Acts 8:2

“And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And deuout men carried Steuen to his buriall, and made great lamentation ouer him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{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.

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