New Amharic Standard Version

ሐዋርያት ሥራ 20:1-38

ወደ መቄዶንያና ወደ ግሪክ ጒዞ

1ሁከቱም እንደ በረደ፣ ጳውሎስ ደቀ መዛሙርትን አስጠርቶ መከራቸው፤ ተሰናበቶአቸውም ወደ መቄዶንያ ለመሄድ ተነሣ። 2ባለፈባቸውም ስፍራዎች ሕዝቡን በብዙ ቃል እየመከረ ግሪክ አገር ደረሰ፤ 3በዚያም ሦስት ወር ተቀመጠ። ወደ ሶርያ በመርከብ ለመሄድ ሲዘጋጅም አይሁድ አሢረውበት ስለ ነበር፣ በመቄዶንያ በኩል አድርጎ ለመመለስ ወሰነ። 4የጳይሮስ ልጅ የቤርያው ሱሲጳጥሮስ፣ የተሰሎንቄዎቹ አርስጥሮኮስና ሲኮን ዱስ፣ የደርቤኑ ጋይዮስ፣ ከእስያ አውራጃ የመጡት ቲኪቆስና ጥሮፊሞስ፣ እንዲሁም ጢሞቴዎስ አብረውት ሄዱ። 5እነዚህም ሰዎች ወደ ፊት ቀድመውን በጢሮአዳ ጠበቁን። 6እኛ ግን፣ የቂጣ በዓል ካለፈ በኋላ፣ ከፊልጵስዩስ በመርከብ ተነሣን፤ ከአምስት ቀንም በኋላ ከሌሎቹ ጋር በጢሮአዳ ተገናኘን፤ በዚያም ሰባት ቀን ተቀመጥን።

አውጤኪስ በጢሮአዳ ከሞት ተነሣ

7በሳምንቱ መጀመሪያ ቀን እንጀራ ለመቊረስ ተሰብስበን ሳለን፣ ጳውሎስ በማግስቱ ለመሄድ ስላሰበ፣ ከእነርሱ ጋር ይነጋገር ነበር፤ ንግግሩንም እስከ እኩለ ሌሊት ድረስ አራዘመ። 8በተሰበሰብንበትም ሰገነት ላይ ብዙ መብራት ነበር። 9አውጤኪስ የተባለ አንድ ጐበዝም በመስኮት ላይ ተቀምጦ ነበር፤ ጳውሎስ ንግግሩን ባስረዘመ ጊዜ፣ እንቅልፍ እንቅልፍ አለውና ጭልጥ ብሎ ተኛ፤ ከሦስተኛውም ፎቅ ቊልቊል ወደቀ፤ ሞቶም አነሡት። 10ጳውሎስም ወርዶ በላዩ ተጋድሞ ዐቀፈውና፣ “ሕይወቱ በውስጡ ስላለች ሁከት አትፍጠሩ” አላቸው። 11ተመልሶም እንደ ገና ወደ ፎቁ ወጣ፤ እንጀራውንም ቈርሶ በላ፤ እስኪነጋም ድረስ ብዙ ከተናገረ በኋላ ተነሥቶ ሄደ። 12ሰዎችም ያን ጐበዝ ሕያው ሆኖ ወሰዱት፤ በዚህም እጅግ ተጽናኑ።

ጳውሎስ የኤፌሶንን ሽማግሌዎች ተሰናበተ

13እኛ ግን ጳውሎስን ለመቀበል ቀድመን ወደ መርከቡ ሄድን፤ ከዚያም በመርከብ ወደ አሶን ተጓዝን፤ ይህን ያደረግነውም ጳውሎስ በየብስ በእግሩ ሊሄድ ስላሰበ ነበር። 14በአሶን ከተገናኘንም በኋላ፣ ተቀብለነው አብረን በመርከብ ወደ ሚጢሊኒ ሄድን። 15በማግስቱም በመርከብ ተጒዘን ከኪዩ ደሴት ትይዩ ደረስን። በሚቀጥለውም ቀን ወደ ሳሞን ተሻገርን፤ በማግስቱም ሚሊጢን ደረስን። 16ጳውሎስም በእስያ አውራጃ ብዙ መቈየት ስላልፈለገ፣ ወደ ኤፌሶን ሳይ ገባ ዐልፎ ለመሄድ ወሰነ፤ ቢቻል በዓለ ኀምሳን በኢየሩሳሌም ለመዋል ቸኵሎ ነበርና።

17ከሚሊጢንም ወደ ኤፌሶን ሰው ልኮ የቤተ ክርስቲያኒቱን ሽማግሌዎች አስጠራ፤ 18በመጡም ጊዜ እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “ወደ እስያ አውራጃ ከገባሁባት ከመጀመሪያዋ ዕለት አንሥቶ ዘወትር ከእናንተ ጋር እንዴት እንደኖርሁ ታውቃላችሁ። 19ምንም እንኳ ከአይሁድ ሤራ የተነሣ መከራ ቢያደርሱብኝም፣ ጌታን በታላቅ ትሕትናና በእንባ ከማገልገል አልተቈጠብሁም፤ 20በአደባባይም ሆነ ከቤት ቤት በመዘዋወር፣ እናንተን ከማስተማርና ይጠቅማችኋል ብዬ ያሰብሁትን ከመስበክ ወደ ኋላ አላልሁም። 21በንስሓ ወደ እግዚአብሔር እንዲመለሱና በጌታችን በኢየሱስ እንዲያምኑ፣ ለአይሁድም ለግሪክ ሰዎችም አጥብቄ መስክሬላቸዋለሁ።

