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After The Uproar, Paul Departs For Jerusalem Through Macedonia And Greece

20 And after the uproar ceased, Paul— having sent for the disciples and having encouraged them, having said-farewell— went forth to proceed[a] to Macedonia. And having gone[b] through those regions, and having encouraged them with much speaking, he came to Greece[c]. And having done three[d] months there, a plot having been made against him by the Jews while he was about to put-to-sea for Syria— he became of a mind that he should be returning through Macedonia[e].

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 20:1 That is, according to his plan in 19:21.
  2. Acts 20:2 On this trip, Paul met Titus (2 Cor 7:5-7) and wrote 2 Corinthians.
  3. Acts 20:2 Specifically, the city of Corinth.
  4. Acts 20:3 During this period in Corinth Paul wrote Romans to prepare his way there according to his plan in 19:21. He may also have written Galatians (see 14:28).
  5. Acts 20:3 That is, by land, up to Philippi.

Through Macedonia and Greece

20 When the uproar had ended, Paul sent for the disciples(A) and, after encouraging them, said goodbye and set out for Macedonia.(B) He traveled through that area, speaking many words of encouragement to the people, and finally arrived in Greece, where he stayed three months. Because some Jews had plotted against him(C) just as he was about to sail for Syria,(D) he decided to go back through Macedonia.(E)

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