New Living Translation
except that the Holy Spirit tells me in city after city that jail and suffering lie ahead.
King James Bible
Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.
Darby Bible Translation
only that the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city, saying that bonds and tribulations await me.
World English Bible
except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions wait for me.
Young's Literal Translation
save that the Holy Spirit in every city doth testify fully, saying, that for me bonds and tribulations remain;
Acts 20:23 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:23 Save that - Only this I know in general; the Holy Ghost witnesseth - By other persons. Such was God's good pleasure to reveal these things to him, not immediately, but by the ministry of others.
LibraryA Fulfilled Aspiration
'So that I might finish my course....'--ACTS xx. 24. 'I have finished my course....'--2 TIM. iv. 7. I do not suppose that Paul in prison, and within sight of martyrdom, remembered his words at Ephesus. But the fact that what was aspiration whilst he was in the very thick of his difficulties came to be calm retrospect at the close is to me very beautiful and significant. 'So that I may finish my course,' said he wistfully; whilst before him there lay dangers clearly discerned and others that had all …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
Parting Words [Footnote: Preached Prior to a Long Absence in Australia. ]
The Blessedness of Giving
For I have five brothers, and I want him to warn them so they don't end up in this place of torment.'
The Holy Spirit said to Philip, "Go over and walk along beside the carriage."
And I will show him how much he must suffer for my name's sake."
And after Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul spent all his time preaching the word. He testified to the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah.
I have had one message for Jews and Greeks alike--the necessity of repenting from sin and turning to God, and of having faith in our Lord Jesus.
But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus--the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.
We went ashore, found the local believers, and stayed with them a week. These believers prophesied through the Holy Spirit that Paul should not go on to Jerusalem.
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