Acts 20:25-31 NIV

25 "Now I know that none of you among whom I have gone about preaching the kingdom1 will ever see me again.2

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      26 Therefore, I declare to you today that I am innocent of the blood of all men.3

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      27 For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God.4

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          28 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock5 of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers.a6 Be shepherds of the church of God,b7 which he bought8 with his own blood.9

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            • a 20:28 - Traditionally "bishops"
            • b 20:28 - Many manuscripts "of the Lord"
              29 I know that after I leave, savage wolves10 will come in among you and will not spare the flock.11

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              30 Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples12 after them.

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              31 So be on your guard! Remember that for three years13 I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.14

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