25 “And now behold, I know that all of you, among whom I went about (A)preaching the kingdom, will no longer see my face. 26 Therefore, I [a]testify to you this day that (B)I am [b]innocent of the blood of all people. 27 For I (C)did not shrink from declaring to you the whole (D)purpose of God. 28 Be on guard for yourselves and for all (E)the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you [c]overseers, to shepherd (F)the church of God which (G)He [d]purchased [e]with His own blood. 29 I know that after my departure (H)savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing (I)the flock; 30 and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things to draw away (J)the disciples after them. 31 Therefore, be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of (K)three years I did not cease to admonish each one (L)with tears. 32 And now I (M)entrust you to God and to (N)the word of His grace, which is able to (O)build you up and to give you (P)the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. 33 (Q)I have coveted no one’s silver or gold or clothes. 34 You yourselves know that (R)these hands served my own needs and the (S)men who were with me. 35 In everything I showed you that by working hard in this way you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

36 When he had said these things, he (T)knelt down and prayed with them all.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 20:26 Or call you to witness
  2. Acts 20:26 Lit pure from
  3. Acts 20:28 Or bishops
  4. Acts 20:28 Lit acquired
  5. Acts 20:28 Lit through

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