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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Acts 9:17


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    King James Bible - Acts 9:17

    And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.

    World English Bible

    Ananias departed, and entered into the house. Laying his hands on him, he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord, who appeared to you on the
    road by which you came, has sent me, that you may receive your sight, and be filled with the Holy Spirit."

    Douay-Rheims - Acts 9:17

    And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house. And laying his hands upon him, he said: Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus hath sent me, he that appeared to thee in the way as thou camest; that thou mayest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And Ananias went, and entered into the house; and
    putting his hands on him, said, Brother Saul, the Lord (even Jesus that appeared to thee in the way as thou camest) hath sent me, that thou mayest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Spirit.

    Greek Textus Receptus


    απηλθεν
    565 5627 V-2AAI-3S δε 1161 CONJ ανανιας 367 N-NSM και 2532 CONJ εισηλθεν 1525 5627 V-2AAI-3S εις 1519 PREP την 3588 T-ASF οικιαν 3614 N-ASF και 2532 CONJ επιθεις 2007 5631 V-2AAP-NSM επ 1909 PREP αυτον 846 P-ASM τας 3588 T-APF χειρας 5495 N-APF ειπεν 2036 5627 V-2AAI-3S σαουλ 4549 N-PRI αδελφε 80 N-VSM ο 3588 T-NSM κυριος 2962 N-NSM απεσταλκεν 649 5758 V-RAI-3S με 3165 P-1AS ιησους 2424 N-NSM ο 3588 T-NSM οφθεις 3700 5685 V-APP-NSM σοι 4671 P-2DS εν 1722 PREP τη 3588 T-DSF οδω 3598 N-DSF η 3739 R-DSF ηρχου 2064 5711 V-INI-2S οπως 3704 ADV αναβλεψης 308 5661 V-AAS-2S και 2532 CONJ πλησθης 4130 5686 V-APS-2S πνευματος 4151 N-GSN αγιου 40 A-GSN

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    VERSE (17) -
    Ac 22:12,13

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 9:17

    Ananías entonces fue, y entr en la casa, y ponindole las manos encima, dijo: Saulo, hermano, el Seor Jesus, que te apareci en el camino por donde venías, me ha enviado para que recibas la vista y seas lleno del Espíritu Santo.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Acts 9:17

    Verse 17.
    Brother Saul] As he found that the Head of the Church had adopted Saul into the heavenly family, he made no scruple to give him the right hand of fellowship, and therefore said, Brother Saul.

    The Lord, even Jesus] Of what use is this intrusive word even here? It injures the sense. St. Luke never wrote it; and our translators should not have inserted it. The Lord Jesus, the sovereign Jesus who appeared unto thee in the way, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. Christ could have cured him so miraculously by his own power, without human means, as he had enlightened his heart without them; but he will honour man by making him his agent, even in working miracles.

    And be filled with the Holy Ghost.] So it appears that the Holy Spirit was given to him at this time, and probably by the imposition of the hands of Ananias. To say that it would be degrading to an apostle to receive the Holy Ghost by means of one who was not an apostle is a very flimsy argument against the evidence which the text affords that Saul did receive this Spirit by the ministry of Ananias: besides, Saul was not an apostle at this time; he was not even a Christian; and the Holy Ghost, which he received now, was given more to make him a thorough Christian convert than to make him an apostle. No person will deny that he was baptized by Ananias; and certainly there was as strong an objection against an apostle receiving baptism from one who was not an apostle as there could be in receiving the Holy Spirit from such a person. It is very likely that Ananias was either one of the seventy disciples commissioned by Jesus Christ himself, or one of those who had been converted on the day of pentecost.

    If he were the former, any authority that man could have he had. But who was the instrument is a matter of little importance; as the apostleship, and the grace by which it was to be fulfilled, came immediately from Jesus Christ himself. Nor has there ever been an apostle, nor a legitimate successor of an apostle, that was not made such by Christ himself. If we consider the authority as coming by man, or through any description of men, we should be arrested and confounded by the difficult question, Who baptized the apostles? Jesus Christ baptized no man, John iv. 2. Who then baptized Peter! Can the Roman conclave answer this question? I trow not.

    It would be as difficult to answer it as to prove Peter's supremacy. We have no evidence who baptized the apostles, who themselves baptized so many others. The truth is, none but Christ ever made an apostle; and none but himself can make and qualify a Christian minister.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 17. And Ananias went his way , etc.] He arose from off his bed or seat, where he was, went out of his house, and on the way to the place where Saul was; he had nothing more to say, his objections were answered; there was no room to excuse himself, nor did he now desire it, but quietly yields, and cheerfully obeys: and entered into the house ; or that house, the house of Judas, where Saul was, and whither Ananias was directed, ( Acts 9:11) and putting his hands on him ; on Saul, in the same form Saul had seen him, in vision, doing it: and which was done, either as a prayer gesture; or for the healing of him, the restoring him to his sight; or that he might receive the gifts of the Holy Ghost; and it may be on all these accounts: and said, brother Saul ; he calls him brother, not because he was of the same nation, but because he was now of the same faith; because he was a regenerate person, and belonged to the family of God, and was of the same household of faith: and this he said, not upon what he had received from Sauls own mouth, for he addressed him in this manner as soon as he came to him; but upon what the Lord had said concerning him; though it was indeed common with the Jewish doctors to salute one another with this name. When R. Jose ben Kisma was sick, R. Chanina ben Tradion went to visit him; he said unto him, Chanina, yja yja my brother, my brother, etc. f470 .

