is in him."
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          11 When he had gone back up and had 29broken the bread and eaten, he talked with them a long while until daybreak, and then left.
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          12 They took away the boy alive, and were greatly * comforted.
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            • h 20:12 - Lit "not moderately"

              Troas to Miletus

              13 But 30we, going ahead to the ship, set sail for Assos, intending from there to take Paul on board; for so he had arranged it, intending himself to go by land.
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              14 And when he met us at Assos, we took him on board and came to Mitylene.
              15 Sailing from there, we arrived the following day opposite Chios; and the next day we crossed over to Samos; and the day following we came to 31Miletus.
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              16 For Paul had decided to sail past 32Ephesus so that he would not have to spend time in 33Asia; for he was hurrying 34to be in Jerusalem, if possible, 35on the day of Pentecost.
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                • j 20:16 - I.e. west coast province of Asia Minor

                  Farewell to Ephesus

                  17 From Miletus he sent to 36Ephesus and called to him 37the elders of the church.
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                  18 And when they had come to him, he said to them, "You yourselves know, 38 from the first day that I set foot in Asia, how I was with you the whole time,
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                  19 serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials which came upon me through 39the plots of the Jews;
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                  20 how I 40did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you publicly and from house to house,
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                    • m 20:20 - Or "in the various private homes"
                      22 "And now, behold, bound by the Spirit, 44I am on my way to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there *,
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                      23 except that 45the Holy Spirit solemnly 46testifies to me in every city, saying that 47bonds and afflictions await me.
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                      24 "But 48I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may 49finish my course and 50the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to 51testify solemnly of the gospel of 52the grace of God.
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                      25 "And now, behold, I know that all of you, among whom I went about 53preaching the kingdom, will no longer see my face.
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                      26 "Therefore, I testify to you this day that 54I am innocent of the blood of all men.
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                        • o 20:26 - Or "call you to witness"
                        • p 20:26 - Lit "pure from"
                          27 "For I 55did not shrink from declaring to you the whole 56purpose of God.
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                          28 "Be on guard for yourselves and for all 57the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd 58the church of God which 59He purchased with His own blood.
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                          29 "I know that after my departure 60savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing 61the flock;
                          30 and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away 62the disciples after them.
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                          31 "Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of 63three years I did not cease to admonish each one 64with tears.
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                          32 "And now I 65commend you to God and to 66the word of His grace, which is able to 67build you up and to give you 68the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
                          34 "You yourselves know that 70these hands ministered to my own needs and to the 71men who were with me.
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                          35 "In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
                          36 When he had said these things, he 72knelt * down * and prayed with them all.
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                          37 And they began to weep aloud and 73embraced * * Paul, and repeatedly kissed him,
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                            • t 20:37 - Lit "a considerable weeping of all occurred"
                            • u 20:37 - Lit "threw themselves on Paul's neck"
                              38 grieving especially over 74the word which he had spoken, that they would not see his face again. And they were 75accompanying him to the ship.
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                                • v 20:38 - Lit "suffering pain"