Acts 20:37
New International Version
They all wept as they embraced him and kissed him.

New Living Translation
They all cried as they embraced and kissed him good-bye.

English Standard Version
And there was much weeping on the part of all; they embraced Paul and kissed him,

Berean Study Bible
They all wept openly as they embraced Paul and kissed him.

Berean Literal Bible
Then there was much weeping among all, and having fallen upon the neck of Paul, they were kissing him,

New American Standard Bible
And they began to weep aloud and embraced Paul, and repeatedly kissed him,

New King James Version
Then they all wept freely, and fell on Paul’s neck and kissed him,

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

Christian Standard Bible
There were many tears shed by everyone. They embraced Paul and kissed him,

Contemporary English Version
Everyone cried and hugged and kissed him.

Good News Translation
They were all crying as they hugged him and kissed him good-bye.

Holman Christian Standard 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.

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,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And there was great weeping among all of them, and they were embracing him and kissing him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Everyone cried a lot as they put their arms around Paul and kissed him.

New American Standard 1977
And they began to weep aloud and embraced Paul, and repeatedly kissed him,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then they all wept sore and fell on Paul's neck and kissed him,

King James 2000 Bible
And they all wept much, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him,

American King James Version
And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him,

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there was much weeping among them all; and falling on the neck of Paul, they kissed him,

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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,

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

Young's Literal Translation
and there came a great weeping to all, and having fallen upon the neck of Paul, they were kissing him,
Study Bible
Paul's Farewell to the Ephesians
36When Paul had said this, he knelt down with all of them and prayed. 37They all wept openly as they embraced Paul and kissed him. 38They were especially grieved by his statement that they would never see his face again. Then they accompanied him to the ship.…
Cross References
1 Kings 19:20
So Elisha left the oxen, ran after Elijah, and said, "Please let me kiss my father and mother goodbye, and then I will follow you." "Go on back," Elijah replied, "for what have I done to you?"

Luke 15:20
So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still in the distance, his father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him.

2 Timothy 1:4
Recalling your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy.

Treasury of Scripture

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

wept.

1 Samuel 20:41
And as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of a place toward the south, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times: and they kissed one another, and wept one with another, until David exceeded.

2 Samuel 15:30
And David went up by the ascent of mount Olivet, and wept as he went up, and had his head covered, and he went barefoot: and all the people that was with him covered every man his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.

2 Kings 20:3
I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

fell.

Genesis 45:14
And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.

Genesis 46:29
And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.

kissed.

Romans 16:16
Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.

1 Corinthians 16:20
All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss.

2 Corinthians 13:12
Greet one another with an holy kiss.

Lexicon
They all
πάντων (pantōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

wept
κλαυθμὸς (klauthmos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2805: Weeping, lamentation, crying. From klaio; lamentation.

openly
ἱκανὸς (hikanos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2425: From hiko; competent, i.e. Ample or fit.

[as]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

they embraced
ἐπιπεσόντες (epipesontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1968: To fall upon, press upon, light upon, come over. From epi and pipto; to embrace or seize.

Paul
Παύλου (Paulou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3972: Paul, Paulus. Of Latin origin; Paulus, the name of a Roman and of an apostle.

[and] kissed
κατεφίλουν (katephiloun)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2705: To kiss affectionately. From kata and phileo; to kiss earnestly.

him.
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
(37) Fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him.--We note, as before in Acts 20:19, the absence of any suppression of emotion. As David and Jonathan parted of old (1Samuel 20:41), so did St. Paul and his fellow-workers part now. In 2Timothy 1:4 we have a passing reference to another parting scene of perhaps even tenderer emotion. To think that they should see his face no more, that this was their last farewell, made the elders of Ephesus and the other disciples eager, up to the very hour of embarkation, for the last embrace.

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