Acts 8:2
New International Version
Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him.

New Living Translation
(Some devout men came and buried Stephen with great mourning.)

English Standard Version
Devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him.

Berean Study Bible
God-fearing men buried Stephen and mourned deeply over him.

Berean Literal Bible
Now devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him.

New American Standard Bible
Some devout men buried Stephen, and made loud lamentation over him.

King James Bible
And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.

Christian Standard Bible
Devout men buried Stephen and mourned deeply over him.

Good News Translation
Some devout men buried Stephen, mourning for him with loud cries.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Devout men buried Stephen and mourned deeply over him.

International Standard Version
Devout men buried Stephen as they mourned loudly for him.

NET Bible
Some devout men buried Stephen and made loud lamentation over him.

New Heart English Bible
Devout men buried Stephen, and lamented greatly over him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And believing men gathered up and buried Estephanos, and they grieved over him greatly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Devout men buried Stephen as they mourned loudly for him.

New American Standard 1977
And some devout men buried Stephen, and made loud lamentation over him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And devout men carried Stephen to his burial and made great lamentation over him.

King James 2000 Bible
And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.

American King James Version
And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.

American Standard Version
And devout men buried Stephen, and made great lamentation over him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And devout men took order for Stephen's funeral, and made great mourning over him.

Darby Bible Translation
And pious men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him.

English Revised Version
And devout men buried Stephen, and made great lamentation over him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.

Weymouth New Testament
A party of devout men, however, buried Stephen, and made loud lamentation over him.

World English Bible
Devout men buried Stephen, and lamented greatly over him.

Young's Literal Translation
and devout men carried away Stephen, and made great lamentation over him;
Study Bible
Saul Persecutes the Church
1And Saul was there, giving approval to Stephen’s death. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. 2God-fearing men buried Stephen and mourned deeply over him. 3But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off men and women and put them in prison.…
Cross References
Genesis 50:10
When they reached the threshing floor of Atad, which is across the Jordan, they lamented and wailed loudly, and Joseph mourned for his father seven days.

Luke 2:25
Now there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

Acts 2:5
Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven.

Acts 8:1
And Saul was there, giving approval to Stephen's death. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria.

Acts 8:3
But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off men and women and put them in prison.

Treasury of Scripture

And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.

devout.

Acts 2:5
And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

Acts 10:2
A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.

Luke 2:25
And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

made.

Genesis 23:2
And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

Genesis 50:10,11
And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days…

Numbers 20:29
And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.







Lexicon
God-fearing
εὐλαβεῖς (eulabeis)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2126: From eu and lambano; taking well, i.e. Circumspect.

men
ἄνδρες (andres)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 435: A male human being; a man, husband. A primary word; a man.

buried
συνεκόμισαν (synekomisan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4792: From sun and komizo; to convey together, i.e. Collect or bear away in company with others.

Stephen
Στέφανον (Stephanon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4736: The same as stephanos; Stephanus, a Christian.

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

mourned deeply
κοπετὸν (kopeton)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2870: Beating of the breast or head in lamentation, lamentation. From kopto; mourning.

over
ἐπ’ (ep’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

him.
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 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.
(2) And devout men carried Stephen to his burial.--It has sometimes been asserted, as e.g. by Renan (Les Apotres, p. 145), that these were proselytes. St. Luke, however, always uses a different word to describe that class (comp. Acts 13:43; Acts 13:50; Acts 16:14; Acts 17:4; Acts 17:17), and the word used here is applied by him to Simeon (Luke 2:25), to the multitude of Jews present on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:5), to Ananias as devout according to the Law (Acts 22:12). This notion must accordingly be rejected as against evidence. On the other hand, had they been members of the Church they would naturally, though perhaps not necessarily, have been described as "brethren" or "disciples." We are left therefore to the conclusion that they were Jews who had been kindled into admiration and half-conviction by the calm heroism of the martyr, and who, without committing themselves to more than that admiration, acted in his case as Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathaea had acted after the Crucifixion. They would show honour to the memory of the dead, though they had not had the courage to defend the preacher of the truth while he was yet with them. In the legend or tradition as to the death of Stephen, reported and accepted by Augustine (De Civ: Dei. xvii. 8; Serm. 318, 319; Tract. In Joann., 120), Gamaliel and Nicodemus are named as actually taking part in the entombment, and as afterwards laid in the same sepulchre, on which his name appeared in Aramaic characters as Chaliel (= garland), the equivalent in that language of the Greek Stephanos. The translation of the martyr's relics to Ancona, Minorca, and to Uzalis, and other towns in Africa, made a deep impression on Augustine, and gave occasion to some of his most eloquent sermons. Oratories were dedicated to his memory, and miraculous cures effected by prayers addressed to him. (See Butler's Lives of the Saints, Aug. 3rd.)

And made great lamentation over him.--The act was every way significant. Commonly, one who had been stoned to death on the charge of blasphemy would have had no funereal honours. He would have been buried "with the burial of an ass" (Jeremiah 22:19). The public lamentation on the part of men conspicuous for their devout zeal for the Law, was therefore of the nature of a protest, probably on the part of the more moderate section of the Pharisees, such as Joseph, Nicodemus, and Gamaliel, against what would seem to them the unnatural coalition between the Sadducean priesthood and the ultra-zealot section of their own party.

Verse 2. - Buried for carried to his burial (the last three words in italics), A.V. Devout men; ἀνδρες αὐλαβεῖς. This word is applied to Simeon (Luke 2:25), and to the Jews who were assembled at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:5), and, according to the R.T., to Ananias (Acts 22:12); but occurs nowhere else in the New Testament. It is not certain, therefore, that these men were Christians, though they might be. If not, they were pious Jews, men who feared God, and still loved Stephen as being himself a devout Jew though he was a disciple. Buried. Συγκομίζω occurs only here in the New Testament; but its common use for carrying corn to a barn or granary seems to indicate that "carrying to his burial" of the A.V. is the most exact rendering. The word is said also to be applied to the acts preparatory to burial - closing the eyes, washing, anointing the body, and so on; but this meaning is less certain than that of "carrying." 8:1-4 Though persecution must not drive us from our work, yet it may send us to work elsewhere. Wherever the established believer is driven, he carries the knowledge of the gospel, and makes known the preciousness of Christ in every place. Where a simple desire of doing good influences the heart, it will be found impossible to shut a man out from all opportunities of usefulness.
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