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Acts 20:37 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck and kissed him,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And they [began] to weep aloud and embraced Paul, and repeatedly kissed him,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And they all wept bitterly, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And they all wept sore; and falling upon the neck of Paul they ardently kissed him,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And they all wept much, and, falling upon Paul's neck, they were tenderly kissing him;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and there came a great weeping to all, and having fallen upon the neck of Paul, they were kissing him,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And there was much weeping among them all. And falling on the neck of Paul, they kissed him,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And they all wept sore, and fell on Pauls necke, and kissed him,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And there was a great weeping with all of them, and they embraced him and kissed him;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And there was great weeping among them all. And they embraced him, and kissed him.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
they all y3956
[3956] Standard
πᾶς
pas
{pas}
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
wept y2805
[2805] Standard
κλαυθμός
klauthmos
{klowth-mos'}
From G2799; lamentation.
y1096
[1096] Standard
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
z5633
<5633> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 260
sore, 2425
{2425} Prime
ἱκανός
hikanos
{hik-an-os'}
From ἵκω [[hiko]] (ἱκάνω [[hikano]] or ἱκνέομαι [[hikneomai]]; akin to G2240; to arrive); competent (as if coming in season), that is, ample (in amount) or fit (in character).
x1096
(1096) Complement
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
x2805
(2805) Complement
κλαυθμός
klauthmos
{klowth-mos'}
From G2799; lamentation.
x3956
(3956) Complement
πᾶς
pas
{pas}
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
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.
fell 1968
{1968} Prime
ἐπιπίπτω
epipipto
{ep-ee-pip'-to}
From G1909 and G4098; to embrace (with affection) or seize (with more or less violence; literally or figuratively).
z5631
<5631> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 889
on 1909
{1909} Prime
ἐπί
epi
{ep-ee'}
A primary preposition properly meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution [with the genitive case], that is, over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc.
Paul's 3972
{3972} Prime
Παῦλος
Paulos
{pow'-los}
Of Latin origin; (little; but remotely from a derivative of G3973, meaning the same); Paulus, the name of a Roman and of an apostle.
neck, 5137
{5137} Prime
τράχηλος
trachelos
{trakh'-ay-los}
Probably from G5143 (through the idea of mobility); the throat (neck), that is, (figuratively) life.
and kissed 2705
{2705} Prime
καταφιλέω
kataphileo
{kat-af-ee-leh'-o}
From G2596 and G5368; to kiss earnestly.
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
him, 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Acts 20:36-38.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 20:36-38.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Acts 20:37

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

(12) The Gospel does not take away natural affections, but rules and bridles them in good order.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
wept:

1 Samuel 20:41 [And] as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of [a place] toward the south, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times: and they kissed one another, and wept one with another, until David exceeded.
2 Samuel 15:30 And David went up by the ascent of [mount] Olivet, and wept as he went up, and had his head covered, and he went barefoot: and all the people that [was] with him covered every man his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.
2 Kings 20:3 I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done [that which is] good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.
Ezra 10:1 Now when Ezra had prayed, and when he had confessed, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there assembled unto him out of Israel a very great congregation of men and women and children: for the people wept very sore.
Job 2:12 And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they lifted up their voice, and wept; and they rent every one his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven.
Psalms 126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
2 Timothy 1:4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;
Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

fell:

Genesis 45:14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.
Genesis 46:29 And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.

kissed:

Romans 16:16 Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.
1 Corinthians 16:20 All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss.
2 Corinthians 13:12 Greet one another with an holy kiss.
1 Thessalonians 5:26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.
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Gn 45:14; 46:29. 1S 20:41. 2S 15:30. 2K 20:3. Ezr 10:1. Jb 2:12. Ps 126:5. Ro 16:16. 1Co 16:20. 2Co 13:12. 1Th 5:26. 2Ti 1:4. Rv 7:17; 21:4.

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