Parallel Verses

Amplified

In everything I have pointed out to you [by example] that, by working diligently in this manner, we ought to assist the weak, being mindful of the words of the Lord Jesus, how He Himself said, It is more blessed (makes one happier and more to be envied) to give than to receive.

New American Standard Bible

"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.'"

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

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.’

International Standard Version

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.'"

A Conservative Version

I gave you a glimpse of all things, that so laboring ye ought to aid the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

American Standard Version

In all things I gave you an example, that so laboring ye ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

An Understandable Version

I have demonstrated before you a [good] example in all [these] things, so that you [too] will work hard to help those who are [physically] weak. [Also] remember the words of the Lord Jesus who Himself said, 'It is a greater blessing [for you] to give [to people's needs] than to receive [help yourselves].' "

Anderson New Testament

In all things I have taught you by ex ample, that by thus laboring, you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus; for he himself said, It is more blessed to give, than to receive.

Bible in Basic English

In all things I was an example to you of how, in your lives, you are to give help to the feeble, and keep in memory the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, There is a greater blessing in giving than in getting.

Common New Testament

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"

Daniel Mace New Testament

my constant example has shown you that the disabled should be assisted by your labours, remembring the words of the Lord Jesus, who said, "it is a greater happiness to give than to receive."

Darby Translation

I have shewed you all things, that thus labouring we ought to come in aid of the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Godbey New Testament

I have shown you all things, that it so behooveth you laboring to assist the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Goodspeed New Testament

I showed you in every way that by hard work like that we must help those who are weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, for he said, 'It makes one happier to give than to be given to.' "

John Wesley New Testament

I have shewed you all things, that thus labouring ye ought to help the infirm, and to remember the word of the Lord Jesus, which he himself said, It is happier to give than to receive.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I have showed you in 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.

Julia Smith Translation

I shewed you all things, that so being wearied ye must support the weak, and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that himself said, It is happy to give rather than receive.

King James 2000

I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you 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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I have shown you [with respect to] all [things] that [by] working hard in this way it is necessary to help those who are in need, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus that he himself said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."

Modern King James verseion

I have shown you all things, that working in this way we ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I have showed you all things, how that so laboring ye ought to receive the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how that he said, 'It is more blessed to give, than to receive.'"

Moffatt New Testament

I showed you how this was the way to work hard and succour the needy, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, who said, 'To give is happier than to get.'"

Montgomery New Testament

"In all things I have set you an example, how that so toiling, you ought to help the weak and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."

NET Bible

By all these things, I have shown you that by working in this way we 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.'"

New Heart English Bible

In all things I gave you an example, that so laboring you ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"

Noyes New Testament

In all ways I showed you that so laboring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Sawyer New Testament

I have showed you all things, that so laboring you ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

The Emphasized Bible

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!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

In all things I have set you the example, that so labouring hard ye ought to help the infirm, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, because he himself said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."

Twentieth Century New Testament

I left nothing undone to show you that, laboring as I labored, you ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said himself-- 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"

Webster

I have shown you all things, that so laboring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Weymouth New Testament

In all things I have set you an example, showing you that, by working as I do, you ought to help the weak, and to bear in mind the words of the Lord Jesus, how He Himself said, "'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"

Williams New Testament

In everything I showed you that by working hard like this we must help those who are weak, and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, 'It makes one happier to give than to get.'"

World English Bible

In all things I gave you an example, that so laboring you ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"

Worrell New Testament

In all things I showed you that, thus laboring, ye ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."

Worsley New Testament

I have shewed you in all things, that by labouring thus ye ought to support the infirm; and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, who said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Youngs Literal Translation

all things I did shew you, that, thus labouring, it behoveth us to partake with the ailing, to be mindful also of the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.'

Themes

Benevolence » The duty of » Paul's exhortation

Burden » Bearing the burdens of others

Charity » Giving

Christian ministers » Say good-bye to the congregation

Christian conduct » Being liberal to others

Donation » Donation (giving) » The blessedness of

Duty » To brethren » To the weak

Duty » Donation (giving) » The blessedness of

Ephesus » Paul visits and preaches in

Example » Inspiration of example » Paul's example

Example » Paul, our

Christ, our example » Conformity to, required in » Benevolence

Giving and gifts » Giving being more blessed than receiving

Help » Helping others

Industry » Requisite to supply » Wants of others

Liberality » Exhortations to

Liberality » Blessings connected with

Liberality » Labor to be enabled to exercise

Memory spiritual » The words of Christ concerning benevolence

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

Missionaries » In visiting and relieving the poor, the sick, &c

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

Paul » Supports himself

Paul » Going » Jerusalem

Paul's » Example

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

The poor » They who in faith believe » Are blessed

Receiving » What is more blessed than receiving

Remembrance » What to remember

Self-denial » Instances of » Paul, in laboring for his own support while he also taught

