Acts 20:24
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New International Version
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me--the task of testifying to the good news of God's grace.

New Living Translation
But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus--the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.

English Standard Version
But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

Berean Study Bible
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.

Berean Literal Bible
But I make my life neither dear nor any account to myself, so as to finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus: to testify fully the gospel of the grace of God.

New American Standard Bible
"But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.

King James Bible
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I count my life of no value to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of God's grace."

International Standard Version
But I don't place any value on my life, if only I can finish my race and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus of testifying to the gospel of God's grace.

NET Bible
But I do not consider my life worth anything to myself, so that I may finish my task and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the good news of God's grace.

New Heart English Bible
But I make my life an account of nothing precious to myself, so that I may finish my race, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to fully testify to the Good News of the grace of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But my life is esteemed nothing to me, so that I may finish my race course and the ministry which I have received from our Lord Yeshua, to testify of The Gospel of the grace of God.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But I don't place any value on my own life. I want to finish the race I'm running. I want to carry out the mission I received from the Lord Jesus-the mission of testifying to the Good News of God's kindness.

New American Standard 1977
“But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, in order that I may finish my course, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But none of these things move me, neither do I count my life dear unto myself, only that I might finish my course with joy and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

King James 2000 Bible
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

American King James Version
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

American Standard Version
But I hold not my life of any account as dear unto myself, so that I may accomplish my course, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I fear none of these things, neither do I count my life more precious than myself, so that I may consummate my course and the ministry of the word which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Darby Bible Translation
But I make no account of [my] life [as] dear to myself, so that I finish my course, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the glad tidings of the grace of God.

English Revised Version
But I hold not my life of any account, as dear unto myself, so that I may accomplish my course, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I have received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Weymouth New Testament
But even the sacrifice of my life I count as nothing, if only I may perfect my earthly course, and be faithful to the duty which the Lord Jesus has entrusted to me of proclaiming, as of supreme importance, the Good News of God's grace.

World English Bible
But these things don't count; nor do I hold my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to fully testify to the Good News of the grace of God.

Young's Literal Translation
but I make account of none of these, neither do I count my life precious to myself, so that I finish my course with joy, and the ministration that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify fully the good news of the grace of God.
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
23I only know that in town after town the Holy Spirit warns me that chains and afflictions await me. 24But 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. 25Now I know that none of you among whom I have preached the kingdom will see my face again.…
Cross References
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 1:17
He was one of our number and was allotted a share in this ministry."

Acts 11:23
When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to abide in the Lord with all their hearts.

Acts 13:25
As John was completing his course, he said, 'Who do you suppose I am? I am not that One. But He is coming after me whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.'

Acts 15:7
After much discussion, Peter got up and said to them, "Brothers, you know that in the early days, God made a choice among you that the Gentiles would hear from my lips the message of the gospel and believe.

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 20:21
testifying to Jews and Greeks alike about repentance to God and faith in our Lord Jesus.

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

Acts 20:32
And now I commit you to God and to the word of His grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all who are sanctified.

Acts 21:13
Then Paul answered, "Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus."
Treasury of Scripture

But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

none.

Acts 21:13 Then Paul answered, What mean you to weep and to break my heart? …

Romans 8:35-39 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, …

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always …

2 Corinthians 4:1,8,9,16-18 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, …

2 Corinthians 6:4-10 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in …

2 Corinthians 7:4 Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of …

2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, …

Ephesians 3:13 Why I desire that you faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

1 Thessalonians 2:2 But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, …

1 Thessalonians 3:3 That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves …

2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am …

2 Timothy 3:11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came to me at Antioch, at Iconium, …

2 Timothy 4:17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that …

Hebrews 10:34 For you had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling …

Hebrews 12:1-3 Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, …

neither.

2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the …

Philippians 1:20-23 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing …

Philippians 2:17 Yes, and if I be offered on the sacrifice and service of your faith, …

Colossians 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which …

1 John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life …

Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of …

I might.

John 17:4 I have glorified you on the earth: I have finished the work which …

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Know you not that they which run in a race run all, but one receives …

Philippians 3:13-15 Brothers, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing …

2 Timothy 4:6-8 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand…

and the.

Acts 1:17 For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.

Acts 9:15 But the Lord said to him, Go your way: for he is a chosen vessel …

Acts 22:21 And he said to me, Depart: for I will send you far hence to the Gentiles.

Acts 26:17,18 Delivering you from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom now I send you…

1 Corinthians 9:17,18 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against …

2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

Galatians 1:1 Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, …

Titus 1:3 But has in due times manifested his word through preaching, which …

to testify.

Acts 20:21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward …

John 15:27 And you also shall bear witness, because you have been with me from …

Hebrews 2:3,4 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the …

the gospel.

Acts 14:3 Long time therefore stayed they speaking boldly in the Lord, which …

Luke 2:10,11 And the angel said to them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good …

Romans 3:24-26 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is …

Romans 4:4 Now to him that works is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.

Romans 5:20,21 Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where …

Romans 11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is …

Ephesians 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted …

Ephesians 2:4-10 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us…

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,

Titus 3:4-7 But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared…

1 Peter 5:12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother to you, as I suppose, I have written …

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