Acts 20:11
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New International Version
Then he went upstairs again and broke bread and ate. After talking until daylight, he left.

New Living Translation
Then they all went back upstairs, shared in the Lord's Supper, and ate together. Paul continued talking to them until dawn, and then he left.

English Standard Version
And when Paul had gone up and had broken bread and eaten, he conversed with them a long while, until daybreak, and so departed.

Berean Study Bible
Then Paul went back upstairs, broke bread, and ate. After speaking until daybreak, he departed.

Berean Literal Bible
And having gone up, and having broken the bread, and having eaten, and having talked at length until daybreak, so he departed.

New American Standard Bible
When he had gone back up and had broken the bread and eaten, he talked with them a long while until daybreak, and then left.

King James Bible
When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After going upstairs, breaking the bread, and eating, Paul conversed a considerable time until dawn. Then he left.

International Standard Version
Then he went back upstairs, broke bread, and ate. He talked with them for a long time, until dawn, and then left.

NET Bible
Then Paul went back upstairs, and after he had broken bread and eaten, he talked with them a long time, until dawn. Then he left.

New Heart English Bible
When he had gone up, and had broken bread, and eaten, and had talked with them a long while, even until break of day, he departed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But when he got up, he broke bread and ate, and he spoke until sunrise, and then he went out to depart by land.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Eutychus went upstairs again, broke the bread, and ate. Paul talked with the people for a long time, until sunrise, and then left.

New American Standard 1977
And when he had gone back up, and had broken the bread and eaten, he talked with them a long while, until daybreak, and so departed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
When he therefore was come up again and had broken bread and eaten and talked a long while, even until day break, thus he departed.

King James 2000 Bible
When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed.

American King James Version
When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed.

American Standard Version
And when he was gone up, and had broken the bread, and eaten, and had talked with them a long while, even till break of day, so he departed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then going up, and breaking bread and tasting, and having talked a long time to them, until daylight, so he departed.

Darby Bible Translation
And having gone up, and having broken the bread, and eaten, and having long spoken until daybreak, so he went away.

English Revised Version
And when he was gone up, and had broken the bread, and eaten, and had talked with them a long while, even till break of day, so he departed.

Webster's Bible Translation
When he had come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and discoursed a long while, even till break of day, so he departed.

Weymouth New Testament
Then he went upstairs again, broke bread, and took some food; and after a long conversation which was continued till daybreak, at last he parted from them.

World English Bible
When he had gone up, and had broken bread, and eaten, and had talked with them a long while, even until break of day, he departed.

Young's Literal Translation
and having come up, and having broken bread, and having tasted, for a long time also having talked -- till daylight, so he went forth,
Study Bible
Eutychus Revived at Troas
10But Paul went down, threw himself on the young man, and embraced him. “Do not be alarmed!” he said, “He is still alive!” 11Then Paul went back upstairs, broke bread, and ate. After speaking until daybreak, he departed. 12And the people were greatly relieved to take the boy home alive.…
Cross References
Acts 2:42
They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

Acts 20:7
On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Since Paul was ready to leave the next day, he talked to them and kept on speaking until midnight.

Acts 20:12
And the people were greatly relieved to take the boy home alive.
Treasury of Scripture

When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed.

and had.

Acts 20:7 And on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together …

even.

Acts 20:7,9 And on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together …

(11) And had broken bread, and eaten.--Better, broken the bread and tasted. In the early usage of the Lord's Supper the bread was not made, as in the Latin Church, in the form of circular wafers, nor cut up into small cubes, as in most Reformed Churches. The loaf, probably a long roll, was placed before the celebrant, and each piece was broken off as it was given to the communicant. Stress is laid on this practice in 1Corinthians 10:16, and indeed in the very term of "breaking of bread" as a synonym for the Lord's Supper. (See Note on Acts 2:46.) Whether the next act of "eating" refers to the actual communion (we are obliged to use technical terms for the sake of definiteness), or to a repast, or Agap, we have no adequate data for deciding. The use of the same verb, however, in "tasting of the heavenly gift," in Hebrews 6:4, suggests the former, and it is probable that the portion of bread and wine thus taken, in the primitive celebration, would be enough to constitute a real refreshment, and to enable the Apostle to continue his discourse.

