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Acts 8:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And devout men buried Stephen, and made great lamentation over him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And devout men carried Stephen [to his burial], and made great lamentation over him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— [Some] devout men buried Stephen, and made loud lamentation over him.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And devout men carried Stephen [to his burial], and made great lamentation over him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And pious men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Howbeit reverent men assisted at the burial of Stephen, and made great lamentation over him.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and devout men carried away Stephen, and made great lamentation over him;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And devout men took order for Stephen's funeral and made great mourning over him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And deuout men carried Steuen [to his buriall], and made great lamentation ouer him.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And faithful men laid Estephanos in his tomb, and mourned over him greatly.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And believing men gathered up and buried Stephen. And they lamented over him greatly.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 1161
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
devout 2126
{2126} Prime
From G2095 and G2983; taking well (carefully), that is, circumspect (religiously, pious).
men 435
{0435} Prime
A primary word (compare G0444); a man (properly as an individual male).
carried 4792
{4792} Prime
From G4862 and G2865; to convey together, that is, collect or bear away in company with others.
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
Stephen 4736
{4736} Prime
The same as G4735; Stephanus, a Christian.
[to his burial], and 2532
{2532} Prime
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.
made 4160
{4160} Prime
Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct).
<5668> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 88
great 3173
{3173} Prime
Including the prolonged forms, feminine μεγάλη [[megale]], plural μέγάλοι [[megaloi]], etc.; compare also G3176, G3187], big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application).
lamentation 2870
{2870} Prime
From G2875; mourning (properly by beating the breast).
over 1909
{1909} Prime
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.
him. 846
{0846} Prime
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

Acts 8:2

_ _ and devout men — pious Jews, probably, impressed with admiration for Stephen and secretly inclined to Christianity, but not yet openly declared.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 8:1-3.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 8:2

Devout men — Who feared God more than persecution. And yet were they not of little faith? Else they would not have made so great lamentation.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Acts 8:2

(2) And devout men (a) carried Stephen [to his burial], and made great lamentation over him.

(2) The godly mourn for Steven after his death, and bury him, showing in this an example of singular faith and charity: but no man prays to him.

(a) Amongst all the duties of charity which the godly perform, there is no mention made of enshrining relics.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Acts 2:5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
Acts 10:2 [A] devout [man], and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.
Luke 2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name [was] Simeon; and the same man [was] just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.


Genesis 23:2 And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same [is] Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.
Genesis 50:10-11 And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which [is] beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days. ... And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This [is] a grievous mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was called Abelmizraim, which [is] beyond Jordan.
Numbers 20:29 And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, [even] all the house of Israel.
Deuteronomy 34:8 And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping [and] mourning for Moses were ended.
1 Samuel 28:3 Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him, and buried him in Ramah, even in his own city. And Saul had put away those that had familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land.
2 Samuel 3:31 And David said to Joab, and to all the people that [were] with him, Rend your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. And king David [himself] followed the bier.
2 Chronicles 32:33 And Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the chiefest of the sepulchres of the sons of David: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem did him honour at his death. And Manasseh his son reigned in his stead.
2 Chronicles 35:25 And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah: and all the singing men and the singing women spake of Josiah in their lamentations to this day, and made them an ordinance in Israel: and, behold, they [are] written in the lamentations.
Isaiah 57:1-2 The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth [it] to heart: and merciful men [are] taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil [to come]. ... He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, [each one] walking [in] his uprightness.
Jeremiah 22:10 Weep ye not for the dead, neither bemoan him: [but] weep sore for him that goeth away: for he shall return no more, nor see his native country.
Jeremiah 22:18 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah; They shall not lament for him, [saying], Ah my brother! or, Ah sister! they shall not lament for him, [saying], Ah lord! or, Ah his glory!
John 11:31-35 The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there. ... Jesus wept.
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Gn 23:2; 50:10. Nu 20:29. Dt 34:8. 1S 28:3. 2S 3:31. 2Ch 32:33; 35:25. Is 57:1. Jr 22:10, 18. Lk 2:25. Jn 11:31. Ac 2:5; 10:2.

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