Matthew Bible

Acts 20

Paul goeth to Macedonia.

Acts 20:1 After the rage was ceased: Paule called the disciples vnto him, & toke his leaue of them, & departed for to go into Macedonia. Acts 20:2 And when he had gone ouer those partyes, and geuen them large exhortacyons he came into Grece, Acts 20:3 and there abode thre monethes. And when the Iewes layde wayte for him as he was about to sail into Syria, he purposed to returne thorough Macedonia. Acts 20:4 There accompanyed hym into Asia, Sopater of Berrea, and of Thessalonia Aristarcus and Secundus, & Gaius of Derba, and Timotheus, and out of Asia, Tichycus and Trophimos. Acts 20:5 These wente before, & taryed vs at Troas. Acts 20:6 And we sayled awaye from Philippus after the easter holy daies, and came vnto them do Troas in .v. dayes where we abode seuen dayes.

He celebrateth the Lord's supper, and preacheth.

Acts 20:7 And on the morowe after the saboth day þe disciples came together for to breake bread and Paule preached vnto them (readye to departe on the morowe) and contynued the preachynge vnto midnyght. Acts 20:8 And there were manye lyghtes in the chamber where they were gathered together,

Eutychus having fallen down dead,

Acts 20:9 and there sate in a wyndowe a certayne yonge man named Eutichos, fallen into a depe slepe. And as Paule declared, he was the more ouercome with slepe, and fell doune from the thyrde lofte, and was taken vp dead.

is raised to life.

Acts 20:10 Paule wente doune and fell on hym, and embrased hym, and sayed: make nothynge a do, for hys lyfe is in hym. Acts 20:11 When he was come vp again, he brake bread and tasted, and commened a longe whyle euen tyll the mornynge, and so departed. Acts 20:12 And they brought the yonge man alyue, and were not a lytle comforted.

Acts 20:13 And we went afore to shyppe, and loused vnto Asson there to receyue Paule. For so had he appoynted and woulde hym self go afore. Acts 20:14 When he was come to vs to Assone, we toke hym in and came to Mitelenes. Acts 20:15 And we sailed thence, and came the next daye ouer agaynste Chios. And the next daye we aryued at Samos, and taryed at Trogilio. The nexte daye we came to Mileton, Acts 20:16 for Paule had determyned to leaue Ephesus as they sayled, because he woulde not spende the tyme in Asia. For he hasted to be (yf he coulde possible) at Ierusalem at the daye of Pentecoste.

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

Acts 20:17 Wherfore from Myleton he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the congregacyon. Acts 20:18 And when they were come to hym, he sayde vnto them. Ye knowe from the fyrste daye that I came into Asia, after what maner I haue ben with you at al ceasons Acts 20:19 seruynge the Lorde with all humblenes of mynde, and with many teares, and temptacyons whiche happened to me by the laiynges awayte of the Iewes, Acts 20:20 and howe I kept backe nothyng that was profytable, but that I haue shewed you, and taughte you openlye, and at home in your houses, Acts 20:21 wytnessyng both to the Iewes, and also to the Grekes, the repentaunce towarde God and fayth towarde oure Lorde Iesus. Acts 20:22 And now beholde I go bounde in the spyryte vnto Ierusalem, and knowe not what shal come on me there, Acts 20:23 but that the holy ghost wytnesseth in euerye citie, saiynge: that bondes and trouble abyde me. Acts 20:24 But none of these thinges moue me: neyther is my lyfe dere vnto my selfe: that I myght fulfyl my course with ioye, and the ministracyon whiche I haue receyued of þe Lord Iesus, to testifye the gospell of the grace of God. Acts 20:25 And now beholde, I am sure that henceforth ye al (through whom I haue gone preachyng þe kingdom of God) shal se my face no more. Acts 20:26 Wherfore I take you to recorde this same daye that I am pure from þe bloud of all men. Acts 20:27 For I haue kept nothynge backe, but haue shewed you all the counsell of God.

committeth God's flock to them,

Acts 20:28 Take hede therfore vnto youre selues, and to all the flocke wherof the holy ghoste hath made you ouersears, to rule the congregacyon of God, which he hath purchased wt hys bloude.

warneth them of false teachers,

Acts 20:29 For I am sure of this, that after my departing shall greuous wolues enter in amonge you, which wyll not spare the flocke. Acts 20:30 Moreouer of your own selues shal men aryse speakyng peruerse thinges to draw disciples after them. Acts 20:31 Therfore awake & remember, that by the space of .iij. yeares I ceased not to warne euerye one of you both night and daye with teares.

commendeth them to God,

Acts 20:32 And nowe brethren I commende you to God, and to the worde of hys grace, which is able to buylde further, and 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 Ye knowe well that these handes haue ministred vnto my necessities, & to them that were with me, Acts 20:35 I haue shewed you all thinges, how that so laborynge ye ought to receyue þe weake & to remember the wordes of the lorde Iesu, how that he sayde: it is more blessed to geue then to receyue.

prayeth with them, and goeth his way.

Acts 20:36 When he had thus spoken, he kneled doune & prayed with them all. Acts 20:37 And they wept al aboundauntly, and fell on Paules necke, & kyssed him Acts 20:38 sorowynge moste of all for the wordes which he spake, that they should se hys face no more. And they accompanied hym vnto the shyppe.

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