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Acts 20:27

27 for 1I did not shrink from declaring to you 2the whole counsel of God.

Acts 20:27 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 20:27

For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel
of God.
] By which is meant, not the purposes and decrees of God, latent in his own breast, these the apostle could not declare; but his revealed will in the Gospel, concerning the salvation of men by Jesus Christ, even the whole of the Gospel, every truth and doctrine of it, necessary to salvation, and to the peace, joy, and comfort of the saints; together with all the ordinances of it, and everything that had any tendency to promote the glory of God, and the good of souls; see ( Luke 7:30 ) none of these things did the apostle withhold from the knowledge of the church at Ephesus, but freely imparted and communicated them to them; (See Gill on Acts 20:20).

Acts 20:27 In-Context

25 And now, behold, I know that none of you among whom I have gone about proclaiming the kingdom will see my face again.
26 Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all of you,
27 for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.
28 Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.
29 I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;

Cross References 2

  • 1. ver. 20; [Jeremiah 26:2; Ezekiel 33:8]
  • 2. Acts 13:36; Luke 7:30; [Acts 2:23; Ephesians 1:11; Hebrews 6:17]
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