New American Standard Bible
"For this very night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood before me,
King James Bible
For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,
Darby Bible Translation
For an angel of the God, whose I am and whom I serve, stood by me this night,
World English Bible
For there stood by me this night an angel, belonging to the God whose I am and whom I serve,
Young's Literal Translation
for there stood by me this night a messenger of God -- whose I am, and whom I serve --
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
There stood by me - There appeared to me.
The angel of God - The messages of God were often communicated by angels. See Hebrews 1:14. This does not mean that there was any particular angel, but simply an angel.
Whose I am - Of the God to whom I belong. This is an expression of Paul's entire devotedness to him.
Whom I serve - In the gospel. To whom and to whose cause I am entirely devoted.
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And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete. 14. But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon. 15. And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive. 16. And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat: 17. Which when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing lest they …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
The Wyclif of the East --Bible Translation
That the Christian Miracles are not Recited, or Appealed To, by Early Christian Writers Themselves So Fully or Frequently as Might have Been Expected.
But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the gates of the prison, and taking them out he said,
And the Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, "Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent;
But on the night immediately following, the Lord stood at his side and said, "Take courage; for as you have solemnly witnessed to My cause at Jerusalem, so you must witness at Rome also."
For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you,
2 Timothy 4:17
But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that through me the proclamation might be fully accomplished, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was rescued out of the lion's mouth.
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