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Acts 20:36

36 When Paul had finished speaking, he knelt down with all of them and prayed.

Read Acts 20:36 Using Other Translations

And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all.
And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all.
When he had finished speaking, he knelt and prayed with them.

What does Acts 20:36 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 20:36

And when he had thus spoken
And finished his speech to the elders: he kneeled down: upon the floor, which was a prayer gesture, used by Christ, and others; for, it seems, the disuse of kneeling in prayer, between the passover and pentecost, which Tertullian F11, and other writers, speak of, had not yet obtained, which was in memory of Christ's resurrection from the dead, for this was now the time: see ( Acts 20:6 Acts 20:16 ) and

prayed with them all:
and no doubt for them all; the Syriac version renders it, "and he prayed, and all the men with him"; the apostle, and the elders, joined together in prayer.


F11 De Corona Militis, c. 3.
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