Acts 22:9
New International Version
My companions saw the light, but they did not understand the voice of him who was speaking to me.

New Living Translation
The people with me saw the light but didn't understand the voice speaking to me.

English Standard Version
Now those who were with me saw the light but did not understand the voice of the one who was speaking to me.

Berean Study Bible
My companions saw the light, but they could not understand the voice of the One speaking to me.

Berean Literal Bible
And those being with me indeed beheld the light, but they did not hear the voice of the One speaking to me.

New American Standard Bible
"And those who were with me saw the light, to be sure, but did not understand the voice of the One who was speaking to me.

King James Bible
And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.

Christian Standard Bible
Now those who were with me saw the light, but they did not hear the voice of the one who was speaking to me.

Contemporary English Version
Those who were traveling with me saw the light, but did not hear the voice.

Good News Translation
The men with me saw the light, but did not hear the voice of the one who was speaking to me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now those who were with me saw the light, but they did not hear the voice of the One who was speaking to me."

International Standard Version
The men who were with me saw the light but didn't understand the voice of the one who was speaking to me.

NET Bible
Those who were with me saw the light, but did not understand the voice of the one who was speaking to me.

New Heart English Bible
"Those who were with me indeed saw the light, and were afraid, but they did not understand the voice of him who spoke to me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And the men who were with me saw the light, but they did not hear the voice which was speaking to me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The men who were with me saw the light but didn't understand what the person who was speaking to me said.

New American Standard 1977
“And those who were with me beheld the light, to be sure, but did not understand the voice of the One who was speaking to me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And those that were with me saw indeed the light and were afraid, but they did not hear the voice of him that spoke to me.

King James 2000 Bible
And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spoke to me.

American King James Version
And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spoke to me.

American Standard Version
And they that were with me beheld indeed the light, but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they that were with me, saw indeed the light, but they heard not the voice of him that spoke with me.

Darby Bible Translation
But they that were with me beheld the light, [and were filled with fear], but heard not the voice of him that was speaking to me.

English Revised Version
And they that were with me beheld indeed the light, but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spoke to me.

Weymouth New Testament
"Now the men who were with me, though they saw the light, did not hear the words of Him who spoke to me.

World English Bible
"Those who were with me indeed saw the light and were afraid, but they didn't understand the voice of him who spoke to me.

Young's Literal Translation
and they who are with me the light did see, and became afraid, and the voice they heard not of him who is speaking to me --
Study Bible
Paul's Defense to the Crowd
8‘Who are You, Lord?’ I asked. ‘I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting,’ He replied. 9My companions saw the light, but they could not understand the voice of the One speaking to me. 10Then I asked, ‘What shall I do, Lord?’ ‘Get up and go into Damascus,’ He told me. ‘There you will be told all that you have been appointed to do.’…
Cross References
Acts 9:7
The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless. They heard the voice but did not see anyone.

Acts 26:13
About noon, O king, as I was on the road, I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining around me and my companions.

Treasury of Scripture

And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spoke to me.

saw.

Acts 9:7
And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.

Daniel 10:7
And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves.

but.

John 12:29,30
The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him…







Lexicon
My companions
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

saw
ἐθεάσαντο (etheasanto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2300: A prolonged form of a primary verb; to look closely at, i.e. perceive; by extension to visit.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter 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.

light,
φῶς (phōs)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5457: Light, a source of light, radiance. From an obsolete phao; luminousness.

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

they could not understand
ἤκουσαν (ēkousan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine 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.

voice
φωνὴν (phōnēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5456: Probably akin to phaino through the idea of disclosure; a tone; by implication, an address, saying or language.

of the [One]
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive 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.

speaking
λαλοῦντός (lalountos)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

to me.
μοι (moi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.
(9) They heard not the voice . . .--i.e., they did not hear it as a voice uttering articulate words. It was for them as though it thundered. (See Notes on Acts 9:7, and John 12:29.)

Verse 9. - Beheld for saw, A.V. Beheld indeed the light [and were afraid, A.V.]. This corresponds with the statement in Acts 9:7, that the men who journeyed with Saul "stood speechless." They were dazzled and amazed at the sudden brightness. But they heard not the voice. This at first sight seems inconsistent with the statement in Acts 9:7, "hearing the voice." But the apparent inconsistency disappears when we observe that here St. Paul wished to impress upon his hearers that, though his companions had seen the light, they had not heard the words which were addressed to him by the Lord Jesus (see ver. 14); whereas St. Luke, in the narrative in Acts 9, wished rather to insist upon the fact that though the men had seen the light and heard the sound of the voice, they had not seen Jesus. To see and hear the risen Christ was a privilege given to St. Paul alone. 22:1-11 The apostle addressed the enraged multitude, in the customary style of respect and good-will. Paul relates the history of his early life very particularly; he notices that his conversion was wholly the act of God. Condemned sinners are struck blind by the power of darkness, and it is a lasting blindness, like that of the unbelieving Jews. Convinced sinners are struck blind as Paul was, not by darkness, but by light. They are for a time brought to be at a loss within themselves, but it is in order to their being enlightened. A simple relation of the Lord's dealings with us, in bringing us, from opposing, to profess and promote his gospel, when delivered in a right spirit and manner, will sometimes make more impression that laboured speeches, even though it amounts not to the full proof of the truth, such as was shown in the change wrought in the apostle.
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