Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests,
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)With authority and commission.—The former word implies the general power delegated to him, the latter the specific work assigned to him, and for the execution of which he was responsible.Acts 26:12-15. Whereupon, as I went to Damascus, &c. — See notes on Acts 9:3-9, and Acts 22:5-11; where the substance of this paragraph occurs, and is explained. At mid-day, O king — Most seasonably, in the height of the narration, does he thus fix the king’s attention; I saw a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun — And no marvel, for what is the brightness of the created sun to the Son of righteousness, the brightness of the Father’s glory? I heard a voice speaking in the Hebrew tongue — Paul observes this, because he was not now speaking in Hebrew: when he was, (Acts 22:7,) he did not add, in the Hebrew tongue. Christ used this tongue, both on earth and from heaven.Acts 9:5, etc.
with authority and commission from the chief priests; the Jewish sanhedrim, to bring those of them at Damascus bound to Jerusalem, in order to be punished, as in Acts 9:2 and which the Ethiopic version adds here.Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests,
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)Acts 26:12. ἐν οἷς, i.e., as I was thus engaged, inter quæ, “on which errand,” R.V. margin, see Acts 24:18.—ἐπιτροπῆς, 2Ma 13:14, Polyb., iii., 15, 7, “commission,” A. and R.V. “Paulus erat commissarius,” Bengel, the two nouns show the fulness of the authority committed to Paul.12. Whereupon] The Greek has “in which things,” and the sense is given well by the margin of R. V. “on which errand.”
with authority] Rev. Ver. “with the authority.” Saul was the commissioner sent by the Jewish magistrates, and at this particular time Damascus had been assigned as the district where he was to search for the Christians.Acts 26:12. Ἐπιτροπῆς, with the order, permission) Paul was a commissary. Ἐπιτροπὴ, Commission: whence ἐπίτροπος, See Esther 9:14, in the LXX.Verse 12. - Journeyed for went, A.V.; with the authority... of for with authority... from, A.V. and T.R. Commission; ἐπιτροπῆς, here only in the New Testament. But ἐπίτροπος is a "steward" (Matthew 20:8; Luke 8:3); and hence the Roman procurator was called in Greek, ἐπίτροπος, and so were governors generally, as those who acted with a delegated authority. The chief priests. In Acts 9:1 Saul is said to have applied to "the chief priest" for authority. The high priest, as president of the Sanhedrim, acted with the other chief priests (Acts 9:14).
See on Acts 24:18. Better, on which errand; in which affairs of persecution.
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