Pay attention to yourselves and to the entire flock in which the Holy Spirit has placed you as bishops to be shepherds for God's church which he acquired with his own blood.
I know that fierce wolves will come to you after I leave, and they won't spare the flock.
Some of your own men will come forward and say things that distort the truth. They will do this to lure disciples into following them.
So be alert! Remember that I instructed each of you for three years, day and night, at times with tears in my eyes.
"I am now entrusting you to God and to his message that tells how kind he is. That message can help you grow and can give you the inheritance that is shared by all of God's holy people.
"I never wanted anyone's silver, gold, or clothes.
You know that I worked to support myself and those who were with me.
I have given you an example that by working hard like this we should help the weak. We should remember the words that the Lord Jesus said, 'Giving gifts is more satisfying than receiving them.'"
When Paul had finished speaking, he knelt down and prayed with all of them.
Everyone cried a lot as they put their arms around Paul and kissed him.
The thought of not seeing Paul again hurt them most of all. Then they took Paul to the ship.