New Living Translation
They all cried as they embraced and kissed him good-bye.
King James Bible
And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him,
Darby Bible Translation
And they all wept sore; and falling upon the neck of Paul they ardently kissed him,
World English Bible
They all wept a lot, and fell on Paul's neck and kissed him,
Young's Literal Translation
and there came a great weeping to all, and having fallen upon the neck of Paul, they were kissing him,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:37 They all wept - Of old, men, yea, the best and bravest of men, were easily melted into tears; a thousand instances of which might be produced from profane as well as sacred writers. But now, notwithstanding the effeminacy which almost universally prevails, we leave those tears to women and children.
LibraryA Fulfilled Aspiration
'So that I might finish my course....'--ACTS xx. 24. 'I have finished my course....'--2 TIM. iv. 7. I do not suppose that Paul in prison, and within sight of martyrdom, remembered his words at Ephesus. But the fact that what was aspiration whilst he was in the very thick of his difficulties came to be calm retrospect at the close is to me very beautiful and significant. 'So that I may finish my course,' said he wistfully; whilst before him there lay dangers clearly discerned and others that had all …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
Parting Words [Footnote: Preached Prior to a Long Absence in Australia. ]
The Blessedness of Giving
1 Kings 19:20
Elisha left the oxen standing there, ran after Elijah, and said to him, "First let me go and kiss my father and mother good-bye, and then I will go with you!" Elijah replied, "Go on back, but think about what I have done to you."
"So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him.
2 Timothy 1:4
I long to see you again, for I remember your tears as we parted. And I will be filled with joy when we are together again.
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