Acts 20:29

“For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I know this, that after my departing shall grieuous wolues enter in among you, not sparing the flocke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I know that after my departing grievous wolves shall enter in among you, not sparing the flock;
- American Standard Version (1901)

I am conscious that after I am gone, evil wolves will come in among you, doing damage to the flock;
- Basic English Bible

[For] *I* know [this,] that there will come in amongst you after my departure grievous wolves, not sparing the flock;
- Darby Bible

For I know this, that after my departure grievous wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
- Webster's Bible

I know that, when I am gone, cruel wolves will come among you and will not spare the flock;
- Weymouth Bible

For I know that after my departure, vicious wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
- World English Bible

Y woot, that aftir my departyng, rauyschinge wolues schulen entre in to you, `and spare not the flok;
- Wycliffe Bible

for I have known this, that there shall enter in, after my departing, grievous wolves unto you, not sparing the flock,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 20:29


20:29 Grievous wolves - From without, namely, false apostles. They had, not yet broke in on the Church at Ephesus.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 20:29


Ac 20:29-31 Grievous wolves. The figure of the flock is still kept up. The "grievous wolves" were false teachers, and the special reference is to the Judaizing teachers, who taught that the Gentile Christians must keep the Jewish law. Paul's ministry was a long battle with the schismatics. See 1Ti 1:3,4,20; 2Ti 1:15 2:17. See also 3Jo 1:9,10. By turning to these references the names of some six of these "grievous wolves" will be found. Also in Revelation we learn that there were false teachers at Ephesus (Re 2:6).

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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