Acts 22:17
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New International Version
"When I returned to Jerusalem and was praying at the temple, I fell into a trance

New Living Translation
"After I returned to Jerusalem, I was praying in the Temple and fell into a trance.

English Standard Version
“When I had returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, I fell into a trance

Berean Study Bible
Later, when I had returned to Jerusalem and was praying at the temple, I fell into a trance,

Berean Literal Bible
And it happened to me, having returned to Jerusalem and of my praying in the temple, I fell into a trance

New American Standard Bible
"It happened when I returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, that I fell into a trance,

King James Bible
And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After I came back to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple complex, I went into a visionary state

International Standard Version
"Then I returned to Jerusalem. While I was praying in the Temple, I fell into a trance

NET Bible
When I returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, I fell into a trance

New Heart English Bible
"It happened that, when I had returned to Jerusalem, and while I prayed in the temple, I fell into a trance,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And I returned and came here to Jerusalem, and I prayed in The Temple.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"After that, I returned to Jerusalem. While I was praying in the temple courtyard, I fell into a trance

New American Standard 1977
“And it came about when I returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, that I fell into a trance,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a rapture of understanding

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance;

American King James Version
And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance;

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, that, when I had returned to Jerusalem, and while I prayed in the temple, I fell into a trance,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass, when I was come again to Jerusalem, and was praying in the temple, that I was in a trance,

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when I had returned to Jerusalem, and as I was praying in the temple, that I became in ecstasy,

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, that, when I had returned to Jerusalem, and while I prayed in the temple, I fell into a trance,

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, that when I had come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance;

Weymouth New Testament
"After my return to Jerusalem, and while praying in the Temple, I fell into a trance.

World English Bible
"It happened that, when I had returned to Jerusalem, and while I prayed in the temple, I fell into a trance,

Young's Literal Translation
'And it came to pass when I returned to Jerusalem, and while I was praying in the temple, I came into a trance,
Study Bible
Paul's Defense to the Crowd
16And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized, and wash your sins away, calling on His name.’ 17Later, when I had returned to Jerusalem and was praying at the temple, I fell into a trance, 18and saw the Lord saying to me, ‘Hurry! Leave Jerusalem quickly, because the people here will not accept your testimony about Me.’…
Cross References
Acts 9:26
When Saul arrived in Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he was a disciple.

Acts 10:10
He became hungry and wanted something to eat, but while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance.

Acts 26:20
First to those in Damascus and Jerusalem, then to everyone in the region of Judea, and then to the Gentiles, I declared that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds worthy of their repentance.

Romans 15:19
by the power of signs and wonders, and by the power of the Spirit of God. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ.

Ephesians 3:3
that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly.
Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance;

when.

Acts 9:26-28 And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to …

Galatians 1:18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and stayed …

while.

Acts 10:9,10 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew near to the …

2 Corinthians 12:1-4 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions …

Revelation 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great …

(17) When I was come again to Jerusalem.--This probably refers to the visit of Acts 9:26, and Galatians 1:17-18. The objection that the mission "far hence to the Gentiles" must refer to the subsequent visit of Acts 11:30, has little or no force. When the Apostle went to Tarsus and preached the gospel to the Greeks at Antioch (Acts 11:26), there was a sufficient fulfilment of the promise, "I will send thee . . ." What was indicated in the vision was that he was to have another field of work than Jerusalem and the Church of the Circumcision. It may be noted as one of the "visions or revelations of the Lord" referred to in 2Corinthians 12:1.

Even while I prayed in the temple.--Better, and as I was praying. The fact is brought forward as showing that then, as now, he had been not a blasphemer of the Temple, but a devout worshipper in it, and so formed an important part of the Apostle's apologia to the charge that had been brought against him.

I was in a trance.--On the word and the state of consciousness it implies, see Note on Acts 10:10.

Verse 17. - Had returned for was come again, A.V.; and for even, A.V.; fell into for was in, A.V. Into a trance (ἐν ἐκστάσει); see Acts 10:10, note. And it came to pass, that when I was come again to Jerusalem,.... Which was three years after his conversion; for he did not immediately return to Jerusalem, but went into Arabia; and when he returned to Damascus, which was three years after he came to Jerusalem; see Galatians 1:17

even while I prayed in the temple; the temple was an house of prayer; hither persons resorted for that purpose; and as the apostle had been used to it, he continued this custom, and during the time of prayer he fell into an ecstasy:

I was in a trance: and knew not whether he was in the body, or out of the body: whether this was the time he refers to in 2 Corinthians 12:2 is not certain, though probable. 17-21. it came to pass, etc.—This thrilling dialogue between the glorified Redeemer and his chosen vessel is nowhere else related.

when I was come again to Jerusalem—on the occasion mentioned in Ac 9:26-29.

while I prayed in the temple—He thus calls their attention to the fact that after his conversion he kept up his connection with the temple as before.22:12-21 The apostle goes on to relate how he was confirmed in the change he had made. The Lord having chosen the sinner, that he should know his will, he is humbled, enlightened, and brought to the knowledge of Christ and his blessed gospel. Christ is here called that Just One; for he is Jesus Christ the righteous. Those whom God has chosen to know his will, must look to Jesus, for by him God has made known his good-will to us. The great gospel privilege, sealed to us by baptism, is the pardon of sins. Be baptized, and wash away thy sins; that is, receive the comfort of the pardon of thy sins in and through Jesus Christ, and lay hold on his righteousness for that purpose; and receive power against sin, for the mortifying of thy corruptions. Be baptized, and rest not in the sign, but make sure of the thing signified, the putting away of the filth of sin. The great gospel duty, to which by our baptism we are bound, is, to seek for the pardon of our sins in Christ's name, and in dependence on him and his righteousness. God appoints his labourers their day and their place, and it is fit they should follow his appointment, though it may cross their own will. Providence contrives better for us than we do for ourselves; we must refer ourselves to God's guidance. If Christ send any one, his Spirit shall go along with him, and give him to see the fruit of his labours. But nothing can reconcile man's heart to the gospel, except the special grace of God.
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