28 (A)Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all (B)the flock, in which (C)the Holy Spirit has made you (D)overseers, (E)to care for (F)the church of God,[a] which he (G)obtained (H)with his own blood.[b] 29 I (I)know that after my departure (J)fierce wolves will come in among you, (K)not sparing the flock; 30 and (L)from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them. 31 Therefore (M)be alert, remembering that (N)for three years I did not cease night or day (O)to admonish every one (P)with tears. 32 And now (Q)I commend you to God and to (R)the word of his grace, which is able to (S)build you up and to give you (T)the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. 33 (U)I coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel. 34 (V)You yourselves know that (W)these hands ministered to my necessities and (X)to those who were with me. 35 In all things (Y)I have shown you that (Z)by working hard in this way we must (AA)help the weak and (AB)remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed (AC)to give than to receive.’

36 And when he had said these things, (AD)he knelt down and prayed with them all. 37 And (AE)there was much weeping on the part of all; (AF)they embraced Paul and (AG)kissed him, 38 being sorrowful most of all because of (AH)the word he had spoken, that they would not see his face again. And (AI)they accompanied him to the ship.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 20:28 Some manuscripts of the Lord
  2. Acts 20:28 Or with the blood of his Own

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