Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

And they began to weep aloud and embraced Paul, and repeatedly kissed him,

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

There was a great deal of weeping by everyone. They embraced Paul and kissed him,

International Standard Version

All of them cried and cried as they put their arms around Paul and kissed him affectionately.

A Conservative Version

And there developed considerable weeping of all. And having fallen on Paul's neck, they kissed him much,

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

And they began to weep openly and threw their arms around Paul’s neck, and repeatedly kissed him,

An Understandable Version

And when they all had a good cry, they embraced Paul and kissed him.

Anderson New Testament

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

Bible in Basic English

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

Common New Testament

And they all wept and embraced Paul and kissed him,

Daniel Mace New Testament

then melted into tears, they fell upon his neck and kissed him,

Darby Translation

And they all wept sore; and falling upon the neck of Paul they ardently kissed him,

Godbey New Testament

And the weeping of all was great, and falling on the neck of Paul, they continued to kiss him copiously,

Goodspeed New Testament

They all wept aloud, and throwing their arms about Paul's neck they kissed him affectionately,

John Wesley New Testament

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

Julia Smith Translation

And much weeping was from all; and having fallen upon Paul's neck, they kissed him,

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

And there was considerable weeping by all, and {hugging} Paul, they kissed him,

Modern King James verseion

And there was much weeping of all, and falling on the neck of Paul, they ardently kissed him,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

Moffatt New Testament

They all broke into loud lamentation and falling upon the neck of Paul kissed him fondly,

Montgomery New Testament

And they all began, with loud lamentations, to throw their arms about his neck, and to kiss him lovingly, again and again,

NET Bible

They all began to weep loudly, and hugged Paul and kissed him,

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

And they all wept sorely, and fell on Pauls neck, and kissed him;

Sawyer New Testament

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

The Emphasized Bible

And they all wept much, and, falling upon Paul's neck, they were tenderly kissing him;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And all of them shed floods of tears, and fell upon Paul's neck, and kissed him again and again,

Twentieth Century New Testament

All were in tears; and throwing their arms round Paul's neck, they kissed him again and again,

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

and with loud lamentation they all threw their arms round his neck, and kissed him lovingly,

Williams New Testament

There was loud weeping by them all, as they threw their arms around Paul's neck and kept on kissing him with affection,

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

And great weeping arose from all; and, falling upon Paul's neck, they kept kissing him;

Worsley New Testament

And they were all much grieved, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him: sorrowing most of all at the word which he spake,

Youngs Literal Translation

and there came a great weeping to all, and having fallen upon the neck of Paul, they were kissing him,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ἱκανός 
Hikanos 
Usage: 39

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

κλαυθμός 
Klauthmos 
Usage: 2

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ἐπιπίπτω 
Epipipto 
fall, fall on, press, lie
Usage: 12

on
ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

Παῦλος 
Paulos 
Usage: 162

τράχηλος 
Trachelos 
Usage: 3

and kissed
καταφιλέω 
Kataphileo 
Usage: 4

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Acts 20:37

References

American

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Paul's Farewell To The Ephesian Elders

36 When he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all. 37 And they began to weep aloud and embraced Paul, and repeatedly kissed him, 38 grieving especially over the word which he had spoken, that they would not see his face again. And they were accompanying him to the ship.


Cross References

Luke 15:20

So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.

2 Timothy 1:4

longing to see you, even as I recall your tears, so that I may be filled with joy.

Genesis 45:14

Then he fell on his brother Benjamin’s neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.

Genesis 46:29

Joseph prepared his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel; as soon as he appeared before him, he fell on his neck and wept on his neck a long time.

1 Samuel 20:41

When the lad was gone, David rose from the south side and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed three times. And they kissed each other and wept together, but David wept the more.

2 Samuel 15:30

And David went up the ascent of the Mount of Olives, and wept as he went, and his head was covered and he walked barefoot. Then all the people who were with him each covered his head and went up weeping as they went.

2 Kings 20:3

Remember now, O Lord, I beseech You, how I have walked before You in truth and with a whole heart and have done what is good in Your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

Ezra 10:1

Now while Ezra was praying and making confession, weeping and prostrating himself before the house of God, a very large assembly, men, women and children, gathered to him from Israel; for the people wept bitterly.

Job 2:12

When they lifted up their eyes at a distance and did not recognize him, they raised their voices and wept. And each of them tore his robe and they threw dust over their heads toward the sky.

Psalm 126:5

Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting.

Romans 16:16

Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.

1 Corinthians 16:20

All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

2 Corinthians 13:12

Greet one another with a holy kiss.

1 Thessalonians 5:26

Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.

Revelation 7:17

for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes.”

Revelation 21:4

and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”

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