Acts 20:20-27

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 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, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there.
23 I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me.
24 However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
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 today that I am innocent of the blood of any of you.
27 For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God.

Acts 20:20 in Other Translations

KJV
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,
ESV
20 how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house,
NLT
20 I never shrank back from telling you what you needed to hear, either publicly or in your homes.
MSG
20 I didn't skimp or trim in any way. Every truth and encouragement that could have made a difference to you, you got. I taught you out in public and I taught you in your homes,
CSB
20 and that I did not shrink back from proclaiming to you anything that was profitable, or from teaching it to you in public and from house to house.

Acts 20:20-27 In-Context

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 I served the Lord with great humility and with tears and in the midst of severe testing by the plots of my Jewish opponents.
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 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, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there.
23 I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me.
24 However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
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 today that I am innocent of the blood of any of you.
27 For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God.
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 leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock.

Cross References 16

  • 1. ver 27; Psalms 40:10; Jeremiah 26:2; Jeremiah 42:4
  • 2. Acts 18:5
  • 3. S Acts 2:38
  • 4. Acts 24:24; Acts 26:18; Ephesians 1:15; Colossians 2:5; Philemon 5
  • 5. ver 16
  • 6. S Acts 8:29; Acts 21:4
  • 7. S Acts 9:16
  • 8. Acts 21:13
  • 9. 2 Timothy 4:7
  • 10. 2 Corinthians 4:1
  • 11. Galatians 1:1; Titus 1:3
  • 12. S Acts 11:23
  • 13. S Matthew 4:23
  • 14. ver 38
  • 15. Ezekiel 3:17-19; Acts 18:6
  • 16. S ver 20
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