Acts 20:10

10 Paul went down, bent over him, and took him into his arms. “Don’t worry,” he said, “he’s alive!”

Acts 20:10 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 20:10

And Paul went down
From the upper room, where they were assembled, into the court, yard, or street, where he fell; or into the lower room of the house, where he was brought when taken up. The apostle might see him fall, or he might be told of it, or he might have an intimation of it from the Spirit of God, by whom he might be impressed to go down, in order to work a miracle, for the confirmation of the Gospel he was preaching:

and fell on him, and embracing him;
praying over him, as Elijah and Elisha did, ( 1 Kings 17:21 ) ( 2 Kings 4:34 ) and the like effect followed:

said, trouble not yourselves;
which speech perhaps was addressed to the friends and relations of the young man; or to the disciples present, who were concerned at this accident, both for the young man's sake, and lest it should be improved to the disadvantage of the Gospel by the enemies of it,

For his life,
or "soul"

is in him;
it being returned upon the apostle's falling on him, and praying over him; or he said this as being fully assured that it would return, in like manner as Christ said concerning Jairus's daughter, ( Luke 8:52 Luke 8:55 ) .

Acts 20:10 In-Context

8 The upstairs room where we met was lighted with many flickering lamps.
9 As Paul spoke on and on, a young man named Eutychus, sitting on the windowsill, became very drowsy. Finally, he fell sound asleep and dropped three stories to his death below.
10 Paul went down, bent over him, and took him into his arms. “Don’t worry,” he said, “he’s alive!”
11 Then they all went back upstairs, shared in the Lord’s Supper, and ate together. Paul continued talking to them until dawn, and then he left.
12 Meanwhile, the young man was taken home alive and well, and everyone was greatly relieved.
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