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Acts 20:18-35 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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18 And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know , from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons, 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 of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait 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 And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, 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 the Jews, and also to the 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 now, behold , I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there : 22 "And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there.
23 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide 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 , neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify 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 ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall 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 Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from 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 unto you all the counsel of God. 27 For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God.
28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath 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 departing shall grievous wolves enter 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 of your own selves shall men arise , speaking perverse things , to draw away 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 watch , and remember , that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one 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 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up , and to give you an inheritance among all them which 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 man's silver, or gold, or apparel. 33 I have not coveted anyone's silver or gold or clothing.
34 Yea, ye yourselves know , that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that 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 shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak , and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how 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.' "