New Living Translation
"I have never coveted anyone's silver or gold or fine clothes.
King James Bible
I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.
Darby Bible Translation
I have coveted the silver or gold or clothing of no one.
World English Bible
I coveted no one's silver, or gold, or clothing.
Young's Literal Translation
'The silver or gold or garments of no one did I covet;
Acts 20:33 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:33 I have coveted - Here the apostle begins the other branch of his farewell discourse, like old Samuel, 1Sam 12:3, taking his leave of the children of Israel.
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
1 Samuel 12:3
Now testify against me in the presence of the LORD and before his anointed one. Whose ox or donkey have I stolen? Have I ever cheated any of you? Have I ever oppressed you? Have I ever taken a bribe and perverted justice? Tell me and I will make right whatever I have done wrong."
1 Corinthians 9:4
Don't we have the right to live in your homes and share your meals?
1 Corinthians 9:12
If you support others who preach to you, shouldn't we have an even greater right to be supported? But we have never used this right. We would rather put up with anything than be an obstacle to the Good News about Christ.
1 Corinthians 9:15
Yet I have never used any of these rights. And I am not writing this to suggest that I want to start now. In fact, I would rather die than lose my right to boast about preaching without charge.
2 Corinthians 11:7
Was I wrong when I humbled myself and honored you by preaching God's Good News to you without expecting anything in return?
2 Corinthians 12:14
Now I am coming to you for the third time, and I will not be a burden to you. I don't want what you have--I want you. After all, children don't provide for their parents. Rather, parents provide for their children.
1 Thessalonians 2:5
Never once did we try to win you with flattery, as you well know. And God is our witness that we were not pretending to be your friends just to get your money!
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