Acts 20:20
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New International Version
You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house.

New Living Translation
I never shrank back from telling you what you needed to hear, either publicly or in your homes.

English Standard Version
how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house,

Berean Study Bible
I did not shrink back from declaring anything that was helpful to you as I taught you publicly and from house to house,

Berean Literal Bible
how I did not shrink back from declaring to you anything being profitable, and teaching you publicly and from house to house,

New American Standard Bible
how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you publicly and from house to house,

King James Bible
And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and that I did not shrink back from proclaiming to you anything that was profitable or from teaching it to you in public and from house to house.

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

NET Bible
You know that I did not hold back from proclaiming to you anything that would be helpful, and from teaching you publicly and from house to house,

New Heart English Bible
how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, teaching you publicly and from house to house,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And I have neglected nothing that was useful for your souls, to preach and to teach in the marketplace and in houses,”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I didn't avoid telling you anything that would help you, and I didn't avoid teaching you publicly and from house to house.

New American Standard 1977
how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you publicly and from house to house,

Jubilee Bible 2000
and how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have showed you and have taught you publicly and from house to house,

King James 2000 Bible
And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have showed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house,

American King James Version
And how I kept back nothing that was profitable to you, but have showed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house,

American Standard Version
how I shrank not from declaring unto you anything that was profitable, and teaching you publicly, and from house to house,

Douay-Rheims Bible
How I have kept back nothing that was profitable to you, but have preached it to you, and taught you publicly, and from house to house,

Darby Bible Translation
how I held back nothing of what is profitable, so as not to announce [it] to you, and to teach you publicly and in every house,

English Revised Version
how that I shrank not from declaring unto you anything that was profitable, and teaching you publicly, and from house to house,

Webster's Bible Translation
And how I kept back nothing that was profitable to you, but have shown you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house,

Weymouth New Testament
and that I never shrank from declaring to you anything that was profitable, or from teaching you in public and in your homes,

World English Bible
how I didn't shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, teaching you publicly and from house to house,

Young's Literal Translation
how nothing I did keep back of what things are profitable, not to declare to you, and to teach you publicly, and in every house,
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
Paul's Farewell to the Ephesians
19I served the Lord with great humility and with tears, and in the trials I faced through the plots of the Jews. 20I did not shrink back from declaring anything that was helpful to you as I taught you publicly and from house to house, 21testifying to Jews and Greeks alike about repentance to God and faith in our Lord Jesus.…
Cross References
Psalm 40:10
I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have spoken of Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great congregation.

Jeremiah 26:2
"Thus says the LORD, 'Stand in the court of the LORD'S house, and speak to all the cities of Judah who have come to worship in the LORD'S house all the words that I have commanded you to speak to them. Do not omit a word!

Jeremiah 42:4
Then Jeremiah the prophet said to them, "I have heard you. Behold, I am going to pray to the LORD your God in accordance with your words; and I will tell you the whole message which the LORD will answer you. I will not keep back a word from you."

Acts 20:27
For I did not shrink back from declaring to you the whole will of God.
Treasury of Scripture

And how I kept back nothing that was profitable to you, but have showed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house,

I kept.

Acts 20:27,31 For I have not shunned to declare to you all the counsel of God…

Acts 5:2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, …

Deuteronomy 4:5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD …

Psalm 40:9,10 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: see, I have …

Ezekiel 33:7-9 So you, O son of man, I have set you a watchman to the house of Israel; …

1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received, how …

Colossians 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all …

profitable.

1 Corinthians 12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit with.

1 Corinthians 14:6 Now, brothers, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall …

Philippians 3:1 Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things …

2 Timothy 3:16,17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for …

and have.

Acts 20:31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I …

Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking …

Acts 5:42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach …

Mark 4:34 But without a parable spoke he not to them: and when they were alone, …

2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, …

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