17 “After an absence of several years, I came to Jerusalem to bring my people gifts for the poor and to present offerings.

Read Acts 24:17 Using Other Translations

Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.
Now after several years I came to bring alms to my nation and to present offerings.
“After several years away, I returned to Jerusalem with money to aid my people and to offer sacrifices to God.