Acts 20:26
New International Version
Therefore, I declare to you today that I am innocent of the blood of any of you.

New Living Translation
I declare today that I have been faithful. If anyone suffers eternal death, it's not my fault,

English Standard Version
Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all,

Berean Study Bible
Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore I testify to you in this day that I am innocent of the blood of all.

New American Standard Bible
"Therefore, I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men.

King James Bible
Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore I declare to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all of you,

Contemporary English Version
I tell you today I am no longer responsible for any of you!

Good News Translation
So I solemnly declare to you this very day: if any of you should be lost, I am not responsible.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of everyone's blood,

International Standard Version
I therefore declare to you today that I'm not responsible for the blood of any of you,

NET Bible
Therefore I declare to you today that I am innocent of the blood of you all.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore I testify to you today that I am innocent of everyone's blood,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And because of this, I testify to you today that I am pure from the blood of all of you.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Therefore, I declare to you today that I am not responsible for the [spiritual] death of any of you.

New American Standard 1977
“Therefore I testify to you this day, that I am innocent of the blood of all men.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore I take you to record this day that I am pure from the blood of everyone.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore I testify to you this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.

American King James Version
Why I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.

American Standard Version
Wherefore I testify unto you this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore I take you to witness this day, that I am clear from the blood of all men;

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore I witness to you this day, that I am clean from the blood of all,

English Revised Version
Wherefore I testify unto you this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore I call you to witness this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore I protest to you to-day that I am not responsible for the ruin of any one of you.

World English Bible
Therefore I testify to you this day that I am clean from the blood of all men,

Young's Literal Translation
wherefore I take you to witness this day, that I am clear from the blood of all,
Study Bible
Paul's Farewell to the Ephesians
25Now I know that none of you among whom I have preached the kingdom will see my face again. 26Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. 27For I did not shrink back from declaring to you the whole will of God.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 42:21
For I have told you today, but you have not obeyed the voice of the LORD your God in all He has sent me to tell you.

Ezekiel 33:9
But if you warn the wicked man to turn from his way, and he does not turn from it, he will die in his iniquity, but you will have saved your life.

Acts 18:6
But when they opposed and insulted him, he shook out his garments and told them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it. From now on I will go to the Gentiles."

Treasury of Scripture

Why I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.

I take.

Job 16:19
Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.

John 12:17
The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.

John 19:35
And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.

that.

Acts 18:6
And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.

2 Samuel 3:28
And afterward when David heard it, he said, I and my kingdom are guiltless before the LORD for ever from the blood of Abner the son of Ner:

Ezekiel 3:18-21
When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand…







Lexicon
Therefore
διότι (dioti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1360: On this account, because, for. From dia and hoti; on the very account that, or inasmuch as.

I testify
μαρτύρομαι (martyromai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3143: (properly: To call (summon) to witness, and then absolutely) To testify, protest, asseverate; To conjure, solemnly charge.

to you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

this
σήμερον (sēmeron)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 4594: Today, now. Neuter of a presumed compound of the article ho and hemera; on the day; generally, now.

day
ἡμέρᾳ (hēmera)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

I [am]
εἰμι (eimi)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

innocent
καθαρός (katharos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2513: Clean.

of
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter 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.

blood
αἵματος (haimatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 129: Blood, literally, figuratively or specially; by implication, bloodshed, also kindred.

of all [men].
πάντων (pantōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
(26) I am pure from the blood of all men.--The image was a familiar one in the Apostle's lips (Acts 18:6). It rested on the language of an older prophet (Ezekiel 3:18; Ezekiel 3:20). He had acted on the teaching of that prophet, and none could require the blood of any man at his hands.

Verse 26. - Testify unto you for take you to record, A.V. The solemnity of this address is dependent upon the speaker's conviction that he was speaking to his hearers for the last time. Hence the force of the words, "this day" (ἐν τῇ σήμερον ἡμέρᾳ); "my last opportunity." I am pure, etc. (comp. Ezekiel 3:17-21; Ezekiel 33:2, 9; Hebrews 13:17). Note the peril of hiding or watering God's truth. 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.
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