Acts 9:6
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New International Version
"Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do."

New Living Translation
Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do."

English Standard Version
But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.”

Berean Study Bible
"Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do."

Berean Literal Bible
But rise up and enter into the city, and it will be told you that which it behooves you to do."

New American Standard Bible
but get up and enter the city, and it will be told you what you must do."

King James Bible
And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"But get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do."

International Standard Version
Now get up, go into the city, and you will be told what you are to do."

NET Bible
But stand up and enter the city and you will be told what you must do."

New Heart English Bible
But rise up, and enter into the city, and you will be told what you must do."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But arise and enter the city, and there it will be told you what you must do.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Get up! Go into the city, and you'll be told what you should do."

New American Standard 1977
but rise, and enter the city, and it shall be told you what you must do.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what it behooves thee to do.

King James 2000 Bible
And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what will you have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told you what you must do.

American King James Version
And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what will you have me to do? And the Lord said to him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told you what you must do.

American Standard Version
but rise, and enter into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he trembling and astonished, said: Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?

Darby Bible Translation
But rise up and enter into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

English Revised Version
but rise, and enter into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said to him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

Weymouth New Testament
"But rise and go to the city, and you will be told what you are to do.

World English Bible
But rise up, and enter into the city, and you will be told what you must do."

Young's Literal Translation
trembling also, and astonished, he said, 'Lord, what dost thou wish me to do?' and the Lord said unto him, 'Arise, and enter into the city, and it shall be told thee what it behoveth thee to do.'
Study Bible
The Road to Damascus
5“Who are You, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” He replied. 6“Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” 7The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless. They heard the voice but did not see anyone.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 16:3
"You shall invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; and you shall anoint for Me the one whom I designate to you."

Ezekiel 2:1
Then He said to me, "Son of man, stand on your feet that I may speak with you!"

Ezekiel 3:22
The hand of the LORD was on me there, and He said to me, "Get up, go out to the plain, and there I will speak to you."

Acts 9:5
"Who are You, Lord?" Saul asked. "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," He replied.

Acts 9:16
I will show him how much he must suffer for My name."
Treasury of Scripture

And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what will you have me to do? And the Lord said to him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told you what you must do.

trembling.

Acts 16:29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and …

Acts 24:25,26 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to …

1 Samuel 28:5 And when Saul saw the host of the Philistines, he was afraid, and …

Isaiah 66:2 For all those things has my hand made, and all those things have …

Habakkuk 3:16 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness …

Philippians 2:12 Why, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence …

Lord, what.

Acts 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said …

Acts 16:30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

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

Luke 3:10 And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?

Romans 7:9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, …

Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to …

James 4:6 But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but …

Arise.

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

Acts 26:16 But rise, and stand on your feet: for I have appeared to you for this purpose…

Ezekiel 16:6-8 And when I passed by you, and saw you polluted in your own blood, …

Matthew 19:30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

Romans 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where …

Romans 9:15-24 For he said to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, …

Romans 10:20 But Esaias is very bold, and said, I was found of them that sought …

Galatians 1:15,16 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, …

1 Timothy 1:14-16 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love …

and it.

Acts 10:6,22,32 He lodges with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: …

Acts 11:13,14 And he showed us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood …

Psalm 25:8,9,12 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way…

Psalm 94:12 Blessed is the man whom you chasten, O LORD, and teach him out of your law;

Isaiah 57:18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and …

(6) And he trembling and astonished . . .--The words stand, as far as textual authority is concerned, on the same footing as the foregoing, but, for the same reason, will be dealt with here. We note (1) the use of the word "Lord," now, we must believe, with a new meaning, as applied to the Nazarene whom he had before despised. (2) The entire surrender of his own will to that of Him whom he thus recognised as commanding his allegiance. At that moment Christ was formed in him (Galatians 1:16); the new man came to life. He lived in Christ, and Christ in him. "Not I, but Christ that liveth in me" (Galatians 2:20) was henceforward the axiom of his life.

Arise, and go into the city.--In the narrative of Acts 26:16 there appears a fuller manifestation of the divine purpose as made at this time; but there St. Paul, in his rapid survey, is obviously combining, in one brief summary, the whole sum and substance of the teaching that was associated with that great turning-point of his life. We may trace in the command actually given a stage in the divine discipline appointed for his spirit. Silence and submission, and acquiescence in ignorance of the future, and patient expectation, and prayer for light--these were needed before he could be ready for the great work which was to be committed to his charge.

