Acts 8:2
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English Standard Version
Devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him.

King James Bible
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.

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.

Acts 8:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Devout

See on Luke 2:25.

Carried to his burial (συνεκόμισαν)

Only here in New Testament. Lit., to carry together; hence, either to assist in burying or, better, to bring the dead to the company (σύν) of the other dead. The word is used of bringing in harvest.

Stephen (Στέφανον)

Meaning crown. He was the first who received the martyr's crown.

Lamentation (κοπετὸν)

Lit., beating (of the breast). Only here in New Testament.

Acts 8:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 always.

Luke 2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout...

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 threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation...

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.

Deuteronomy 34:8 And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.

1 Samuel 28:3 Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him, and buried him in Ramah, even in his own city...

2 Samuel 3:31 And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him, Rend your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth...

2 Chronicles 32:33 And Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the most chief of the sepulchers of the sons of David...

2 Chronicles 35:25 And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah: and all the singing men and the singing women spoke of Josiah in their lamentations to this day...

Isaiah 57:1,2 The righteous perishes, and no man lays it to heart: and merciful men are taken away...

Jeremiah 22:10,18 Weep you not for the dead, neither bemoan him: but weep sore for him that goes away: for he shall return no more...

John 11:31-35 The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out...

Cross References
Genesis 50:10
When they came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, they lamented there with a very great and grievous lamentation, and he made a mourning for his father seven days.

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

Acts 2:5
Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven.

Acts 8:1
And Saul approved of his execution. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.

Acts 8:3
But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison.

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