And I answered, Who are you, Lord? And he said to me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you persecute.
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)Acts 9:3-7.
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.
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.I am Jesus of Nazareth; that contemned (though not contemptible) name is owned by Christ from heaven, that they might not be ashamed when they were reproached by it on earth. Of the rest, See Poole on "Acts 9:5". Acts 9:5. And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)Acts 22:8-9. See on Acts 9:5 and Acts 9:4; Acts 9:7; Acts 9:9.—ἔμφ. ἐγέν., see critical note.8. of Nazareth] This is found only here in chap, 22, the other two accounts omitting the words, though in some MSS., to make one story exactly like the other, they are inserted in Acts 9:5. Such assimilation of verses to each other is not uncommon in the Acts.
Lit., the Nazarene. Not mentioned in ch. 9.
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