Journeys in Greece
After the uproar had ceased, Paul called the
disciples to himself, embraced them,
and departed to go to Macedonia.
Now when he had gone over that region and
encouraged them with many words, he came to
3 and stayed three months. And when the
Jews plotted against him as he was about to sail
to Syria, he decided to return through
And Sopater of Berea accompanied him to
Asia—also Aristarchus and Secundus of the
Thessalonians, and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy,
and Tychicus and Trophimus of Asia.
These men, going ahead, waited for us at Troas.
But we sailed away from Philippi after the Days
of Unleavened Bread, and in five days joined
them at Troas, where we stayed seven days.
Ministering at Troas
Now on the first day of the week, when
the disciples came together to break bread,
Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to
them and continued his message until midnight.
There were many lamps in the upper room where
they were gathered together.
And in a window sat a certain young man named
Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep. He
was overcome by sleep; and as Paul continued
speaking, he fell down from the third story and
was taken up dead.
But Paul went down, fell on him, and embracing
him said, “Do not trouble yourselves, for
his life is in him.”
Now when he had come up, had broken bread and
eaten, and talked a long while, even till
daybreak, he departed.
And they brought the young man in alive, and
they were not a little comforted.
Troas to Miletus
Then we went ahead to the ship and sailed to
Assos, there intending to take Paul on board;
for so he had given orders, intending himself to
go on foot.
And when he met us at Assos, we took him on
board and came to Mitylene.
We sailed from there, and the next day
came opposite Chios. The following day we
arrived at Samos and stayed at Trogyllium. The
next day we came to Miletus.
For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so
that he would not have to spend time in Asia;
for he was hurrying to be at Jerusalem, if
possible, on the Day of Pentecost.
Ephesian Elders Exhorted
From Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called for
the elders of the church.
And when they had come to him, he said to them:
“You know, from the first day that I came to
Asia, in what manner I always lived among you,
serving the Lord with all humility, with many
tears and trials which happened to me by the
plotting of the Jews;
how I kept back nothing that was helpful, but
proclaimed it to you, and taught you publicly
and from house to house,
testifying to Jews, and also to Greeks,
repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord
And see, now I go bound in the spirit to
Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will
happen to me there,
except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every
city, saying that chains and tribulations await
But none of these things move me; nor do I count
my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my
race with joy, and the ministry which I received
from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of
the grace of God.
“And indeed, now I know that you all, among whom
I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, will
see my face no more.
Therefore I testify to you this day that I am
innocent of the blood of all men.
For I have not shunned to declare to you the
whole counsel of God.
Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the
flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you
overseers, to shepherd the church of God which
He purchased with His own blood.
For I know this, that after my departure savage
wolves will come in among you, not sparing the
30 Also from among yourselves men will
rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away
the disciples after themselves.
Therefore watch, and remember that for three
years I did not cease to warn everyone night and
day with tears.
“So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to
the word of His grace, which is able to build
you up and give you an inheritance among all
those who are sanctified.
I have coveted no one’s silver or gold or
Yes, you yourselves know that these hands have
provided for my necessities, and for those who
were with me.
I have shown you in every way, 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
And when he had said these things, he knelt down
and prayed with them all.
Then they all wept freely, and fell on Paul’s
neck and kissed him,
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.