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።

New International Reader’s Version

Acts 20:1-38

Paul Travels Through Macedonia and Greece

1All the trouble came to an end. Then Paul sent for the believers. After encouraging them, he said goodbye. He then left for Macedonia. 2He traveled through that area, speaking many words of hope to the people. Finally he arrived in Greece. 3There he stayed for three months. He was just about to sail for Syria. But some Jews were making plans against him. So he decided to go back through Macedonia. 4Sopater, son of Pyrrhus, from Berea went with him. Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica, Gaius from Derbe, and Timothy went too. Tychicus and Trophimus from Asia Minor also went with him. 5These men went on ahead. They waited for us at Troas. 6But we sailed from Philippi after the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Five days later we joined the others at Troas. We stayed there for seven days.

Eutychus Is Raised From the Dead at Troas

7On the first day of the week we met to break bread and eat together. Paul spoke to the people. He kept on talking until midnight because he planned to leave the next day. 8There were many lamps in the room upstairs where we were meeting. 9A young man named Eutychus was sitting in a window. He sank into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on. Sound asleep, Eutychus fell from the third floor. When they picked him up from the ground, he was dead. 10Paul went down and threw himself on the young man. He put his arms around him. “Don’t be alarmed,” he told them. “He’s alive!” 11Then Paul went upstairs again. He broke bread and ate with them. He kept on talking until daylight. Then he left. 12The people took the young man home. They were greatly comforted because he was alive.

Paul Says Goodbye to the Ephesian Elders

13We went on ahead to the ship. We sailed for Assos. There we were going to take Paul on board. He had planned it this way because he wanted to go to Assos by land. 14So he met us there. We took him on board and went on to Mitylene. 15The next day we sailed from there. We arrived near Chios. The day after that we crossed over to Samos. We arrived at Miletus the next day. 16Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus. He didn’t want to spend time in Asia Minor. He was in a hurry to get to Jerusalem. If he could, he wanted to be there by the day of Pentecost.

17From Miletus, Paul sent for the elders of the church at Ephesus. 18When they arrived, he spoke to them. “You know how I lived the whole time I was with you,” he said. “From the first day I came into Asia Minor, 19I served the Lord with tears and without pride. I served him when I was greatly tested. I was tested by the evil plans of the Jews who disagreed with me. 20You know that nothing has kept me from preaching whatever would help you. I have taught you in public and from house to house. 21I have told both Jews and Greeks that they must turn away from their sins to God. They must have faith in our Lord Jesus.

22“Now I am going to Jerusalem. The Holy Spirit compels me. I don’t know what will happen to me there. 23I only know that in every city the Spirit warns me. He tells me that I will face prison and suffering. 24But my life means nothing to me. My only goal is to finish the race. I want to complete the work the Lord Jesus has given me. He wants me to tell others about the good news of God’s grace.

25“I have spent time with you preaching about the kingdom. I know that none of you will ever see me again. 26So I tell you today that I am not guilty if any of you don’t believe. 27I haven’t let anyone keep me from telling you everything God wants you to do. 28Keep watch over yourselves. Keep watch over all the believers. The Holy Spirit has made you leaders over them. Be shepherds of God’s church. He bought it with his own blood. 29I know that after I leave, wild wolves will come in among you. They won’t spare any of the sheep. 30Even men from your own people will rise up and twist the truth. They want to get the believers to follow them. 31So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning you. Night and day I warned each of you with tears.

32“Now I trust God to take care of you. I commit you to the message about his grace. It can build you up. Then you will share in what God plans to give all his people. 33I haven’t longed for anyone’s silver or gold or clothing. 34You yourselves know that I have used my own hands to meet my needs. I have also met the needs of my companions. 35In everything I did, I showed you that we must work hard and help the weak. We must remember the words of the Lord Jesus. He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”

36Paul finished speaking. Then he got down on his knees with all of them and prayed. 37They all wept as they hugged and kissed him. 38Paul had said that they would never see him again. That’s what hurt them the most. Then they went with him to the ship.