Even till break of day.--The whole service must have lasted some seven or eight hours, sunrise at this time of the year, shortly after the Passover, being between 5 and 6 A.M. The inconvenience of such a protracted service led, as has been stated (see Note on Acts 20:7), to the transfer of the Lord's Supper from the evening of Saturday to the early morning of Sunday, a position which, with some moderate variations, it has retained ever since, till the introduction in recent times of the yet more primitive practice of an evening celebration.

Verse 11. - And when he was gone up for when he therefore was come up again, A.V.; the bread for bread, A.V. and T.R.; had talked with them for talked, A.V. Had broken the bread; i.e. the bread already prepared, and spoken of in ver. 7 (where see note), but which had not yet been broken in consequence of Paul's long discourse. And eaten. Γενσάμενος does not seem to mean "having eaten of the bread broken," for the word is never used of the sacramental eating of bread. That word is always φάγειν (1 Corinthians 11:20, 24) or ἐσθίειν (1 Corinthians 11:26, 27, 28, 29). But γευσάμενος seems rather to be taken absolutely, as in Acts 10:10, "having eaten," meant "having partaken" of the meal, the agape, which followed the Eucharist. Talked with them (ὁμιλήσας). Of familiar converse (Luke 24:14, 15; Acts 24:26). Compare the use of ὁμιλία in 1 Corinthians 15:33; from whence, of course, comes the word" homily." Ver. 12. - Lad for young man, A.V. When he therefore was come up again,.... Into the upper room, where he was before, and where the disciples were gathered together:

and had broken bread and eaten; administered the Lord's supper, and also eat for his bodily refreshment:

and talked a long while: about the ordinance and the doctrines of the Gospel, and spiritual experience, and such like divine things:

even till break of day; not knowing when to leave off:

so he departed; without taking any rest; though before he departed, what follows was done; it was at this time he left his cloak, books, and parchments here, 2 Timothy 4:13. 11. broken bread and eaten—with what a mixture of awe and joy after such an occurrence! "And eaten"—denoting a common repast, as distinguished from the breaking of the eucharistic bread.

and talked a long while, even till break of day—How lifelike this record of dear Christian fellowship, as free and gladsome as it was solemn! (See Ec 9:7).20:7-12 Though the disciples read, and meditated, and prayed, and sung apart, and thereby kept up communion with God, yet they came together to worship God, and so kept up their communion with one another. They came together on the first day of the week, the Lord's day. It is to be religiously observed by all disciples of Christ. In the breaking of the bread, not only the breaking of Christ's body for us, to be a sacrifice for our sins, is remembered, but the breaking of Christ's body to us, to be food and a feast for our souls, is signified. In the early times it was the custom to receive the Lord's supper every Lord's day, thus celebrating the memorial of Christ's death. In this assembly Paul preached. The preaching of the gospel ought to go with the sacraments. They were willing to hear, he saw they were so, and continued his speech till midnight. Sleeping when hearing the word, is an evil thing, a sign of low esteem of the word of God. We must do what we can to prevent being sleepy; not put ourselves to sleep, but get our hearts affected with the word we hear, so as to drive sleep far away. Infirmity requires tenderness; but contempt requires severity. It interrupted the apostle's preaching; but was made to confirm his preaching. Eutychus was brought to life again. And as they knew not when they should have Paul's company again, they made the best use of it they could, and reckoned a night's sleep well lost for that purpose. How seldom are hours of repose broken for the purposes of devotion! but how often for mere amusement or sinful revelry! So hard is it for spiritual life to thrive in the heart of man! so naturally do carnal practices flourish there!
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