Acts 20:27
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New International Version
For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God.

New Living Translation
for I didn't shrink from declaring all that God wants you to know.

English Standard Version
for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.

New American Standard Bible
"For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose of God.

King James Bible
For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for I did not shrink back from declaring to you the whole plan of God.

International Standard Version
because I never shrank from telling you the whole plan of God.

NET Bible
For I did not hold back from announcing to you the whole purpose of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For I have not declined to show you the whole will of God.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I didn't avoid telling you the whole plan of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I have not refrained from declaring unto you the full counsel of God.

King James 2000 Bible
For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.

American King James Version
For I have not shunned to declare to you all the counsel of God.

American Standard Version
For I shrank not from declaring unto you the whole counsel of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I have not spared to declare unto you all the counsel of God.

Darby Bible Translation
for I have not shrunk from announcing to you all the counsel of God.

English Revised Version
For I shrank not from declaring unto you the whole counsel of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I have not shunned to declare to you all the counsel of God.

Weymouth New Testament
For I have not shrunk from declaring to you God's whole truth.

World English Bible
for I didn't shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.

Young's Literal Translation
for I did not keep back from declaring to you all the counsel of God.
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 27. - Shrank not from declaring for have not shunned to declare, A.V. (see ver. 20, note); the whole for all the, A.V. Counsel of God. His revealed will and purpose concerning man's salvation (Acts 2:23; Acts 4:28; Ephesians 1:11).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. By which is meant, not the purposes and decrees of God, latent in his own breast, these the apostle could not declare; but his revealed will in the Gospel, concerning the salvation of men by Jesus Christ, even the whole of the Gospel, every truth and doctrine of it, necessary to salvation, and to the peace, joy, and comfort of the saints; together with all the ordinances of it, and everything that had any tendency to promote the glory of God, and the good of souls; see Luke 7:30 none of these things did the apostle withhold from the knowledge of the church at Ephesus, but freely imparted and communicated them to them; See Gill on Acts 20:20.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

27. For I have not shunned to declare … all the counsel of God—God's way of salvation, and His kingdom of souls saved by His Son Jesus Christ. See Lu 7:30.

Acts 20:27 Additional Commentaries
Context
Paul's Farewell to the Ephesian Elders
26"Therefore, I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. 27"For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose of God. 28"Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.…
Cross References
Psalm 40:10
I do not hide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help. I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness from the great assembly.

Jeremiah 26:2
"This is what the LORD says: Stand in the courtyard of the LORD's house and speak to all the people of the towns of Judah who come to worship in the house of the LORD. Tell them everything I command you; do not omit a word.

Jeremiah 42:21
I have told you today, but you still have not obeyed the LORD your God in all he sent me to tell you.

Ezekiel 40:4
The man said to me, "Son of man, look carefully and listen closely and pay attention to everything I am going to show you, for that is why you have been brought here. Tell the people of Israel everything you see."

Acts 13:36
"Now when David had served God's purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his ancestors and his body decayed.

Acts 20:20
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.
Treasury of Scripture

For I have not shunned to declare to you all the counsel of God.

I have.

Acts 20:20,35 And how I kept back nothing that was profitable to you, but have …

Acts 26:22,23 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue to this day, witnessing …

2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in …

Galatians 1:7-10 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would …

Galatians 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

1 Thessalonians 2:4 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, …

all.

Acts 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge …

Psalm 32:11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, you righteous: and shout for joy, …

Isaiah 46:10,11 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the …

Jeremiah 23:22 But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to …

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: …

Luke 7:30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against …

John 15:15 From now on I call you not servants; for the servant knows not what …

1 Corinthians 11:23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered to you…

Ephesians 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance…

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