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Acts 20:38

38 What grieved them most was his statement that they would never see his face again. Then they accompanied him to the ship.

Read Acts 20:38 Using Other Translations

Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship.
being sorrowful most of all because of the word he had spoken, that they would not see his face again. And they accompanied him to the ship.
They were sad most of all because he had said that they would never see him again. Then they escorted him down to the ship.

What does Acts 20:38 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 20:38

Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake
In ( Acts 20:25 ) it filled them with sorrow to part with him; but this was increased, and made almost intolerable by what he said,

that they should see his face no more:
could they have hoped to have seen him again, it would have made their parting with him more easy; but to be told they should never see him more in this world, it cut them to the heart; which shows what a share the apostle had in their hearts and affections, and not without good reason: however, that they might have a sight of him as long as they could, they went along with him to see him take shipping, and to see the last of him.

And they accompanied him unto the ship:
which lay at Miletus waiting for him.

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