1 And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced them, and departed for to go into Macedonia.
1 When the uproar was over, Paul sent for the disciples and encouraged them. Then he said goodbye to them and left to go to Macedonia.
2 When he had gone through those districts and had given them much exhortation, he came to Greece.
2 And when he had gone over those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece,
2 And when he had passed through those areas and exhorted them at length, he came to Greece
2 He went through those regions and encouraged the people with everything he had to say. Then he went to Greece
2 After he had gone through those districts and had encouraged the believers, he came to Greece.
3 And there abode three months. And when the Jews laid wait for him, as he was about to sail into Syria, he purposed to return through Macedonia.
3 and stayed there for three months. When he was about to sail for Syria, a plot was initiated against him by the Jews, so he decided to go back through Macedonia.
3 And he stayed three months, and when a plot was formed against him by the Jews as he was about to set sail for Syria, he decided to return through Macedonia (northern Greece).
4 And (a)he was accompanied by Sopater of (G)Berea, the son of Pyrrhus, and by (H)Aristarchus and Secundus of the (I)Thessalonians, and (J)Gaius of (K)Derbe, and (L)Timothy, and (M)Tychicus and (N)Trophimus of (b)(O)Asia.
4 And there accompanied him into Asia Sopater of Berea; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timotheus; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus.
4 He was accompanied by Sopater (the son of Pyrrhus) from Berea, Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica, Gaius from Derbe, Timothy, and Tychicus and Trophimus from Asia.
4 He was accompanied by Sopater of Berea, the son of Pyrrhus, and by Aristarchus and Secundus of the Thessalonians, and by Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy, and Tychicus and Trophimus of Asia.
5 These going before tarried for us at Troas.
5 These men went on ahead and were waiting for us in Troas.
5 These men went on ahead and were waiting for us (including Luke) at Troas.
6 And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and came unto them to Troas in five days; where we abode seven days.
6 After the Festival of Unleavened Bread, we sailed from Philippi, and days later we joined them in Troas and stayed there for seven days.
6 We sailed from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread (Passover week), and within five days we reached them at Troas, where we stayed for seven days.
7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.
7 On the first day of the week, when we had met to break bread, Paul began to address the people. Since he intended to leave the next day, he went on speaking until midnight.
7 Now on the first day of the week (Sunday), when we were gathered together to break bread (share communion), Paul began talking with them, intending to leave the next day; and he kept on with his message until midnight.
8 And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together.
8 There were many lamps in the room upstairs where we were assembled,
8 Now there were many lamps in the upstairs room where we were meeting.
8 Now there were many lamps in the upper room where we were assembled,
9 And there was a young man named (d)Eutychus sitting (e)on the window sill, sinking into a deep sleep; and as Paul kept on talking, he was overcome by sleep and fell down from the third floor and was picked up dead.
9 And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.
9 and a young man named Eutychus was sitting on a window sill and sank into a deep sleep as Paul kept on speaking. When he was overcome by sleep, he fell down from the third story and was picked up dead.
9 A young man named Eutychus, who was sitting in a window, began to sink off into a deep sleep as Paul kept speaking longer and longer. Overcome by sleep, he fell down from the third floor and was picked up dead.
10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.
10 But Paul went down, bent over him, took him into his arms, and said, "Stop being alarmed, because he's still alive."
11 When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed.
11 After going upstairs, breaking the bread, and eating, Paul conversed a considerable time until dawn. Then he left.
11 Then he went back upstairs, broke bread, and ate. He talked with them for a long time, until dawn, and then left.
11 When Paul had gone back upstairs and had broken the bread and eaten, he talked [informally and confidentially] with them for a long time—until daybreak [in fact]—and then he left.
12 And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted.
12 They brought the boy home alive and were greatly comforted.
12 They took the young man away alive and were greatly relieved.
12 They took the boy [Eutychus] home alive, and were greatly comforted and encouraged.
13 And we went before to ship, and sailed unto Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, minding himself to go afoot.
13 Then we went on ahead to the ship and sailed for Assos, intending to take Paul on board there. For these were his instructions, since he himself was going by land.
13 We proceeded to the ship and sailed for Assos, where we intended to pick up Paul. He had arranged it this way, since he had planned to travel there on foot.
13 But we went on ahead to the ship and set sail for Assos, intending to take Paul on board there; for that was what he had arranged, intending himself to go [a shorter route] by land.
14 And when he met us at Assos, we took him on board and came to Mitylene.
14 And when he met with us at Assos, we took him in, and came to Mitylene.
14 When he met us at Assos, we took him on board and came to Mitylene.
14 When he met us in Assos, we took him on board and went to Mitylene.
14 So when he met us at Assos, we took him on board and sailed on to Mitylene.
15 And we sailed thence, and came the next day over against Chios; and the next day we arrived at Samos, and tarried at Trogyllium; and the next day we came to Miletus.
15 We sailed from there and on the following day arrived off Chios. The next day, we crossed over to Samos and stayed at Trogyllium. The day after that, we came to Miletus.
15 Sailing from there, we arrived the next day [at a point] opposite Chios; the following day we crossed over to Samos, and the next day we arrived at Miletus [about 30 miles south of Ephesus].
