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1 After the uproar had ceased, Paul called the disciples to himself, embraced them, and departed to go 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 Now when he had gone over that region and encouraged them with many words, 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. And when the Jews plotted against him as he was about to sail to Syria, he decided 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 of Berea accompanied him to Asia--also Aristarchus and Secundus of the Thessalonians, and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy, and Tychicus and Trophimus of Asia. 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 These men, going ahead, waited for us at Troas. 5 These men went on ahead and waited for us at Troas.
6 But we sailed away from Philippi after the Days of Unleavened Bread, and in five days joined them at Troas, 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 Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued 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 There were many lamps in the upper room where they were gathered together. 8 There were many lamps in the upstairs room where we were meeting.
9 And in a window sat a certain young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep. He was overcome by sleep; and as Paul continued speaking, he fell down from the third story and was taken 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, fell on him, and embracing him said, "Do not trouble yourselves, 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 Now when he had come up, had broken bread and eaten, and talked a long while, even till daybreak, he departed. 11 Then he went upstairs again and broke bread and ate. After talking until daylight, he left.
12 And they brought the young man in alive, and they were not a little comforted. 12 The people took the young man home alive and were greatly comforted.
13 Then we went ahead to the ship and sailed to Assos, there intending to take Paul on board; for so he had given orders, intending himself to go on foot. 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 came to Mitylene. 14 When he met us at Assos, we took him aboard and went on to Mitylene.
15 We sailed from there, and the next day came opposite Chios. The following day we arrived at Samos and stayed at Trogyllium. The next 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 have to spend time in Asia; for he was hurrying to be at Jerusalem, if possible, 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 From Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called for the elders of the church. 17 From Miletus, Paul sent to Ephesus for the elders of the church.
18 And when they had come to him, he said to them: "You know, from the first day that I came to Asia, in what manner I always lived among 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, with many tears and trials which happened to me by the plotting 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 kept back nothing that was helpful, but proclaimed it to you, and taught you publicly 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 to Jews, and also to Greeks, repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. 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 see, now I go bound in the spirit 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 in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me. 23 I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me.
24 But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which 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 indeed, now I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, 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 this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. 26 Therefore, I declare to you today that I am innocent of the blood of all men.
27 For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God. 27 For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God.
28 Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. 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 For I know this, that after my departure savage 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 Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. 30 Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them.
31 Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day 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 So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an 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 coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel. 33 I have not coveted anyone's silver or gold or clothing.
34 Yes, you yourselves know that these hands have provided for my necessities, and for 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 in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He 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 knelt down and prayed with them all. 36 When he had said this, he knelt down with all of them and prayed.
37 Then they all wept freely, and fell on Paul's neck and kissed him, 37 They all wept as they embraced him and kissed him.
38 sorrowing most of all for the words which he spoke, that they would 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.