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Acts 20:31 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Wherefore watch ye, remembering that by the space of three years I ceased not to admonish every one night and day with tears.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Wherefore watch, remembering that for three years, night and day, I ceased not admonishing each one [of you] with tears.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Wherefore, be on the watch, remembering that, for three years, night and day, I gave myself no rest, with tears, admonishing each one.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'Therefore, watch, remembering that three years, night and day, I did not cease with tears warning each one;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Therefore watch, keeping in memory that for three years I ceased not with tears to admonish every one of you, night and day.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Therefore watch, and remember that by the space of three yeeres, I ceased not to warne euery one night and day with teares.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— On account of this be watchful, and remember, that for three years I ceased not by night and by day with tears to instruct every one of you.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Therefore be ye vigilant; and remember, that for three years I ceased not to admonish each one of you, by day and by night, with tears.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Therefore 1352
{1352} Prime
διό
dio
{dee-o'}
From G1223 and G3739; through which thing, that is, consequently.
watch, 1127
{1127} Prime
γρηγορεύω
gregoreuo
{gray-gor-yoo'-o}
From G1453; to keep awake, that is, watch (literally or figuratively).
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
and remember, 3421
{3421} Prime
μνημονεύω
mnemoneuo
{mnay-mon-yoo'-o}
From a derivative of G3420; to exercise memory, that is, recollect; by implication to punish; also to rehearse.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
that 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
by the space of three years 5148
{5148} Prime
τριετία
trietia
{tree-et-ee'-ah}
From a compound of G5140 and G2094; a three years' period (triennium).
I ceased 3973
{3973} Prime
παύω
pauo
{pow'-o}
A primn. verb ('pause'); to stop (transitive or intransitive), that is, restrain, quit, desist, come to an end.
z5668
<5668> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 88
not 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
to warn 3560
{3560} Prime
νουθετέω
noutheteo
{noo-thet-eh'-o}
From the same as G3559; to put in mind, that is, (by implication) to caution or reprove gently.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
every 1538
{1538} Prime
ἕκαστος
hekastos
{hek'-as-tos}
As if a superlative of ἕκας [[hekas]] (afar); each or every.
one 1520
{1520} Prime
εἷς
heis
{hice}
(Including the neuter [etc.] ἕν [[hen]]); a primary numeral; one.
night 3571
{3571} Prime
νύξ
nux
{noox}
A primary word; 'night' (literally or figuratively).
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.
day 2250
{2250} Prime
ἡμέρα
hemera
{hay-mer'-ah}
Feminine (with G5610 implied) of a derivative of ἧμαι [[hemai]] (to sit; akin to the base of G1476) meaning tame, that is, gentle; day, that is, (literally) the time space between dawn and dark, or the whole 24 hours (but several days were usually reckoned by the Jews as inclusive of the parts of both extremes); figuratively a period (always defined more or less clearly by the context).
with 3326
{3326} Prime
μετά
meta
{met-ah'}
A primary preposition (often used adverbially); properly denoting accompaniment; 'amid' (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive case association, or accusative case succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722, and less close than G4862).
tears. 1144
{1144} Prime
δάκρυ
dakru
{dak'-roo}
Of uncertain affinity; a tear.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Acts 20:31

_ _ by the space of three years — speaking in round numbers; for it was nearer three than two years.

_ _ I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears — What an appeal to be able to make! “And if this was an apostle’s part, how much more a pastor’s!” [Bengel].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 20:17-35.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 20:31

I ceased not to warn every one night and day — This was watching indeed! Who copies after this example?

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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watch:

Matthew 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
Mark 13:34-37 [For the Son of man is] as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. ... And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
Luke 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
2 Timothy 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that [is] unprofitable for you.
Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed [is] he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

by:

Acts 19:8 And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.
Acts 19:10 And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.

warn:

Ezekiel 3:17-20 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. ... Again, When a righteous [man] doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
1 Corinthians 4:14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn [you].
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:
1 Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all [men].

night:

Acts 20:7 And upon the first [day] of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.
Acts 20:11 When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed.
1 Thessalonians 2:9-10 For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God. ... Ye [are] witnesses, and God [also], how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:
2 Thessalonians 3:8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:

with:

Acts 20:19 Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews:
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Ezk 3:17. Mt 3:7; 13:25. Mk 13:34. Lk 21:36. Ac 19:8, 10; 20:7, 11, 19. 1Co 4:14. Col 1:28. 1Th 2:9; 5:14. 2Th 3:8. 2Ti 4:5. He 13:17. Rv 16:15.

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