Acts 20:21

“Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Testifying both to the Iewes and also to the Greekes, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Iesus Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

solemnly testifying to both Jews and Greeks of repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

testifying both to Jews and to Greeks repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Preaching to Jews and to Greeks the need for a turning of the heart to God, and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Basic English Bible

testifying to both Jews and Greeks repentance towards God, and faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ.
- Darby Bible

Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance towards God, and faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ.
- Webster's Bible

and urging upon both Jews and Greeks the necessity of turning to God and of believing in Jesus our Lord.
- Weymouth Bible

testifying both to Jews and to Greeks repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus.
- World English Bible

and Y witnesside to Jewis and to hethene men penaunce in to God, and feith in to oure Lord Jhesu Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

testifying fully both to Jews and Greeks, toward God reformation, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 20:21


20:21 Repentance toward God - The very first motion of the soul toward God is a kind of repentance.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 20:21


Ac 20:21 Repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord. These items embrace the sum of Christian doctrine. Repentance of our sins against our Creator, the resolve to turn from them; then faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior, by trust in his grace and obedience to his will.

Discussion for Acts 20

  • BSP
    Verses 26 and 27: Paul made sure that he gave a thorough witness to all. In this way he could say that he was clean from bloodguilt.
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 20:26 wherefore I take you to record this day that I am pure from the blood of all men --20:27-- for I have not shunned to declare unto all the counsel of GOD
  • BettyG
    Acts 20:28 - " ..... to feed the church of God, which He hath purchased with His own blood."
  • Anne
    We note that Paul travelled from place to place preaching the Kingdom of God under
    the guidance of the Holy Spirit. (v.25) Even though he would encounter many afflictions, he was willing to give his life
    joyfully to complete the ministry which he received of our Lord Jesus to testify to the gospel of the Grace of God.
  • Steve morrow
    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 --- ACTS 6:4 BUT WE WILL GIVE OURSELVES CONTINUALLY TO PRAYER AND TO -- THE MINISTRY -- OF THE WORD
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 20:30 ALSO OF YOUR OWN SELVES SHALL MEN ARISE SPEAKING PERVERSE THINGS TO DRAW AWAY DISCIPLES AFTER THEM ***JUDE 1:16 THESE ARE MURMERERS COMPLAINERS WALKING AFTER THEIR --OWN LUSTS--AND THEIR MOUTH SPEAKETH GREAT SWELLING WORDS HAVING MENS PERSONS IN ADMIRATION BECAUSE OF ADVANTAGE *** JOHN 8:45 AND BECAUSE I TELL YOU THE TRUTH YOU BELIEVE ME NOT ***

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