New Living Translation
As he was approaching Damascus on this mission, a light from heaven suddenly shone down around him.
King James Bible
And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:
Darby Bible Translation
But as he was journeying, it came to pass that he drew near to Damascus; and suddenly there shone round about him a light out of heaven,
World English Bible
As he traveled, it happened that he got close to Damascus, and suddenly a light from the sky shone around him.
Young's Literal Translation
And in the going, he came nigh to Damascus, and suddenly there shone round about him a light from the heaven,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:3 And suddenly - When God suddenly and vehemently attacks a sinner, it is the highest act of mercy. So Saul, when his rage was come to the height, is taught not to breathe slaughter. And what was wanting in time to confirm him in his discipleship, is compensated by the inexpressible terror he sustained. By his also the suddenly constituted apostle was guarded against the grand snare into which novices are apt to fall.
LibraryPaul a Pattern of Prayer
"Go and inquire for one called Saul of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth."--ACTS ix. 11. "For this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all long-suffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on Him to life everlasting."--1 TIM. i. 16. God took His own Son, and made Him our Example and our Pattern. It sometimes is as if the power of Christ's example is lost in the thought that He, in whom is no sin, is not man as we are. Our Lord took Paul, a man …
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Then Barnabas brought him to the apostles and told them how Saul had seen the Lord on the way to Damascus and how the Lord had spoken to Saul. He also told them that Saul had preached boldly in the name of Jesus in Damascus.
"As I was on the road, approaching Damascus about noon, a very bright light from heaven suddenly shone down around me.
"One day I was on such a mission to Damascus, armed with the authority and commission of the leading priests.
1 Corinthians 9:1
Am I not as free as anyone else? Am I not an apostle? Haven't I seen Jesus our Lord with my own eyes? Isn't it because of my work that you belong to the Lord?
1 Corinthians 15:8
Last of all, as though I had been born at the wrong time, I also saw him.
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