Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Context Readings

Paul's Farewell To The Ephesian Elders

23 except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions wait for me. 24 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. 25 "Now, behold, I know that you all, among whom I went about preaching the Kingdom of God, will see my face no more.


Cross References

Acts 21:13

Then Paul answered, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus."

Acts 1:17

For he was numbered with us, and received his portion in this ministry.

Acts 20:21

testifying both to Jews and to Greeks repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus.

2 Corinthians 4:1

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we don't faint.

Galatians 1:1

Paul, an apostle (not from men, neither through man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead),

Titus 1:3

but in his own time revealed his word in the message with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior;

Acts 9:15

But the Lord said to him, "Go your way, for he is my chosen vessel to bear my name before the nations and kings, and the children of Israel.

Acts 11:23

who, when he had come, and had seen the grace of God, was glad. He exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they should remain near to the Lord.

Acts 14:3

Therefore they stayed there a long time, speaking boldly in the Lord, who testified to the word of his grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands.

Acts 20:32

Now, brothers, I entrust you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build up, and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

Acts 22:21

"He said to me, 'Depart, for I will send you out far from here to the Gentiles.'"

Acts 26:17-18

delivering you from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom I send you,

Romans 3:24-26

being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus;

Luke 2:10-11

The angel said to them, "Don't be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be to all the people.

John 15:27

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

John 17:4

I glorified you on the earth. I have accomplished the work which you have given me to do.

Romans 4:4

Now to him who works, the reward is not counted as grace, but as something owed.

Romans 5:20-21

The law came in besides, that the trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace abounded more exceedingly;

Romans 8:35-39

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Could oppression, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Romans 11:6

And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.

1 Corinthians 9:17-18

For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward. But if not of my own will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Don't you know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run like that, that you may win.

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the Lord's work, because you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

2 Corinthians 4:8-9

We are pressed on every side, yet not crushed; perplexed, yet not to despair;

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Therefore we don't faint, but though our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is renewed day by day.

2 Corinthians 5:8

We are courageous, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord.

2 Corinthians 6:4-10

but in everything commending ourselves, as servants of God, in great endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses,

2 Corinthians 7:4

Great is my boldness of speech toward you. Great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled with comfort. I overflow with joy in all our affliction.

2 Corinthians 12:10

Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong.

Ephesians 1:6

to the praise of the glory of his grace, by which he freely bestowed favor on us in the Beloved,

Ephesians 2:4-10

But God, being rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us,

Ephesians 3:13

Therefore I ask that you may not lose heart at my troubles for you, which are your glory.

Philippians 1:20-23

according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will in no way be disappointed, but with all boldness, as always, now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life, or by death.

Philippians 2:17

Yes, and if I am poured out on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice, and rejoice with you all.

Philippians 3:13-15

Brothers, I don't regard myself as yet having taken hold, but one thing I do. Forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are before,

Colossians 1:24

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and fill up on my part that which is lacking of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the assembly;

1 Thessalonians 2:2

but having suffered before and been shamefully treated, as you know, at Philippi, we grew bold in our God to tell you the Good News of God in much conflict.

1 Thessalonians 3:3

that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you know that we are appointed to this task.

2 Timothy 1:12

For this cause I also suffer these things. Yet I am not ashamed, for I know him whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to guard that which I have committed to him against that day.

2 Timothy 3:11

persecutions, and sufferings: those things that happened to me at Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. I endured those persecutions. Out of them all the Lord delivered me.

2 Timothy 4:6-8

For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure has come.

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood by me, and strengthened me, that through me the message might be fully proclaimed, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

Titus 2:11

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

Titus 3:4-7

But when the kindness of God our Savior and his love toward mankind appeared,

Hebrews 2:3-4

how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation -- which at the first having been spoken through the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard;

Hebrews 10:34

For you both had compassion on me in my chains, and joyfully accepted the plundering of your possessions, knowing that you have for yourselves a better possession and an enduring one in the heavens.

Hebrews 12:1-3

Therefore let us also, seeing we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

1 Peter 5:12

Through Silvanus, our faithful brother, as I consider him, I have written to you briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God in which you stand.

1 John 3:16

By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

Revelation 12:11

They overcame him because of the Lamb's blood, and because of the word of their testimony. They didn't love their life, even to death.

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