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Acts 20:8

    Acts 20:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And there were many lights in the upper chamber where we were gathered together.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And there were a number of lights in the room where we had come together.

    Webster's Revision

    And there were many lights in the upper chamber where we were gathered together.

    World English Bible

    There were many lights in the upper room where we were gathered together.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where we were gathered together.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 20:8

    Upper chamber - It was in an upper chamber in the temple that the primitive disciples were accustomed to meet: on that account, they might have preferred an upper chamber whenever they could meet with it. The pious Quesnel supposes that the smoke, issuing from the many lamps in this upper chamber, was the cause of Eutychus falling asleep; and this, he says, the apostle mentions, in charity, to excuse the young man's appearing negligent.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 20:8

    And there were many lights - Why this circumstance is mentioned is not apparent. It, however, meets one of the slanders of the early enemies of Christianity, that the Christians in their assemblies were accustomed to extinguish all the lights, and to commit every kind of abomination. Perhaps the mention of many lights here is designed to intimate that it was a place of public worship, as not only the Jews, but the Gentiles were accustomed to have many lights burning in such places.

    In the upper chamber - See the notes on Acts 1:13.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 20:8

    20:8 There were many lamps in the room where they were assembled - To prevent any possible scandal.