New American Standard Bible
and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him, so that he might regain his sight."
King James Bible
And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.
Darby Bible Translation
and has seen in a vision a man by name Ananias coming in and putting his hand on him, so that he should see.
World English Bible
and in a vision he has seen a man named Ananias coming in, and laying his hands on him, that he might receive his sight."
Young's Literal Translation
and he saw in a vision a man, by name Ananias, coming in, and putting a hand on him, that he may see again.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And he hath seen in a vision ... - When this was shown to Saul, or how, is not recorded. The vision was shown to Saul to assure him when Ananias came that he was no impostor. He was thus prepared to receive consolation from this disciple. He was even apprised of his name, that he might be the more confirmed.
'And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, 2. And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them hound unto Jerusalem. 3. And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: 4. And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou Me? 5. …
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and implored Him earnestly, saying, "My little daughter is at the point of death; please come and lay Your hands on her, so that she will get well and live."
And these they brought before the apostles; and after praying, they laid their hands on them.
So Ananias departed and entered the house, and after laying his hands on him said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road by which you were coming, has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit."
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