Acts 20:33
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New International Version
I have not coveted anyone's silver or gold or clothing.

New Living Translation
"I have never coveted anyone's silver or gold or fine clothes.

English Standard Version
I coveted no one’s silver or gold or apparel.

Berean Study Bible
I have not coveted anyone's silver or gold or clothing.

Berean Literal Bible
I coveted nobody's silver or gold or clothing.

New American Standard Bible
"I have coveted no one's silver or gold or clothes.

King James Bible
I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have not coveted anyone's silver or gold or clothing.

International Standard Version
I never desired anyone's silver, gold, or clothes.

NET Bible
I have desired no one's silver or gold or clothing.

New Heart English Bible
I coveted no one's silver, or gold, or clothing.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“I have not coveted silver, gold, or apparel.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I never wanted anyone's silver, gold, or clothes.

New American Standard 1977
“I have coveted no one’s silver or gold or clothes.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel.

King James 2000 Bible
I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.

American King James Version
I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.

American Standard Version
I coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have not coveted any man's silver, gold, or apparel, as

Darby Bible Translation
I have coveted [the] silver or gold or clothing of no one.

English Revised Version
I coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.

Weymouth New Testament
No one's silver or gold or clothing have I coveted.

World English Bible
I coveted no one's silver, or gold, or clothing.

Young's Literal Translation
'The silver or gold or garments of no one did I covet;
Study Bible
Paul's Farewell to the Ephesians
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. 33I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing. 34You yourselves know that these hands of mine have ministered to my own needs and those of my companions.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 12:3
"Here I am; bear witness against me before the LORD and His anointed. Whose ox have I taken, or whose donkey have I taken, or whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed, or from whose hand have I taken a bribe to blind my eyes with it? I will restore it to you."

1 Corinthians 9:4
Have we no right to food and to drink?

1 Corinthians 9:12
If others have this right to your support, shouldn't we have it all the more? But we did not exercise this right. Instead, we put up with anything rather than hinder the gospel of Christ.

1 Corinthians 9:15
But I have not used any of these rights. And I am not writing this to suggest that something be done for me. Indeed, I would rather die than for anyone to nullify my boast.

2 Corinthians 11:7
Was it a sin for me to humble myself in order to exalt you, because I preached the gospel of God to you free of charge?

2 Corinthians 12:14
See, I am ready to come to you a third time, and I will not be a burden, because I am not seeking your possessions, but you yourselves. For children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

1 Thessalonians 2:5
As you know, we never used words of flattery or any pretext for greed. God is our witness!

3 John 1:7
For they went out on behalf of the Name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles.
Treasury of Scripture

I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.

Numbers 16:15 And Moses was very wroth, and said to the LORD, Respect not you their …

1 Samuel 12:3-5 Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before …

1 Corinthians 9:12,15,18 If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? …

2 Corinthians 7:2 Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we …

2 Corinthians 11:9 And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man…

2 Corinthians 12:14,17 Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not …

1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, …

(33) I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.--Comp. the parallel of Samuel's appeal to the people (1Samuel 12:3). In each case there was a special reason for what might otherwise seem an uncalled-for boast. Samuel's sons had been guilty of corrupt practices, taking bribes and the like (1Samuel 8:3). Among the many calumnies against St. Paul, one was that he used his apostolic ministry "as a cloke of covetousness." (Comp. 2Corinthians 7:2; 2Corinthians 12:17-18; 1Thessalonians 2:5.) On "apparel," as constituting a large part of the personal estate of the East, see Notes on Matthew 6:19; James 5:2.

Verse 33. - Coveted for have coveted, A V. Apparel. One of the items of an Oriental's treasure for the purpose of gifts (2 Kings 5:5, 22, 23, 26; Genesis 45:22; Matthew 6:19, 2(1). St. Paul contrasts his own example in not seeking such gifts with the conduct of the false apostles who draw away disciples after them for gain (1 Timothy 6:5-10; Romans 16:17, 18; comp. 1 Corinthians 9.). I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel. This the apostle says, not merely in vindication of himself, and his character, from all charge or suspicion of avarice; but chiefly for the instruction of these elders, and all others of the same office, not to indulge the sin of covetousness, which is very disagreeable, and ought not to be in a minister of the word; and it may be observed, that many things which the apostle says before of himself to those elders, is said not to commend himself, nor so much in his own vindication, as for their imitation; compare with this Numbers 16:15 and to point out the character of false teachers that would come in, or spring up among them, who would make merchandise of them. Beza's ancient copy, and others, read, "the silver, &c. of none of you"; and so the Ethiopic version. 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.
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