Acts 20:31
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New International Version
So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.

New Living Translation
Watch out! Remember the three years I was with you--my constant watch and care over you night and day, and my many tears for you.

English Standard Version
Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore be alert and remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore stay awake, remembering that three years night and day I never ceased admonishing each one with tears.

New American Standard Bible
"Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears.

King James Bible
Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for three years I did not stop warning each one of you with tears."

International Standard Version
So be alert! Remember that for three years, night and day, I never stopped tearfully warning each of you.

NET Bible
Therefore be alert, remembering that night and day for three years I did not stop warning each one of you with tears.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore watch, remembering that for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish everyone night and day with tears.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Therefore be vigilant, and remember that for three years I have not been silent by night and by day, while with tears I was warning each one of you.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So be alert! Remember that I instructed each of you for three years, day and night, at times with tears in my eyes.

New American Standard 1977
“Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore watch and remember that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn everyone night and day with tears.

American King James Version
Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

American Standard Version
Wherefore watch ye, remembering that by the space of three years I ceased not to admonish every one night and day with tears.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore watch, keeping in memory, that for three years I ceased not, with tears to admonish every one of you night and day.

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore watch, remembering that for three years, night and day, I ceased not admonishing each one [of you] with tears.

English Revised Version
Wherefore watch ye, remembering that by the space of three years I ceased not to admonish every one night and day with tears.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore be on the alert; and remember that, night and day, for three years, I never ceased admonishing every one, even with tears.

World English Bible
Therefore watch, remembering that for a period of three years I didn't cease to admonish everyone night and day with tears.

Young's Literal Translation
'Therefore, watch, remembering that three years, night and day, I did not cease with tears warning each one;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
20:28-38 If the Holy Ghost has made ministers overseers of the flock, that is, shepherds, they must be true to their trust. Let them consider their Master's concern for the flock committed to their charge. It is the church He has purchased with his own blood. The blood was his as Man; yet so close is the union between the Divine and human nature, that it is there called the blood of God, for it was the blood of Him who is God. This put such dignity and worth into it, as to ransom believers from all evil, and purchase all good. Paul spake about their souls with affection and concern. They were full of care what would become of them. Paul directs them to look up to God with faith, and commends them to the word of God's grace, not only as the foundation of their hope and the fountain of their joy, but as the rule of their walking. The most advanced Christians are capable of growing, and will find the word of grace help their growth. As those cannot be welcome guests to the holy God who are unsanctified; so heaven would be no heaven to them; but to all who are born again, and on whom the image of God is renewed, it is sure, as almighty power and eternal truth make it so. He recommends himself to them as an example of not caring as to things of the present world; this they would find help forward their comfortable passage through it. It might seem a hard saying, therefore Paul adds to it a saying of their Master's, which he would have them always remember; It is more blessed to give than to receive: it seems they were words often used to his disciples. The opinion of the children of this world, is contrary to this; they are afraid of giving, unless in hope of getting. Clear gain, is with them the most blessed thing that can be; but Christ tell us what is more blessed, more excellent. It makes us more like to God, who gives to all, and receives from none; and to the Lord Jesus, who went about doing good. This mind was in Christ Jesus, may it be in us also. It is good for friends, when they part, to part with prayer. Those who exhort and pray for one another, may have many weeping seasons and painful separations, but they will meet before the throne of God, to part no more. It was a comfort to all, that the presence of Christ both went with him and stayed with them.
Study Bible
Paul's Farewell to the Ephesians
30Even from your own number, men will rise up and distort the truth to draw away disciples after them. 31Therefore be alert and remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears. 32And 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.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 3:21
"However, if you have warned the righteous man that the righteous should not sin and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he took warning; and you have delivered yourself."

Acts 19:8
Then Paul went into the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God.

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

Acts 20:19
I served the Lord with great humility and with tears, and in the trials I faced through the plots of the Jews.

Acts 24:17
After several years, then, I returned to Jerusalem to bring alms to my people and to present offerings.

Philippians 3:18
For as I have often told you before, and now declare even with tears: Many live as enemies of the cross of Christ.

Colossians 1:28
We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.
Treasury of Scripture

Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

watch.

Matthew 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, …

Mark 13:34-37 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his …

Luke 21:36 Watch you therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy …

2 Timothy 4:5 But watch you in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an …

Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for …

Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps …

by.

Acts 19:8,10 And he went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for the space of …

warn.

Ezekiel 3:17-20 Son of man, I have made you a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore …

Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, …

1 Corinthians 4:14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.

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

1 Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brothers, warn them that are unruly, comfort the …

night.

Acts 20:7,11 And on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together …

1 Thessalonians 2:9,10 For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail: for laboring night …

2 Thessalonians 3:8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nothing; but worked with labor …

with.

Acts 20:19 Serving the LORD with all humility of mind, and with many tears, …

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