22“አሁንም እዚያ ስደርስ የሚደርስብኝን ባላውቅም፣ መንፈስ ቅዱስ ወደ ኢየሩሳሌም እንድሄድ ግድ እያለኝ ነው። 23ነገር ግን በምሄድባቸው ከተሞች ሁሉ እስራትና መከራ እንደሚጠብቀኝ መንፈስ ቅዱስ ይመሰክርልኛል። 24ይሁን እንጂ ከጌታ ከኢየሱስ የተቀበልሁትን ሩጫዬንና የእግዚአብሔርን የጸጋ ወንጌል የመመስከር አገልግሎቴን ብፈጽም፣ ለእኔ ሕይወቴ ከምንም እንደማይቈጠር እንደ ከንቱ ነገር ናት።

25“አሁንም ቢሆን፣ በመካከላችሁ ተዘዋውሬ የእግዚአብሔርን መንግሥት የሰበክሁላችሁ፣ እናንተ ሁላችሁ ከእንግዲህ ወዲያ ፊቴን እንደማታዩ ዐውቃለሁ። 26ስለዚህ ከሰው ሁሉ ደም ንጹሕ መሆኔን በዚች ቀን እመሰክርላችኋለሁ፤ 27የእግዚአብሔርን ፈቃድ ሁሉ ለእናንተ ከመግለጽ የተቈጠብሁበት ጊዜ የለምና። 28ለራሳችሁና መንፈስ ቅዱስ ኤጲስቆጶሳት20፥28 ወይም ተመልካች ጠባቂዎች አድርጎ በላዩ ለሾማችሁ መንጋ ሁሉ ተጠንቀቁ፤ በገዛ ደሙ የዋጃትን የእግዚአብሔርን20፥28 ብዙ የጥንት ቅጆች የጌታን ቤተ ክርስቲያን ጠብቁ። 29እኔ ከሄድሁ በኋላ፣ ነጣቂ ተኵላዎች መጥተው በመካከላችሁ ሰርገው እንደሚገቡና ለመንጋውም እንደማይራሩ ዐውቃለሁ። 30ከእናንተው መካከል እንኳ የራሳቸውን ደቀ መዛሙርት ለማፍራት እውነትን የሚያጣምሙ ይነሣሉ። 31ስለዚህ ተጠንቀቁ፤ ሦስት ዓመት ሙሉ ሌሊትና ቀን ምንም ያህል ሳላቋርጥ በእንባ እያንዳንዳችሁን እንደ መከርኋችሁ አስታውሱ።

32“አሁንም ለእግዚአብሔር፣ እንዲሁም ሊያንጻችሁና በቅዱሳኑ ሁሉ መካከል ርስት ሊያወርሳችሁ ለሚችለው ለጸጋው ቃል ዐደራ እሰጣችኋለሁ። 33የማንንም ብር ወይም ወርቅ ወይም ልብስ አልተመኘሁም፤ 34እነዚህ እጆቼ ለእኔና ከኔ ጋር ላሉት በሚያስፈልገን ነገር እንዳገለገሉን እናንተ ራሳችሁ ታውቃላችሁ። 35በጒልበታችን ደክመን ችግረኞችን መርዳት እንዳለብን ባደረግሁት ሁሉ አሳይቻችኋለሁ፤ ‘ከሚቀበል ይልቅ የሚሰጥ ብፁዕ ነው’ ያለውን የጌታ የኢየሱስን ቃል እናስታውስ።”

36ይህን ካለ በኋላ፣ ተንበርክኮ ከሁሉም ጋር ጸለየ። 37ሁሉም እጅግ አለቀሱ፤ ጳውሎስንም አንገቱን ዐቅፈው ሳሙት፤ 38ከሁሉም በላይ ልባቸውን የነካው፣ ከእንግዲህ ወዲህ ፊቱን እንደማያዩ የተናገራቸው ቃል ነበር። ከዚያም እስከ መርከቡ ድረስ ሸኙት።

King James Version

Acts 20:1-38

1And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced them, and departed for to go into Macedonia. 2And when he had gone over those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece, 3And there abode three months. And when the Jews laid wait for him, as he was about to sail into Syria, he purposed to return through Macedonia. 4And there accompanied him into Asia Sopater of Berea; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timotheus; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus. 5These going before tarried for us at Troas. 6And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and came unto them to Troas in five days; where we abode seven days. 7And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight. 8And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together. 9And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead. 10And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him. 11When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed. 12And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted.

13¶ And we went before to ship, and sailed unto Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, minding himself to go afoot. 14And when he met with us at Assos, we took him in, and came to Mitylene. 15And we sailed thence, and came the next day over against Chios; and the next day we arrived at Samos, and tarried at Trogyllium; and the next day we came to Miletus. 16For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.

17¶ And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church. 18And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons, 19Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews: 20And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house, 21Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. 22And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there: 23Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me. 24But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. 25And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more. 26Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. 27For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.

28¶ Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. 29For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 30Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. 31Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. 32And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. 33I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel. 34Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me. 35I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

36¶ And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all. 37And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul’s neck, and kissed him, 38Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship.