Acts 22:7
And I fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to me, Saul, Saul, why persecute you me?
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(7) Saul, Saul . . .—We have again, as in Acts 9:4, the Hebrew form of the name.

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.See the notes on Acts 9:3-7.

Acts 22:6

As I made my journey - As I was on my journey.

About noon - Acts 26:13, "at mid-day." This circumstance is omitted by Luke in his account in Acts 9:Paul mentions it as being the more remarkable since it occurred at mid-day, to show that he was not deluded by any meteoric or natural appearances, which usually occur at night.

Acts 22:11

The glory of that light - The splendor, the intense brilliancy of the light. See this and its effects explained in the notes on Acts 9:8.

5. the high priest—still alive.

doth bear me witness, and all the estate of the elders—the whole Sanhedrim.

Saul, Saul; as men that call another earnestly repeat his name; as when the angel of the Lord called Abraham, Abraham, Genesis 22:11. And I fell unto the ground,.... And so did those that were with him, Acts 26:14.

And heard a voice, saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? See Gill on Acts 9:4.

And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
Acts 22:7. ἔπεσον: on the form ἔπεσα W.H[366] see Kennedy, Sources of N.T. Greek, p. 159, Winer-Schmiedel, p. 111.—ἔδαφος: only here in N.T. (in LXX, 1 Kings 6:15, Wis 11:5, etc., and in 4Ma 6:7, πίπτων εἰς τὸ ἕδ.), but the verb ἐδαφίζειν is found in Luke 19:44, and there only in N.T.—ἤκουσα φωνῆς, see on Acts 9:4; Acts 9:7, cf. Daniel 10:6-9.—Σαοὺλ, Σαοὺλ, as in Acts 9:4, see note on Acts 26:14 (and cf. reading in [367] text).

[366] Westcott and Hort’s The New Testament in Greek: Critical Text and Notes.

[367] R(omana), in Blass, a first rough copy of St. Luke.7. and heard a voice] As in chap. Acts 9:4; Acts 9:7, so here, and below in Acts 22:9, the case of the noun is varied, so as to mark that the hearing in St Paul’s case was different from the hearing of his companions. The verb can be connected with either a genitive or accusative case. In both the narratives a variation is made, and it was not without its significance (see notes on chap. 9). St Paul heard intelligible words, the others heard a sound, but it was not speech to them. Cp. the narrative in Daniel 10:6-9.
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