Acts 20:9
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English Standard Version
And a young man named Eutychus, sitting at the window, sank into a deep sleep as Paul talked still longer. And being overcome by sleep, he fell down from the third story and was taken up dead.

King James Bible
And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.

American Standard Version
And there sat in the window a certain young man named Eutychus, borne down with deep sleep; and as Paul discoursed yet longer, being borne down by his sleep he fell down from the third story, and was taken up dead.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And a certain young man named Eutychus, sitting on the window, being oppressed with a deep sleep, (as Paul was long preaching,) by occasion of his sleep fell from the third loft down, and was taken up dead.

English Revised Version
And there sat in the window a certain young man named Eutychus, borne down with deep sleep; and as Paul discoursed yet longer, being borne down by his sleep he fell down from the third story, and was taken up dead.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, having fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell from the third loft, and was taken up dead.

Weymouth New Testament
and a youth of the name of Eutychus was sitting at the window. This lad, gradually sinking into deep sleep while Paul preached at unusual length, overcome at last by sleep, fell from the second floor and was taken up dead.

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Vincent's Word Studies

The window

See on Acts 9:25. The windows of an Eastern house are closed with lattice-work, and usually reach down to the floor, resembling a door rather than a window. They open, for the most part, to the court, and not to the street, and are usually kept open on account of the heat.

Fallen into a deep sleep (καταφερόμενος ὕπνῳ βαθεῖ)

Lit., borne down by, etc. A common Greek phrase for being overcome by sleep. In medical language the verb was more frequently used in this sense, absolutely, than with the addition of sleep. In this verse the word is used twice: in the first instance, in the present participle, denoting the coming on of drowsiness - falling asleep; and the second time, in the aorist participle, denoting his being completely overpowered by sleep. Mr. Hobart thinks that the mention of the causes of Eutychus' drowsiness - the heat and smell arising from the numerous lamps, the length of the discourse, and the lateness of the hour - are characteristic of a physician's narrative. Compare Luke 22:45.

Dead (νεκρός)

Actually dead. Not as dead, or for dead.

Acts 20:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

being.

Jonah 1:5,6 Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man to his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea...

Matthew 26:40,41 And he comes to the disciples, and finds them asleep, and said to Peter, What, could you not watch with me one hour...

Mark 13:36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

the third.

1 Kings 17:19 And he said to her, Give me your son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he stayed...

and was.

Acts 14:19 And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and having stoned Paul...

Mark 9:26 And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; so that many said, He is dead.

Cross References
Acts 20:7
On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and he prolonged his speech until midnight.

Acts 20:8
There were many lamps in the upper room where we were gathered.

Acts 20:10
But Paul went down and bent over him, and taking him in his arms, said, "Do not be alarmed, for his life is in him."

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