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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Acts 20:7


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    King James Bible - Acts 20:7

    And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

    World English Bible

    On the first
    day of the week, when the disciples were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and continued his speech until midnight.

    Douay-Rheims - Acts 20:7

    And on the first
    day of the week, when we were assembled to break bread, Paul discoursed with them, being to depart on the morrow: and he continued his speech until midnight.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And upon the first
    day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached to them (ready to depart on the morrow) and continued his speech until midnight.

    Greek Textus Receptus


    εν
    1722 PREP δε 1161 CONJ τη 3588 T-DSF μια 1520 A-DSF των 3588 T-GPN σαββατων 4521 N-GPN συνηγμενων 4863 5772 V-RPP-GPM των 3588 T-GPM μαθητων 3101 N-GPM του 3588 T-GSM κλασαι 2806 5658 V-AAN αρτον 740 N-ASM ο 3588 T-NSM παυλος 3972 N-NSM διελεγετο 1256 5711 V-INI-3S αυτοις 846 P-DPM μελλων 3195 5723 V-PAP-NSM εξιεναι 1826 5750 V-PXN τη 3588 T-DSF επαυριον 1887 ADV παρετεινεν 3905 5707 V-IAI-3S τε 5037 PRT τον 3588 T-ASM λογον 3056 N-ASM μεχρι 3360 ADV μεσονυκτιου 3317 N-GSN

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    VERSE (7) -
    Joh 20:1,19,26 1Co 16:2 Re 1:10

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 20:7

    ¶ Y el primero de los sbados, juntos los discípulos a partir el pan, Pablo les enseaba, habiendo de partir al día siguiente; y continu la palabra hasta la medianoche.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Acts 20:7

    Verse 7. Upon the first
    day of the week] What was called kuriakh, the Lord's day, the Christian Sabbath, in which they commemorated the resurrection of our Lord; and which, among all Christians, afterwards took the place of the Jewish Sabbath.

    To break bread] To break (Syriac) eucaristia, the eucharist, as the Syriac has it; intimating, by this, that they were accustomed to receive the holy sacrament on each Lord's day. It is likely that, besides this, they received a common meal together. Some think the agaph, or love feast, is intended.

    Continued his speech until midnight.] At what time he began to preach we cannot tell, but we hear when he concluded. He preached during the whole night, for he did not leave off till the break of the next day, ver. 11, though about midnight his discourse was interrupted by the fall of Eutychus. As this was about the time of pentecost, and we may suppose about the beginning of May, as Troas was in about 40 degrees of north latitude, the sun set there at seven P.M. and rose at five A.M., so that the night was about eight hours long; and taking all the interruptions together, and they could not have amounted to more than two hours, and taking no account of the preceding day's work, Paul must have preached a sermon not less than six hours long. But it is likely that a good part of this time was employed in hearing and answering questions; for dielegeto, and dialegomenou, may be thus understood.


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 7-12 - Though the disciples read, and meditated, and prayed, and sung apart and thereby kept up communion with God, yet they came together to worship God, and so kept up their communion with one another. They cam together on the first day of the week, the Lord's day. It is to be religiously observed by all disciples of Christ. In the breaking of the bread, not only the breaking of Christ's body for us, to be a sacrific for our sins, is remembered, but the breaking of Christ's body to us to be food and a feast for our souls, is signified. In the early time it was the custom to receive the Lord's supper every Lord's day, thu celebrating the memorial of Christ's death. In this assembly Pau preached. The preaching of the gospel ought to go with the sacraments They were willing to hear, he saw they were so, and continued his speech till midnight. Sleeping when hearing the word, is an evil thing a sign of low esteem of the word of God. We must do what we can to prevent being sleepy; not put ourselves to sleep, but get our heart affected with the word we hear, so as to drive sleep far away Infirmity requires tenderness; but contempt requires severity. I interrupted the apostle's preaching; but was made to confirm his preaching. Eutychus was brought to life again. And as they knew no when they should have Paul's company again, they made the best use of it they could, and reckoned a night's sleep well lost for that purpose How seldom are hours of repose broken for the purposes of devotion! but how often for mere amusement or sinful revelry! So hard is it for spiritual life to thrive in the heart of man! so naturally do carna practices flourish there!


