New Living Translation
(Some devout men came and buried Stephen with great mourning.)
King James Bible
And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.
Darby Bible Translation
And pious men buried Stephen and made great 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;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:2 Devout men - Who feared God more than persecution. And yet were they not of little faith? Else they would not have made so great lamentation.
LibraryPeriod iii. The Critical Period: A. D. 140 to A. D. 200
The interval between the close of the post-apostolic age and the end of the second century, or from about 140 to 200, may be called the Critical Period of Ancient Christianity. In this period there grew up conceptions of Christianity which were felt by the Church, as a whole, to be fundamentally opposed to its essential spirit and to constitute a serious menace to the Christian faith as it had been commonly received. These conceptions, which grew up both alongside of, and within the Church, have …
Joseph Cullen Ayer Jr., Ph.D.—A Source Book for Ancient Church History
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When they arrived at the threshing floor of Atad, near the Jordan River, they held a very great and solemn memorial service, with a seven-day period of mourning for Joseph's father.
At that time there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon. He was righteous and devout and was eagerly waiting for the Messiah to come and rescue Israel. The Holy Spirit was upon him
At that time there were devout Jews from every nation living in Jerusalem.
Saul was one of the witnesses, and he agreed completely with the killing of Stephen. A great wave of persecution began that day, sweeping over the church in Jerusalem; and all the believers except the apostles were scattered through the regions of Judea and Samaria.
But Saul was going everywhere to destroy the church. He went from house to house, dragging out both men and women to throw them into prison.
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