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

 
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18 When they came to him, he said to them: "You yourselves know how I lived among you the entire time from the first day that I set foot in Asia, 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, enduring the trials that came 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 I did not shrink from doing anything helpful, proclaiming the message to you and teaching 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 as I testified to both Jews and Greeks about repentance toward God and faith toward 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, as a captive to the Spirit, I am on my way to Jerusalem, not knowing what 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 every city that imprisonment and persecutions are waiting for me. 23 I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me.
24 But I do not count my life of any value to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the good news of God's grace. 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 I know that none of you, among whom I have gone about proclaiming the kingdom, will ever see my face again. 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 declare to you this day that I am not responsible for the blood of any 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 declaring to you the whole purpose of God. 27 For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God.
28 Keep watch over yourselves and over all the flock, of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God that he obtained with 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 I have gone, 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 Some even from your own group will come distorting the truth in order to entice the disciples to follow 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 alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to warn everyone 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 commend you to God and to the message of his grace, a message that is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all 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 coveted no one's silver or gold or clothing. 33 I have not coveted anyone's silver or gold or clothing.
34 You know for yourselves that I worked with my own hands to support myself and my companions. 34 You yourselves know that these hands of mine have supplied my own needs and the needs of my companions.
35 In all this I have given you an example that by such work we must support the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, for 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.' "