New American Standard Bible
"It happened when I returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, that I fell into a trance,
King James Bible
And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance;
Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when I had returned to Jerusalem, and as I was praying in the temple, that I became in ecstasy,
World English Bible
"It happened that, when I had returned to Jerusalem, and while I prayed in the temple, I fell into a trance,
Young's Literal Translation
'And it came to pass when I returned to Jerusalem, and while I was praying in the temple, I came into a trance,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
When I was come again to Jerusalem - That is, three years after his conversion. See Galatians 1:17-18.
While I prayed in the temple - Paul, like other converts to Christianity from among the Jews, would naturally continue to offer his devotions in the temple. We meet with repeated instances of their continuing to comply with the customs of the Jewish people.
I was in a trance - Greek: ecstasy. See the notes on Acts 10:10. It is possible that he may here refer to what he elsewhere mentions 2 Corinthians 12:1-5 as "visions and revelations of the Lord." In that place he mentions his being "caught up to the third heaven" 2 Corinthians 12:2 and "into paradise," where he heard words which it was "not lawful (marg. possible) for a man to utter," 2 Corinthians 12:4. It is not certain, however, that he alludes in this place to that remarkable occurrence. The narrative would rather imply that the Lord Jesus appeared to him in the temple in a remarkable manner, in a vision, and gave him a special command to go to the Gentiles. Paul had now stated the evidence of his conversion, which appears to have been satisfactory to them - at least they made no objection to his statement; he had shown, by his being in the temple, his respect for their institutions; and he now proceeds to show that in his other conduct he had been directed by the same high authority by which he had been called into the ministry, and that the command had been given to him in their own temple and in their own city.
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When he came to Jerusalem, he was trying to associate with the disciples; but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he was a disciple.
But he became hungry and was desiring to eat; but while they were making preparations, he fell into a trance;
but kept declaring both to those of Damascus first, and also at Jerusalem and then throughout all the region of Judea, and even to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds appropriate to repentance.
in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit; so that from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief.
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