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Acts 9:7

7 The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone.

Read Acts 9:7 Using Other Translations

And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.
The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one.
The men with Saul stood speechless, for they heard the sound of someone’s voice but saw no one!

What does Acts 9:7 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 9:7

And the men which journeyed with him
Out of respect to him, to keep him company; or rather to assist him in his designs:

stood speechless:
astonished and amazed, they had not power to speak one word, nor to rise from the ground, and move one step forward; they were as if they were thunderstruck, and fastened to the earth; for this standing is not opposed to their being fallen to the earth, but to their going forward, and only expresses the surprise and stupidity that had seized them:

hearing a voice, but seeing no man;
that is, they heard the voice of Saul, saying, who art thou? and what wilt thou have me to do? but saw nobody that he spoke to, which surprised them; for it is certain they did not hear the voice of Christ, that spake to him, ( Acts 22:9 ) or if they heard the voice of Christ, it was only the sound of his voice, but did not understand what he said; but the former seems rather to be the sense, and the best way of reconciling the two passages.

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