Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 save that the Holy Spirit in every city doth testify fully, saying, that for me bonds and tribulations remain; 24 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. 25 And now, lo, I have known that no more shall ye see my face, -- ye all among whom I did go preaching the reign of God;


Cross References

Acts 21:13

and Paul answered, 'What do ye -- weeping, and crushing mine heart? for I, not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem, am ready, for the name of the Lord Jesus;'

Acts 1:17

because he was numbered among us, and did receive the share in this ministration,

Acts 20:21

testifying fully both to Jews and Greeks, toward God reformation, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:1

Because of this, having this ministration, according as we did receive kindness, we do not faint,

Galatians 1:1

Paul, an apostle -- not from men, nor through man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who did raise him out of the dead --

Titus 1:3

(and He manifested in proper times His word,) in preaching, which I was entrusted with, according to a charge of God our Saviour,

Acts 9:15

And the Lord said unto him, 'Be going on, because a choice vessel to Me is this one, to bear My name before nations and kings -- the sons also of Israel;

Acts 11:23

who, having come, and having seen the grace of God, was glad, and was exhorting all with purpose of heart to cleave to the Lord,

Acts 14:3

long time, indeed, therefore, did they abide speaking boldly in the Lord, who is testifying to the word of His grace, and granting signs and wonders to come to pass through their hands.

Acts 20:32

and now, I commend you, brethren, to God, and to the word of His grace, that is able to build up, and to give you an inheritance among all those sanctified.

Acts 22:21

and he said unto me, Go, because to nations far off I will send thee.'

Acts 26:17-18

delivering thee from the people, and the nations, to whom now I send thee,

Romans 3:24-26

being declared righteous freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

Luke 2:10-11

And the messenger said to them, 'Fear not, for lo, I bring you good news of great joy, that shall be to all the people --

John 15:27

and ye also do testify, because from the beginning ye are with me.

John 17:4

I did glorify Thee on the earth, the work I did finish that Thou hast given me, that I may do it.

Romans 4:4

and to him who is working, the reward is not reckoned of grace, but of debt;

Romans 5:20-21

And law came in, that the offence might abound, and where the sin did abound, the grace did overabound,

Romans 8:35-39

Who shall separate us from the love of the Christ? tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Romans 11:6

and if by grace, no more of works, otherwise the grace becometh no more grace; and if of works, it is no more grace, otherwise the work is no more work.

1 Corinthians 9:17-18

for if willing I do this, I have a reward; and if unwillingly -- with a stewardship I have been entrusted!

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

have ye not known that those running in a race -- all indeed run, but one doth receive the prize? so run ye, that ye may obtain;

1 Corinthians 15:58

so that, my brethren beloved, become ye stedfast, unmovable, abounding in the work of the Lord at all times, knowing that your labour is not vain in the Lord.

2 Corinthians 4:8-9

on every side being in tribulation, but not straitened; perplexed, but not in despair;

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

wherefore, we faint not, but if also our outward man doth decay, yet the inward is renewed day by day;

2 Corinthians 5:8

we have courage, and are well pleased rather to be away from the home of the body, and to be at home with the Lord.

2 Corinthians 6:4-10

but in everything recommending ourselves as God's ministrants; in much patience, in tribulations, in necessities, in distresses,

2 Corinthians 7:4

great is my freedom of speech unto you, great my glory on your behalf; I have been filled with the comfort, I overabound with the joy on all our tribulation,

2 Corinthians 12:10

wherefore I am well pleased in infirmities, in damages, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses -- for Christ; for whenever I am infirm, then I am powerful;

Ephesians 1:6

to the praise of the glory of His grace, in which He did make us accepted in the beloved,

Ephesians 2:4-10

and God, being rich in kindness, because of His great love with which He loved us,

Ephesians 3:13

wherefore, I ask you not to faint in my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

Philippians 1:20-23

according to my earnest expectation and hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, and in all freedom, as always, also now Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether through life or through death,

Philippians 2:17

but if also I am poured forth upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and joy with you all,

Philippians 3:13-15

brethren, I do not reckon myself to have laid hold; and one thing -- the things behind indeed forgetting, and to the things before stretching forth --

Colossians 1:24

I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and do fill up the things lacking of the tribulations of the Christ in my flesh for his body, which is the assembly,

1 Thessalonians 2:2

but having both suffered before, and having been injuriously treated (as ye have known) in Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the good news of God in much conflict,

1 Thessalonians 3:3

that no one be moved in these tribulations, for yourselves have known that for this we are set,

2 Timothy 1:12

for which cause also these things I suffer, but I am not ashamed, for I have known in whom I have believed, and have been persuaded that he is able that which I have committed to him to guard -- to that day.

2 Timothy 3:11

the persecutions, the afflictions, that befell me in Antioch, in Iconium, in Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of all the Lord did deliver me,

2 Timothy 4:6-8

for I am already being poured out, and the time of my release hath arrived;

2 Timothy 4:17

and the Lord stood by me, and did strengthen me, that through me the preaching might be fully assured, and all the nations might hear, and I was freed out of the mouth of a lion,

Titus 2:11

For the saving grace of God was manifested to all men,

Titus 3:4-7

and when the kindness and the love to men of God our Saviour did appear

Hebrews 2:3-4

how shall we escape, having neglected so great salvation? which a beginning receiving -- to be spoken through the Lord -- by those having heard was confirmed to us,

Hebrews 10:34

for also with my bonds ye sympathised, and the robbery of your goods with joy ye did receive, knowing that ye have in yourselves a better substance in the heavens, and an enduring one.

Hebrews 12:1-3

Therefore, we also having so great a cloud of witnesses set around us, every weight having put off, and the closely besetting sin, through endurance may we run the contest that is set before us,

1 Peter 5:12

Through Silvanus, to you the faithful brother, as I reckon, through few words I did write, exhorting and testifying this to be the true grace of God in which ye have stood.

1 John 3:16

in this we have known the love, because he for us his life did lay down, and we ought for the brethren the lives to lay down;

Revelation 12:11

and they did overcome him because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life -- unto death;

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