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.
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.
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.
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;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:1 After the tumult was ceased - So Demetrius gained nothing. Paul remained there till all was quiet.
LibraryA Fulfilled Aspiration
'So that I might finish my course....'--ACTS xx. 24. 'I have finished my course....'--2 TIM. iv. 7. I do not suppose that Paul in prison, and within sight of martyrdom, remembered his words at Ephesus. But the fact that what was aspiration whilst he was in the very thick of his difficulties came to be calm retrospect at the close is to me very beautiful and significant. 'So that I may finish my course,' said he wistfully; whilst before him there lay dangers clearly discerned and others that had all …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
Parting Words [Footnote: Preached Prior to a Long Absence in Australia. ]
The Blessedness of Giving
When he found him, he brought him back to Antioch. Both of them stayed there with the church for a full year, teaching large crowds of people. (It was at Antioch that the believers were first called Christians.)
That night Paul had a vision: A man from Macedonia in northern Greece was standing there, pleading with him, "Come over to Macedonia and help us!"
From there we reached Philippi, a major city of that district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. And we stayed there several days.
Afterward Paul felt compelled by the Spirit to go over to Macedonia and Achaia before going to Jerusalem. "And after that," he said, "I must go on to Rome!"
Then he dismissed them, and they dispersed.
While there, he encouraged the believers in all the towns he passed through. Then he traveled down to Greece,
where he stayed for three months. He was preparing to sail back to Syria when he discovered a plot by some Jews against his life, so he decided to return through Macedonia.
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