The Passion Translation
22 And now I am being compelled by the Holy Spirit[a] to go to Jerusalem, without really knowing what will happen to me there. 23 Yet I know that the Holy Spirit warns me[b] in town after town, saying, ‘Chains and afflictions are prepared for you.’
24 “But whether I live or die is not important, for I don’t esteem my life as indispensable.[c] It’s more important for me to fulfill my destiny and to finish the ministry my Lord Jesus has assigned to me, which is to faithfully preach the wonderful news of God’s grace.Read full chapter
- Acts 20:22 Or “shackled by the Holy Spirit.”
- Acts 20:23 This warning from the Holy Spirit could have come through prophecies, dreams, visions, or the voice of the Holy Spirit speaking within him.
- Acts 20:24 Or “I do not consider my life worth a single word.” That is, Paul viewed his life as not worth mentioning. We don’t need to see our lives as precious in our own eyes, for they are precious in the eyes of our Lord Jesus, and that must be enough.