Acts 20:38
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New International Version
What grieved them most was his statement that they would never see his face again. Then they accompanied him to the ship.

New Living Translation
They were sad most of all because he had said that they would never see him again. Then they escorted him down to the ship.

English Standard Version
being sorrowful most of all because of the word he had spoken, that they would not see his face again. And they accompanied him to the ship.

Berean Study Bible
They were especially grieved by his statement that they would never see his face again. Then they accompanied him to the ship.

Berean Literal Bible
sorrowing especially over the word that he had spoken, that they are about to see his face no more. Then they accompanied him to the ship.

New American Standard Bible
grieving especially over the word which he had spoken, that they would not see his face again. And they were accompanying him to the ship.

King James Bible
Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
grieving most of all over his statement that they would never see his face again. Then they escorted him to the ship.

International Standard Version
They were especially sorrowful because of what he had said—that they would never see his face again. Then they took him to the ship.

NET Bible
especially saddened by what he had said, that they were not going to see him again. Then they accompanied him to the ship.

New Heart English Bible
sorrowing most of all because of the word which he had spoken, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him to the ship.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But they were all the more pained about that statement which he said, that they were not going to see his face again; and they accompanied him to the ship.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The thought of not seeing Paul again hurt them most of all. Then they took Paul to the ship.

New American Standard 1977
grieving especially over the word which he had spoken, that they should see his face no more. And they were accompanying him to the ship.

Jubilee Bible 2000
sorrowing most of all for the word which he spoke, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship.

King James 2000 Bible
Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spoke, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship.

American King James Version
Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spoke, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him to the ship.

American Standard Version
sorrowing most of all for the word which he had spoken, that they should behold his face no more. And they brought him on his way unto the ship.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Being grieved most of all for the word which he had said, that they should see his face no more. And they brought him on his way to the ship.

Darby Bible Translation
specially pained by the word which he had said, that they would no more see his face. And they went down with him to the ship.

English Revised Version
Sorrowing most of all for the word which he had spoken, that they should behold his face no more. And they brought him on his way unto the ship.

Webster's Bible Translation
Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spoke, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him to the ship.

Weymouth New Testament
grieved above all things at his having told them that after that day they were no longer to see his face. And they went with him to the ship.

World English Bible
sorrowing most of all because of the word which he had spoken, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him to the ship.

Young's Literal Translation
sorrowing most of all for the word that he had said -- that they are about no more to see his face; and they were accompanying him to the ship.
Study Bible
Paul's Farewell to the Ephesians
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
Acts 15:3
Sent on their way by the church, they passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, recounting the conversion of the Gentiles and bringing great joy to all the brothers.

Acts 20:25
Now I know that none of you among whom I have preached the kingdom will see my face again.

Acts 25:26
I have nothing definite to write to our sovereign one about him. Therefore I have brought him before all of you, and especially before you, King Agrippa, so that after this inquiry I may have something to write.

Galatians 6:10
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to the family of faith.
Treasury of Scripture

Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spoke, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him to the ship.

that.

Acts 20:25 And now, behold, I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching …

and.

Acts 15:3 And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through …

Acts 21:5,16 And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our …

1 Corinthians 16:11 Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, …

Verse 38. - The word which he had spoken for the words which he spake, A.V.; behold for see, A.V.; brought him on his way for accompanied him, A.V. Brought him on his way; προέπεμπον, as Acts 15:3; Acts 21:5. So too 1 Corinthians 16:6, 11; 2 Corinthians 1:16; Titus 3:13 3John 6. But the rendering accompanied gives the meaning of the two last passages in the Acts better than that of the R.V. It is impossible to part with this most touching narrative, of such exquisite simplicity and beauty, without a parting word of admiration and thankfulness to God for having preserved to his Church this record of apostolic wisdom and faithfulness on the one hand, and of loving devotion of the clergy to their great chief on the other. As long as the stones of the Church are bound together by such strong mortar, it can defy the attacks of its enemies from without.



Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake,.... In Acts 20:25 it filled them with sorrow to part with him; but this was increased, and made almost intolerable by what he said,

that they should see his face no more: could they have hoped to have seen him again, it would have made their parting with him more easy; but to be told they should never see him more in this world, it cut them to the heart; which shows what a share the apostle had in their hearts and affections, and not without good reason: however, that they might have a sight of him as long as they could, they went along with him to see him take shipping, and to see the last of him.

And they accompanied him unto the ship: which lay at Miletus waiting for him. 20:28-38 If the Holy Ghost has made ministers overseers of the flock, that is, shepherds, they must be true to their trust. Let them consider their Master's concern for the flock committed to their charge. It is the church He has purchased with his own blood. The blood was his as Man; yet so close is the union between the Divine and human nature, that it is there called the blood of God, for it was the blood of Him who is God. This put such dignity and worth into it, as to ransom believers from all evil, and purchase all good. Paul spake about their souls with affection and concern. They were full of care what would become of them. Paul directs them to look up to God with faith, and commends them to the word of God's grace, not only as the foundation of their hope and the fountain of their joy, but as the rule of their walking. The most advanced Christians are capable of growing, and will find the word of grace help their growth. As those cannot be welcome guests to the holy God who are unsanctified; so heaven would be no heaven to them; but to all who are born again, and on whom the image of God is renewed, it is sure, as almighty power and eternal truth make it so. He recommends himself to them as an example of not caring as to things of the present world; this they would find help forward their comfortable passage through it. It might seem a hard saying, therefore Paul adds to it a saying of their Master's, which he would have them always remember; It is more blessed to give than to receive: it seems they were words often used to his disciples. The opinion of the children of this world, is contrary to this; they are afraid of giving, unless in hope of getting. Clear gain, is with them the most blessed thing that can be; but Christ tell us what is more blessed, more excellent. It makes us more like to God, who gives to all, and receives from none; and to the Lord Jesus, who went about doing good. This mind was in Christ Jesus, may it be in us also. It is good for friends, when they part, to part with prayer. Those who exhort and pray for one another, may have many weeping seasons and painful separations, but they will meet before the throne of God, to part no more. It was a comfort to all, that the presence of Christ both went with him and stayed with them.
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