Acts 9:13
New International Version
“Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem.

New Living Translation
“But Lord,” exclaimed Ananias, “I’ve heard many people talk about the terrible things this man has done to the believers in Jerusalem!

English Standard Version
But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem.

Berean Study Bible
But Ananias answered, “Lord, many people have told me about this man and all the harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem.

Berean Literal Bible
But Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard from many concerning this man, how many evils he did to Your saints in Jerusalem.

King James Bible
Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:

New King James Version
Then Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem.

New American Standard Bible
But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many people about this man, how much harm he did to Your saints in Jerusalem;

NASB 1995
But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he did to Your saints at Jerusalem;

NASB 1977
But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he did to Thy saints at Jerusalem;

Amplified Bible
But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many people about this man, especially how much suffering and evil he has brought on Your saints (God’s people) at Jerusalem;

Christian Standard Bible
“Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard from many people about this man, how much harm he has done to your saints in Jerusalem.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard from many people about this man, how much harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem.

American Standard Version
But Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard from many of this man, how much evil he did to thy saints at Jerusalem:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Khanan-Yah said, “My Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has inflicted on the Saints in Jerusalem.”

Contemporary English Version
Ananias replied, "Lord, a lot of people have told me about the terrible things this man has done to your followers in Jerusalem.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Ananias answered: Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints in Jerusalem.

English Revised Version
But Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard from many of this man, how much evil he did to thy saints at Jerusalem:

Good News Translation
Ananias answered, "Lord, many people have told me about this man and about all the terrible things he has done to your people in Jerusalem.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Ananias replied, "Lord, I've heard a lot of people tell about the many evil things this man has done to your people in Jerusalem.

International Standard Version
But Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard many people tell how much evil this man has done to your saints in Jerusalem.

Literal Standard Version
And Ananias answered, “LORD, I have heard from many about this man, how many evils he did to Your holy ones in Jerusalem,

NET Bible
But Ananias replied, "Lord, I have heard from many people about this man, how much harm he has done to your saints in Jerusalem,

New Heart English Bible
But Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he did to your saints at Jerusalem.

Weymouth New Testament
"Lord," answered Ananias, "I have heard about that man from many, and I have heard of the great mischief he has done to Thy people in Jerusalem;

World English Bible
But Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he did to your saints at Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
And Ananias answered, 'Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how many evils he did to Thy saints in Jerusalem,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Ananias Baptizes Saul
12In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.” 13But Ananias answered, “Lord, many people have told me about this man and all the harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem. 14And now he is here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on Your name.”…

Cross References
Acts 8:3
But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off men and women and put them in prison.

Acts 9:1
Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the disciples of the Lord. He approached the high priest

Acts 9:21
All who heard him were astounded and asked, "Isn't this the man who wreaked havoc in Jerusalem on those who call on this name? And hasn't he come here to take them as prisoners to the chief priests?"

Acts 9:32
As Peter traveled throughout the area, he went to visit the saints in Lydda.

Acts 9:41
Peter took her by the hand and helped her up. Then he called the saints and widows and presented her to them alive.

Acts 26:10
And that is what I did in Jerusalem. With authority from the chief priests I put many of the saints in prison, and when they were condemned to death, I cast my vote against them.

Romans 1:7
To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


Treasury of Scripture

Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem:

Lord.

Exodus 4:13-19
And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send…

1 Samuel 16:2
And Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul hear it, he will kill me. And the LORD said, Take an heifer with thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the LORD.

1 Kings 18:9-14
And he said, What have I sinned, that thou wouldest deliver thy servant into the hand of Ahab, to slay me? …

how.

Acts 9:1
And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,

Acts 8:3
As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.

Acts 22:4,19,20
And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women…









(13) Lord, I have heard by many of this man.--The words are of interest as showing both the duration and the character of the persecution in which Saul had been the leader. The report of it had spread far and wide. The refugees at Damascus told of the sufferings of the brethren at Jerusalem.

Thy saints at Jerusalem.--This is noticeable as the first application of the term "saints" to the disciples. The primary idea of the word was that of men who consecrated themselves, and led, in the strictest sense of the word, a devout life. A term of like import had been taken by the more religious Jews in the time of the Maccabeans. The Chasidim, or Saints (the word occurs in Psalm 16:3), were those who banded themselves together to resist the inroads of heathenism under Autiochus Epiphanes. They appear in the books of Maccabees under the title of Assideans (1 Maccabees 2:42; 1 Maccabees 7:13; 2 Maccabees 14:6). The more distinctive name of Pharisees (Separatists), which came to be attached to the more zealous Chasidim, practically superseded this; and either by the disciples themselves, or by friendly outsiders, the Greek equivalent of the old Hebrew word--and probably, therefore, in Palestine, the Aramaic form of the word itself--was revived to describe the devout members of the new society. The fact that their Master had been conspicuously "the Holy One of God" (the same adjective is used of Him in the quotations from Psalm 16:10, in Acts 2:27; Acts 13:35), made it natural that the term should be extended to His followers, just as He had been spoken of as the "Just One" (Acts 3:14; Acts 7:52); and yet that name was applied, in its Greek form, to James the brother of the Lord, and, in its Latin form of Justus, to the three so named in Acts 1:23; Acts 18:7; Colossians 4:11. It is significant that its first appearance in the New Testament should be as used by the man who was sent to be St. Paul's instructor, and that it should afterwards have been employed so frequently by the Apostle himself (Romans 1:7; Romans 15:25; 1Corinthians 1:2; 1Corinthians 6:1-2; 2Corinthians 1:1; Ephesians 1:1; Philippians 1:1, et al.). The "devout man according to the Law," may well have been among the Chasidim even prior to his conversion to the faith of Christ. The term appears in inscriptions from the Catacombs in the Museum of the Collegio Romano at Rome--"N. or M. resteth here with the Saints"; but probably in the later sense, as attached to martyrs and others of distinguished holiness. . . .

Verse 13. - But for then, A.V.; from many for by many, A.V.; did for hath done, A.V. Ananias's answer shows his profound astonishment, mixed with doubt and misgiving, at the commission given to him. It shows, too, how the news of Saul's commission had preceded him, and caused terror among the disciples at Damascus. Little did Ananias suspect that this dreaded enemy would be the channel of God's richest blessings to his Church throughout all ages until the coming of Christ. How empty our fears often are l how ignorant are we where our chief good lies hid! But God knows. Let us trust him.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

Ananias
Ἁνανίας (Hananias)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 367: Of Hebrew origin; Ananias, the name of three Israelites.

answered,
Ἀπεκρίθη (Apekrithē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.

“Lord,
Κύριε (Kyrie)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

many [people]
πολλῶν (pollōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 4183: Much, many; often.

have told me
ἤκουσα (ēkousa)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

about
περὶ (peri)
Preposition
Strong's 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

this
τούτου (toutou)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

man
ἀνδρὸς (andros)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 435: A male human being; a man, husband. A primary word; a man.

[and] all
ὅσα (hosa)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3745: How much, how great, how many, as great as, as much. By reduplication from hos; as As.

[the] harm
κακὰ (kaka)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 2556: Bad, evil, in the widest sense. Apparently a primary word; worthless, i.e. depraved, or injurious.

he has done
ἐποίησεν (epoiēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

to
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

saints
ἁγίοις (hagiois)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

in
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.

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


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