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

  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 20:30 ALSO OF YOUR OWN SELVES SHALL MEN ARISE SPEAKING PERVERSE THINGS TO DRAW AWAY DISCIPLES AFTER THEM --- ROMANS 8:15 FOR YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED THE SPIRIT OF BONDAGE AGAIN TO FEAR BUT YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE ---- SPIRIT OF ADOPTION --- WHEREBY WE CRY ABBA FATHER 8:16 THE SPIRIT IT SELF BEARETH WITNESS WITH OUR SPIRIT THAT WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF GOD
  • BSP
    Verses 21 and 24 show that thoroughly bearing witness was important to Paul. He viewed carrying out his preaching as more important than his life.
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 20:32 AND NOW BRETHREN I COMMEND YOU TO GOD AND TO THE WORD OF HIS GRACE WHICH IS ABLE TO BUILD YOU UP AND TO GIVE YOU AN INHERITANCE AMONG ALL THEM WHICH ARE SANCTIFIED JOHN 17:17 SANCTIFY THEM THROUGH THY TRUTH THY WORD IS TRUTH
  • 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 JOHN 1:14 AND THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH AND DWELT AMONG US AND WE BEHELD HIS GLORY THE GLORY AS OF THE ONLY BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 20:29 FOR I KNOW THIS THAT AFTER MY DEPARTING SHALL GRIEVOUS WOLVES ENTER IN AMONG YOU NOT SPARING THE FLOCK *****20:30 ALSO OF YOUR OWN SELVES SHALL MEN ARISE SPEAKING PERVERSE THINGS TO DRAW AWYA DISCIPLES AFTER THEM*****PHILLIPIANS 2:21 FOR ALL SEEK THEIR OWN NOT THE THINGS WHICH BE JESUS CHRISTS
  • Steve morrow
    2 Corinthians 8:12 for if there be first a willing mind it is accepted according to that a man hath and not according to that that he hath not 8:13 for I mean not that other men be eased and you burdened 8:14 BUT BY AN EQUALITY THAT NOW AT THIS TIME YOUR ABUNDANCE MAY BE A SUPPLY FOR THEIR WANT THAT THEIR ABUNDANCE ALSO MAY BE A SUPPLY FOR YOUR WANT THAT THERE MAY BE EQUALITY 1 JOHN 3:17 BUT WHOSO HATH THIS WORLDS GOOD AND SEETH HIS BROTHER HAVE NEED AND SHUTTETH UP HIS BOWELS OF COMPASSION FROM HIM HOW DWELLETH THE LOVE OF GOD IN HIM ACTS 2:44 AND ALL THAT BELIEVED WERE TOGETHER AND HAD ALL THINGS IN COMMON 2:45 AND SOLD THEIR POSSESSIONS AND GOODS AND PARTED THEM TO ALL MEN AS EVERY MAN HAD NEED

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