Social duties » Benevolence, the duty of » Paul's exhortation

Social duties » Sympathy the marks of true » Helpfulness

Spiritual » Memory calls to mind » The words of Christ concerning benevolence

Sympathy » The marks of true » Helpfulness

Weak » Defender of the » Duty to the

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ὑποδείκνυμι 
Hupodeiknumi 
Usage: 3

you
ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

so
οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146

κοπιάω 
Kopiao 
Usage: 17

ye ought
δεῖ 
Dei 
Usage: 72

to support
ἀντιλαμβάνομαι 
Antilambanomai 
Usage: 3

the weak
ἀσθενέω 
Astheneo 
Usage: 34

and
τε 
Te 
and, both, then, whether, even, also, not tr s
Usage: 170

μνημονεύω 
Mnemoneuo 
Usage: 13

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

of the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

how
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

he

Usage: 0

ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824

It is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

μᾶλλον 
Mallon 
more, rather, the more, better ,
Usage: 66

μακάριος 
Makarios 
Usage: 21

to give
δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Acts 20:35

Context Readings

Paul's Farewell To The Ephesian Elders

34 You yourselves know personally that these hands ministered to my own needs and those [of the persons] who were with me. 35 In everything I have pointed out to you [by example] that, by working diligently in this manner, we ought to assist the weak, being mindful of the words of the Lord Jesus, how He Himself said, It is more blessed (makes one happier and more to be envied) to give than to receive. 36 Having spoken thus, he knelt down with them all and prayed.


Cross References

Proverbs 19:17

He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and that which he has given He will repay to him.

Matthew 10:8

Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, drive out demons. Freely (without pay) you have received, freely (without charge) give.

2 Corinthians 8:9

For you are becoming progressively acquainted with and recognizing more strongly and clearly the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (His kindness, His gracious generosity, His undeserved favor and spiritual blessing), [in] that though He was [so very] rich, yet for your sakes He became [so very] poor, in order that by His poverty you might become enriched (abundantly supplied).

Ephesians 4:28

Let the thief steal no more, but rather let him be industrious, making an honest living with his own hands, so that he may be able to give to those in need.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And we earnestly beseech you, brethren, admonish (warn and seriously advise) those who are out of line [the loafers, the disorderly, and the unruly]; encourage the timid and fainthearted, help and give your support to the weak souls, [and] be very patient with everybody [always keeping your temper].

Psalm 41:1-3

Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is he who considers the weak and the poor; the Lord will deliver him in the time of evil and trouble.

Psalm 112:5-9

It is well with the man who deals generously and lends, who conducts his affairs with justice.

Isaiah 32:8

But the noble, openhearted, and liberal man devises noble things; and he stands for what is noble, openhearted, and generous.

Isaiah 35:3

Strengthen the weak hands and make firm the feeble and tottering knees.

Isaiah 58:7-12

Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house -- "when you see the naked, that you cover him, and that you hide not yourself from [the needs of] your own flesh and blood?

Matthew 25:34-40

Then the King will say to those at His right hand, Come, you blessed of My Father [you favored of God and appointed to eternal salvation], inherit (receive as your own) the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Luke 14:12-14

Jesus also said to the man who had invited Him, When you give a dinner or a supper, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors, lest perhaps they also invite you in return, and so you are paid back.

Acts 20:20

How I did not shrink from telling you anything that was for your benefit and teaching you in public meetings and from house to house,

Acts 20:27

For I never shrank or kept back or fell short from declaring to you the whole purpose and plan and counsel of God.

Romans 15:1

We who are strong [in our convictions and of robust faith] ought to bear with the failings and the frailties and the tender scruples of the weak; [we ought to help carry the doubts and qualms of others] and not to please ourselves.

1 Corinthians 9:12

If others share in this rightful claim upon you, do not we [have a still better and greater claim]? However, we have never exercised this right, but we endure everything rather than put a hindrance in the way [of the spread] of the good news (the Gospel) of Christ.

2 Corinthians 9:6-12

[Remember] this: he who sows sparingly and grudgingly will also reap sparingly and grudgingly, and he who sows generously [ that blessings may come to someone] will also reap generously and with blessings.

2 Corinthians 11:9

And when I was with you and ran short financially, I did not burden any [of you], for what I lacked was abundantly made up by the brethren who came from Macedonia. So I kept myself from being burdensome to you in any way, and will continue to keep [myself from being so].

2 Corinthians 11:12

But what I do, I will continue to do, [for I am determined to maintain this independence] in order to cut off the claim of those who would like [to find an occasion and incentive] to claim that in their boasted [mission] they work on the same terms that we do.

2 Corinthians 12:13

For in what respect were you put to a disadvantage in comparison with the rest of the churches, unless [it was for the fact] that I myself did not burden you [with my financial support]? Pardon me [for doing you] this injustice!

Philippians 4:17-20

Not that I seek or am eager for [your] gift, but I do seek and am eager for the fruit which increases to your credit [the harvest of blessing that is accumulating to your account].

1 Thessalonians 4:11

To make it your ambition and definitely endeavor to live quietly and peacefully, to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we charged you,

Hebrews 12:12-13

So then, brace up and reinvigorate and set right your slackened and weakened and drooping hands and strengthen your feeble and palsied and tottering knees,

Hebrews 13:3

Remember those who are in prison as if you were their fellow prisoner, and those who are ill-treated, since you also are liable to bodily sufferings.

Hebrews 13:16

Do not forget or neglect to do kindness and good, to be generous and distribute and contribute to the needy [of the church as embodiment and proof of fellowship], for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

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