New International Version
They all wept as they embraced him and 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Fell on Paul's neck - Leaned their heads against his shoulders, and kissed his neck. This was not an unusual custom in the east.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThis Person Differs in Nothing
This Person differs in nothing, from the Father, but only in this that He is begotten of Him. He is Eternal with the Father, as glorious and as intelligent. He is of the same mind in everything in all worlds, loveth the same objects in as infinite a measure. Is the means by which the Father loveth, acteth, createth, redeemeth, governeth, and perfecteth all things. And the means also by which we see and love the Father: our strength and our eternity. He is the Mediator between God and His creatures. …
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations
February 9. "None of These Things Move Me" (Acts xx. 24).
Two Essential Things
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1 Kings 19:20
Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. "Let me kiss my father and mother goodbye," he said, "and then I will come with you." "Go back," Elijah replied. "What have I done to you?"
So he got up and went to his father. "But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
2 Timothy 1:4
Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy.
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