Through Macedonia and Greece
20Â When the uproar had ended, Paul sent for the disciples and, after encouraging them, said goodbye and set out for Macedonia. 2Â He traveled through that area, speaking many words of encouragement to the people, and finally arrived in Greece, 3Â where he stayed three months. Because some Jews had plotted against him just as he was about to sail for Syria, he decided to go back through Macedonia. 4Â He was accompanied by Sopater son of Pyrrhus from Berea, Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica, Gaius from Derbe, Timothy also, and Tychicus and Trophimus from the province of Asia.5Â These men went on ahead and waited for us at Troas. 6Â But we sailed from Philippi after the Festival of Unleavened Bread, and five days later joined the others at Troas, where we stayed seven days.
Eutychus Raised From the Dead at Troas
7Â On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight.8Â There were many lamps in the upstairs room where we were meeting. 9Â Seated in a window was a young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on. When he was sound asleep, he fell to the ground from the third story and was picked up dead. 10Â Paul went down, threw himself on the young man and put his arms around him. â€œDonâ€™t be alarmed,â€ he said. â€œHeâ€™s alive!â€ 11Â Then he went upstairs again and broke bread and ate. After talking until daylight, he left. 12Â The people took the young man home alive and were greatly comforted.
Paulâ€™s Farewell to the Ephesian Elders
13Â We went on ahead to the ship and sailed for Assos, where we were going to take Paul aboard. He had made this arrangement because he was going there on foot. 14Â When he met us at Assos, we took him aboard and went on to Mitylene. 15Â The next day we set sail from there and arrived off Chios. The day after that we crossed over to Samos, and on the following day arrived at Miletus. 16Â Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus to avoid spending time in the province of Asia, for he was in a hurry to reach Jerusalem, if possible, by the day of Pentecost.
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