serving the Lord with all humility, with tears, and with the trials that came to me through the plots of the Jews--
and that I did not shrink back from proclaiming to you anything that was profitable, or from teaching it to you in public and from house to house.
I testified to both Jews and Greeks about repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus.
"And now I am on my way to Jerusalem, bound in my spirit, not knowing what I will encounter there,
except that in town after town the Holy Spirit testifies to me that chains and afflictions are waiting for me.
But I count my life of no value to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of God's grace.
"And now I know that none of you, among whom I went about preaching the kingdom, will ever see my face again.
Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of everyone's blood,
for I did not shrink back from declaring to you the whole plan of God.
Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among whom the Holy Spirit has appointed you as overseers, to shepherd the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.
I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.
And men from among yourselves will rise up with deviant doctrines to lure the disciples into following them.
Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for three years I did not stop warning each one of you with tears.