Acts 22:17
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

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;

New King James Version
“Now it happened, when I returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, that I was in 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,

NASB 1995
"It happened when I returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, that I fell into a trance,

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

Amplified Bible
“Then it happened when I had returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple [enclosure], that I fell into a trance (vision);

Christian Standard Bible
“After I returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, I fell into 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

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,

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

Contemporary English Version
After this I returned to Jerusalem and went to the temple to pray. There I had a vision

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,

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,

Good News Translation
"I went back to Jerusalem, and while I was praying in the Temple, I had a vision,

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And it came to pass, when I returned to Jerusalem, and while I was praying in the temple, I came 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,

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple…

Galatians 1:18
Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.

while.

Acts 10:9,10
On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: …

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

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









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Later,
δέ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

[when] I
μοι (moi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

had returned
ὑποστρέψαντι (hypostrepsanti)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5290: To turn back, return. From hupo and strepho; to turn under, i.e. To return.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

Jerusalem
Ἰερουσαλὴμ (Ierousalēm)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2419: Of Hebrew origin; Hierusalem, the capitol of Palestine.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

was praying
προσευχομένου (proseuchomenou)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 4336: To pray, pray for, offer prayer. From pros and euchomai; to pray to God, i.e. Supplicate, worship.

at
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

temple,
ἱερῷ (hierō)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2411: Neuter of hieros; a sacred place, i.e. The entire precincts of the Temple.

I
με (me)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

fell
γενέσθαι (genesthai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Middle
Strong's 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

into
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

a trance,
ἐκστάσει (ekstasei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1611: From existemi; a displacement of the mind, i.e. Bewilderment, 'ecstasy'.


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