Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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.

New American Standard Bible

"But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

But I count my life of no value to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of God’s grace.

A Conservative Version

But I make nothing of the matter, nor do I hold my life precious to myself, so as to fully complete my course with joy, and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to solemnly testify the good-news of the grace of God.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

But none of these things move me; neither do I esteem my life dear to myself, if only I may finish my course with joy and the ministry which I have obtained from [which was entrusted to me by] the Lord Jesus, faithfully to attest to the good news (Gospel) of God's grace (His unmerited favor, spiritual blessing, and mercy).

An Understandable Version

But I do not consider my life to be of value, as precious to me, [when compared to the importance of] accomplishing my task and the mission I received from the Lord Jesus to declare the good news of God's unearned favor [through Christ].

Anderson New Testament

But I esteem this a matter of no importance, nor do I hold my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my course with joy, and the ministry that I have received from the Lord Jesus, to bear full testimony to the gospel of the grace of God.

Bible in Basic English

But I put no value on my life, if only at the end of it I may see the work complete which was given to me by the Lord Jesus, to be a witness of the good news of the grace of God.

Common New Testament

But I do not consider my life of any account nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

Daniel Mace New Testament

things that little affect me, nor is life so much my concern, as to finish my course, and the charge I receiv'd from the Lord Jesus, to attest the declaration of the divine favour.

Darby Translation

But I make no account of my life as dear to myself, so that I finish my course, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the glad tidings of the grace of God.

Godbey New Testament

But I consider my life worthy of no consideration to myself, so as to finish my course, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to bear testimony to the gospel of the grace of God.

Goodspeed New Testament

But my life does not matter, if I can only finish my race and do the service intrusted to me by the Lord Jesus, of declaring the good news of God's favor.

John Wesley New Testament

But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life precious to myself, so I may 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But none of these things move me, neither do I count my life dear unto myself, only 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.

Julia Smith Translation

But the word of none do I make mine own, neither have I my soul highly prized to myself, in order to finish my course with joy, and the service which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the good news of the grace of God.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But I consider [my] life [as] worth {nothing} to myself, in order to finish my mission and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify [to] the gospel of the grace of God.

Modern King James verseion

But none of these things move me, neither do I count my life dear to myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus Christ, to testify fully the gospel of the grace of God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But none of those things move me. Neither is my life dear unto myself; that I might fulfill my course with joy, and the ministration which I have received of the Lord Jesus to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Moffatt New Testament

But then, I set no value on my own life as compared with the joy of finishing my course and fulfilling the commission I received from the Lord Jesus to attest the gospel of the grace of God.

Montgomery New Testament

But I hold not my life of any account, as dear unto myself, if only I may run my race, and accomplish the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to attest the gospel of the grace of God.

NET Bible

But I do not consider my life worth anything to myself, so that I may finish my task and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the good news of God's grace.

New Heart English Bible

But I make my life an account of nothing precious to myself, so that I may finish my race, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to fully testify to the Good News of the grace of God.

Noyes New Testament

But I count life of no value to me, so that I may finish my course, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the glad tidings of the grace of God.

Sawyer New Testament

But life precious to myself, I make of no account that I may finish my course and the service which I received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

The Emphasized Bible

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.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Yet I make no account of any [suffering], nor regard my life as of any value to myself, farther than as I may finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord, to testify fully the Gospel of the grace of God.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But I count my life of no value to myself, if only I may complete the course marked out for me, and the task that was allotted me by the Lord Jesus--which was to declare the Good News of the Love of God.

Webster

But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I have received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Weymouth New Testament

But even the sacrifice of my life I count as nothing, if only I may perfect my earthly course, and be faithful to the duty which the Lord Jesus has entrusted to me of proclaiming, as of supreme importance, the Good News of God's grace.

Williams New Testament

But now I count as nothing the sacrifice of my life, if only I can finish my race and render the service entrusted to me by the Lord Jesus, of faithfully telling the good news of God's favor.

World English Bible

But these things don't count; nor do I hold my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to fully testify to the Good News of the grace of God.

Worrell New Testament

But I make not my soul of any value as dear to myself, so that I may accomplish my course, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to fully testify the Gospel of the grace of God.

Worsley New Testament

But none of these things move me, nor do I account my life dear, so that I may 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.

Youngs Literal Translation

but I make account of none of these, neither do I count my life precious to myself, so that I finish my course with joy, and the ministration that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify fully the good news of the grace of God.

