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Acts 20:17-24 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Farewell Address to the Ephesian Elders

17 Now from Miletus, he sent to Ephesus and called for the elders of the church. 18 And when they came to him, he said to them: “You know, from the first day I set foot in Asia, how I was with you the whole time 19 serving the Lord with all humility, with tears, and with the trials that came to me through the plots of the Jews 20 and that I did not shrink back from proclaiming to you anything that was profitable or from teaching it to you in public and from house to house. 21 I testified to both Jews and Greeks about repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus.

22 “And now I am on my way to Jerusalem, bound in my spirit,[a] not knowing what I will encounter there, 23 except that in town after town the Holy Spirit testifies to me that chains and afflictions are waiting for me. 24 But I count my life of no value to myself, so that I may finish my course[b] and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of God’s grace.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 20:22 Or in the Spirit
  2. Acts 20:24 Other mss add with joy

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