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 20:24 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 ***
  • A disciple
    Everyone knows that the Romans were ready to release Jesus, finding no fault at all in Him; knowing that the Jews had delivered Him up out of envy. It was to avoid a riot, because of the violent hatred of the crowds, stirred up by their rulers, THE JEWS! To this day that same hatred and hostility and utter blindness presides over the Jewish mind, preventing him from at all hearing the Gospel!
  • Bruce
    The Romans Crucified Jesus not The Jews.
  • Janet
    George, Jesus is the Messiah who sacrificed himself for the sin of the world so God can accept us. The jews killed him and fulfilled his purpose for coming. So accept him as your Messiah so you

    can be saved.
  • BSP
    Verse 22: Paul was not sure what lay ahead of him, but he had the courage and strength to go into Jerusalem.

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