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Acts 20:37

    Acts 20:37 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck and kissed him,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they were all weeping, falling on Paul's neck and kissing him,

    Webster's Revision

    And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck and kissed him,

    World English Bible

    They all wept a lot, and fell on Paul's neck and kissed him,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him,

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 20:37

    Fell on Paul's neck - Leaned their heads against his shoulders, and kissed his neck. This was not an unusual custom in the east.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 20:37

    Wept sore - Wept much. Greek: "There was a great weeping of all."

    And fell on Paul's neck - Embraced him, as a token of tender affection. The same thing Joseph did when he met his aged father Jacob, Genesis 46:29.

    And kissed him - This was the common token of affection. See the Matthew 26:48 note; Luke 15:20 note; Romans 16:16 note; 1 Corinthians 16:20 note.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 20:37

    20:37 They all wept - Of old, men, yea, the best and bravest of men, were easily melted into tears; a thousand instances of which might be produced from profane as well as sacred writers. But now, notwithstanding the effeminacy which almost universally prevails, we leave those tears to women and children.