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Acts 9:13

    Acts 9:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard from many of this man, how much evil he did to thy saints at Jerusalem:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But Ananias said, Lord, I have had accounts of this man from a number of people, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem:

    Webster's Revision

    But Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard from many of this man, how much evil he did to thy saints at Jerusalem:

    World English Bible

    But Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he did to your saints at Jerusalem.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard from many of this man, how much evil he did to thy saints at Jerusalem:

    Definitions for Acts 9:13

    Saints - Men and women of God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 9:13

    Lord, I have heard by many of this man - This was all done in a dream, else this sort of reasoning with his Maker would have been intolerable in Ananias. Saul had been a notorious persecutor; many could testify of his outrageous acts against the poor followers of Christ.

    Thy saints - That is, the Christians, or followers of Christ. Ἁγιοι signifies not only holy persons, but also consecrated persons; from α, negative, and γη, the earth; persons who are separated from all earthly uses, and consecrated to the service of God alone.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 9:13

    I have heard by many ... - This was in the vision, Acts 9:10. The passage of such a train of thoughts through the mind was perfectly natural at the command to go and search out Saul. There would instantly occur all that had been heard of his fury in persecution; and the expression here may indicate the state of a mind amazed that such a one should need his counsel, and afraid, perhaps, of entrusting himself to one thus bent on persecution. All this evidently passed in the dream or vision of Ananias, and perhaps cannot be considered as any deliberate unwillingness to go to him. It is clear, however, that such thoughts should have been banished, and that he should have gone at once to the praying Saul. When Christ commands, we should suffer no suggestion of our own thoughts, and no apprehension of our own danger, to interfere.

    By many - Probably many who had fled from persecution, and had taken refuge in Damascus. It is also evident Acts 9:14 that Ananias had been apprised, perhaps by letters from the Christians at Jerusalem, of the purpose which Saul had in view in now going to Damascus.

    To thy saints - Christians; called saints ἅγιοι hagioi because they are holy, or consecrated to God.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 9:13

    9:13 But he answered - How natural it is to reason against God.