Along the way, he encouraged the believers in all the towns he passed through. Then he traveled down to Greece,
where he stayed for three months. He was preparing to sail back to Syria when he discovered a plot by some Jews against his life, so he decided to return through Macedonia.
Several men were traveling with him. They were Sopater of Berea, the son of Pyrrhus; Aristarchus and Secundus, from Thessalonica; Gaius, from Derbe; Timothy; and Tychicus and Trophimus, who were from the province of Asia.
They went ahead and waited for us at Troas.
As soon as the Passover season a ended, we boarded a ship at Philippi in Macedonia and five days later arrived in Troas, where we stayed a week.
On the first day of the week, we gathered to observe the Lord's Supper. b Paul was preaching; and since he was leaving the next day, he talked until midnight.
The upstairs room where we met was lighted with many flickering lamps.
As Paul spoke on and on, a young man named Eutychus, sitting on the windowsill, became very drowsy. Finally, he sank into a deep sleep and fell three stories to his death below.
Paul went down, bent over him, and took him into his arms. "Don't worry," he said, "he's alive!"
Then they all went back upstairs and ate the Lord's Supper together. c And Paul continued talking to them until dawn; then he left.
Meanwhile, the young man was taken home unhurt, and everyone was greatly relieved.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)