Acts 20:21
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New International Version
I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.

New Living Translation
I have had one message for Jews and Greeks alike--the necessity of repenting from sin and turning to God, and of having faith in our Lord Jesus.

English Standard Version
testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Berean Study Bible
testifying to Jews and Greeks alike about repentance to God and faith in our Lord Jesus.

Berean Literal Bible
earnestly testifying both to the Jewish and to Greeks repentance in God and faith in our Lord Jesus.

New American Standard Bible
solemnly testifying to both Jews and Greeks of repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

King James Bible
Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I testified to both Jews and Greeks about repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus."

International Standard Version
I testified to both Jews and Greeks about repentance to God and faith in our Lord Jesus.

NET Bible
testifying to both Jews and Greeks about repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“While I was testifying to the Jews and to the Aramaeans about returning home to the Presence of God and the faith in our Lord Yeshua The Messiah.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I warned Jews and Greeks to change the way they think and act and to believe in our Lord Jesus.

New American Standard 1977
solemnly testifying to both Jews and Greeks of repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jubilee Bible 2000
testifying both to the Jews and also to the Gentiles, repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

King James 2000 Bible
Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

American King James Version
Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

American Standard Version
testifying both to Jews and to Greeks repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Testifying both to Jews and Gentiles penance towards God, and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Darby Bible Translation
testifying to both Jews and Greeks repentance towards God, and faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ.

English Revised Version
testifying both to Jews and to Greeks repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

Webster's Bible Translation
Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance towards God, and faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ.

Weymouth New Testament
and urging upon both Jews and Greeks the necessity of turning to God and of believing in Jesus our Lord.

World English Bible
testifying both to Jews and to Greeks repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus.

Young's Literal Translation
testifying fully both to Jews and Greeks, toward God reformation, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
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
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. 22And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there.…
Cross References
Mark 1:15
"The time is fulfilled," He said, "and the kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe in the gospel!"

Luke 16:28
for I have five brothers. Let him warn them so they will not also end up in this place of torment.'

Acts 2:38
Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 11:18
When they heard this, their objections were put to rest, and they glorified God, saying, "So then, God has granted even the Gentiles repentance unto life."

Acts 18:5
And when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul devoted himself fully to the word, testifying to the Jews that Jesus is the Christ.

Acts 20:23
I only know that in town after town the Holy Spirit warns me that chains and afflictions await me.

Acts 20:24
But I consider my life of no value to myself, if only I may finish my course and complete the ministry I have received from the Lord Jesus--the ministry of testifying to the good news of God's grace.

Acts 24:24
After several days, Felix returned with his wife Drusilla, who was a Jewess. He sent for Paul and listened to him speak about faith in Christ Jesus.

Acts 26:18
to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those sanctified by faith in Me.'

Acts 26:20
First to those in Damascus and Jerusalem, then to everyone in the region of Judea, and then to the Gentiles, I declared that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds worthy of their repentance.
Treasury of Scripture

Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

Testifying.

Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to …

Acts 2:40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save …

Acts 8:25 And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, …

Acts 18:5 And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed …

Acts 28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into …

1 John 5:11-13 And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and …

to the Jews.

Acts 18:4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the …

Acts 19:17 And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; …

Romans 1:14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the …

1 Corinthians 1:22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

repentance.

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you …

Acts 3:19 Repent you therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out…

Acts 11:18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified …

Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all …

Acts 26:20 But showed first to them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout …

Ezekiel 18:30-32 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according …

Matthew 3:2 And saying, Repent you: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the …

Matthew 21:31,32 Whether of them two did the will of his father? They say to him, …

Mark 1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: …

Mark 6:12 And they went out, and preached that men should repent.

Luke 13:3,5 I tell you, No: but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish…

Luke 15:7,10 I say to you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner …

Luke 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his …

Romans 2:4 Or despise you the riches of his goodness and forbearance and long-suffering…

2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation not to be repented …

2 Timothy 2:25,26 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure …

faith.

Acts 10:43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whoever …

Acts 13:38,39 Be it known to you therefore, men and brothers, that through this …

Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be …

John 3:15-18,36 That whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life…

John 20:31 But these are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, …

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power …

Romans 3:22-26 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ to …

Romans 4:24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him …

Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through …

Romans 10:9 That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall …

Galatians 2:16,20 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but …

Galatians 3:22 But the scripture has concluded all under sin, that the promise by …

1 John 5:1,5,11-13 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every …

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