Acts 20:1
New International Version
When the uproar had ended, Paul sent for the disciples and, after encouraging them, said goodbye and set out for Macedonia.

New Living Translation
When the uproar was over, Paul sent for the believers and encouraged them. Then he said good-bye and left for Macedonia.

English Standard Version
After the uproar ceased, Paul sent for the disciples, and after encouraging them, he said farewell and departed for Macedonia.

Berean Study Bible
When the uproar had ended, Paul sent for the disciples. And after encouraging them, he said goodbye to them and left for Macedonia.

Berean Literal Bible
Now after the uproar had ceased, Paul, having summoned the disciples and having encouraged them and having said farewell, departed to go to Macedonia.

New American Standard Bible
After the uproar had ceased, Paul sent for the disciples, and when he had exhorted them and taken his leave of them, he left to go to Macedonia.

New King James Version
After the uproar had ceased, Paul called the disciples to himself, embraced them, and departed to go to Macedonia.

King James Bible
And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced them, and departed for to go into Macedonia.

Christian Standard Bible
After the uproar was over, Paul sent for the disciples, encouraged them, and after saying farewell, departed to go to Macedonia.

Contemporary English Version
When the riot was over, Paul sent for the followers and encouraged them. He then told them goodbye and left for Macedonia.

Good News Translation
After the uproar died down, Paul called together the believers and with words of encouragement said good-bye to them. Then he left and went on to Macedonia.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After the uproar was over, Paul sent for the disciples, encouraged them, and after saying good-bye, departed to go to Macedonia.

International Standard Version
When the uproar was over, Paul sent for the disciples and encouraged them. Then he said goodbye to them and left to go to Macedonia.

NET Bible
After the disturbance had ended, Paul sent for the disciples, and after encouraging them and saying farewell, he left to go to Macedonia.

New Heart English Bible
After the uproar had ceased, Paul sent for the disciples and, after encouraging them, took leave of them, and departed to go into Macedonia.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And after the uproar had ceased, Paulus called the disciples and comforted them and kissed them, and he departed and went to Macedonia.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the uproar was over, Paul sent for the disciples, encouraged them, said goodbye, and left for Macedonia.

New American Standard 1977
And after the uproar had ceased, Paul sent for the disciples and when he had exhorted them and taken his leave of them, he departed to go to Macedonia.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called the disciples and embraced them and departed to go into Macedonia.

King James 2000 Bible
And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced them, and departed to go into Macedonia.

American King James Version
And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called to him the disciples, and embraced them, and departed for to go into Macedonia.

American Standard Version
And after the uproar ceased, Paul having sent for the disciples and exhorted them, took leave of them, and departed to go into Macedonia.

Douay-Rheims Bible
AND after the tumult was ceased, Paul calling to him the disciples, and exhorting them, took his leave, and set forward to go into Macedonia.

Darby Bible Translation
But after the tumult had ceased, Paul having called the disciples to [him] and embraced [them], went away to go to Macedonia.

English Revised Version
And after the uproar was ceased, Paul having sent for the disciples and exhorted them, took leave of them, and departed for to go into Macedonia.

Webster's Bible Translation
And after the uproar had ceased, Paul called to him the disciples, and embraced them, and departed to go into Macedonia.

Weymouth New Testament
When the uproar had ceased, Paul sent for the disciples; and, after speaking words of encouragement to them, he took his leave, and started for Macedonia.

World English Bible
After the uproar had ceased, Paul sent for the disciples, took leave of them, and departed to go into Macedonia.

Young's Literal Translation
And after the ceasing of the tumult, Paul having called near the disciples, and having embraced them, went forth to go on to Macedonia;
Study Bible
Paul in Macedonia and Greece
1When the uproar had ended, Paul sent for the disciples. After he had encouraged them, he said goodbye to them and left for Macedonia. 2After traveling through that area and speaking many words of encouragement, he arrived in Greece,…
Cross References
Acts 11:26
and when he found him, he brought him back to Antioch. So for a full year they met together with the church and taught large numbers of people. The disciples were first called Christians at Antioch.

Acts 16:9
During the night, Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and pleading with him, "Come over to Macedonia and help us."

Acts 16:12
From there we went to the Roman colony of Philippi, the leading city of that district of Macedonia. And we stayed there several days.

Acts 19:21
After these things had happened, Paul resolved in the Spirit to go to Jerusalem after he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia. "After I have been there," he said, "I must see Rome as well."

Acts 19:41
After he had said this, he dismissed the assembly.

Acts 20:2
After traveling through that area and speaking many words of encouragement, he arrived in Greece,

Acts 20:3
where he stayed three months. And when the Jews formed a plot against him as he was about to sail for Syria, he decided to go back through Macedonia.

Romans 15:19
by the power of signs and wonders, and by the power of the Spirit of God. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ.

Treasury of Scripture

And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called to him the disciples, and embraced them, and departed for to go into Macedonia.

after.

Acts 19:23-41
And the same time there arose no small stir about that way…

embraced.

Acts 20:10,37
And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him…

Acts 21:5,6
And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed…

Genesis 48:10
Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.

to go.

Acts 19:21
After these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome.

