28 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flockw of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers.x Be shepherds of the church of God,a y which he boughtz with his own blood.b a 29 I know that after I leave, savage wolvesb will come in among you and will not spare the flock.c 30 Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciplesd after them. 31 So be on your guard! Remember that for three yearse I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.f
32 “Now I commit you to Godg and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritanceh among all those who are sanctified.i 33 I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing.j 34 You yourselves know that these hands of mine have supplied my own needs and the needs of my companions.k 35 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.’ ”
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Or with the blood of his own Son.