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13 But going ahead to the ship, we set sail for Assos, intending to take Paul aboard there, for so he had arranged, intending himself to go by land. 14 And when he met us at Assos, we took him on board and went to Mitylene. 15 And sailing from there we came the following day opposite Chios; the next day we touched at Samos; and[a] the day after that we went to Miletus. 16 For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he might not have to spend time in Asia, for he was hastening (A)to be at Jerusalem, if possible, (B)on the day of Pentecost.
Paul Speaks to the Ephesian Elders
17 Now from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called (C)the elders of the church to come to him. 18 And when they came to him, he said to them:
(D)“You yourselves know (E)how I lived among you the whole time (F)from the first day that I set foot in Asia, 19 (G)serving the Lord (H)with all humility and with (I)tears and with trials that happened to me through (J)the plots of the Jews; 20 how I (K)did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and (L)teaching you in public and from house to house, 21 (M)testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of (N)repentance toward God and of (O)faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.[b] 22 And now, behold, I am going to Jerusalem, constrained (P)by[c] the Spirit, not knowing what will happen to me there, 23 except that (Q)the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city that (R)imprisonment and (S)afflictions await me. 24 But (T)I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only (U)I may finish my course and (V)the ministry (W)that I received from the Lord Jesus, (X)to testify to (Y)the gospel of (Z)the grace of God. 25 And now, behold, (AA)I know that none of you among whom I have gone about (AB)proclaiming the kingdom will see my face again. 26 Therefore (AC)I testify to you this day that (AD)I am innocent of the blood of all, 27 for (AE)I did not shrink from declaring to you (AF)the whole counsel of God.Read full chapter