Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

Acts 20:25

    Acts 20:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And now, behold, I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I went about preaching the kingdom, shall see my face no more.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And now I am conscious that you, among whom I have gone about preaching the kingdom, will not see my face again.

    Webster's Revision

    And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I went about preaching the kingdom, shall see my face no more.

    World English Bible

    "Now, behold, I know that you all, among whom I went about preaching the Kingdom of God, will see my face no more.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I went about preaching the kingdom, shall see my face no more.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 20:25

    Ye all - shall see my face no more - This probably refers simply to the persons who were now present; concerning whom he might have had a Divine intimation, that they should not be found in life when he should come that way again. Or it may refer only to Ephesus and Miletus. From the dangers to which he was exposed, it was, humanly speaking, unlikely that he should ever return; and this may be all that is implied: but that he did revisit those parts, though probably not Miletus or Ephesus, appears likely from Philippians 1:25-27; Philippians 2:24; Plm 1:22; Hebrews 13:19-23. But in all these places he speaks with a measure of uncertainty: he had not an absolute evidence that he should not return; but, in his own mind, it was a matter of uncertainty. The Holy Spirit did not think proper to give him a direct revelation on this point.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 20:25

    I know that ye all - Perhaps this means simply, "I have no expectation of seeing you again; I have every reason to suppose that this is my final interview with you." He expected to visit Ephesus no more. The journey to Jerusalem was dangerous. Trials and persecutions he knew awaited him. Besides, it is evident that he designed to turn his attention to other countries, and to visit Rome; and probably he had already formed the purpose of going into Spain. See Acts 19:21; compare Romans 15:23-28. From all these considerations it is evident that he had no expectation of being again at Ephesus. It is probable, however, that he did again return to that city. See the notes on Acts 28:31.

    Among whom I have gone preaching - Among whom I have preached. The parting of a minister and people is among the most tender and affecting of the separations that occur on earth.

    The kingdom of God - Making known the nature of the reign of God on earth by the Messiah. See the notes on Matthew 3:2.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 20:25

    20:25 Ye shall see my face no more - He wisely inserts this, that what follows might make the deeper impression.