Acts 18:9
New International Version
One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: "Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.

New Living Translation
One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision and told him, "Don't be afraid! Speak out! Don't be silent!

English Standard Version
And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent,

Berean Study Bible
One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking; do not be silent.

Berean Literal Bible
Now the Lord said to Paul through a vision in the night, "Do not fear, but continue speaking, and do not be silent,

New American Standard Bible
And the Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, "Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent;

King James Bible
Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:

Christian Standard Bible
The Lord said to Paul in a night vision, "Don't be afraid, but keep on speaking and don't be silent.

Contemporary English Version
One night, Paul had a vision, and in it the Lord said, "Don't be afraid to keep on preaching. Don't stop!

Good News Translation
One night Paul had a vision in which the Lord said to him, "Do not be afraid, but keep on speaking and do not give up,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the Lord said to Paul in a night vision, "Don't be afraid, but keep on speaking and don't be silent.

International Standard Version
One night, the Lord told Paul in a vision, "Stop being afraid to speak out! Don't remain silent!

NET Bible
The Lord said to Paul by a vision in the night, "Do not be afraid, but speak and do not be silent,

New Heart English Bible
The Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, "Do not be afraid, but speak and do not be silent;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And THE LORD JEHOVAH said in a vision to Paulus, “Do not be afraid, but speak and do not be silent,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
One night the Lord said to Paul in a vision, "Don't be afraid to speak out! Don't be silent!

New American Standard 1977
And the Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the Lord spoke to Paul in the night by a vision, Do not be afraid, but speak and do not be silent,

King James 2000 Bible
Then spoke the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not your peace:

American King James Version
Then spoke the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not your peace:

American Standard Version
And the Lord said unto Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak and hold not thy peace:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said to Paul in the nights, by a vision: Do not fear, but speak; and hold not thy peace,

Darby Bible Translation
And the Lord said by vision in [the] night to Paul, Fear not, but speak and be not silent;

English Revised Version
And the Lord said unto Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the Lord spoke to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:

Weymouth New Testament
And, in a vision by night, the Lord said to Paul, "Dismiss your fears: go on speaking, and do not give up.

World English Bible
The Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, "Don't be afraid, but speak and don't be silent;

Young's Literal Translation
And the Lord said through a vision in the night to Paul, 'Be not afraid, but be speaking and thou mayest be not silent;
Study Bible
Paul's Ministry in Corinth
8Crispus, the synagogue leader, and his whole household believed in the Lord. And many of the Corinthians who heard the message believed and were baptized. 9One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking; do not be silent. 10For I am with you and no one will lay a hand on you, because I have many people in this city.”…
Cross References
Acts 9:10
In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord spoke to him in a vision, "Ananias!" "Here I am, Lord," he answered.

Acts 18:10
For I am with you and no one will lay a hand on you, because I have many people in this city."

Acts 23:11
The following night the Lord stood by Paul and said, "Take courage! As you have testified about Me in Jerusalem, so also you must testify in Rome."

Acts 27:23
Just last night an angel of God, whose I am and whom I serve, stood beside me

1 Corinthians 9:1
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you yourselves not my workmanship in the Lord?

Treasury of Scripture

Then spoke the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not your peace:

spake.

Acts 16:9
And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.

Acts 22:18
And saw him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony concerning me.

Acts 23:11
And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.

Be.

Isaiah 58:1
Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

Jeremiah 1:17
Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee before them.

Ezekiel 2:6-8
And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house…







Lexicon
One
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

night
νυκτὶ (nykti)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3571: The night, night-time. A primary word; 'night'.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lord
Κύριος (Kyrios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

spoke
Εἶπεν (Eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

to Paul
Παύλῳ (Paulō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3972: Paul, Paulus. Of Latin origin; Paulus, the name of a Roman and of an apostle.

in
δι’ (di’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

a vision:
ὁράματος (horamatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3705: A spectacle, vision, that which is seen. From horao; something gazed at, i.e. A spectacle.

“{Do} not
Μὴ (Mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

be afraid;
φοβοῦ (phobou)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5399: From phobos; to frighten, i.e. to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e. Revere.

keep on speaking;
λάλει (lalei)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

{do} not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

be silent.
σιωπήσῃς (siōpēsēs)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4623: To keep silence, be silent, either voluntarily or involuntarily. From siope; to be dumb; figuratively, to be calm.
(9) Then spake the Lord to Paul.--We note the recurrence of these visions at each great crisis of the Apostle's life. He had seen the Lord at his conversion (Acts 9:4-6), he had heard the same voice and seen the same form in his trance in the Temple at Jerusalem (Acts 22:17). Now he saw and heard them once more. "In visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men," he passed from the strife of tongues into the presence of the Divine Friend. The words "Be not afraid" imply that he too was subject to fear and depression, and felt keenly the trial of seeming failure and comparative isolation. His converts came chiefly from the slave or freed-man class, and those of a culture like his own, whether Greeks or Jews, were slow to accept his preaching (1Corinthians 1:26-27). And then, too, he carried, as it were, his life in his hands. The reviling of the Jews might any hour burst into furious violence or deliberate plots of assassination. No wonder that he needed the gracious words, "Be not afraid." The temptation of such a moment of human weakness was to fall back, when words seem fruitless, into the safety of silence, and therefore the command followed, "Speak, and hold not thy peace." We are reminded of the like passing mood of discouragement in one great crisis of Elijah's life (1Kings 19:4-14), yet more, perhaps, of its frequent recurrence in Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1:6-8; Jeremiah 15:15-21).

Verse 9. - And the Lord said unto for then spake the Lord to, A.V. A vision (ὅραμα); literally, a thing seen, but always used of a wonderful "sight:" Matthew 17:9 of the Transfiguration, Acts 7:31 of the burning bush. But more commonly of a "vision," as in Acts 9:10, 12; Acts 10:3, 17, 19; Acts 11:5; Acts 12:9; Acts 16:9. So in the LXX. (Genesis 46:2, etc.). St. Paul received a similar gracious token of the Lord's watchful care of him soon after his conversion (Acts 22:17-21). He tells us that then he was in an "ecstasy," or trance. The ἔκστασις describes the mental condition of the person who sees an ὅραμαα. 18:7-11 The Lord knows those that are his, yea, and those that shall be his; for it is by his work upon them that they become his. Let us not despair concerning any place, when even in wicked Corinth Christ had much people. He will gather in his chosen flock from the places where they are scattered Thus encouraged, the apostle continued at Corinth, and a numerous and flourishing church grew up.
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