New International Version
You yourselves know that these hands of mine have supplied my own needs and the needs of my companions.
King James Bible
Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.
Darby Bible Translation
Yourselves know that these hands have ministered to my wants, and to those who were 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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
These hands have ministered, etc. - It was neither "sin nor discredit" for the apostle to work to maintain himself, when the circumstances of the Church were such that it could not support him. Still many eminent ministers of God are obliged to support themselves and their families, at least in part, in the same way, while indefatigably testifying the Gospel of the grace of God. Whatever it may be to the people, it is no cause of reproach to the minister, to be obliged thus to employ himself.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThis Person Differs in Nothing
This Person differs in nothing, from the Father, but only in this that He is begotten of Him. He is Eternal with the Father, as glorious and as intelligent. He is of the same mind in everything in all worlds, loveth the same objects in as infinite a measure. Is the means by which the Father loveth, acteth, createth, redeemeth, governeth, and perfecteth all things. And the means also by which we see and love the Father: our strength and our eternity. He is the Mediator between God and His creatures. …
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations
February 9. "None of These Things Move Me" (Acts xx. 24).
Two Essential Things
The Minister's Farewell
and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them.
He sent two of his helpers, Timothy and Erastus, to Macedonia, while he stayed in the province of Asia a little longer.
Soon the whole city was in an uproar. The people seized Gaius and Aristarchus, Paul's traveling companions from Macedonia, and all of them rushed into the theater together.
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' "
Everyone with me sends you greetings. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all.
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