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1 Now after the turmoil had ceased, Paul summoned the disciples, and [after] encouraging [them], he said farewell [and] departed to travel to Macedonia. 1 When the uproar had ended, Paul sent for the disciples and, after encouraging them, said good-by and set out for Macedonia.
2 And [after he] had gone through those regions and encouraged them {at length}, he came to Greece 2 He traveled through that area, speaking many words of encouragement to the people, and finally arrived in Greece,
3 and stayed three months. [Because] a plot was made against him by the Jews [as he] was about to set sail for Syria, he came to a decision to return through Macedonia. 3 where he stayed three months. Because the Jews made a plot against him just as he was about to sail for Syria, he decided to go back through Macedonia.
4 And Sopater [son] of Pyrrhus from Berea, and Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica, and Gaius from Derbe, and Timothy, and Tychicus and Trophimus from Asia, were accompanying him. 4 He was accompanied by Sopater son of Pyrrhus from Berea, Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica, Gaius from Derbe, Timothy also, and Tychicus and Trophimus from the province of Asia.
5 And these had gone on ahead [and] were waiting for us in Troas. 5 These men went on ahead and waited for us at Troas.
6 And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread and came to them at Troas within five days, where we stayed seven days. 6 But we sailed from Philippi after the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and five days later joined the others at Troas, where we stayed seven days.
7 And on the first [day] of the week, [when] we had assembled to break bread, Paul began conversing with them, [because he] was going to leave on the next day, and he extended [his] message until midnight. 7 On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight.
8 Now there were quite a few lamps in the upstairs room where we were gathered. 8 There were many lamps in the upstairs room where we were meeting.
9 And a certain young man {named} Eutychus who was sitting in the window was sinking into a deep sleep [while] Paul was conversing at length. Being overcome by sleep, he fell down from the third story and was picked up dead. 9 Seated in a window was a young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on. When he was sound asleep, he fell to the ground from the third story and was picked up dead.
10 But Paul went down [and] threw himself on him, and putting his arms around [him], said, "Do not be distressed, for his life is in him." 10 Paul went down, threw himself on the young man and put his arms around him. "Don't be alarmed," he said. "He's alive!"
11 So he went up and broke bread, and [when he] had eaten and talked for a long [time], until dawn, then he departed. 11 Then he went upstairs again and broke bread and ate. After talking until daylight, he left.
12 And they led the youth away alive, and {were greatly} comforted. 12 The people took the young man home alive and were greatly comforted.
13 But we went on ahead to the ship [and] put out to sea for Assos, intending to take Paul on board there. For having made arrangements in this way, he himself was intending to travel by land. 13 We went on ahead to the ship and sailed for Assos, where we were going to take Paul aboard. He had made this arrangement because he was going there on foot.
14 And when he met us at Assos, we took him on board [and] went to Mitylene. 14 When he met us at Assos, we took him aboard and went on to Mitylene.
15 And we sailed from there on the next [day], [and] arrived opposite Chios. And on the next [day] we approached Samos, and on the following [day] we came to Miletus. 15 The next day we set sail from there and arrived off Kios. The day after that we crossed over to Samos, and on the following day arrived at Miletus.
16 For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus so that he would not be [having] to spend time in Asia. For he was hurrying if it could be possible for him to be in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost. 16 Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus to avoid spending time in the province of Asia, for he was in a hurry to reach Jerusalem, if possible, by the day of Pentecost.
17 And from Miletus he sent [word] to Ephesus [and] summoned the elders of the church. 17 From Miletus, Paul sent to Ephesus for the elders of the church.
18 And when they came to him, he said to them, "You know from the first day on which I set foot in Asia how I was the whole time with you-- 18 When they arrived, he said to them: "You know how I lived the whole time I was with you, from the first day I came into the province of Asia.
19 serving the Lord with all humility and with tears, and with the trials that happened to me through the plots of the Jews-- 19 I served the Lord with great humility and with tears, although I was severely tested by the plots of the Jews.
20 how I did not shrink from proclaiming to you anything that would be profitable, and [from] teaching you in public and from house [to house], 20 You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house.
21 testifying both to Jews and to Greeks with respect to repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus. 21 I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.
22 "And now behold, bound by the Spirit I am traveling to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me {there}, 22 "And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there.
23 except that the Holy Spirit testifies to me in town [after town], saying that bonds and persecutions await me. 23 I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me.
24 But I consider [my] life [as] worth {nothing} to myself, in order to finish my mission and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify [to] the gospel of the grace of God. 24 However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me--the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace.
25 "And now behold, I know that all [of] you, among whom I went about proclaiming the kingdom, will see my face no more. 25 "Now I know that none of you among whom I have gone about preaching the kingdom will ever see me again.
26 Therefore I testify to you on this very day that I am guiltless of the blood of all [of you], 26 Therefore, I declare to you today that I am innocent of the blood of all men.
27 for I did not shrink from proclaiming to you the whole purpose of God. 27 For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God.
28 Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock among which the Holy Spirit has appointed you [as] overseers, to shepherd the church of God which he obtained through the blood of his own [Son]. 28 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.
29 I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. 29 I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock.
30 And from among you yourselves men will arise, speaking {perversions of the truth} in order to draw away the disciples after them. 30 Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them.
31 Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day [for] three years I did not stop warning each one [of you] with tears. 31 So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.
32 "And now I entrust you to God and to the message of his grace, which is able to build [you] up and to give [you] the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. 32 "Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
33 I have desired no one's silver or gold or clothing! 33 I have not coveted anyone's silver or gold or clothing.
34 You yourselves know that these hands served [to meet] my needs and [the needs of] those who were with me. 34 You yourselves know that these hands of mine have supplied my own needs and the needs of my companions.
35 I have shown you [with respect to] all [things] that [by] working hard in this way it is necessary to help those who are in need, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus that he himself said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive." 35 In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' "
36 And [when he] had said these [things], he fell to his knees [and] prayed with them all. 36 When he had said this, he knelt down with all of them and prayed.
37 And there was considerable weeping by all, and {hugging} Paul, they kissed him, 37 They all wept as they embraced him and kissed him.
38 especially distressed at the statement that he had said, that they were going to see his face no more. And they accompanied him to the ship. 38 What grieved them most was his statement that they would never see his face again. Then they accompanied him to the ship.