New Living Translation
Watch out! Remember the three years I was with you--my constant watch and care over you night and day, and my many tears for you.
King James Bible
Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore watch, remembering that for three years, night and day, I ceased not admonishing each one of you with tears.
World English Bible
Therefore watch, remembering that for a period of three years I didn't cease to admonish everyone night and day with tears.
Young's Literal Translation
'Therefore, watch, remembering that three years, night and day, I did not cease with tears warning each one;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:31 I ceased not to warn every one night and day - This was watching indeed! Who copies after this example?
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
But if you warn righteous people not to sin and they listen to you and do not sin, they will live, and you will have saved yourself, too."
Then Paul went to the synagogue and preached boldly for the next three months, arguing persuasively about the Kingdom of God.
This went on for the next two years, so that people throughout the province of Asia--both Jews and Greeks--heard the word of the Lord.
I have done the Lord's work humbly and with many tears. I have endured the trials that came to me from the plots of the Jews.
"After several years away, I returned to Jerusalem with money to aid my people and to offer sacrifices to God.
For I have told you often before, and I say it again with tears in my eyes, that there are many whose conduct shows they are really enemies of the cross of Christ.
So we tell others about Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all the wisdom God has given us. We want to present them to God, perfect in their relationship to Christ.
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