New American Standard Bible
And they began to weep aloud and embraced Paul, and repeatedly kissed him,
King James Bible
And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him,
Darby Bible Translation
And they all wept sore; and falling upon the neck of Paul they ardently kissed him,
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,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Wept sore - Wept much. Greek: "There was a great weeping of all."
And fell on Paul's neck - Embraced him, as a token of tender affection. The same thing Joseph did when he met his aged father Jacob, Genesis 46:29.
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Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?--SONG 6:10. The church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. Christ loved the church, and gave himself for it; that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. There appeared a great wonder …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
March 7. "It is More Blessed to Give than to Receive" (Acts xx. 35).
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1 Kings 19:20
He left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, "Please let me kiss my father and my mother, then I will follow you." And he said to him, "Go back again, for what have I done to you?"
"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.
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