Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Acts 20

Paul goeth to Macedonia.

Acts 20:1 But, after the tumult had ceased, Paul, sending for the disciples and exhorting them, took leave, and went forth to be journeying unto Macedonia. Acts 20:2 Passing through those parts, however, and exhorting them with much discourse, he came into Greece; Acts 20:3 and, spending three months, when a plot was laid against him by the Jews, as he was about to sail to Syria, he determined to turn back through Macedonia. Acts 20:4 Now there were accompanying him, 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. Acts 20:5 And, these, came and were waiting for us at Troas. Acts 20:6 And, we, sailed forth, after the days of unleavened bread, from Philippi, and came unto them in Troas in five days, where we tarried seven days.

He celebrateth the Lord's supper, and preacheth.

Acts 20:7 And, on the first of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul went on to discourse with them, being about to depart on the morrow; and he prolonged his discourse until midnight. Acts 20:8 Now there were a good many torches in the upper room, where we were gathered together.

Eutychus having fallen down dead,

Acts 20:9 And there sat, a certain young man by name Eutychus, in the window, who was getting overpowered by a deep sleep; and, while Paul was discoursing yet further, being overpowered by his sleep, he fell, from the third story, down, and was taken up dead.

is raised to life.

Acts 20:10 Going down, however, Paul fell upon him, and, embracing him, said—Be not making confusion; for, his soul, is, in him. Acts 20:11 And, going up, and breaking the loaf, and tasting,—for a good while also conversing, until dawn, thus, he departed. Acts 20:12 And they brought the boy alive, and were comforted beyond measure.

Acts 20:13 And, we, going forward unto the ship, set sail for Assos, from thence being about to take up Paul; for, so, had he arranged, being about, himself, to go on foot. Acts 20:14 And, when he fell in with us in Assos, we took him on board, and came into Mitylene; Acts 20:15 and, from thence sailing away on the morrow, we came over against Chios, and, on the next day, we thrust aside into Samos, and, on the succeeding day, we came into Miletus. Acts 20:16 For Paul had determined to sail past Ephesus, lest he should happen to lose time in Asia; for he hastened, if it were possible for him, against the day of Pentecost, to arrive, in Jerusalem.

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

Acts 20:17 But, from Miletus, he sent unto Ephesus, and called for the elders of the assembly. Acts 20:18 And, when they were come to him, he said unto them—Ye yourselves, well know, from the first day when I set foot in Asia, in what manner came to be with you all the time, Acts 20:19 doing service unto the Lord, with all humility and tears, and temptations which befell me through the plots of the Jews: Acts 20:20 in what manner I in nowise shrank from announcing unto you anything that was profitable and teaching you publicly and in your homes; Acts 20:21 bearing full witness, both to Jews and to Greeks, as to the repentance due unto God, and as to belief on our Lord Jesus. Acts 20:22 And, now, lo! I, bound in my spirit, am journeying unto Jerusalem; the things which therein shall befall me, not knowing,— Acts 20:23 save that, the Holy Spirit, from city to city, doth bear me full witness, saying that, bonds and tribulations, await me. Acts 20:24 But, for no cause whatever, am I making my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I have received from the Lord Jesus, to bear full witness as to the good news of the favour of God. Acts 20:25 And, now, lo! I, know that, no more, shall ye see my face,—ye all, among whom I have gone about proclaiming the kingdom. Acts 20:26 Wherefore I take you to witness, on this very day, that, pure am I from the blood of all; Acts 20:27 for I have not shrunk from announcing all the counsel of God unto you.

committeth God's flock to them,

Acts 20:28 Be taking heed unto yourselves, and unto all the little flock in which the Holy Spirit hath set, you, as overseers,—to be shepherding the assembly of God which he hath acquired through means of the blood of his own.

warneth them of false teachers,

Acts 20:29 I, know, that there will enter, after my departure, grievous wolves into your midst, not sparing the little flock; Acts 20:30 and, from among your own selves, will arise men speaking distorted things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. Acts 20:31 Wherefore, be on the watch, remembering that, for three years, night and day, I gave myself no rest, with tears, admonishing each one.

commendeth them to God,

Acts 20:32 Now, therefore, I commend you unto the Lord, and unto his word of favour,—which is able to build up and give the inheritance among all the hallowed ones. Acts 20:33 The silver or gold or apparel of no one, did I covet: Acts 20:34 yourselves, acknowledge that, for my necessities and for those who were with me, hard wrought these hands! Acts 20:35 In all things, I gave you to understand, that, thus toiling, it behoves to be helping the weak, also to be keeping in mind the words of the Lord Jesus, that, he himself, said—Happy is it, rather to give than to receive!

prayeth with them, and goeth his way.

Acts 20:36 And, these things saying, kneeling down with them all, he prayed. Acts 20:37 And they all wept much, and, falling upon Paul's neck, they were tenderly kissing him; Acts 20:38 being most distressed for the word which he had said,—That, no more, should they, his face, behold. And they accompanied him unto the ship.

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