New Living Translation
for I didn't shrink from declaring all that God wants you to know.
King James Bible
For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
Darby Bible Translation
for I have not shrunk from announcing to you all the counsel of God.
World English Bible
for I didn't shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.
Young's Literal Translation
for I did not keep back from declaring to you all the counsel of God.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:27 For I have not shunned - Otherwise if any had perished, their blood would have been on his head.
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
I have not kept the good news of your justice hidden in my heart; I have talked about your faithfulness and saving power. I have told everyone in the great assembly of your unfailing love and faithfulness.
"This is what the LORD says: Stand in the courtyard in front of the Temple of the LORD, and make an announcement to the people who have come there to worship from all over Judah. Give them my entire message; include every word.
And today I have told you exactly what he said, but you will not obey the LORD your God any better now than you have in the past.
He said to me, "Son of man, watch and listen. Pay close attention to everything I show you. You have been brought here so I can show you many things. Then you will return to the people of Israel and tell them everything you have seen."
This is not a reference to David, for after David had done the will of God in his own generation, he died and was buried with his ancestors, and his body decayed.
I never shrank back from telling you what you needed to hear, either publicly or in your homes.
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