Acts 20:27
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.

Berean Study Bible
For I did not shrink back from declaring to you the whole will of God.

Berean Literal Bible
For I did not shrink back from proclaiming 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.

Christian Standard Bible
because I did not avoid declaring to you the whole plan of God.

Contemporary English Version
I have told you everything God wants you to know.

Good News Translation
For I have not held back from announcing to you the whole purpose 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.

New Heart English Bible
for I did not hold back from declaring to you the whole counsel 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.

New American Standard 1977
“For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose 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.
Study Bible
Paul's Farewell to the Ephesians
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. 28Keep watch over yourselves and the entire flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.…
Cross References
Psalm 40:10
I have not covered up Your righteousness in my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and salvation; I have not concealed Your loving devotion or truth from the great assembly.

Jeremiah 26:2
"This is what the LORD says: Stand in the courtyard of the LORD's house and speak all the words I have commanded you to speak to all the cities of Judah who come to worship there. Do not omit a word.

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 40:4
"Son of man," he said to me, "look with your eyes, hear with your ears, and pay attention to everything I am going to show you, for that is why you have been brought here. Report everything you see to the house of Israel."

Acts 13:36
For when David had served God's purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep. His body was buried with his fathers and saw decay.

Acts 20:20
I did not shrink back from declaring anything that was helpful to you as I 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 unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house, …

Acts 26:22,23
Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: …

2 Corinthians 4:2
But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

all.

Acts 2:23
Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

Psalm 32:11
Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

Isaiah 46:10,11
Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: …







Lexicon
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

I did not shrink back
ὑπεστειλάμην (hypesteilamēn)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5288: From hupo and stello; to withhold under, i.e. to cower or shrink, to conceal.

from declaring
ἀναγγεῖλαι (anangeilai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 312: To bring back word, report; I announce, declare. From ana and the base of aggelos; to announce.

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.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine 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.

whole
πᾶσαν (pasan)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
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.

will
βουλὴν (boulēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1012: Counsel, deliberate wisdom, decree. From boulomai; volition, i.e. advice, or purpose.

of God.
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.
(27) I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.--The words point to a greater degree of receptivity for Divine truth than had been found elsewhere. So in the Epistle to the Ephesians, which, even on the assumption that it was an encyclical letter, was addressed to them principally, he speaks to them as able to understand his knowledge in the mystery of Christ (Ephesians 3:4), the universality of His redeeming work, the brotherhood of mankind in the common Fatherhood of God. In "I have not shunned" we have the same word and image as in the "kept back" of Acts 20:20.

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). 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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