Acts 9:3
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English Standard Version
Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven shone around him.

King James Bible
And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:

American Standard Version
And as he journeyed, it came to pass that he drew nigh unto Damascus: and suddenly there shone round about him a light out of heaven:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And as he went on his journey, it came to pass that he drew nigh to Damascus; and suddenly a light from heaven shined round about him.

English Revised Version
And as he journeyed, it came to pass that he drew nigh unto Damascus: and suddenly there shone round about him a light out of heaven:

Webster's Bible Translation
And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined around him a light from heaven:

Weymouth New Testament
But on the journey, as he was getting near Damascus, suddenly there flashed round him a light from Heaven;

Acts 9:3 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

There shined round about (περιήστραψεν)

Only here and Acts 22:6. Flashed. See on Luke 11:36; Luke 24:4.

A light

Compare Acts 22:6; Acts 26:13.

Acts 9:3 Parallel Commentaries

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as.

Acts 9:17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus...

Acts 22:6 And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come near to Damascus about noon...

Acts 26:12,13 Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests...

1 Corinthians 15:8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.

a light.

Psalm 104:2 Who cover yourself with light as with a garment: who stretch out the heavens like a curtain:

1 Timothy 6:16 Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach to; whom no man has seen, nor can see...

Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it...

Revelation 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God gives them light...

Cross References
Acts 9:27
But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles and declared to them how on the road he had seen the Lord, who spoke to him, and how at Damascus he had preached boldly in the name of Jesus.

Acts 22:6
"As I was on my way and drew near to Damascus, about noon a great light from heaven suddenly shone around me.

Acts 26:12
"In this connection I journeyed to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests.

1 Corinthians 9:1
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord?

1 Corinthians 15:8
Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.

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