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Acts 20:17–38

17 And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called hthe elders of the church. 18 And when they were come to him, he said unto them,

Ye know, ifrom the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons, 19 Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me kby the lying in wait of the Jews: 20 And how lI kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, lbut have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house, 21 mTestifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, norepentance toward God, and nfaith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. 22 And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there: 23 Save that pthe Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, qsaying that bonds and afflictions ||abide me. 24 But rnone of these things move me, neither scount I my life dear unto myself, so that I might tfinish my course with joy, and uthe ministry, which I have received wof the Lord Jesus, to mtestify the gospel of the grace of God. 25 And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone xpreaching the kingdom of God, yshall see my face no more. 26 Wherefore I take you to record this day, that zI am pure from the blood of all men. 27 For aI have not shunned to declare unto you all bthe counsel of God. 28 cTake heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all dthe flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you eoverseers, dto feed the church of God, which he hath fpurchased gwith his own blood. 29 For I know this, that after my departing shall hgrievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 30 Also iof your own selves shall men arise, speaking kperverse things, to draw away ldisciples after them. 31 Therefore mwatch, and remember, that by the space of nthree years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. 32 And now, brethren, I ocommend you to God, and to pthe word of his grace, which is able to qbuild you up, and to give you ran inheritance among all them which are sanctified. 33 sI have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or tapparel. 34 Yea, ye yourselves know, that uthese hands have ministered unto my necessities, and xto them that were with me. 35 I have shewed you all things, how that sso labouring ye ought to ysupport the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

36 And when he had thus spoken, he zkneeled down, and prayed with them all. 37 And they all wept sore, and afell on Paul’s neck, and kissed him, 38 Sorrowing most of all for the words bwhich he spake, that they should see his face no more. And they caccompanied him unto the ship.

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