Themes

Afflicted saints » Examples of afflicted saints

Afflicted saints » are comparatively light

Apostles » Called by » Christ

Apostles » Called by » The holy ghost

Character » Instances of firmness » Paul

Christian ministers » Say good-bye to the congregation

Completion » Work should be carried to completion

Courage » Instances of personal bravery » Paul, in going to jerusalem, despite his impressions that bonds and imprisonments awaited him

Endurance » Finishing the course

Ephesus » Paul visits and preaches in

Gospel » General references to

Gospel » Called » The grace of God

The gospel » Is called the » Gospel of the grace of God

Grace » The gospel, a declaration of

Joy » Instances of » Of paul, when he went up to jerusalem

Joy » Ministers should » Finish their course with

natural Life » Should be laid down, if necessary, for Christ

Life's purpose » Completing the course joyfully

Miletus » And sends to ephesus for the elders of the congregation, and addresses them at

Ministers » Should be » Devoted

Missionary journeys » Ac 13-14 » Third - with timothy and others

Paul » Going » Jerusalem

Paul » Characteristics of » Steadfastness

Paul's » First - with barnabas and john mark ac 13-14 » Third - with timothy and others

Prudence » Instances of » Paul » Lack of

Purpose » Of life » Completing the course joyfully

Self-denial » Exemplified

Self-denial » Instances of » Paul, in not regarding even his life dear to himself

Seven » Example of steadfastness » Paul, in finishing his course

Spiritual » Cleansing » Composure

Stability » Seven notable examples of » Paul, in finishing his course

Steadfastness » Seven notable examples of » Paul, in finishing his course

religious Work » Good works encouraged » Completion of

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

οὐδείς 
Oudeis 
Usage: 160

λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

move me
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

οὐδέ 
Oude 
neither, nor, not, no not, not so much as, then not, not tr,
Usage: 83

count I
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

my
μοῦ 
Mou 
μοῦ 
Mou 
my, me, mine, I, mine own
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 313
Usage: 313

ψυχή 
Psuche 
Usage: 62

τίμιος 
Timios 
Usage: 14

ἐμαυτοῦ ἐμαυτῷ ἐμαυτόν 
Emautou 
Usage: 21

so
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

τελειόω 
Teleioo 
Usage: 18

δρόμος 
Dromos 
Usage: 3

with
μετά 
meta 
with, after, among, hereafter , afterward , against, not tr,
Usage: 346

joy
χαρά 
Chara 
Usage: 44

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

the ministry
διακονία 
Diakonia 
Usage: 33

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178

of
παρά 
Para 
of, with, from, by ... side, at, than,
Usage: 145

the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

to testify
διαμαρτύρομαι 
Diamarturomai 
Usage: 13

the gospel
εὐαγγέλιον 
Euaggelion 
Usage: 69

of the grace
χάρις 
Charis 
Usage: 151

Devotionals

Devotionals about Acts 20:24

Devotionals containing Acts 20:24

Images Acts 20:24

Context Readings

Paul's Farewell To The Ephesian Elders

23 except that in town after town the Holy Spirit assures me that imprisonment and suffering are waiting for me. 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. 25 "Now I know that none of you among whom I traveled preaching about the kingdom will ever see my face again.


Cross References

Acts 21:13

At this Paul replied, "What do you mean by crying and breaking my heart? I'm ready not only to be tied up in Jerusalem but even to die for the name of the Lord Jesus!"

Acts 1:17

because he was one of our number and was appointed to share in this ministry."

Acts 20:21

I testified to both Jews and Greeks about repentance to God and faith in our Lord Jesus.

2 Corinthians 4:1

Therefore, since we have this ministry through the mercy shown to us, we do not get discouraged.

Galatians 1:1

From: Paul an apostle not sent from men or by a man, but by Jesus the Messiah, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead

Titus 1:3

At the right time he revealed his message through the proclamation that was entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior.

Acts 9:15

But the Lord told him, "Go, because he's my chosen instrument to carry my name to unbelievers, to their kings, and to the descendants of Israel.

Acts 11:23

When he arrived, he rejoiced to see what the grace of God had done, and with hearty determination he kept encouraging all of them to remain faithful to the Lord,

Acts 14:3

They stayed there a considerable time and continued to speak boldly for the Lord, who kept affirming his word of grace and granting signs and wonders to be done by them.

Acts 20:32

"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.

Acts 22:21

"Then he told me, "Go, because I'll send you far away to the gentiles.'"

Acts 26:17-18

I'll continue to rescue you from your people and from the gentiles to whom I'm sending you.

