Acts 26:12
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New International Version
"On one of these journeys I was going to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests.

New Living Translation
"One day I was on such a mission to Damascus, armed with the authority and commission of the leading priests.

English Standard Version
“In this connection I journeyed to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests.

Berean Study Bible
In this pursuit, I was on my way to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests.

Berean Literal Bible
during which, journeying to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests,

New American Standard Bible
"While so engaged as I was journeying to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests,

King James Bible
Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests,

Christian Standard Bible
"I was traveling to Damascus under these circumstances with authority and a commission from the chief priests.

Contemporary English Version
King Agrippa, one day I was on my way to Damascus with the authority and permission of the chief priests.

Good News Translation
"It was for this purpose that I went to Damascus with authority and orders from the chief priests.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I was traveling to Damascus under these circumstances with authority and a commission from the chief priests.

International Standard Version
"That is how I happened to be traveling to Damascus with authority based on a commission from the high priests.

NET Bible
"While doing this very thing, as I was going to Damascus with authority and complete power from the chief priests,

New Heart English Bible
"Whereupon as I traveled to Damascus with the authority and commission from the chief priests,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And while I was going for this cause to Darmsuq with the authority and approval of The Chief Priests,”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I was carrying out these activities when I went to the city of Damascus. I had the power and authority of the chief priests.

New American Standard 1977
“While thus engaged as I was journeying to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the princes of the priests,

King James 2000 Bible
Thus as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests,

American King James Version
Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests,

American Standard Version
Whereupon as I journeyed to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whereupon when I was going to Damascus with authority and permission of the chief priest,

Darby Bible Translation
And when, [engaged] in this, I was journeying to Damascus, with authority and power from the chief priests,

English Revised Version
Whereupon as I journeyed to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests,

Webster's Bible Translation
Upon which as I went to Damascus, with authority and commission from the chief priests,

Weymouth New Testament
"While thus engaged, I was travelling one day to Damascus armed with authority and a commission from the High Priests,

World English Bible
"Whereupon as I traveled to Damascus with the authority and commission from the chief priests,

Young's Literal Translation
'In which things, also, going on to Damascus -- with authority and commission from the chief priests --
Study Bible
Paul's Testimony to Agrippa
11I frequently had them punished in the synagogues and tried to make them blaspheme. In my raging fury against them, I even went to foreign cities to persecute them. 12In this pursuit, I was on my way to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. 13About noon, O king, as I was on the road, I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining around me and my companions.…
Cross References
Acts 9:3
As Saul drew near to Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.

Acts 22:6
About noon as I was approaching Damascus, suddenly a bright light from heaven flashed around me.

Acts 26:13
About noon, O king, as I was on the road, I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining around me and my companions.

1 Corinthians 15:8
And last of all He appeared to me also, as to one of untimely birth.
Treasury of Scripture

Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests,

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Acts 9:1,2 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the …

Acts 22:5 As also the high priest does bear me witness, and all the estate …

with.

Acts 26:10 Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I …

1 Kings 21:8-10 So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, and sealed them with his seal…

Psalm 94:20,21 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with you, which frames …

Isaiah 10:1 Woe to them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness …

Jeremiah 26:8 Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking all …

Jeremiah 29:26,27 The LORD has made you priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, …

John 7:45-48 Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they …

John 11:57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, …

(12) With authority and commission.--The former word implies the general power delegated to him, the latter the specific work assigned to him, and for the execution of which he was responsible.

Verse 12. - Journeyed for went, A.V.; with the authority... of for with authority... from, A.V. and T.R. Commission; ἐπιτροπῆς, here only in the New Testament. But ἐπίτροπος is a "steward" (Matthew 20:8; Luke 8:3); and hence the Roman procurator was called in Greek, ἐπίτροπος, and so were governors generally, as those who acted with a delegated authority. The chief priests. In Acts 9:1 Saul is said to have applied to "the chief priest" for authority. The high priest, as president of the Sanhedrim, acted with the other chief priests (Acts 9:14). Whereupon as I went to Damascus,.... Being intent, upon the above said things, to punish the saints, compel them to blaspheme, imprison them, and even put them to death on account of these things; upon this errand and business he went to Damascus, the chief city of Syria, where he knew there were many that believed in Christ, who had removed from Jerusalem thither, on account of the persecution, or were settled there before:

with authority and commission from the chief priests; the Jewish sanhedrim, to bring those of them at Damascus bound to Jerusalem, in order to be punished, as in Acts 9:2 and which the Ethiopic version adds here. 26:12-23 Paul was made a Christian by Divine power; by a revelation of Christ both to him and in him; when in the full career of his sin. He was made a minister by Divine authority: the same Jesus who appeared to him in that glorious light, ordered him to preach the gospel to the Gentiles. A world that sits in darkness must be enlightened; those must be brought to know the things that belong to their everlasting peace, who are yet ignorant of them. A world that lies in wickedness must be sanctified and reformed; it is not enough for them to have their eyes opened, they must have their hearts renewed; not enough to be turned from darkness to light, but they must be turned from the power of Satan unto God. All who are turned from sin to God, are not only pardoned, but have a grant of a rich inheritance. The forgiveness of sins makes way for this. None can be happy who are not holy; and to be saints in heaven we must be first saints on earth. We are made holy, and saved by faith in Christ; by which we rely upon Christ as the Lord our Righteousness, and give up ourselves to him as the Lord our Ruler; by this we receive the remission of sins, the gift of the Holy Ghost, and eternal life. The cross of Christ was a stumbling-block to the Jews, and they were in a rage at Paul's preaching the fulfilling of the Old Testament predictions. Christ should be the first that should rise from the dead; the Head or principal One. Also, it was foretold by the prophets, that the Gentiles should be brought to the knowledge of God by the Messiah; and what in this could the Jews justly be displeased at? Thus the true convert can give a reason of his hope, and a good account of the change manifest in him. Yet for going about and calling on men thus to repent and to be converted, vast numbers have been blamed and persecuted.
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