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. a And Paul continued talking to them until dawn; then he left.
Meanwhile, the young man was taken home unhurt, and everyone was greatly relieved.
Paul went by land to Assos, where he had arranged for us to join him, and we went on ahead by ship.
He joined us there and we sailed together to Mitylene.
The next day we passed the island of Kios. The following day, we crossed to the island of Samos. And a day later we arrived at Miletus.
Paul had decided against stopping at Ephesus this time because he didn't want to spend further time in the province of Asia. He was hurrying to get to Jerusalem, if possible, for the Festival of Pentecost.
But when we landed at Miletus, he sent a message to the elders of the church at Ephesus, asking them to come down to meet him.
When they arrived he declared, "You know that from the day I set foot in the province of Asia until now
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)