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26 Therefore I testify to you this day that I am (A)innocent[a] of the blood of all men. 27 For I have not [b]shunned to declare to you (B)the whole counsel of God. 28 (C)Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit (D)has made you overseers, to shepherd the church [c]of God (E)which He purchased (F)with His own blood. 29 For I know this, that after my departure (G)savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. 30 Also (H)from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking [d]perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. 31 Therefore watch, and remember that (I)for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.

32 “So now, brethren, I commend you to God and (J)to the word of His grace, which is able (K)to build you up and give you (L)an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. 33 I have coveted no one’s silver or gold or apparel. 34 [e]Yes, you yourselves know (M)that these hands have provided for my necessities, and for those who were with me. 35 I have shown you in every way, (N)by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

36 And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all. 37 Then they all (O)wept [f]freely, and (P)fell on Paul’s neck and kissed him, 38 sorrowing most of all for the words which he spoke, that they would see his face no more. And they accompanied him to the ship.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 20:26 Lit. clean
  2. Acts 20:27 avoided declaring
  3. Acts 20:28 M of the Lord and God
  4. Acts 20:30 misleading
  5. Acts 20:34 NU, M omit Yes
  6. Acts 20:37 Lit. much

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