16 For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.
16 Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus to avoid spending time in Asia, as he was in a hurry to get to Jerusalem for the day of Pentecost, if that was possible.
17 And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church.
17 Now from Miletus, he sent to Ephesus and called for the elders of the church.
17 From Miletus he sent messengers to Ephesus to ask the elders of the church to meet with him.
17 However, from Miletus he sent word to Ephesus and summoned the elders of the church [to meet him there].
18 And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons,
18 When they came to him, he told them, "You know how I lived among you the entire time from the first day I set foot in Asia.
18 And when they arrived he said to them:“You know well how I [lived when I] was with you, from the first day that I set foot in Asia [until now],
19 Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews:
19 I served the Lord with all humility, with tears, and with trials that came to me through the plots of the Jews.
19 serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and trials which came on me because of the plots of the Jews [against me];
20 And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house,
20 and that I did not shrink back from proclaiming to you anything that was profitable or from teaching it to you in public and from house to house.
20 I never shrank from telling you anything that would help you nor from teaching you publicly and from house to house.
20 [you know] how I did not shrink back in fear from telling you anything that was for your benefit, or from teaching you in public meetings, and from house to house,
21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
21 I testified to both Jews and Greeks about repentance to God and faith in our Lord Jesus.
21 solemnly [and wholeheartedly] testifying to both Jews and Greeks, urging them to turn in repentance to God and [to have] faith in our Lord Jesus Christ [for salvation].
22 And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:
22 And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am on my way to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there,
22 And now, compelled by the Spirit and obligated by my convictions, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there,
23 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.
23 except that in town after town the Holy Spirit assures me that imprisonment and suffering are waiting for me.
23 except that the Holy Spirit solemnly [and emphatically] affirms to me in city after city that imprisonment and suffering await me.
24 But (AV)I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may (AW)finish my course and (AX)the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to (AY)testify solemnly of the gospel of (AZ)the grace of God.
24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
24 But I don't place any value on my life, if only I can finish my race and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus of testifying to the gospel of God's grace.
24 But I do not consider my life as something of value or dear to me, so that I may [with joy] finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify faithfully of the good news of God’s [precious, undeserved] grace [which makes us free of the guilt of sin and grants us eternal life].
25 And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.
25 “And now I know that none of you will ever see my face again—everyone I went about preaching the kingdom to.
25 "Now I know that none of you among whom I traveled preaching about the kingdom will ever see my face again.
26 Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.
26 I therefore declare to you today that I'm not responsible for the blood of any of you,
26 For that reason I testify to you on this [our parting] day that I am innocent of the blood of all people.
27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
27 because I never shrank from telling you the whole plan of God.
27 For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose and plan of God.
28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
28 Pay attention to yourselves and to the entire flock over which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers to be shepherds of God's church, which he acquired with his own blood.
28 Take care and be on guard for yourselves and for the whole flock over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as overseers, to shepherd (tend, feed, guide) the church of God which He bought with His own blood.
29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
29 I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.
29 I know that when I'm gone, savage wolves will come among you and not spare the flock.
29 I know that after I am gone, [false teachers like] ferocious wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;
30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
30 Indeed, some of your own men will arise and distort the truth in order to lure the disciples into following them.
30 even from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse and distorted things, to draw away the disciples after themselves [as their followers].
31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
31 So be alert! Remember that for three years, night and day, I never stopped tearfully warning each of you.
31 Therefore be continually alert, remembering that for three years, night or day, I did not stop admonishing and advising each one [of you] with tears.
32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
32 "I'm now entrusting you to God and to the message of his grace, which is able to build you up and secure for you an inheritance among all who are sanctified.
32 And now I commend you to God [placing you in His protective, loving care] and [I commend you] to the word of His grace [the counsel and promises of His unmerited favor]. His grace is able to build you up and to give you the [rightful] inheritance among all those who are sanctified [that is, among those who are set apart for God’s purpose—all believers].
33 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.
33 I never desired anyone's silver, gold, or clothes.
33 I had no desire for anyone’s silver or gold or [expensive] clothes.
34 Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.
34 You yourselves know that I worked with my own hands to support myself and those who were with me.
34 You know personally that these hands ministered to my own needs [working in manual labor] and to [those of] the people who were with me.
35 In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
35 In every way I’ve shown you that by laboring like this, it is necessary to help the weak and to keep in mind the words of the Lord Jesus, for He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
35 In every way I showed you that by working hard like this we should help the weak and remember the words that the Lord Jesus himself said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
35 In everything I showed you [by example] that by working hard in this way you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed [and brings greater joy] to give than to receive.’”
36 And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all.
36 When Paul had said this, he knelt down and prayed with all of them.
36 When he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all.
37 And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him,
37 There was a great deal of weeping by everyone. They embraced Paul and kissed him,
37 All of them cried and cried as they put their arms around Paul and kissed him affectionately.
38 Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship.
38 They were especially sorrowful because of what he had said that they would never see his face again. Then they took him to the ship.
38 grieving and distressed especially over the word which he had spoken, that they would not see him again. And they accompanied him to the ship.
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