Acts 20:34
New International Version
You yourselves know that these hands of mine have supplied my own needs and the needs of my companions.

New Living Translation
You know that these hands of mine have worked to supply my own needs and even the needs of those who were with me.

English Standard Version
You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities and to those who were with me.

Berean Study Bible
You yourselves know that these hands of mine have ministered to my own needs and those of my companions.

Berean Literal Bible
You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my needs and to those being with me.

King James Bible
Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.

New King James Version
Yes, you yourselves know that these hands have provided for my necessities, and for those who were with me.

New American Standard Bible
You yourselves know that these hands served my own needs and the men who were with me.

NASB 1995
"You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my own needs and to the men who were with me.

NASB 1977
“You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my own needs and to the men who were with me.

Amplified Bible
You know personally that these hands ministered to my own needs [working in manual labor] and to [those of] the people who were with me.

Christian Standard Bible
You yourselves know that I worked with my own hands to support myself and those who are with me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You yourselves know that these hands have provided for my needs and for those who were with me.

American Standard Version
Ye yourselves know that these hands ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And you know that these my hands have ministered to my needs and to those who were with me.”

Contemporary English Version
You know how I have worked with my own hands to make a living for myself and my friends.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You yourselves know: for such things as were needful for me and them that are with me, these hands have furnished.

English Revised Version
Ye yourselves know that these hands ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.

Good News Translation
You yourselves know that I have worked with these hands of mine to provide everything that my companions and I have needed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You know that I worked to support myself and those who were with me.

International Standard Version
You yourselves know that I worked with my own hands to support myself and those who were with me.

Literal Standard Version
and you yourselves know that to my necessities, and to those who were with me, these hands ministered;

NET Bible
You yourselves know that these hands of mine provided for my needs and the needs of those who were with me.

New Heart English Bible
You yourselves know that these hands served my necessities, and those who were with me.

Weymouth New Testament
You yourselves know that these hands of mine have provided for my own necessities and for the people with me.

World English Bible
You yourselves know that these hands served my necessities, and those who were with me.

Young's Literal Translation
and ye yourselves know that to my necessities, and to those who were with me, minister did these hands;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Farewell to the Ephesians
33I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing. 34You yourselves know that these hands of mine have ministered to my own needs and those of my companions. 35In everything, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus Himself: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”…

Cross References
Acts 18:3
and he stayed and worked with them because they were tentmakers by trade, just as he was.

Acts 19:22
He sent two of his helpers, Timothy and Erastus, to Macedonia, while he stayed for a time in the province of Asia.

Acts 19:29
Soon the whole city was in disarray. They rushed together into the theatre, dragging with them Gaius and Aristarchus, Paul's traveling companions from Macedonia.

Acts 20:35
In everything, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus Himself: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"

Titus 3:15
All who are with me send you greetings. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with all of you.


Treasury of Scripture

Yes, you yourselves know, that these hands have ministered to my necessities, and to them that were with me.

that these.

Acts 18:3
And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.

1 Corinthians 4:12
And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

1 Thessalonians 2:9
For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.









(34) These hands have ministered unto my necessities.--The words clearly cover the whole three years of the Apostle's ministry at Ephesus. The partnership with Aquila and Priscilla (Acts 18:3) continued. Philemon was probably a sharer in it (Philemon 1:17). And the Apostle had not been satisfied with working for himself, but ministered also to "those who were with him." His teaching in 2Thessalonians 3:10 makes it improbable that he would have thus laboured to maintain others who were able-bodied in idleness, and the words that immediately follow make it almost certain that we must confine the statement to those who were suffering from infirmity. In 1Corinthians 4:12, written, it will be remembered, from Ephesus, we have an undesigned coincidence confirming the statement.

Verse 34. - Ye for yea ye, A.V. and T.R.; ministered for have ministered, A.V. These hands (see 1 Corinthians 4:12, written from Ephesus a few months before).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
You yourselves
αὐτοὶ (autoi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

know
γινώσκετε (ginōskete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 1097: A prolonged form of a primary verb; to 'know' in a great variety of applications and with many implications.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

these
αὗται (hautai)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

hands [of mine]
χεῖρες (cheires)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 5495: A hand.

have ministered to
ὑπηρέτησαν (hypēretēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 5256: To minister to, serve. From huperetes; to be a subordinate, i.e. subserve.

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

[own]
ταῖς (tais)
Article - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

needs
χρείαις (chreiais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 5532: From the base of chraomai or chre; employment, i.e. An affair; also occasion, demand, requirement or destitution.

and [those of]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

my companions.
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.


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