Parallel Verses

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.'"

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.’

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.

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.

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 that I worked with my own hands to support myself and those who were with me. 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.'" 36 When Paul had said this, he knelt down and prayed with all of them.


Cross References

Proverbs 19:17

Whoever is kind to the poor is lending to the LORD the benefit of his gift will return to him in abundance.

Matthew 10:8

Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons. You have received without payment, so give without payment.

2 Corinthians 8:9

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah. Although he was rich, for your sakes he became poor, so that you, through his poverty, might become rich.

Ephesians 4:28

The thief must no longer steal but must work hard and do what is good with his own hands, so that he might earn something to give to the needy.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

We urge you, brothers, to admonish those who are idle, cheer up those who are discouraged, and help those who are weak. Be patient with everyone.

Psalm 41:1-3

Blessed is the one who is considerate of the destitute; the LORD will deliver him when the times are evil.

Psalm 112:5-9

It is good for the person who lends generously, conducting his affairs with fairness.

Isaiah 32:8

But those who are decent plan noble things, and by noble deeds they stand."

Isaiah 35:3

Strengthen the feeble hands, and support the stumbling knees.

Isaiah 58:7-12

Isn't it to share your bread with the hungry, and to bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him with clothing, and not to raise yourself up from your own flesh and blood?"

Matthew 25:34-40

"Then the king will say to those on his right, "Come, you who have been blessed by my Father! Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world,

Luke 14:12-14

Then he told the man who had invited him, "When you give a luncheon or a dinner, stop inviting only your friends, brothers, relatives, or rich neighbors. Otherwise, they may invite you in return and you would be repaid.

Acts 20:20

I never shrank from telling you anything that would help you nor from teaching you publicly and from house to house.

Acts 20:27

because I never shrank from telling you the whole plan of God.

Romans 15:1

Now we who are strong ought to be patient with the weaknesses of those who are not strong and must stop pleasing ourselves.

1 Corinthians 9:12

If others enjoy this right over you, don't we have a stronger claim? But we did not use this right. On the contrary, we tolerate everything in order not to put an obstacle in the way of the gospel of the Messiah.

2 Corinthians 9:6-12

Remember this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously.

2 Corinthians 11:9

When I was with you and needed something, I did not bother any of you, because our brothers who came from Macedonia supplied everything I needed. I kept myself from being a burden to you in any way, and I will continue to do so.

2 Corinthians 11:12

But I will go on doing what I'm doing in order to deny an opportunity to those people who want an opportunity to be recognized as our equals in the work they are boasting about.

2 Corinthians 12:13

How were you treated worse than the other churches, except that I did not bother you for help? Forgive me for this wrong!

Philippians 4:17-20

It is not that I am looking for a gift. No, I want to see that you receive the fruit that increases to your benefit.

1 Thessalonians 4:11

Also, make it your goal to live quietly, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we instructed you,

Hebrews 12:12-13

Therefore, strengthen your tired arms and your weak knees,

Hebrews 13:3

Continue to remember those in prison as if you were in prison with them, as well as those who are mistreated, since they also are only mortal.

Hebrews 13:16

Do not neglect to do good and to be generous, for God is pleased with such sacrifices.

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