Acts 26:13

13 At midday, O king, I saw on the way a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, that shone around me and those who journeyed with me.

Acts 26:13 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 26:13

At midday, O king
So in ( Acts 12:6 ) . This circumstance is omitted in ( Acts 9:3 ) . King Agrippa is called upon by the apostle, to excite his attention to what he was about to relate, it being very wonderful, and of great importance.

I saw in the way;
that is, to Damascus, when near the city;

a light from heaven;
which descended from thence:

above the brightness of the sun;
it was a greater light than that, or otherwise it could not have been discerned at noon, or have had the effect it had upon Saul, and his company. This account of the greatness of the light, is not in the other places where this narrative is given:

shining round about me:
so in ( Acts 9:3 ) ( 12:6 )

and them which journeyed with me;
this is not mentioned in the other accounts.

Acts 26:13 In-Context

11 And I punished them often in all the synagogues and tried to make them blaspheme, and in raging fury against them I persecuted them even to foreign cities.
12 "In this connection I journeyed to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests.
13 At midday, O king, I saw on the way a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, that shone around me and those who journeyed with me.
14 And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.'
15 And I said, 'Who are you, Lord?' And the Lord said, 'I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.