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Acts 20:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— how I shrank not from declaring unto you anything that was profitable, and teaching you publicly, and from house to house,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [And] how I kept back nothing that was profitable [unto you], but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you publicly and from house to house,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [And] how I kept back nothing that was profitable [to you], but have shown you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— how I held back nothing of what is profitable, so as not to announce [it] to you, and to teach you publicly and in every house,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— in what manner I in nowise shrank from announcing unto you anything that was profitable and teaching you publicly and in your homes;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— how nothing I did keep back of what things are profitable, not to declare to you, and to teach you publicly, and in every house,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— How I have kept back nothing that was profitable to you, but have preached it to you, and taught you publicly, and from house to house,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And how I kept backe nothing that was profitable vnto you, but haue shewed you, and haue taught you publikely, and from house to house,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Neither neglected I any thing that was profitable for your souls, that I might preach to you and teach in public places and in houses,
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— and I shunned not that which was advantageous to your souls, that I might preach to you, and teach in the streets and in houses,

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[And] how 5613
{5613} Prime
ὡς
hos
{hoce}
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
I kept back 5288
{5288} Prime
ὑποστέλλω
hupostello
{hoop-os-tel'-lo}
From G5259 and G4724; to withhold under (out of sight), that is, (reflexively) to cower or shrink, (figuratively) to conceal (reserve).
z5668
<5668> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 88
nothing 3762
{3762} Prime
οὐδείς
oudeis
{oo-dice'}
From G3761 and G1520; not even one (man, woman or thing), that is, none, nobody, nothing.
that was profitable 4851
{4851} Prime
συμφέρω
sumphero
{soom-fer'-o}
From G4862 and G5342 (including its alternate); to bear together (contribute), that is, (literally) to collect, or (figuratively) to conduce; especially (neuter participle as noun) advantage.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
[unto you], x3361
(3361) Complement
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
but y3361
[3361] Standard
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
have shewed 312
{0312} Prime
ἀναγγέλλω
anaggello
{an-ang-el'-lo}
From G0303 and the base of G0032; to announce (in detail).
z5658
<5658> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 516
you, 5213
{5213} Prime
ὑμῖν
humin
{hoo-min'}
Irregular dative case of G5210; to (with or by) you.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
have taught 1321
{1321} Prime
διδάσκω
didasko
{did-as'-ko}
A prolonged (causative) form of a primary verb δάω [[dao]] (to learn); to teach (in the same broad application).
z5658
<5658> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 516
you 5209
{5209} Prime
ὑμᾶς
humas
{hoo-mas'}
Accusative of G5210; you (as the object of a verb or preposition).
publickly, 1219
{1219} Prime
δημόσιος
demosios
{day-mos'-ee-os}
From G1218; public; (feminine singular dative as adverb) in public.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
from y2596
[2596] Standard
κατά
kata
{kat-ah'}
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
house to house, 3624
{3624} Prime
οἶκος
oikos
{oy'-kos}
Of uncertain affinity; a dwelling (more or less extensive, literally or figuratively); by implication a family (more or less related, literally or figuratively).
x2596
(2596) Complement
κατά
kata
{kat-ah'}
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Acts 20:20

_ _ kept back — timidly withheld from fear of consequences.

_ _ nothing that was profitable — edification directing all.

_ _ have taught you publicly, and from house to house — Did an apostle, whose functions were of so wide a range, not feel satisfied without private as well as public ministrations? How then must pastors feel? [Bengel].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 20:17-35.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 20:20

I have preached — Publicly; and taught — From house to house. Else he had not been pure from their blood. For even an apostle could not discharge his duty by public preaching only. How much less can an ordinary pastor!

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Acts 20:20

[And] how I kept (d) back nothing that was profitable [unto you], but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house,

(d) I did not refrain form speaking, neither did I conceal my motives in any way at all, either for fear or for wicked gain.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
I kept:

Acts 20:27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
Acts 20:31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
Acts 5:2 And kept back [part] of the price, his wife also being privy [to it], and brought a certain part, and laid [it] at the apostles' feet.
Deuteronomy 4:5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.
Psalms 40:9-10 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest. ... I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.
Ezekiel 33:7-9 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. ... Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
Colossians 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

profitable:

1 Corinthians 12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
1 Corinthians 14:6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?
Philippians 3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed [is] not grievous, but for you [it is] safe.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: ... That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

and have:

Acts 20:31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
Acts 5:42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.
Mark 4:34 But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.
2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
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