Verse 6. - Rise, and enter into the city for Arise, and go, etc., A.V. And he trembling and astonished,.... At the light and voice, and appearance of Christ, and especially at the words last spoken; he was now pricked to the heart, and filled with a sense of sin, and loaded with guilt, and had dreadful apprehensions of his state and condition, on account of his past wickedness, and the present course of sin he was in: so persons under first convictions "tremble" at the sight of their sins, which rise up like so many ghosts, and stare them in the face, and load their consciences with guilt; at the swarms of corruptions they see in their carts, which appear to them an habitation of devils, a hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird; at the curses of a righteous law which threatens with damnation and death; at the future judgment, and the apprehensions of divine wrath; and at the voice and word of God, which strikes terror, cuts them to the heart, and like an hammer breaks the rock in pieces: and they are "astonished" at their own wickedness and vileness, which they had no conception of before; at the sparing mercy and forbearance of God, who has continued them in being, and not sent them to hell, to be among devils and damned spirits; at the light around by which they see their sins, the plague of their own hearts, the insufficiency of their own righteousness, their lost state by nature, and need of salvation by Christ; and at the doctrines of the Gospel, so far as they have light into them; and at the person of Christ, and at his Father's love and his in procuring salvation for them:

said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? he was willing to do any thing he should him to, whereby he might make satisfaction for the injury he had done him, and by which he might be saved; for he was still upon the covenant of works, as persons under first convictions commonly are:

and the Lord said unto him; this, with all that goes before in this verse, is wanting in the Alexandrian copy, and Syriac version: "arise and go into the city"; that is, of Damascus, as the Ethiopic version reads:

and it shall be told thee what thou must do; what was appointed for him to do, Acts 22:10 and there it was told him both what he should do and suffer for Christ, but not to obtain salvation; and this was done internally by the Spirit of God, who instructed him in the doctrines and ordinances of the Gospel, and externally by Ananias: in two of Beza's copies, and in the Syriac version, it is read, "there shall it be told thee", &c. 6. And he, trembling and astonished, said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said—(The most ancient manuscripts and versions of the New Testament lack all these words here [including the last clause of Ac 9:5]; but they occur in Ac 26:14 and Ac 22:10, from which they appear to have been inserted here). The question, "What shall I do, Lord?" or, "Lord, what wilt Thou have me to do?" indicates a state of mind singularly interesting (see on [1966]Ac 2:37). Its elements seem to be these: (1) Resistless conviction that "Jesus whom he persecuted," now speaking to him, was "Christ the Lord." (See on [1967]Ga 1:15, 16). (2) As a consequence of this, that not only all his religious views, but his whole religious character, had been an entire mistake; that he was up to that moment fundamentally and wholly wrong. (3) That though his whole future was now a blank, he had absolute confidence in Him who had so tenderly arrested him in his blind career, and was ready both to take in all His teaching and to carry out all His directions. (For more, see on [1968]Ac 9:9).

Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee, etc.—See on [1969]Ac 8:26-28.9:1-9 So ill informed was Saul, that he thought he ought to do all he could against the name of Christ, and that he did God service thereby; he seemed to breathe in this as in his element. Let us not despair of renewing grace for the conversion of the greatest sinners, nor let such despair of the pardoning mercy of God for the greatest sin. It is a signal token of Divine favour, if God, by the inward working of his grace, or the outward events of his providence, stops us from prosecuting or executing sinful purposes. Saul saw that Just One, ch. 22:14; 26:13. How near to us is the unseen world! It is but for God to draw aside the veil, and objects are presented to the view, compared with which, whatever is most admired on earth is mean and contemptible. Saul submitted without reserve, desirous to know what the Lord Jesus would have him to do. Christ's discoveries of himself to poor souls are humbling; they lay them very low, in mean thoughts of themselves. For three days Saul took no food, and it pleased God to leave him for that time without relief. His sins were now set in order before him; he was in the dark concerning his own spiritual state, and wounded in spirit for sin. When a sinner is brought to a proper sense of his own state and conduct, he will cast himself wholly on the mercy of the Saviour, asking what he would have him to do. God will direct the humbled sinner, and though he does not often bring transgressors to joy and peace in believing, without sorrows and distress of conscience, under which the soul is deeply engaged as to eternal things, yet happy are those who sow in tears, for they shall reap in joy.
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