OF THE APOSTLES
Acts 20 ©
1 Paul travels towards Macedonia and Greece. 4 With some of Asia. 6 Passes over from Philippi to Troas. 7 Where on the first day of the week he preaches and breaks bread with the disciples, extending his discourse until midnight. 9 Eutychus, a young man, through sleep, falls out of the window unto his death. 10 And is raised up by Paul. 13 Paul continues his journey towards Jerusalem, and comes to Miletus. 17 Sends for the elders of Ephesus to come thither unto him, to whom he holds forth his faithfulness and pains in his ministry amongst them. 22 Foretells what would befall him at Jerusalem. 26 And declares that he had published unto them the whole counsel of God. 28 Exhorts them to take heed to the flock. 29 And to watch against the grievous wolves, which would arise amongst them. 32 Takes his leave of them, testifying that he had maintained himself and his (own) with his own hands. 36 Kneels and prays with them, who with great sorrow bring him to the ship.
AND after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto him the disciples, and 1embraced them, and departeda for to go into Macedonia.
And when he had gone over those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into 2Greece,
And there 3abode three months. And when the Jews laid wait for him, as he was about 4to sail into Syria, he 5purposed to return through Macedonia.
And there accompanied him 6into Asia 7Sopater 8of Berea; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchusb and Secundus; and Gaiusc of Derbe, and Timotheus;d and 9of Asia, Tychicuse and Trophimus.f
These going before tarried for us at Troas.
And we sailed away from Philippi after the days 10of unleavened bread, and came unto them to Troas 11in five days; where 12we 13abode seven days.
And upon the 14first day 15of the week, when the disciples came together 16to break bread, Paul 17preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.
And there were 18many lights in the upper chamber, where 19they were gathered together.
And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being 20fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was 21long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and 22fell down from the third loft,g and was taken up dead.
And Paul went down, and fellh on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life 23is in him.
When he therefore was come up again, and had 24broken bread, and 25eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, 26so he departed.
And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little 27comforted.
¶And we went before to ship, and sailed unto 28Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he 29appointed, minding himself to go 30afoot.
And when he met with us at Assos, we took him in, and came to 31Mitylene.
And we sailed thence, and came the next day over against 32Chios; and the next day we arrived at 33Samos, and tarried at 34Trogyllium; and the next day we came to 35Miletus.
For Paul had 36determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: fori he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of 37Pentecost.j
¶And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church.
And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, fromk the first day that I came into 38Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons,
Serving the Lord with all 39humility of mind, and with many 40tears, and 41temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews:
And how I 42kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and 43from house to house,
44Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentancel toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
And now, behold, I go 45bound 46in the spirit unto Jerusalem, 47not knowing the things that shall befall me there:
Save that the Holy Ghost 48witnesseth in 49every city, saying that bonds and afflictions 50abide me.
Butm none of these things move me, neither 51count I my 52life dear unto myself, so that I might finish 53my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received ofn the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel 54of the grace of God.
And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.
Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am 55pure from the blood of all men.
For I have not 56shunned to declare unto you 57all the counsel of God.
¶Takeo heed therefore 58unto yourselves, and to all the flock, 59over the which 60the Holy Ghost hath made you 61overseers, 62to feed the church of God, which 63he 64hathp purchased 65with his own blood.
For I know this, that after my 66departing shall 67grievousq68wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
Alsor69of your own selves shall men arise, speaking 70perverse things, to draw away disciples 71after them.
Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of 72three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and 73to the word of his grace, 74which is able to 75build you up, and to give you 76an inheritance among all them 77which are sanctified.
Is have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.
Yea, ye yourselves know, that theset hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.
I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to 78support 79the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, 80how he said, It is more 81blessed to 82give than to receive.
¶And when he had thus spoken, he kneeledu down, and prayed with them all.
And they all 83wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him,
Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship.