Paul Raises Eutychus from Death

Acts 20:1–12

1 And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced them, and departed for to go into Macedonia.
2 And when he had gone over those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece,
3 And there abode three months. And when the Jews laid wait for him, as he was about to sail into Syria, he purposed to return through Macedonia.
4 And there accompanied him into Asia Sopater of Berea; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timotheus; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus.
5 These going before tarried for us at Troas.
6 And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and came unto them to Troas in five days; where we abode seven days.
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.
8 And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together.
9 And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.
10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.
11 When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed.
12 And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted.

Elder Bruce R. McConkie wrote:

“Paul joins Jesus, Peter, Elijah, Elisha, Nephi the disciple, Wilford Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow, and other unnamed and unknown prophets, who with like faith raised the dead. But what is death to the Lord? Is anything too hard for Him? Why should not the creator and controller of all things speak, either by His own voice or the voice of His servants, and revive the dead for a further sojourn in the flesh? . . .

“. . . Paul apparently followed somewhat the same course pursued by Elijah when that ancient worthy raised from death the son of the widow of Zarephath [see 1 Kings 17:8–23], and of Elisha when he raised the son of the Shunammite [see 2 Kings 4:18–37].”

(Doctrinal New Testament Commentary, 3 vols. [1965–73], 2:175.)