Acts 20:1-16 Bible in Basic English

Paul's Journey to Macedonia and Greece

20 1  And after the noise had come to an end, Paul, having sent for the disciples and given them comfort, went away from them to Macedonia. 2  And when he had gone through those parts and given them much teaching, he came into Greece. 3  And when he had been there three months, because the Jews had made a secret design against him when he was about to take ship for Syria, he made a decision to go back through Macedonia. 4  And Sopater of Beroea, the son of Pyrrhus, and Aristarchus and Secundus of Thessalonica, and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy, and Tychicus and Trophimus of Asia, went with him as far as Asia. 5  But these had gone before, and were waiting for us at Troas. 6  And we went away from Philippi by ship after the days of unleavened bread, and came to them at Troas in five days; and we were there for seven days.

Paul's Farewell Visit at Troas

7  And on the first day of the week, when we had come together for the holy meal, Paul gave them a talk, for it was his purpose to go away on the day after; and he went on talking till after the middle of the night. 8  And there were a number of lights in the room where we had come together. 9  And a certain young man named Eutychus, who was seated in the window, went into a deep sleep; and while Paul went on talking, being overcome by sleep, he had a fall from the third floor, and was taken up dead. 10  And Paul went down and, falling on him, took him in his arms and said, Do not be troubled, for his life is in him. 11  And when he had gone up, and had taken the broken bread, he went on talking to them for a long time, even till dawn, and then he went away. 12  And they took the boy in, living, and were greatly comforted.

The Voyage from Troas to Miletus

13  But we, going before him by ship, went to Assos with the purpose of taking Paul in there: for so he had given orders, because he himself was coming by land. 14  And when he came up with us at Assos, we took him in the ship and went on to Mitylene. 15  And going from there by sea, we came on the day after opposite Chios, and touching at Samos on the day after that, we came on the third day to Miletus. 16  For Paul's purpose was to go past Ephesus, so that he might not be kept in Asia; for he was going quickly, in order, if possible, to be at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost.


Add Another Translation