Paul goeth to Macedonia.
Acts 20:1 And after the uproar was ceased, Paul having sent for the disciples and exhorted them, took leave of them, and departed for to go into Macedonia. Acts 20:2 And when he had gone through those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece. Acts 20:3 And when he had spent three months [there], and a plot was laid against him by the Jews, as he was about to set sail for Syria, he determined to return through Macedonia. Acts 20:4 And there accompanied him as far as Asia Sopater of Beroea, [the son] of Pyrrhus; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus. Acts 20:5 But these had gone before, and were waiting for us at Troas. Acts 20:6 And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and came unto them to Troas in five days; where we tarried seven days.
He celebrateth the Lord's supper, and preacheth.
Acts 20:7 And upon the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul discoursed with them, intending to depart on the morrow; and prolonged his speech until midnight. Acts 20:8 And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where we were gathered together.
Eutychus having fallen down dead,
Acts 20:9 And there sat in the window a certain young man named Eutychus, borne down with deep sleep; and as Paul discoursed yet longer, being borne down by his sleep he fell down from the third story, and was taken up dead.
is raised to life.
Acts 20:10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Make ye no ado; for his life is in him. Acts 20:11 And when he was gone up, and had broken the bread, and eaten, and had talked with them a long while, even till break of day, so he departed. Acts 20:12 And they brought the lad alive, and were not a little comforted.
Acts 20:13 But we, going before to the ship, set sail for Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, intending himself to go by land. Acts 20:14 And when he met us at Assos, we took him in, and came to Mitylene. Acts 20:15 And sailing from thence, we came the following day over against Chios; and the next day we touched at Samos; and the day after we came to Miletus. Acts 20:16 For Paul had determined to sail past Ephesus, that he might not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hastening, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.
At Miletus he calleth the elders together, telleth them what shall befall to himself,
Acts 20:17 And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called to him the elders of the church. Acts 20:18 And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye yourselves know, from the first day that I set foot in Asia, after what manner I was with you all the time, Acts 20:19 serving the Lord with all lowliness of mind, and with tears, and with trials which befell me by the plots of the Jews: Acts 20:20 how that I shrank not from declaring unto you anything that was profitable, and teaching you publicly, and from house to house, Acts 20:21 testifying both to Jews and to Greeks repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 20:22 And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there: Acts 20:23 save that the Holy Ghost testifieth unto me in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me. Acts 20:24 But I hold not my life of any account, as dear unto myself, so that I may accomplish my course, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. Acts 20:25 And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I went about preaching the kingdom, shall see my face no more. Acts 20:26 Wherefore I testify unto you this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. Acts 20:27 For I shrank not from declaring unto you the whole counsel of God.
committeth God's flock to them,
Acts 20:28 Take heed unto yourselves, and to all the flock, in the which the Holy Ghost hath made you bishops, to feed the church of God, which he purchased with his own blood.
warneth them of false teachers,
Acts 20:29 I know that after my departing grievous wolves shall enter in among you, not sparing the flock; Acts 20:30 and from among your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. Acts 20:31 Wherefore watch ye, remembering that by the space of three years I ceased not to admonish every one night and day with tears.
commendeth them to God,
Acts 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 them that are sanctified. Acts 20:33 I coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel. Acts 20:34 Ye yourselves know that these hands ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me. Acts 20:35 In all things I gave you an example, how that so labouring ye ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
prayeth with them, and goeth his way.
Acts 20:36 And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all. Acts 20:37 And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him, Acts 20:38 Sorrowing most of all for the word which he had spoken, that they should behold his face no more. And they brought him on his way unto the ship.