Berean Literal Bible
Paul in Macedonia and Greece
1Now after the uproar had ceased, Paul, having summoned the disciples and having encouraged them and having said farewell, departed to go to Macedonia. 2And having passed through those districts and having exhorted them with much talk, he came to Greece. 3And having continued three months, a plot having been made against him by the Jews, he being about to sail into Syria, a purpose arose to return through Macedonia.
4And he was accompanied by Sopater son of Pyrrhus from Berea, and Aristarchus, and Secundus of the Thessalonians, and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy, and the Asians Tychicus and Trophimus. 5But these, having gone ahead, waited for us in Troas. 6And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of the Unleavened Bread, and within five days we came to them at Troas, where we stayed seven days.
Eutychus Revived at Troas
7And on the first day of the week, of us having come together to break bread, Paul, about to depart on the next day, talked to them and continued the talk until midnight.
8Now there were many lamps in the upper room where we were assembled. 9And a certain young man named Eutychus was sitting by the window, overpowered by deep sleep as Paul talked on longer. Having been overpowered by sleep, he fell down from the third story and was picked up dead. 10But Paul having descended, fell upon him, and having embraced him, he said, “Do not be alarmed, for his life is in him!”
11And having gone up, and having broken the bread, and having eaten, and having talked at length until daybreak, so he departed. 12Then they brought the boy alive, and were not just a little comforted.
From Troas to Miletus
13But we, having gone ahead to the ship, sailed to Assos, being about to take in Paul there. For having arranged thus, he was readying himself to go on foot. 14Now when he met with us at Assos, having taken him in, we came to Mitylene. 15And having sailed away from there, on the following day we arrived opposite Chios, and the next day we arrived at Samos,a and the following day we came to Miletus.
16For Paul had decided to sail by Ephesus, so that it might not come upon him to spend time in Asia; for he was hastened, if it was possible for him, to be in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost.
Paul's Farewell to the Ephesians
17And from Miletus, having sent to Ephesus, he called for the elders of the church.
18And when they had come to him, he said to them, “You know from the first day on which I arrived in Asia, how I was with you the whole time, 19serving the Lord with all humility and tears, and trials having befallen me in the plots of the Jews; 20how I did not shrink back from declaring to you anything being profitable, and teaching you publicly and from house to house, 21earnestly testifying both to the Jewish and to Greeks repentance in God and faith in our Lord Jesus.b
22And now behold, bound in the Spirit I go to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me in it, 23except that the Holy Spirit fully testifies to me in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me. 24But I make my life neither dear nor any account to myself, so as to finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus: to testify fully the gospel of the grace of God.
25And now, behold, I know that all of you among whom I have gone about proclaiming the kingdom will see my face no more. 26Therefore I testify to you in this day that I am innocent of the blood of all. 27For I did not shrink back from proclaiming to you the whole counsel of God.
28Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has set you overseers, to shepherd the church of God,c which He purchased with the own blood.d 29I know that after my departure, grievous wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock, 30and out from your own selves, men will rise up, speaking perverse things to draw away disciples after them. 31Therefore stay awake, remembering that three years night and day I never ceased admonishing each one with tears.
32And now I commit you to God and to the word of His grace, being able to build you up and to give you an inheritance among all those having been sanctified.
33I coveted nobody’s silver or gold or clothing. 34You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my needs and to those being with me. 35In everything I showed you that by thus straining, it behooves us to aid those being weak, and also to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He Himself said, ‘It is more Blessed to give than to receive.’”
36And having said these things, having bowed his knee, he prayed with them all.
37Then there was much weeping among all, and having fallen upon the neck of Paul, they were kissing him,
38sorrowing especially over the word that he had spoken, that they are about to see his face no more. Then they accompanied him to the ship.
b 21 TR the Lord Jesus Christ
c 28 BYZ and Tischendorf of the Lord
d 28 Or with the blood of his own Son.