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Acts 20 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:1 - After the uproar ceased, Paul sent for the disciples and having exhorted them took leave of them and departed for Macedo'nia.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:2 - When he had gone through these parts and had given them much encouragement, he came to Greece.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:3 - There he spent three months, and when a plot was made against him by the Jews as he was about to set sail for Syria, he determined to return through Macedo'nia.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:4 - Sop'ater of Beroe'a, the son of Pyrrhus, accompanied him; and of the Thessalo'nians, Aristar'chus and Secun'dus; and Ga'ius of Derbe, and Timothy; and the Asians, Tych'icus and Troph'imus.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:5 - These went on and were waiting for us at Tro'as,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:6 - but we sailed away from Philip'pi after the days of Unleavened Bread, and in five days we came to them at Tro'as, where we stayed for seven days.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:7 - On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the morrow; and he prolonged his speech until midnight.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:8 - There were many lights in the upper chamber where we were gathered.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:9 - And a young man named Eu'tychus was sitting in the window. He sank into a deep sleep as Paul talked still longer; and being overcome by sleep, he fell down from the third story and was taken up dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:10 - But Paul went down and bent over him, and embracing him said, "Do not be alarmed, for his life is in him."
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:11 - And when Paul had gone up and had broken bread and eaten, he conversed with them a long while, until daybreak, and so departed.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:12 - And they took the lad away alive, and were not a little comforted.

Troas to Miletus

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:13 - But going ahead to the ship, we set sail for Assos, intending to take Paul aboard there; for so he had arranged, intending himself to go by land.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:14 - And when he met us at Assos, we took him on board and came to Mityle'ne.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:15 - And sailing from there we came the following day opposite Chi'os; the next day we touched at Samos; and the day after that we came to Mile'tus.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:16 - For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he might not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hastening to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost.

Farewell to Ephesus

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:17 - And from Mile'tus he sent to Ephesus and called to him the elders of the church.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:18 - And when they came to him, he said to them: "You yourselves know how I lived among you all the time from the first day that I set foot in Asia,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:19 - serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials which befell me through the plots of the Jews;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:20 - how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:21 - testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance to God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:22 - And now, behold, I am going to Jerusalem, bound in the Spirit, not knowing what shall befall me there;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:23 - except that the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city that imprisonment and afflictions await me.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:24 - But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may accomplish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:25 - And now, behold, I know that all you among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom will see my face no more.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:26 - Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all of you,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:27 - for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:28 - Take heed 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 the blood of his own Son.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:29 - I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:30 - and from among your own selves will arise men speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:31 - Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:32 - And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:33 - I coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:34 - You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities, and to those who were with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:35 - In all things I have shown you that by so toiling one must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:36 - And when he had spoken thus, he knelt down and prayed with them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:37 - And they all wept and embraced Paul and kissed him,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:38 - sorrowing most of all because of the word he had spoken, that they should see his face no more. And they brought him to the ship.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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