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Acts 20

Paul goeth to Macedonia.

Acts 20:1 After that the rage was ceased, Paul called the dyscyples vnto hym, and toke hys leaue of them, and departed for to go into Macedonia. Acts 20:2 And when he had gone ouer those partyes, and had geuen them a longe exhortacyon, he cam into Grece Acts 20:3 & there abode .iij. monethes. And when þe Iewes layde wayt for him as he was about to sayle into Syria, he purposed to returne thorow Macedonia. Acts 20:4 Ther accompanied him into Asia, Sopater of Berrea, and of Thessalonia, Aristarcus and Secundus, and Gayus of Derba, & Timotheus, & out of Asia Tychicus and Trophimus. Acts 20:5 These goynge before, taryed vs at Troas. Acts 20:6 And we sayled awaye from Philippos after the dayes of swete bread, and cam vnto them to Troas in fyue dayes, where we abode seuen dayes.

He celebrateth the Lord's supper, and preacheth.

Acts 20:7 And vpon one of the Saboth dayes, whan þe disciples came together for to breake breed Paul preached vnto them (ready to departe on þe morowe) & continued the preaching vnto mydnyght. Acts 20:8 And there were many lyghtes in the chamber, where we were gathered together,

Eutychus having fallen down dead,

Acts 20:9 & ther sate in a wyndowe a certayne yonge man (named Euticus) beinge fallen into a depe sleepe. And as Paul was preachinge, he was the more ouercome with slepe, and fell downe from the thyrde lofte, & was taken vp deed.

is raised to life.

Acts 20:10 But whan Paul went doune, he fell on him & embrased him and sayde: make nothynge a do, for his lyfe is in hym. Acts 20:11 So when he was come vp agayne, & had broken the bread & eaten, and talcked a longe whyle (euen tyll the mornyng) at the last he departed. Acts 20:12 And they brought þe yonge man alyue, & were not a lytell conforted.

Acts 20:13 And we went afore to shyppe, & lowsed vnto Asson there to receaue Paul. For so had he appoynted, and wolde hym selfe goo a fote. Acts 20:14 When we were come together at Asson, we toke him in, & came to Mytilenes. Acts 20:15 And we sayled thence, and cam the nexte daye ouer agaynst Chios. And the nexte daye we ariued at Samos, & taried at Trogylon. The nexte daye we came to Myleton: Acts 20:16 for Paul had determined to sayle ouer by Ephesus, because he wolde not spende þe tyme in Asia. For he hasted (yf it were possible for him) to kepe at Ierusalem þe daye of Pentecoste.

At Miletus he calleth the elders together, telleth them what shall befall to himself,

Acts 20:17 And from Myleton he sent messaungers to Ephesus, & called þe elders of þe congregacion. Acts 20:18 Which when they were come to him, he layd vnto them: Ye knowe from the fyrst daye that I cam into Asia, after what maner I haue bene wt you at all ceasons, Acts 20:19 seruynge the Lorde with all humblenes of mynde, and with many teares & temptacions which happened vnto me by the layinges awayte of the Iewes, Acts 20:20 because I wolde kepe backe nothynge þt was profitable vnto you: but to shewe you and teache you openly, & thorowe out euery house, Acts 20:21 witnessynge both to þe Iewes, & also to the Grekes, þe repentaunce, that is toward God, & þe fayth which is toward oure Lorde Iesus. Acts 20:22 And now beholde I go bounde in the sprete vnto Ierusalem, not knowing the thinges þt shal come on me there, Acts 20:23 but þe the holy goost witnesseth in euery cytie, saying. that bandes and trouble abyde me. Acts 20:24 But none of these thinges moue me nether is my lyfe deare vnto my selfe, that I might fulfyll my course with ioye, and the ministracyon which I haue receaued of the Lorde Iesu, to testifye the Gospell of the grace of God. Acts 20:25 And now beholde, I am sure, þt henceforth ye all (thorow whom I haue gone preachynge the kyngdom of God) shall se my face no more. Acts 20:26 Wherfore, I take you to recorde this daye that I am pure from the bloude of all men. Acts 20:27 For I haue spared no laboure, but haue shewed you all the counsell of God.

committeth God's flock to them,

Acts 20:28 Take hede therfore vnto youre selues & to all the flocke amonge whom the holy ghost hath made you ouersears, to rule the congregacyon of God which he hath purchased with his bloude.

warneth them of false teachers,

Acts 20:29 For I am sure of thys, þt after my departynge shall greueous wolues entre in amonge you, not sparyng the flocke. Acts 20:30 Moreouer, of youre awne selues shall men arise, speaking peruerse thinges to drawe disciples after them. Acts 20:31 Therfore awake, & remember, that by the space of .iij. yeres: I ceased not to warne euery one of you nyght and daye with teares.

commendeth them to God,

Acts 20:32 And now brethren, I commende you to God and to the worde of his grace, which is able to build farther, & to geue you an inheritaunce amonge all them which are sanctifyed Acts 20:33 I haue desyred no mans syluer, golde, or vesture. Acts 20:34 Yee, ye your selues knowe that these handes haue ministred vnto my necessyties, & to them that were with me. Acts 20:35 I haue shewed you all thinges, how þt so laboring ye ought to receaue the weake, & to remember the wordes of þe Lorde Iesu, how þt he sayd: it is more blessed to geue then to receaue.

prayeth with them, and goeth his way.

Acts 20:36 And when he had thus spoken, he kneled downe and prayed with them all. Acts 20:37 And they all wepte sore and fell on Pauls necke, and kyssed hym, Acts 20:38 sorowynge, most of all for the wordes which he spake, that they shulde se hys face nomore. And they conuayed hym vnto the shyppe.

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