Acts 9:1-9 LEB

Saul’s Conversion on the Damascus Road

1 But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest

References for Acts 9:1

      2 [and]a asked for letters from him to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, both men and women, he could bring [them]b tied upc to Jerusalem.

      References for Acts 9:2

        • Ƙ 9:2 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the participle in the previous verse ("went to") has been translated as a finite verb
        • ƙ 9:2 - *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
        • ƚ 9:2 - Or figuratively "bring [them] under arrest"
          3 Now as [he] proceeded, it happened that [when] he approached Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.
          4 And falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?"
          5 So he said, "Who are you, Lord?" And he [said], "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting!
          6 But get up and enter into the city, and it will be told to you {what you must do}."d

          References for Acts 9:6

            • ƛ 9:6 - Literally "what thing it is necessary [that] you do"
              7 (Now the men who were traveling together with him stood speechless, [because they]e heard the voice but saw no one.)

              References for Acts 9:7

                • Ɯ 9:7 - *Here "[because]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("heard") which is understood as causal
                  8 So Saul got up from the ground, but [although]f his eyes were open he could see nothing. And leading him by the hand, they brought [him] into Damascus.

                  References for Acts 9:8

                    • Ɲ 9:8 - *Here "[although]" is supplied as a component of the genitive absolute participle ("were open") which is understood as concessive
                      9 And he was {unable to see}g [for] three days, and he did not eat or drink.

                      References for Acts 9:9

                        • ƞ 9:9 - Literally "not seeing"