    So Shemaiah called Abtalion his brother f471 . And in like manner R. Eleazar ben Azariah saluted R. Ishmael f472 . And R. Joshua speaks of R. Tarphon in the same language f473 : the Lord, even Jesus that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest ; that is, who appeared to Saul as he was in the way to Damascus; not that Jesus was in the way, for he was in heaven, and appeared from thence to Saul, who was in the way: and he mentions Jesus by name, and this appearance of his, partly to assure him of his mission from him; for otherwise he could have known nothing of his appearance to him; and partly to show the love of Christ to him, and though he had persecuted him in so violent a manner, he had a compassionate regard for him; as also to encourage and comfort him, who had been trembling, and astonished at what he had heard from Jesus. This same glorious person, adds he, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight ; his bodily sight, which he had been without three days, by the imposition of hands: and be filled with the Holy Ghost ; with the extraordinary gifts of the Spirit, such as speaking with divers tongues, healing diseases, and the like; for as for the graces of the Spirit, and even Gospel light and knowledge, and gifts for preaching it, he had received these already.


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 10-22 - A good work was begun in Saul, when he was brought to Christ's fee with those words, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And never di Christ leave any who were brought to that. Behold, the proud Pharisee the unmerciful oppressor, the daring blasphemer, prayeth! And thus it is even now, and with the proud infidel, or the abandoned sinner. What happy tidings are these to all who understand the nature and power of prayer, of such prayer as the humbled sinner presents for the blessing of free salvation! Now he began to pray after another manner than he had done; before, he said his prayers, now, he prayed them Regenerating grace sets people on praying; you may as well find living man without breath, as a living Christian without prayer. Ye even eminent disciples, like Ananias, sometimes stagger at the command of the Lord. But it is the Lord's glory to surpass our scant expectations, and show that those are vessels of his mercy whom we ar apt to consider as objects of his vengeance. The teaching of the Holy Spirit takes away the scales of ignorance and pride from the understanding; then the sinner becomes a new creature, and endeavour to recommend the anointed Saviour, the Son of God, to his forme companions.


    Greek Textus Receptus


    απηλθεν
    565 5627 V-2AAI-3S δε 1161 CONJ ανανιας 367 N-NSM και 2532 CONJ εισηλθεν 1525 5627 V-2AAI-3S εις 1519 PREP την 3588 T-ASF οικιαν 3614 N-ASF και 2532 CONJ επιθεις 2007 5631 V-2AAP-NSM επ 1909 PREP αυτον 846 P-ASM τας 3588 T-APF χειρας 5495 N-APF ειπεν 2036 5627 V-2AAI-3S σαουλ 4549 N-PRI αδελφε 80 N-VSM ο 3588 T-NSM κυριος 2962 N-NSM απεσταλκεν 649 5758 V-RAI-3S με 3165 P-1AS ιησους 2424 N-NSM ο 3588 T-NSM οφθεις 3700 5685 V-APP-NSM σοι 4671 P-2DS εν 1722 PREP τη 3588 T-DSF οδω 3598 N-DSF η 3739 R-DSF ηρχου 2064 5711 V-INI-2S οπως 3704 ADV αναβλεψης 308 5661 V-AAS-2S και 2532 CONJ πλησθης 4130 5686 V-APS-2S πνευματος 4151 N-GSN αγιου 40 A-GSN

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    17.
    Brother. In Christ.

    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    9:17 {Laying his
    hands on him} (epiqeis ep' auton tas ceiras). As in the vision Saul saw (verse #12). {Brother Saul} (saoul adelfe). All suspicion has vanished and Ananias takes Saul to his heart as a brother in Christ. It was a gracious word to Saul now under suspicion on both sides. {The Lord, even Jesus} (ho kurios, iesous). Undoubted use of kurios as Lord and applied to Jesus. {Who appeared} (ho ofqeis). First aorist passive participle of horaw, was seen as in #26:16 and with the dative also (soi). {Thou camest} (ercou). Imperfect indicative middle, "thou wert coming." {Be filled with the Holy Spirit} (plesqeis pneumatos hagiou). this enduement of special power he will need as an apostle (Hackett) and as promised by Jesus (#1:8; Ga 2:7).


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