Romans 3:24-26

By his grace they are justified freely through the redemption that is in the Messiah Jesus,

Luke 2:10-11

Then the angel told them, "Stop being afraid! Listen! I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people.

John 15:27

You will testify also, because you have been with me from the beginning.

John 17:4

I glorified you on earth by completing the task you gave me to do.

Romans 4:4

Now to someone who works, wages are not considered a gift but an obligation.

Romans 5:20-21

Now the Law crept in so that the offense would increase. But where sin increased, grace increased even more,

Romans 8:35-39

Who will separate us from the Messiah's love? Can trouble, distress, persecution, hunger, nakedness, danger, or a violent death do this?

Romans 11:6

But if this is by grace, then it is no longer on the basis of actions. Otherwise, grace would no longer be grace.

1 Corinthians 9:17-18

For if I preach voluntarily, I get a reward, but if I am unwilling to do it, I am still entrusted with that obligation.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

You know that in a race all the runners run but only one wins the prize, don't you? You must run in such a way that you may be victorious.

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my dear brothers, be steadfast, unmovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that the work that you do for the Lord isn't wasted.

2 Corinthians 4:8-9

In every way we're troubled but not crushed, frustrated but not in despair,

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

That's why we are not discouraged. No, even if outwardly we are wearing out, inwardly we are being renewed each and every day.

2 Corinthians 5:8

We are confident, then, and would prefer to be away from this body and to live with the Lord.

2 Corinthians 6:4-10

Instead, in every way we demonstrate that we are God's servants by tremendous endurance in the midst of difficulties, hardships, and calamities;

2 Corinthians 7:4

I have great confidence in you. I am very proud of you. I am very much encouraged. I am overjoyed in all our troubles.

2 Corinthians 12:10

That is why I take such pleasure in weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and difficulties for the Messiah's sake, for when I am weak, then I am strong.

Ephesians 1:6

so that we would praise his glorious grace that he gave us in the Beloved One.

Ephesians 2:4-10

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of his great love for us

Ephesians 3:13

So then, I ask you not to become discouraged because of my troubles on your behalf, which work toward your glory.

Philippians 1:20-23

I rejoice because I eagerly expect and hope that I will have nothing to be ashamed of, because through my boldness the Messiah will be exalted through me, now as always, whether I live or die.

Philippians 2:17

Yet even if I am being poured out like an offering as part of the sacrifice and service I offer for your faith, I rejoice, and I share my joy with all of you.

Philippians 3:13-15

Brothers, I do not consider myself to have embraced it yet. But this one thing I do: Forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,

Colossians 1:24

Now I am rejoicing while suffering for you as I complete in my flesh whatever remains of the Messiah's sufferings on behalf of his body, which is the church.

1 Thessalonians 2:2

As you know, we suffered persecution and were mistreated in Philippi. Yet we were encouraged by our God to tell you his gospel in spite of strong opposition.

1 Thessalonians 3:3

so that no one would be shaken by these persecutions, for which you are aware that we were destined.

2 Timothy 1:12

That is why I suffer as I do. However, I am not ashamed, for I know the one in whom I have put my trust, and I'm convinced that he is able to protect what he has entrusted to me until the day that he comes.

2 Timothy 3:11

and how I was persecuted and suffered in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. What persecutions I endured! Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them.

2 Timothy 4:6-8

I am already being poured out as an offering, and the time for my departure has come.

2 Timothy 4:17

However, the Lord stood by me and gave me strength so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the gentiles could hear it. I was rescued out of a lion's mouth.

Titus 2:11

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people.

Titus 3:4-7

In grace our Savior God appeared, to make his love for mankind clear.

Hebrews 2:3-4

how will we escape if we neglect a salvation as great as this? It was first proclaimed by the Lord himself, and then it was confirmed to us by those who heard him,

Hebrews 10:34

For you sympathized with the prisoners and cheerfully submitted to the violent seizure of your property, because you know that you have a better and more permanent possession.

Hebrews 12:1-3

Therefore, having so vast a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, and throwing off everything that hinders us and especially the sin that so easily entangles us, let us keep running with endurance the race set before us,

1 Peter 5:12

Through Silvanus, whom I regard as a faithful brother, I have written this short letter to encourage you and to testify that this is to be the true grace of God in which you are to stand firm!

1 John 3:16

This is how we have come to know love: the Messiah gave his life for us. We, too, ought to give our lives for our brothers.

Revelation 12:11

Our brothers conquered him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they did not cling to their lives even in the face of death.

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