On the first day of the week, we gathered to observe the Lord's Supper. a Paul was preaching; and since he was leaving the next day, he talked until midnight.
The upstairs room where we met was lighted with many flickering lamps.
As Paul spoke on and on, a young man named Eutychus, sitting on the windowsill, became very drowsy. Finally, he sank into a deep sleep and fell three stories to his death below.
Paul went down, bent over him, and took him into his arms. "Don't worry," he said, "he's alive!"
Then they all went back upstairs and ate the Lord's Supper together. b And Paul continued talking to them until dawn; then he left.
Meanwhile, the young man was taken home unhurt, and everyone was greatly relieved.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)