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Acts 20:9


A young man named Eutychus, who was sitting in the window, 1  was sinking 2  into a deep sleep while Paul continued to speak 3  for a long time. Fast asleep, 4  he fell down from the third story and was picked up dead.


1Ki 17:19; Jon 1:5,6; Mt 26:40,41; Mr 9:26; Mr 13:36; Ac 14:19

NET © Notes

tn This window was probably a simple opening in the wall (see also BDAG 462 s.v. θυρίς).

tn Grk “sinking into a deep sleep.” BDAG 529 s.v. καταφέρω 3 has “ὕπνῳ βαθεῖ sink into a deep sleepAc 20:9a.” The participle καταφερόμενος (kataferomeno") has been translated as a finite verb due to requirements of contemporary English style.

tn The participle διαλεγομένου (dialegomenou) has been taken temporally.

tn BDAG 529 s.v. καταφέρω 3 has “κατενεχθεὶς ἀπὸ τοῦ ὔπνου overwhelmed by sleep vs. 9b,” but this expression is less common in contemporary English than phrases like “fast asleep” or “sound asleep.”

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