    Greek Textus Receptus


    εν
    1722 PREP δε 1161 CONJ τη 3588 T-DSF μια 1520 A-DSF των 3588 T-GPN σαββατων 4521 N-GPN συνηγμενων 4863 5772 V-RPP-GPM των 3588 T-GPM μαθητων 3101 N-GPM του 3588 T-GSM κλασαι 2806 5658 V-AAN αρτον 740 N-ASM ο 3588 T-NSM παυλος 3972 N-NSM διελεγετο 1256 5711 V-INI-3S αυτοις 846 P-DPM μελλων 3195 5723 V-PAP-NSM εξιεναι 1826 5750 V-PXN τη 3588 T-DSF επαυριον 1887 ADV παρετεινεν 3905 5707 V-IAI-3S τε 5037 PRT τον 3588 T-ASM λογον 3056 N-ASM μεχρι 3360 ADV μεσονυκτιου 3317 N-GSN

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    7. First (th mia). Lit., "the one
    day." The cardinal numeral here used for the ordinal.

    Week (sabbatwn). The plural used for the singular, in imitation of the Hebrew form. The noun Sabbath is often used after numerals in the signification of a week. See Matt. xxviii. 1; Mark xvi. 1; John xx. 19. To break bread. The celebration of the eucharist, coupled with the Agape, or love-feast.

    Preached (dielegeto). Better, as Rev., discoursed with them. It was a mingling of preaching and conference. Our word dialogue is derived from the verb.


    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    20:7 {Upon the first day of the week} (en de miai twn sabbatwn). The cardinal miai used here for the ordinal prwtei (#Mr 16:9) like the Hebrew _ehadh_ as in #Mr 16:2; Mt 28:1; Lu 24:1; Joh 20:1 and in harmony with the _Koin_ idiom (Robertson, _Grammar_, p. 671). Either the singular (#Mr 16:9) sabbatou or the plural sabbaton as here was used for the week (sabbath to sabbath). For the first time here we have services mentioned on the first day of the week though in #1Co 16:2 it is implied by the collections stored on that day. In #Re 1:10 the Lord's day seems to be the day of the week on which Jesus rose from the grave. Worship on the first day of the week instead of the seventh naturally arose in Gentile churches, though #Joh 20:26 seems to mean that from the very start the disciples began to meet on the first (or eighth) day. But liberty was allowed as Paul makes plain in #Ro 14:5f. {When we were gathered together} (sunegmenwn hemwn). Genitive absolute, perfect passive participle of sunagw, to gather together, a formal meeting of the disciples. See this verb used for gatherings of disciples in #Ac 4:31; 11:26; 14:27; 15:6,30; 19:7,8; 1Co 5:4. In #Heb 10:25 the substantive episunagwgen is used for the regular gatherings which some were already neglecting. It is impossible for a church to flourish without regular meetings even if they have to meet in the catacombs as became necessary in Rome. In Russia today the Soviets are trying to break up conventicles of Baptists. They probably met on our Saturday evening, the beginning of the first day at sunset. So these Christians began the day (Sunday) with worship. But, since this is a Gentile community, it is quite possible that Luke means our Sunday evening as the time when this meeting occurs, and the language in #Joh 20:19 "it being evening on that day the first day of the week" naturally means the evening following the day, not the evening preceding the day. {To break bread} (klasai arton). First aorist active infinitive of purpose of klaw. The language naturally bears the same meaning as in #2:42, the Eucharist or the Lord's Supper which usually followed the agape. See #1Co 10:16. The time came, when the agape was no longer observed, perhaps because of the abuses noted in #1Co 11:20ff. Rackham argues that the absence of the article with bread here and its presence (ton arton) in verse #11 shows that the agape is ] referred to in verse #7 and the Eucharist in verse #11, but not necessarily so because ton arton may merely refer to arton in verse #7. At any rate it should be noted that Paul, who conducted this service, was not a member of the church in Troas, but only a visitor. {Discoursed} (dielegeto). Imperfect middle because he kept on at length. {Intending} (mellw). Being about to, on the point of. {On the morrow} (tei epaurion). Locative case with hemerai understood after the adverb epaurion. If Paul spoke on our Saturday evening, he made the journey on the first day of the week (our Sunday) after sunrise. If he spoke on our Sunday evening, qen he left on our Monday morning. {Prolonged his speech} (pareteinen ton logon). Imperfect active (same form as aorist) of parateinw, old verb to stretch beside or lengthwise, to prolong. Vivid picture of Paul's long sermon which went on and on till midnight (mecri mesonuktiou). Paul's purpose to leave early next morning seemed to justify the long discourse. Preachers usually have some excuse for the long sermon which is not always clear to the exhausted audience.


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