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And after the uproar had ceased, Paul having called for the disciples, and exhorted and saluted them, departed to go into Macedonia.
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And having gone through those parts and exhorted them with much discourse, he came into Greece.
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And having spent three months, and a plot being laid against him by the Jews, as he was about to sail for Syria, he determined to return through Macedonia.
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And there accompanied him (as far as Asia) Sopater a Beroean [son] of Pyrrhus; and of Thessalonians Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy; and of Asia Tychicus and Trophimus.
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These going before waited for us at Troas.
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And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened [bread] and came unto them to Troas in five days, where we tarried seven days.
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And on the first [day] of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul discoursed to them, about to depart on the morrow, and prolonged the word till midnight.
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And there were many lights in the upper room where we were gathered together.
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And a certain youth, by name Eutychus, as he was sitting in the window, being overpowered with deep sleep, as Paul was discoursing yet longer, fell overpowered by the sleep down from the third story, and was taken up dead.
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But Paul went down and fell upon him, and clasping him round said, Be not troubled, for his life is in him.
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And when he went up and broke the bread and had eaten, and conversed with them a long while till daybreak, so he departed.
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And they brought the boy alive and were not a little comforted.
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But we, having gone before on board the ship, set sail for Assos, there intending to take up Paul, for so he had arranged, intending himself to go on foot.
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And when he met with us at Assos, we took him up, and came unto Mitylene;
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and having sailed thence on the morrow we arrived over against Chios, and on the next day we touched at Samos, and [having remained at Trogyllium] the day after we came unto Miletus.
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For Paul determined to sail past Ephesus, so that he might not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hastening, if it were possible for him to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.
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And from Miletus he sent unto Ephesus and called to him the elders of the church.
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And when they were come to him, he said to them, Ye know from the first day that I came to Asia how I was with you all the time
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serving the Lord with all lowliness of mind, and tears, and temptations, which befell me by the plots of the Jews;
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how I kept back nothing of what is profitable, so as not to announce to you and to teach you publicly, and from house to house,
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testifying both to Jews and to Greeks, repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
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And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:
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save that the Holy Spirit testifieth to me in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.
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But I hold not my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may accomplish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
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And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I went about preaching the kingdom [of God] shall see my face no more.
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Wherefore I testify to you this day that I am pure from the blood of all.
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For I shrank not from announcing to you all the counsel of God.
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Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock in which the Holy Ghost set you overseers to tend the assembly of God, which he purchased with his own blood.
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I know that after my departure grievous wolves shall enter in among you, not sparing the flock;
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and from among your own selves shall men arise speaking things perverted to draw the disciples after them.
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Wherefore watch, remembering that by the space of three years I ceased not admonishing each one night and day with tears.
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And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all that are sanctified.
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I coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel;
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yea, yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities, and to those that were with me.
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In all things I gave you an example how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
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And having thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all.
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And they all wept sore, and falling on Paul’s neck, fondly kissed him,
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sorrowing most of all for the word which he had spoken, that they should behold his face no more. And they brought him forward unto the ship.