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Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Acts 20:3-12

Return to Macedonia and Troas (20:3-12)Although Paul was planning to visit Rome, his immediate concern was to go to Jerusalem with the money he had been collecting from the Gentile churches (Romans 15:24-26; Acts 19:21). But just as he was about to set sail, he heard of a Jewish plot to kill him. So he changed his plans and returned through Macedonia (3). In Macedonia, probably at Philippi, Luke rejoined the party (indicated by the renewed use of ‘we’ and ‘us’ in the narrative). They then... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Acts 20:12

young man . Greek. pais. App-108 . Not the same as Acts 20:9 . a little = moderately. Greek. metrios. Only here. Figure of speech Tapeinosis. App-6 . comforted . Greek. parakaleo. App-134 . See Acts 20:2 . They were cheered by the miracle and Paul's words. read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Acts 20:12

10-12. Paul . . . fell on him—like Elisha (2 Kings 4:34). his life is in him—now restored; compare Mark 5:39. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Acts 20:7-12

Paul’s raising of Eutychus in Troas 20:7-12"From Acts 20:5 through the end of Acts (Acts 28:31), Luke’s narrative gives considerable attention to ports of call, stopovers, and time spent on Paul’s travels and includes various anecdotes. It contains the kind of details found in a travel journal, and the use of ’we’ in Acts 20:5-15; Acts 21:1-18; and Acts 28:16 shows its eyewitness character." [Note: Longenecker, p. 508.] "This claim to be an eyewitness was considered vital in Greek... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Acts 20:12

Luke closed his account of this incident by assuring the reader that Eutychus was indeed all right and that the believers found great comfort in Paul’s ministry of restoration as well as in his teaching."These early believers sat up all night listening to Paul. I know someone is going to say, ’If I could listen to Paul, I’d listen all night, too.’ Probably Paul was nothing more than a humble preacher of the gospel. We do know that Apollos was an eloquent man, but that is not said of Paul. These... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Acts 20:1-38

Third Missionary Journey (continued)1-6. Paul in Macedonia and Greece. St. Paul waited at Ephesus until the return of Timothy and Erastus, and left Ephesus shortly after Pentecost, 55 a.d. (1 Corinthians 16:8-12). We learn from Romans 15:19 that he spent some time in Macedonia, and extended his missionary labours (which were marked by signal miracles) as far as Illyricum. From Macedonia he wrote the second Corinthian Epistle, and (according to a widely held opinion) the Epistle to the... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Acts 20:1-38

The Sunday Sleeper Acts 20:9 In considering Eutychus, I purpose looking first at the things which may be said in excuse of his famous sleep, and then pass on to look at what was blameworthy in it. I. And first of all, in excuse of this poor young man, I must remark (1) that he was listening to a very long sermon. It is said that on one occasion a child in the Sunday-school was asked by her teacher, 'What does the story of Eutychus teach?' and she promptly replied, 'That ministers should not... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Acts 20:1-38

CHAPTER 20 1. Paul in Macedonia (Acts 20:1-2 ). 2. His abode in Greece, the visit to Troas and what transpired there (Acts 20:3-12 ). 3. The journey from Troas to Miletus (Acts 20:13-16 ). 4. The farewell to the Ephesian Elders (Acts 20:17-38 ). The record before us is very brief. Some have thought the reason is the fact that the Apostle had turned aside from His given ministry, and therefore the Holy Spirit had nothing to report. We believe that this is correct. The object of the Spirit... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Acts 20:1-38

Finally Paul follows Timothy and Erastus to Macedonia, leaving a field of labor that had been most fruitful. How long he spent in Philippi, Thessalonica and Berea we are not told, but he gave them much exhortation. This of course took place well after his second letter to the Thessalonians. Following this, Luke says "he came into Greece." Luke was evidently there, and joined Paul's party when he left (vs.5-6). What places he may have visited in Greece (or Achaia) we are not told: we know only... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - Acts 20:1-38

THIRD JOURNEY As in the last lesson, it is recommended that the text of the present one be read through at a single sitting, and two or three times if possible, before considering the comments, which then will be more valuable. Some time had been spent again in Antioch, after which the whole territory of Phrygia and Galatia, in Asia minor, was once more traversed for the purpose indicated in 18:23. Ephesus was duly reached (Acts 19:1 ), where Paul found a condition of things explained by the... read more

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