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Acts Chapter 20

1 And after the uproar was ceasedPaul called unto him thedisciplesand embraced themand departed for to go intoMacedonia.

2 And when he had gone over those partsand had given them muchexhortationhe came into Greece

3 And there abode three months. And when the Jews laid wait forhimas he was about to sail into Syriahe purposed to returnthrough Macedonia.

4 And there accompanied him into Asia Sopater of Bereaand ofthe ThessaloniansAristarchus and Secundusand Gaius ofDerbeand Timotheusand of AsiaTychicus and Trophimus.

5 These going before tarried for us at Troas.

6 And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavenedbreadand came unto them to Troas in five dayswhere weabode seven days.

7 And upon the first day of the weekwhen the disciples cametogether to break breadPaul preached unto themready todepart on the morrowand continued his speech until midnight.

8 And there were many lights in the upper chamberwhere theywere gathered together.

9 And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus being fallen into a deep sleepand as Paul was longpreachinghe sunk down with sleepand fell down from thethird loftand was taken up dead.

10 And Paul went downand fell on himand embracing him said Trouble not yourselvesfor his life is in him.

11 When he therefore was come up againand had broken breadandeatenand talked a long whileeven till break of dayso hedeparted.

12 And they brought the young man aliveand were not a littlecomforted.

13 And we went before to shipand sailed unto Assosthereintending to take in Paulfor so had he appointedmindinghimself to go afoot.

14 And when he met with us at Assoswe took him inand came toMitylene.

15 And we sailed thenceand came the next day over againstChiosand the next day we arrived at Samosand tarried atTrogylliumand the next day we came to Miletus.

16 For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesusbecause he wouldnot spend the time in Asiafor he hastedif it were possiblefor himto be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.

17 And from Miletus he sent to Ephesusand called the elders ofthe church.

18 And when they were come to himhe said unto themYe knowfrom the first day that I came into Asiaafter what manner Ihave been with you at all seasons

19 Serving the LORD with all humility of mindand with manytearsand temptationswhich befell me by the lying in waitof the Jews

20 And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto youbuthave shewed youand have taught you publicklyand from houseto house

21 Testifying both to the Jewsand also to the Greeksrepentance toward Godand faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

22 And nowbeholdI go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalemnotknowing the things that shall befall me there

23 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every citysaying thatbonds and afflictions abide me.

24 But none of these things move meneither count I my life dearunto myselfso that I might finish my course with joyandthe ministrywhich I have received of the Lord Jesustotestify the gospel of the grace of God.

25 And nowbeholdI know that ye allamong whom I have gonepreaching the kingdom of Godshall see my face no more.

26 Wherefore I take you to record this daythat I am pure fromthe blood of all men.

27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel ofGod.

28 Take heed therefore unto yourselvesand to all the flock over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseersto feedthe church of Godwhich he hath purchased with his own blood.

29 For I know thisthat after my departing shall grievous wolvesenter in among younot sparing the flock.

30 Also of your own selves shall men arisespeaking perversethingsto draw away disciples after them.

31 Therefore watchand rememberthat by the space of threeyears I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

32 And nowbrethrenI commend you to Godand to the word ofhis gracewhich is able to build you upand to give you aninheritance among all them which are sanctified.

33 I have coveted no man s silveror goldor apparel.

34 Yeaye yourselves knowthat these hands have ministered untomy necessitiesand to them that were with me.

35 I have shewed you all thingshow that so labouring ye oughtto support the weakand to remember the words of the LordJesushow he saidIt is more blessed to give than toreceive.

36 And when he had thus spokenhe kneeled downand prayed withthem all.

37 And they all wept soreand fell on Paul s neckand kissedhim

38 Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spakethat theyshould see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto theship.

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