20 But after the tumult had ceased Paul sending for the disciples and exhorting them took leave, and went forth to be journeying unto Macedonia.
2 Passing through those parts however, and exhorting them with much discourse he came into Greece;
3 and spending three months when a plot was laid against him by the Jews as he was about to sail to Syria he determined to turn back through Macedonia.
4 Now there were accompanying him, Sopater son of Pyrrhus, a Beroean; and of the Thessalonians Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe and Timothy; and of Asia Tychicus and Trophimus.
5 And these came and were waiting for us at Troas.
6 And we sailed forth after the days of unleavened bread from Philippi, and came unto them in Troas in five days, where we tarried seven days.
7 And on the first of the week when we were gathered together to break bread Paul went on to discourse with them, being about to depart on the morrow; and he prolonged his discourse until midnight.
8 Now there were a good many torches in the upper room where we were gathered together.
9 And there sat a certain young man by name Eutychus in the window, who was getting overpowered by a deep sleep; and while Paul was discoursing yet further, being overpowered by his sleep he fell from the third story down, and was taken up dead.
10 Going down however Paul fell upon him, and embracing him said—Be not making confusion; for his soul is in him.
11 And going up and breaking the loaf, and tasting,—for a good while also conversing until dawn thus he departed.
12 And they brought the boy alive, and were comforted beyond measure.
13 And we going forward unto the ship set sail for Assos, from thence being about to take up Paul; for so had he arranged, being about himself to go on foot.
14 And when he fell in with us in Assos we took him on board and came into Mitylene;
15 and from thence sailing away on the morrow we came over against Chios, and on the next day we thrust aside into Samos, and on the succeeding day we came into Miletus.
16 For Paul had determined to sail past Ephesus, lest he should happen to lose time in Asia; for he hastened if it were possible for him against the day of Pentecost to arrive in Jerusalem.
17 But from Miletus he sent unto Ephesus, and called for the elders of the assembly.
18 And when they were come to him he said unto them—Ye yourselves well know from the first day when I set foot in Asia in what manner I came to be with you all the time,
19 doing service unto the Lord with all humility and tears, and temptations which befell me through the plots of the Jews:
20 in what manner I in nowise shrank from announcing unto you anything that was profitable and teaching you publicly and in your homes;
21 bearing full witness both to Jews and to Greeks as to the repentance due unto God, and as to belief on our Lord Jesus.
22 And now lo! I bound in my spirit am journeying unto Jerusalem; the things which therein shall befall me not knowing,—
23 save that the Holy Spirit from city to city doth bear me full witness, saying that bonds and tribulations await me.
24 But for no cause whatever am I making my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I have received from the Lord Jesus, to bear full witness as to the good news of the favour of God.
25 And now lo! I know that no more shall ye see my face,—ye all among whom I have gone about proclaiming the kingdom.
26 Wherefore I take you to witness on this very day, that pure am I from the blood of all;
27 for I have not shrunk from announcing all the counsel of God unto you.
28 Be taking heed unto yourselves and unto all the little flock in which the Holy Spirit hath set you as overseers,—to be shepherding the assembly of God which he hath acquired through means of the blood of his own.
29 I know that there will enter after my departure grievous wolves into your midst, not sparing the little flock;
30 and from among your own selves will arise men speaking distorted things to draw away the disciples after themselves.
31 Wherefore be on the watch, remembering that for three years night and day I gave myself no rest, with tears admonishing each one.
32 Now therefore I commend you unto the Lord, and unto his word of favour,—which is able to build up and give the inheritance among all the hallowed ones.
33 The silver or gold or apparel of no one did I covet:
34 yourselves acknowledge that for my necessities and for those who were with me hard wrought these hands!
35 In all things I gave you to understand that thus toiling it behoves to be helping the weak, also to be keeping in mind the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said—Happy is it rather to give than to receive!
36 And these things saying kneeling down with them all he prayed.
37 And they all wept much, and falling upon Paul’s neck they were tenderly kissing him;
38 being most distressed for the word which he had said,—That no more should they his face behold. And they accompanied him unto the ship.