Acts 20:24

“But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But none of these things mooue me, neither count I my life deare vnto my self, so that I might finish my course with ioy, & the ministery which I haue receiued of the Lord Iesus, to testifie the Gospel of the grace of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But I hold not my life of any account as dear unto myself, so that I may accomplish my course, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But I put no value on my life, if only at the end of it I may see the work complete which was given to me by the Lord Jesus, to be a witness of the good news of the grace of God.
- Basic English Bible

But I make no account of [my] life [as] dear to myself, so that I finish my course, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the glad tidings of the grace of God.
- Darby Bible

But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I have received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
- Webster's Bible

But even the sacrifice of my life I count as nothing, if only I may perfect my earthly course, and be faithful to the duty which the Lord Jesus has entrusted to me of proclaiming, as of supreme importance, the Good News of God's grace.
- Weymouth Bible

But these things don't count; nor do I hold 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 fully testify to the Good News of the grace of God.
- World English Bible

But Y drede no thing of these, nether Y make my lijf preciousere than my silf, so that Y end my cours, and the mynysterie of the word, which Y resseyuede of the Lord Jhesu, to witnesse the gospel of the grace of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

but I make account of none of these, neither do I count my life precious to myself, so that I finish my course with joy, and the ministration that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify fully the good news of the grace of God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 20:24


20:24 Nor do I count my life precious - It adds great force to this and all the other passages of Scripture, in which the apostles express their contempt of the world, that they were not uttered by persons like Seneca and Antoninus, who talked elegantly of despising the world in the full affluence of all its enjoyments; but by men who daily underwent the greatest calamities, and exposed their lives in proof of their assertions.


Discussion for Acts 20

  • BSP
    In verse 37 there was a free flow of tears by men showing that they had real heartfelt love for Paul.
  • Wayne
    Diadema, just says first day of the week.
  • Diadema
    Verse 7
    My NKJV cross reference for this verse was found in Revelation 1:10, and it was mentioned there ..." the Lord's day". but the bible dictionary of this website defined the Lord's day as Sabbath. It is really confusing.
  • Jacksonngwira
    I am very blessed with this verse and I have learnt something.Giving is a source of blessings
  • Lilian
    It is very important and be blessed for us to give than to receive. Without thanksgiving to God we will not receive his blessing. This is the commandment of the Lord that needs to be obeyed."Love One Another as God loves us" Obedience to God's words are more important than prayers. Thanks to the blood of Jesus that shed for us. His blood is more than enough to give us life. Trust in God and keep thanking and praising him for he is worthy to be praised. There is no other Jehovah its only Jesus our life, our Savior and our Peace. Amen
  • Gary Cartet
    vs 29-30 When Christ departs men will break the Church he just organized into the many churches of today.

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