Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Acts 20:23 in English Standard Version "except that the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city that imprisonment and afflictions await me." Ac 8:29 And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.” Ac 9:16 For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.” Ac 14:22 strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. Ac 21:4 And having sought out the disciples, we stayed there for seven days. And through the Spirit they were telling Paul not to go on to Jerusalem. Ac 21:11 And coming to us, he took Paul’s belt and bound his own feet and hands and said, “Thus says the Holy Spirit, ‘This is how the Jews at Jerusalem will bind the man who owns this belt and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.’” Ac 21:33 Then the tribune came up and arrested him and ordered him to be bound with two chains. He inquired who he was and what he had done. 1Th 3:3 that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this.