Acts 20

Chapter 20

20:6  And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and came unto them to Troas in five days; where we abode seven days.


From the use of the pronoun, Luke here rejoins the apostle.

20:7  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.

first day

It was the breaking of bread for which the disciples were assembled. The passage indicates the use by the apostolic churches of the first day, not the seventh. Cf. 1 Corinthians 16:2 .

20:22  And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:


Cf. Acts 21:4 . In Acts 20:22 Paul's own spirit (See Scofield "1 Thessalonians 5:23") is meant; in Acts 21:4 the Holy Spirit. Paul's motive in going to Jerusalem seems to have been his great affection for the Jews Romans 9:1-5 and his hope that gifts of the Gentile churches, sent by him to the poor saints at Jerusalem Romans 15:25-28 would open the hearts of the law-bound Jewish believers to the "gospel of the grace of God" Acts 20:24 .

20:24  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 of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.


Or, I hold not my life of any account, as unto myself, in comparison with accomplishing my course. See, 1 Corinthians 9:26 ; Philippians 3:13 Philippians 3:14 . 2 Timothy 4:7 2 Timothy 4:8 .

20:29  For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.


The two sources of the apostasy: false teachers from without, 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 ; 2 Peter 2:1-3 ambitious leaders from within, ; 3 John 1:9 3 John 1:10 ; Revelation 2:6 Revelation 2:15 . Also, ; 1 Timothy 1:20 ; 1 John 2:19 .

20:35  I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring 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.

It is more

See, Luke 14:12 .