Acts 8:2

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

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Other Translations

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

  • Irene123
    V. 4 - Therefore they that were scattered abroad went everywhere preaching the word. If we won't go our ownselves - God will make a way. They did fine in Jerusalem, but the Lord wanted it to the ends of the earth.
  • Irene123
    vs. 9-12; all these people were worshippers of witchcraft - for YEARS! And here comes Phillip, preaches about Jesus whom they had NEVER heard and - a MULTITUDE were converted and were - BAPTIZED!! I believe all of it, but how miraculous!!! How GLORIOUS. And we can see that today if we will but have the faith, pray and fast for it; to TRULY care for lost souls.
  • Nene
    To die out of the old ways is not always easy but if you just empty your heart in sincerity God will cleanse you. 1.Death = Repentance 2. Burial = Baptism in Jesus Name 3. Resurrection = The Holy Ghost, which is the spirit of God that you must receive in order to make heaven it wasn't just for Peter and the Apostles read Acts 5 where they commanded them not to preach Jesus but they obey God.
  • Nene
    If anyone rejects the true plan of salvation of Jesus then all will miss heaven Acts 4:12 tells us there is no other name given under heaven whereby we must be saved it is very important to obey the plan Jesus left us. 1.Is faith 2. Repentance 3. Baptism in Jesus Name 4. Receive the Holy Ghost which is the death, burial and resurrection.
  • Berston
    This particular verse is missing in the New World Translation JW Bible. It was footnoted that this was inserted later and not in the original scripture. I will do my best to research this if this is correct and the implication to it.
  • Kwaku Sarpong
    It is very great to identify in this chapter that the gift of God cannot be purchased with money.

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