Acts 8:2

“And deuout men carried Steuen to his buriall, and made great lamentation ouer him.”

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And devout men carried Stephen [to his burial], and made great lamentation over him.
- King James Version

{Some} devout men buried Stephen, and made loud lamentation over him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And devout men buried Stephen, and made great lamentation over him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God-fearing men put Stephen's body in its last resting-place, making great weeping over him.
- Basic English Bible

And pious men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him.
- Darby Bible

And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.
- Webster's Bible

A party of devout men, however, buried Stephen, and made loud lamentation over him.
- Weymouth Bible

Devout men buried Stephen, and lamented greatly over him.
- World English Bible

But good men birieden Steuene, and maden greet mornyng on hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and devout men carried away Stephen, and made great lamentation over him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 8:2


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.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 8:2


Ac 8:2 Devout men carried Stephen [to his burial]. Not disciples, but pious Jews, deeply impressed by the gospel, but not yet brought to its acceptance. They were "devout" like Cornelius the Gentile before his conversion (Ac 10:2). Made great lamentation over him. They made their protest against the deed by a public funeral with all the usual Jewish demonstrations of mourning.

Discussion for Acts 8

  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ
  • A disciple
    Psalms 119:73 "Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments." Our God knows and understands all things; and His desire regarding us has always been, that as His children we should also. If there had been no sin in the beginning... but we never got a chance to learn how to be His children the way He had in mind when He created us, until JESUS!!!!
  • Ray321
    Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. God will teach a man if he his willing in his Heart.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The apostles are all fired up! The Holy Spirit is at work. We can also be fired up for Christ if we have the Holy Spirit. Money cannot buy it. We need to come pleading for it after salvation and sanctification. The Ethiopian eunuch's story tells us to pray for the Holy Spirit to guide us when we are reading the Bible for proper interpretation.
  • Ray321
    Acts 8:1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles. God sent Jesus to saved sinners like Saul. Praise the Lord.
  • A disciple
    "And God, which knows the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; and put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith." Why do so many try to separate the Christian of today from the Commonwealth of Israel and the Disciples in the beginning, and make things free, easy and automatic to us; that were given to them under strict conditions?

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