1After the uproar had ceased, Sha’ul called the taught ones to him, and having embraced them, went away to go to Makedonia.
2And having gone through those parts, and having encouraged them with many words, he came to Greece,
3where he spent three months. When he was about to sail to Syria, he decided to return through Makedonia, as a plot was made against him by the Yehuḏim.
4And he was accompanied by Sopater of Beroia, and Aristarchos and Sekundos of the Thessalonians, and Gaios of Derbe, and Timothy, and Tuchikos and Trophimos of Asia.
5And these, going ahead, waited for us at Troas.
6And we sailed away from Philippi after the Days of Unleavened Bread, and came to them at Troas in five days, where we stayed seven days.
7And on the first day of the week,the taught ones having gathered together to break bread, Sha’ul, intending to depart the next day, was reasoning with them and was extending the word till midnight.
8And there were many lamps in the upper room where they were assembled.
9And a certain young man, by name Eutuchos, was sitting in a window, being overpowered by a deep sleep. As Sha’ul kept on reasoning, he was overcome by sleep and fell down from the third storey, and was picked up dead.
10And Sha’ul, having gone down, fell on him, and embracing him said, “Do not be upset, for his life is in him.”
11Then going up again, and having broken bread and eaten, he talked a long while, even till daybreak, and so went forth.
12And they brought the young man in alive, and were encouraged, not a little.
13And we, going ahead to the ship, sailed to Assos, intending to take Sha’ul on board there, for so he had arranged, intending himself to go on foot.
14And when he met us at Assos, we took him on board and came to Mitulene.
15And from there we sailed, and the next day came opposite Chios. And the next day we arrived at Samos and remained at Trogullion. And the following day we came to Miletos.
16For Sha’ul had decided to sail past Ephesos, so that he might lose no time in Asia, for he was hurrying to be at Yerushalayim, if possible, on the Day of the Festival of Weeks.#See Lev. 23:10-21.
17And from Miletos he sent to Ephesos and called for the elders of the assembly.
18And when they had come to him, he said to them, “You know, from the first day that I came to Asia, how I was with you all the time,
19serving the Master with all humility, with many tears and trials which befell me by the plotting of the Yehuḏim,
20as I kept back no matter that was profitable, but proclaimed it to you, and taught you publicly and from house to house,
21witnessing to Yehuḏim, and also to Greeks: repentance toward Elohim and belief in our Master יהושע Messiah.
22“And now see, I go bound in the spirit to Yerushalayim, not knowing what is going to meet me there,
23except that the Set-apart Spirit witnesses in every city, saying that chains and pressures await me.
24“But I do not count my life of any value to me, so that I might accomplish my mission with joy, and the service which I received from the Master יהושע, to bear witness to the Good News of the favour of Elohim.
25“And now see, I know that you all, among whom I went about proclaiming the reign of Elohim, shall see my face no more.
26“Therefore I witness to you this day that I am clear from the blood of all.
27“For I kept not back from declaring to you all the counsel of Elohim.
28“Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Set-apart Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the assembly of Elohim which He has purchased with His own blood.
29“For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves#See Mt. 7:15-23, Mt. 10:16, Lk. 10:3, John 10:12. shall come in among you, not sparing the flock.
30“Also from among yourselves men shall arise, speaking distorted teachings, to draw away the taught ones after themselves.
31“Therefore watch, remembering that for three years, night and day, I did not cease to warn each one with tears.
32“And now, brothers, I commit you to Elohim and to the word of His favour, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those having been set apart.
33“I have coveted no one’s silver or gold or garments.
34“And you yourselves know that these hands supplied my needs, and for those who were with me.
35“All this I did show you, by labouring like this, that you ought to help the weak. And remember the words of the Master יהושע, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”
36And having said this, he knelt down and prayed with them all.
37And there was much weeping among them all, and falling on Sha’ul’s neck, they kissed him,
38distressed most of all because of the word which he had said, that they would see his face no more. And they went with him to the ship.