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Acts 20 (Third Millennium Bible)

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1 And after the uproar had ceased, Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced them, and departed to go into Macedonia. 2 And when he had gone through those parts and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece. 3 And there he abode three months. And when the Jews laid wait for him, as he was about to sail for Syria, he purposed to return through Macedonia. 4 And there accompanied him into Asia, Sopater of Berea, and Aristarchus and Secundus of the Thessalonians, and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy; and from Asia, Tychichus and Trophimus. 5 These, going ahead, tarried for us at Troas. 6 And we sailed away from Philippi after the Days of Unleavened Bread and came unto them in five days at Troas, where we stayed seven days. 7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow, and continued his speech until midnight. 8 And there were many lights in the upper chamber where they were gathered together. 9 And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, having fallen into a deep sleep; and as Paul was long in preaching, he sank down with sleep and fell down from the third floor and was taken up dead. 10 And Paul went down and fell on him and, embracing him, said, "Trouble not yourselves, for his life is in him." 11 When he therefore had come up again, and had broken bread and eaten and talked for a long while, even until break of day, he departed. 12 And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted. 13 And we went ahead to the ship and sailed for Assos, there intending to take aboard Paul; for so had he arranged, intending himself to go on foot. 14 And when he met with us at Assos, we took him on board and came to Mitylene. 15 And we sailed thence and arrived the next day off Chios; and the next day we arrived at Samos and tarried at Trogyllium; and the next day we came to Miletus. 16 For Paul had determined to sail past Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia; for he was in haste, that it might be possible for him to be at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost. 17 And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called for the elders of the church. 18 And when they had come to him, he said unto them, "Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, in what manner I have been with you in all seasons, 19 serving the Lord in all humility of mind, and with many tears and temptations which befell me through the lying in wait of the Jews; 20 and how I kept back nothing that was profitable for you, but have shown you and 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. 22 And now behold, bound by the Spirit, I go unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there, 23 save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions await 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 from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the Gospel of the grace of God. 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. 26 Therefore I attest to you this day that I am pure from the blood of all men, 27 for I have not shrunk from declaring unto you all the counsel of God. 28 "Take heed therefore unto yourselves and to all the flock, over which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God which He hath purchased with His own blood. 29 For I know this: that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 30 Also from among your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things to draw away disciples after them. 31 Therefore watch, and remember that for the space of three years I ceased not to warn everyone 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 those who are sanctified. 33 I have coveted no man's silver or gold or apparel. 34 Yea, ye yourselves know that these hands have ministered unto my own necessities, and also to those who were with me. 35 I have shown you all things, how that by so laboring 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.'" 36 And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down and prayed with them all. 37 And they all wept sorely and fell on Paul's neck and kissed him, 38 sorrowing most of all because of the words which he had spoken, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship.
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