15Sailing from there, we arrived the following day oppositeChios; and the next day we crossedover to Samos; and the day following we came to 1Miletus.
For Paul had decided to sailpast2Ephesusso that he would not have to spendtime in a3Asia; for he was hurrying4to be in Jerusalem, ifpossible, 5on the day of Pentecost.
From Miletus he sent to 6Ephesus and called to him 7the elders of the church.
And when they had come to him, he said to them, "You yourselvesknow, 8 from the firstday that I setfoot in bAsia, how I was with you the wholetime,
19serving the Lord with allhumility and with tears and with trials which came upon me cthrough9the plots of the Jews;
20how I 10did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you publicly and dfrom house to house,
21solemnly11testifying to bothJews and Greeks of 12repentancetowardGod and 13faith in our LordJesusChrist.
"And now, behold, bound by the eSpirit, 14I am on my way to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there ,
23except that 15the HolySpiritsolemnly16testifies to me in everycity, saying that 17bonds and afflictionsawait me.
"But 18I do not consider my life of anyaccount as dear to myself, so that I may 19finish my course and 20the ministrywhich I received from the LordJesus, to 21testifysolemnly of the gospel of 22the grace of God.
"And now, behold, I know that all of you, amongwhom I wentabout23preaching the kingdom, will nolongersee my face.