Acts 26:16
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New International Version
Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen and will see of me.

New Living Translation
Now get to your feet! For I have appeared to you to appoint you as my servant and witness. You are to tell the world what you have seen and what I will show you in the future.

English Standard Version
But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you,

Berean Study Bible
But get up and stand on your feet. For I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen from Me and what I will show you.

Berean Literal Bible
But rise up and stand on your feet. For I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you a servant and a witness both of that which you have seen of Me, and of the things in which I will appear to you,

New American Standard Bible
'But get up and stand on your feet; for this purpose I have appeared to you, to appoint you a minister and a witness not only to the things which you have seen, but also to the things in which I will appear to you;

King James Bible
But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But get up and stand on your feet. For I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and a witness of what you have seen and of what I will reveal to you.

International Standard Version
But get up and stand on your feet, because I've appeared to you for the very purpose of appointing you to be my servant and witness of what you've seen and of what I'll show you.

NET Bible
But get up and stand on your feet, for I have appeared to you for this reason, to designate you in advance as a servant and witness to the things you have seen and to the things in which I will appear to you.

New Heart English Bible
But arise, and stand on your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose: to appoint you a servant and a witness both of the things which you have seen me, and of the things which I will reveal to you;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And he said to me, 'Rise to your feet; for this cause I have appeared to you, to appoint you a minister and a witness that you have seen me and are going to see me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Stand up! I have appeared to you for a reason. I'm appointing you to be a servant and witness of what you have seen and of what I will show you.

New American Standard 1977
‘But arise, and stand on your feet; for this purpose I have appeared to you, to appoint you a minister and a witness not only to the things which you have seen, but also to the things in which I will appear to you;

Jubilee Bible 2000
But rise and stand upon thy feet, for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen and of those things in which I will appear unto thee;

King James 2000 Bible
But rise, and stand upon your feet: for I have appeared unto you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of these things which you have seen, and of those things in which I will appear unto you;

American King James Version
But rise, and stand on your feet: for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of these things which you have seen, and of those things in the which I will appear to you;

American Standard Version
But arise, and stand upon thy feet: for to this end have I appeared unto thee, to appoint thee a minister and a witness both of the things wherein thou hast seen me, and of the things wherein I will appear unto thee;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But rise up, and stand upon thy feet: for to this end have I appeared to thee, that I may make thee a minister, and a witness of those things which thou hast seen, and of those things wherein I will appear to thee,

Darby Bible Translation
but rise up and stand on thy feet; for, for this purpose have I appeared to thee, to appoint thee to be a servant and a witness both of what thou hast seen, and of what I shall appear to thee in,

English Revised Version
But arise, and stand upon thy feet: for to this end have I appeared unto thee, to appoint thee a minister and a witness both of the things wherein thou hast seen me, and of the things wherein I will appear unto thee;

Webster's Bible Translation
But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared to thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of the things which thou hast seen, and of the things in which I will appear to thee;

Weymouth New Testament
But rise, and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for the very purpose of appointing you My servant and My witness both as to the things you have already seen and as to those in which I will appear to you.

World English Bible
But arise, and stand on your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose: to appoint you a servant and a witness both of the things which you have seen, and of the things which I will reveal to you;

Young's Literal Translation
but rise, and stand upon thy feet, for for this I appeared to thee, to appoint thee an officer and a witness both of the things thou didst see, and of the things in which I will appear to thee,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
Paul's Testimony to Agrippa
15‘Who are You, Lord?’ I asked. ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’ the Lord replied. 16‘But get up and stand on your feet. For I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen from Me and what I will show you. 17I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them…
Cross References
Ezekiel 2:1
Then He said to me, "Son of man, stand on your feet that I may speak with you!"

Daniel 10:11
He said to me, "O Daniel, man of high esteem, understand the words that I am about to tell you and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you." And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood up trembling.

Luke 1:2
just as they were handed down to us by the initial eyewitnesses and servants of the word.

Acts 22:14
Then he said, 'The God of our fathers has appointed you to know His will, and to see the Righteous One, and to hear His voice.

Acts 22:15
You will be His witness to all men of what you have seen and heard.

Acts 26:15
Who are You, Lord?' I asked. 'I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,' the Lord replied.

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

But rise, and stand on your feet: for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of these things which you have seen, and of those things in the which I will appear to you;

rise.

Acts 9:6-9 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what will you have me …

Acts 22:10 And I said, What shall I do, LORD? And the Lord said to me, Arise, …

to make.

Acts 9:15,16 But the Lord said to him, Go your way: for he is a chosen vessel …

Acts 13:1-4 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets …

Acts 22:14,15 And he said, The God of our fathers has chosen you, that you should …

a minister.

Acts 1:17,25 For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry…

Acts 6:4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry …

Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to …

Acts 21:19 And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things …

Romans 1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to …

Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering …

2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

2 Corinthians 5:18 And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus …

Ephesians 3:7,8 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace …

Colossians 1:7,23,25 As you also learned of Epaphras our dear fellow servant, who is …

1 Thessalonians 3:2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow …

1 Timothy 1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has enabled me, for that he …

1 Timothy 4:6 If you put the brothers in remembrance of these things, you shall …

2 Timothy 4:5 But watch you in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an …

in the.

Acts 18:9,10 Then spoke the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, …

Acts 22:17-21 And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even …

Acts 23:11 And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good …

Acts 27:23,24 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and …

2 Corinthians 12:1-7 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions …

Galatians 1:12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by …

Galatians 2:2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel …

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