Acts 20:18
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New International Version
When they arrived, he said to them: "You know how I lived the whole time I was with you, from the first day I came into the province of Asia.

New Living Translation
When they arrived he declared, "You know that from the day I set foot in the province of Asia until now

English Standard Version
And when they came to him, he said to them: “You yourselves know how I lived among you the whole time from the first day that I set foot in Asia,

New American Standard Bible
And when they had come to him, he said to them, "You yourselves know, from the first day that I set foot in Asia, how I was with you the whole time,

King James Bible
And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And when they came to him, he said to them: "You know, from the first day I set foot in Asia, how I was with you the whole time--

International Standard Version
When they came to him, he told them, "You know how I lived among you the entire time from the first day I set foot in Asia.

NET Bible
When they arrived, he said to them, "You yourselves know how I lived the whole time I was with you, from the first day I set foot in the province of Asia,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when they came to him, he said to them, “You are aware that from the first day that I entered Asia, how I have been with you all the time,”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When they were with him, he said to them, "You know how I spent all my time with you from the first day I arrived in the province of Asia.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons,

King James 2000 Bible
And when they were come to him, he said unto them, You know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all times,

American King James Version
And when they were come to him, he said to them, You know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons,

American Standard Version
And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye yourselves know, from the first day that I set foot in Asia, after what manner I was with you all the time,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they were come to him, and were together, he said to them: You know from the first day that I came into Asia, in what manner I have been with you, for all the time,

Darby Bible Translation
And when they were come to him, he said to them, *Ye* know how I was with you all the time from the first day that I arrived in Asia,

English Revised Version
And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye yourselves know, from the first day that I set foot in Asia, after what manner I was with you all the time,

Webster's Bible Translation
And when they had come to him, he said to them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons,

Weymouth New Testament
Upon their arrival he said to them, "You Elders well know, from the first day of my setting foot in the province of Asia, the kind of life I lived among you the whole time,

World English Bible
When they had come to him, he said to them, "You yourselves know, from the first day that I set foot in Asia, how I was with you all the time,

Young's Literal Translation
and when they were come unto him, he said to them, 'Ye -- ye know from the first day in which I came to Asia, how, with you at all times I was;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

20:17-27 The elders knew that Paul was no designing, self-seeking man. Those who would in any office serve the Lord acceptably, and profitably to others, must do it with humility. He was a plain preacher, one that spoke his message so as to be understood. He was a powerful preacher; he preached the gospel as a testimony to them if they received it; but as a testimony against them if they rejected it. He was a profitable preacher; one that aimed to inform their judgments, and reform their hearts and lives. He was a painful preacher, very industrious in his work. He was a faithful preacher; he did not keep back reproofs when necessary, nor keep back the preaching of the cross. He was a truly Christian, evangelical preacher; he did not preach notions or doubtful matters; nor affairs of state or the civil government; but he preached faith and repentance. A better summary of these things, without which there is no salvation, cannot be given: even repentance towards God, and faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ, with their fruits and effects. Without these no sinner can escape, and with these none will come short of eternal life. Let them not think that Paul left Asia for fear of persecution; he was in full expectation of trouble, yet resolved to go on, well assured that it was by Divine direction. Thanks be to God that we know not the things which shall befall us during the year, the week, the day which has begun. It is enough for the child of God to know that his strength shall be equal to his day. He knows not, he would not know, what the day before him shall bring forth. The powerful influences of the Holy Spirit bind the true Christian to his duty. Even when he expects persecution and affliction, the love of Christ constrains him to proceed. None of these things moved Paul from his work; they did not deprive him of his comfort. It is the business of our life to provide for a joyful death. Believing that this was the last time they should see him, he appeals concerning his integrity. He had preached to them the whole counsel of God. As he had preached to them the gospel purely, so he had preached it to them entire; he faithfully did his work, whether men would bear or forbear.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 18. - Ye yourselves for ye, A.V.; set foot in for came into, A.V.; was for have been, A.V.; all the time for at all seasons, A.V.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And when they were come to him,.... That is, when the elders or pastors of the church at Ephesus were come to the apostle at Miletus:

he said unto them, ye know, from the first day I came into Asia; to Ephesus the chief city in it:

after what manner I have been with you at all seasons; what was his conduct, conversation, and constant manner of life; which the apostle takes notice of, not to commend himself, or to obtain applause of men; but either in vindication of himself, against those that were ready to charge and censure him; or to recommend the doctrine which he taught; and chiefly for the imitation of these elders, he had sent for, and convened in this place; and he appeals to themselves, as eyewitnesses of what he was going to say.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

18. Ye know … after what manner I have been with you at all seasons—For the Christian integrity and fidelity of his whole official intercourse with them he appeals to themselves.

Acts 20:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
Paul's Farewell to the Ephesian Elders
17From Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called to him the elders of the church. 18And when they had come to him, he said to them, "You yourselves know, from the first day that I set foot in Asia, how I was with you the whole time, 19serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials which came upon me through the plots of the Jews;…
Cross References
Acts 18:19
They arrived at Ephesus, where Paul left Priscilla and Aquila. He himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews.

Acts 19:1
While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples

Acts 19:10
This went on for two years, so that all the Jews and Greeks who lived in the province of Asia heard the word of the Lord.

Acts 20:4
He was accompanied by Sopater son of Pyrrhus from Berea, Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica, Gaius from Derbe, Timothy also, and Tychicus and Trophimus from the province of Asia.

Acts 20:16
Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus to avoid spending time in the province of Asia, for he was in a hurry to reach Jerusalem, if possible, by the day of Pentecost.
Treasury of Scripture

And when they were come to him, he said to them, You know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons,

from.

Acts 18:19 And he came to Ephesus, and left them there: but he himself entered …

Acts 19:1,10 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having …

after.

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that …

2 Corinthians 6:3-11 Giving no offense in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed…

1 Thessalonians 1:5,6 For our gospel came not to you in word only, but also in power, and …

1 Thessalonians 2:1-10 For yourselves, brothers, know our entrance in to you, that it was …

2 Thessalonians 3:7-9 For yourselves know how you ought to follow us: for we behaved not …

2 Timothy 3:10 But you have fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, …

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