Acts 20:1-38, NLT
Acts of the Apostles 20
Paul Goes to Macedonia and Greece
1When the uproar was over, Paul sent for the believers*20:1 Greek disciples. and encouraged them. Then he said good-bye and left for Macedonia.
4Several men were traveling with him. They were Sopater son of Pyrrhus from Berea; Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica; Gaius from Derbe; Timothy; and Tychicus and Trophimus from the province of Asia.
Paul’s Final Visit to Troas
7On the first day of the week, we gathered with the local believers to share in the Lord’s Supper.*20:7 Greek to break bread. Paul was preaching to them, and since he was leaving the next day, he kept talking until midnight.
Paul Meets the Ephesian Elders
13Paul went by land to Assos, where he had arranged for us to join him, while we traveled by ship.
16Paul had decided to sail on past Ephesus, for he didn’t want to spend any more time in the province of Asia. He was hurrying to get to Jerusalem, if possible, in time for the Festival of Pentecost.
18When they arrived he declared, “You know that from the day I set foot in the province of Asia until now
22“And now I am bound by the Spirit*20:22 Or by my spirit, or by an inner compulsion; Greek reads by the spirit. to go to Jerusalem. I don’t know what awaits me,
25“And now I know that none of you to whom I have preached the Kingdom will ever see me again.
28“So guard yourselves and God’s people. Feed and shepherd God’s flock—his church, purchased with his own blood*20:28a Or with the blood of his own [Son].—over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as leaders.*20:28b Or overseers, or bishops.
32“And now I entrust you to God and the message of his grace that is able to build you up and give you an inheritance with all those he has set apart for himself.
33“I have never coveted anyone’s silver or gold or fine clothes.
36When he had finished speaking, he knelt and prayed with them.