1 Corinthians 16:5
Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia.

2 Corinthians 7:5
For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.







Lexicon
When
Μετὰ (Meta)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

uproar
θόρυβον (thorybon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2351: (a) din, hubbub, confused noise, outcry, (b) riot, disturbance. From the base of throeo; a disturbance.

had ended,
παύσασθαι (pausasthai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Middle
Strong's Greek 3973: A primary verb; to stop, i.e. Restrain, quit, desist, come to an end.

Paul
Παῦλος (Paulos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3972: Paul, Paulus. Of Latin origin; Paulus, the name of a Roman and of an apostle.

sent for
μεταπεμψάμενος (metapempsamenos)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3343: To send for, summon. From meta and pempo; to send from elsewhere, i.e. to summon or invite.

the
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

disciples.
μαθητὰς (mathētas)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

After he had encouraged [them],
παρακαλέσας (parakalesas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3870: From para and kaleo; to call near, i.e. Invite, invoke.

he said goodbye [to them]
ἀσπασάμενος (aspasamenos)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 782: To greet, salute, pay my respects to, welcome. To enfold in the arms, i.e. to salute, to welcome.

[and] left
ἐξῆλθεν (exēlthen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1831: To go out, come out. From ek and erchomai; to issue.

for
πορεύεσθαι (poreuesthai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Middle or Passive
Strong's Greek 4198: To travel, journey, go, die.

Macedonia.
Μακεδονίαν (Makedonian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3109: (Hebrew), Macedonia, a Roman province north of Achaia (Greece). From Makedon; Macedonia, a region of Greece.
XX.

(1) Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced them . . .--The latter verb implies a farewell salutation.

Departed for to go into Macedonia.--We are able from the Epistles to the Corinthians to fill up the gap left in the narrative of the Acts. Having sent Timotheus and Erastus to see after the discipline of the Church of Corinth (Acts 19:17), the Apostle was cheered by the coming of Stephanas and his two companions (1Corinthians 16:17), and apparently wrote by them what is now the First Epistle to the Corinthians. A previous Epistle had been sent, probably by Timothy, to which he refers in 1Corinthians 4:17. When he wrote that Epistle he intended to press on quickly and complete in person the work which it was to begin (1Corinthians 4:18-19). He was led, however, to change his purpose, and to take the land journey through Macedonia instead of going by sea to Corinth (2Corinthians 1:16-17), and so from Corinth to Macedonia, as he had at first intended. He was anxious to know the effect of his letter before he took any further action, and Titus, who probably accompanied the bearers of that letter, was charged to hasten back to Troas with his report. On coming to Troas, however, he did not find him, and after waiting for some time in vain (2Corinthians 2:12), the anxiety told upon his health. He despaired of life and felt as if the sentence of death was passed on him (2Corinthians 1:8; 2Corinthians 4:10-11). The mysterious thorn in the flesh "buffeted" him with more severity than ever (2Corinthians 12:7). He pressed on, however, to Macedonia (2Corinthians 2:13), probably to Philippi, as being the first of the churches he had planted, where he would find loving friends and the "beloved physician," whose services he now needed more than ever. There, or elsewhere in Macedonia, Titus joined him, and brought tidings that partly cheered him, partly roused his indignation. There had been repentance and reformation where he most wished to see them, on the one hand (2Corinthians 6:6-12); on the other, his enemies said bitter things of him, sneered at his bodily infirmities (2Corinthians 10:10), and compared, to his disparagement, the credentials which Apollos had presented (2Corinthians 3:1) with his lack of them. The result was that Titus was sent back with the Second Epistle to the Corinthians, accompanied by some other disciple (probably St. Luke, but see Notes on 2Corinthians 8:18-19), the Apostle resolving to wait till they had brought matters into better order and had collected what had been laid up in store for the Church of Jerusalem, so that it might be ready for him on his arrival (2Corinthians 9:5). At or about this time also, to judge from the numerous parallelisms of thought and language between it and the Epistles to the Corinthians on the one hand, and that to the Romans on the other, we must place the date of the Epistle to the Galatians. (See Introduction to that Epistle.) Probably after Titus and Luke had left, and before Timotheus had returned--when he was alone, with no one to share the labour of writing, or to give help and counsel--tidings came that the Judaising teachers had been there also, and had been only too successful. How the tidings reached him we do not know, but if the purple-seller of Thyatira was still at Philippi, she might naturally be in receipt of communications from that city, and it was near enough to Galatia to know what was passing there.

Verse 1. - Having sent for... and exhorted for called unto him, A.V. and T.R.; took leave of them, and departed for and embraced them, and departed, A.V. Departed for to go into Macedonia. This was St. Paul's purpose, as he had written to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 16:5) from Ephesus. He judged it wise, not only with a view to his own safety and that of his companions, but also for the rest and quiet of the Ephesian Church, to take advantage of the lull in the popular storm, and withdraw into quiet waters before any fresh outbreak occurred. Aquila and Priscilla seem to have left Ephesus about the same time, or soon after, since the Epistle to the Romans found them again at Rome (Romans 16:3, 4); and, if the view mentioned in the note to Acts 19:40 is true - that in the riot they had saved St. Paul's life at the risk of their own - there were probably the same prudential motives for their leaving Ephesus as there were in the case of the apostle. 20:1-6 Tumults or opposition may constrain a Christian to remove from his station or alter his purpose, but his work and his pleasure will be the same, wherever he goes. Paul thought it worth while to bestow five days in going to Troas, though it was but for seven days' stay there; but he knew, and so should we, how to redeem even journeying time, and to make it turn to some good account.
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