New Living Translation
The upstairs room where we met was lighted with many flickering lamps.
King James Bible
And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together.
Darby Bible Translation
And there were many lights in the upper room where we were assembled.
World English Bible
There were many lights in the upper room where we were gathered together.
Young's Literal Translation
and there were many lamps in the upper chamber where they were gathered together,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:8 There were many lamps in the room where they were assembled - To prevent any possible scandal.
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
"Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.
When they arrived, they went to the upstairs room of the house where they were staying. Here are the names of those who were present: Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James (son of Alphaeus), Simon (the Zealot), and Judas (son of James).
As Paul spoke on and on, a young man named Eutychus, sitting on the windowsill, became very drowsy. Finally, he fell sound asleep and dropped three stories to his death below.
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