Acts 20:19

“Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Seruing the Lord with all humilitie of minde, and with many teares, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Iewes:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials which came upon me through the plots of the Jews;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

serving the Lord with all lowliness of mind, and with tears, and with trials which befell me by the plots of the Jews;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Doing the Lord's work without pride, through all the sorrow and troubles which came on me because of the evil designs of the Jews:
- Basic English Bible

serving the Lord with all lowliness, and tears, and temptations, which happened to me through the plots of the Jews;
- Darby Bible

Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews:
- Webster's Bible

serving the Lord in all humility, and with tears, and amid trials which came upon me through the plotting of the Jews--
- Weymouth Bible

serving the Lord with all humility, with many tears, and with trials which happened to me by the plots of the Jews;
- World English Bible

seruynge to the Lord with al mekenesse, and mildnesse, and teeris, and temptaciouns, that felden to me of aspiyngis of Jewis;
- Wycliffe Bible

serving the Lord with all humility, and many tears, and temptations, that befell me in the counsels of the Jews against [me];
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 20:19


20:19 Serving - See the picture of a faithful servant! The Lord - Whose the church is, with all humility, and with tears, and trials - These are the concomicants of it. The service itself is described more particularly in the following verse. This humility he recommends to the Ephesians themselves, #Eph 4:2|. His tears are mentioned again, #Ac 20:31|, as also #2Cor 2:4|; #Php 3:18|. These passages laid together supply us with the genuine character of St. Paul. Holy tears, from those who seldom weep on account of natural occurrences, are no mean specimen of the efficacy and proof of the truth of Christianity. Yet joy is well consistent therewith, #Ac 20:24|. The same person may be sorrowful, yet always rejoicing.


Discussion for Acts 20:19

  • Jesa Edwards for verse 19
    I find this book in the bible to be extremely powerful we cannot be moved by people we must focus on God....

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