Acts 20

ABU(i) 1 AND after the tumult ceased, Paul called to him the disciples, and having embraced them, departed to go into Macedonia. 2 And having gone through those regions, and given them much exhortation, he came into Greece. 3 And after he had stayed three months, a plot being laid for him by the Jews, as he was about sailing to Syria, it was resolved that he should return through Macedonia. 4 And there accompanied him unto Asia, Sopater, son of Pyrrhus, a Beroean; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus. 5 These, having gone forward, were waiting for us at Troas. 6 But we sailed forth from Philippi, after the days of unleavened bread, and came to them to Troas in five days; where we abode seven days. 7 And on the first day of the week, we having come together to break bread, Paul discoursed to them (being about to depart on the morrow), and continued the discourse until midnight. 8 Now there were many lights in the upper room, where we were assembled. 9 And there sat on the window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep; and as Paul was long discoursing, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead. 10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said: Do not lament, for his life is in him. 11 And having come up again, and broken the bread, and eaten, he talked a long while even till break of day, and so departed. 12 And they brought the young man living, and were not a little comforted. 13 And we, going forward to the ship, embarked for Assos, intending there to take in Paul; for so he had appointed, intending himself to go on foot. 14 And when he met with us at Assos, we took him in, and came to Mitylene. 15 And sailing thence, we came the following day over against Chios; and the next day we arrived at Samos; and having tarried at Trogyllium, we came the next day to Miletus. 16 For Paul had determined to sail past Ephesus, that he might not spend time in Asia; for he was hastening, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost. 17 And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church. 18 And when they were come to him, he said to them: Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you the whole time; 19 serving the Lord with all lowliness of mind, and with tears, and trials which befell me by the plottings of the Jews; 20 how I kept back nothing that was profitable, that I should not announce it to you, and teach you, publicly and from house to house; 21 testifying, to both Jews and Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. 22 And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there; 23 save that the Holy Spirit witnesses to me in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions await me. 24 But none of these things move me, neither do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the good news of the grace of God. 25 And now, behold, I know that all ye, among whom I went about preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more. 26 Wherefore I testify to you this day, that I am pure from the blood of all; 27 for I shunned not to declare to you the whole counsel of God. 28 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit made you overseers, to feed the church of the Lord, which he purchased with his own blood. 29 For I know this, that after my departure grievous wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 30 And from among yourselves will men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. 31 Therefore watch, remembering that for the space of three years, night and day, I ceased not to warn every one with tears. 32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, who is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all the sanctified. 33 I coveted no one's silver, or gold, or apparel. 34 Ye yourselves know, that these hands ministered to my necessities, and to those who were with me. 35 In all ways I showed you that, so laboring, ye ought to assist the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said: It is more blessed to give than to receive. 36 And having thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all. 37 And they all wept sorely, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him; 38 sorrowing most of all for the word which he had spoken, that they should behold his face no more. And they accompanied him to the ship.