Acts 20:31
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New Living Translation
Watch out! Remember the three years I was with you--my constant watch and care over you night and day, and my many tears for you.

King James Bible
Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore watch, remembering that for three years, night and day, I ceased not admonishing each one of you with tears.

World English Bible
Therefore watch, remembering that for a period of three years I didn't cease to admonish everyone night and day with tears.

Young's Literal Translation
'Therefore, watch, remembering that three years, night and day, I did not cease with tears warning each one;

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

20:31 I ceased not to warn every one night and day - This was watching indeed! Who copies after this example?

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A 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. ]
'And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace....'--ACTS xx. 32. I may be pardoned if my remarks now should assume somewhat of a more personal character than is my wont. I desire to speak mainly to my own friends, the members of my own congregation; and other friends who have come to give me a parting 'Godspeed' will forgive me if my observations have a more special bearing on those with whom I am more immediately connected. The Apostle whose words I have taken for my text
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

The Blessedness of Giving
'...It is more blessed to give than to receive.'--ACTS xx. 35. How 'many other things Jesus did' and said 'which are not written in this book'! Here is one precious unrecorded word, which was floating down to the ocean of oblivion when Paul drew it to shore and so enriched the world. There is, however, a saying recorded, which is essentially parallel in content though differing in garb, 'The Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister.' It is tempting to think that the text gives a
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

Parting Counsels
'And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there: 23. Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me. 24. But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. 25. And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

Cross References
Ezekiel 3:21
But if you warn righteous people not to sin and they listen to you and do not sin, they will live, and you will have saved yourself, too."

Acts 19:8
Then Paul went to the synagogue and preached boldly for the next three months, arguing persuasively about the Kingdom of God.

Acts 19:10
This went on for the next two years, so that people throughout the province of Asia--both Jews and Greeks--heard the word of the Lord.

Acts 20:19
I have done the Lord's work humbly and with many tears. I have endured the trials that came to me from the plots of the Jews.

Acts 24:17
"After several years away, I returned to Jerusalem with money to aid my people and to offer sacrifices to God.

Philippians 3:18
For I have told you often before, and I say it again with tears in my eyes, that there are many whose conduct shows they are really enemies of the cross of Christ.

Colossians 1:28
So we tell others about Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all the wisdom God has given us. We want to present them to God, perfect in their relationship to Christ.

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