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Acts 20:8

8 There were many lamps in the upstairs room where we were meeting.

Acts 20:8 in Other Translations

8 And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together.
8 There were many lamps in the upper room where we were gathered.
8 The upstairs room where we met was lighted with many flickering lamps.
8 We were meeting in a well-lighted upper room.
8 There were many lamps in the room upstairs where we were assembled,

Acts 20:8 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 20:8

And there were many lights in the upper chamber
Which were lighted up, both for necessary uses, to see by, to read the word, and to administer the ordinance of the supper, and for the comfort and pleasure of the whole company, both preacher and hearers; as well as to remove all ground of suspicion, or occasion of reproach, as if it was a midnight society met for wicked practices: but this no ways countenances the use of lamps and wax candies in the daytime at divine worship, since this was in the night; of the upper chamber, in which it was usual to meet for religious exercises, see ( Mark 2:4 ) ( Acts 1:13 ) , where they were gathered together; the Alexandrian copy, Vulgate Latin, Syriac, and Arabic versions read, "where we were gathered together".

Acts 20:8 In-Context

6 But we sailed from Philippi after the Festival of Unleavened Bread, and five days later joined the others at Troas, where we stayed seven days.
7 On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight.
8 There were many lamps in the upstairs room where we were meeting.
9 Seated in a window was a young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on. When he was sound asleep, he fell to the ground from the third story and was picked up dead.
10 Paul went down, threw himself on the young man and put his arms around him. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “He’s alive!”

Cross References 1

  • 1. Acts 1:13; Acts 9:37
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