New International Version
In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Hath seen in a vision - While God prepares Ananias, by a vision, to go and minister to Saul, he at the same time prepares Saul, by another vision, to profit by this ministry.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'Any of this way.'--ACTS ix. 2 The name of 'Christian' was not applied to themselves by the followers of Jesus before the completion of the New Testament. There were other names in currency before that designation--which owed its origin to the scoffing wits of Antioch--was accepted by the Church. They called themselves 'disciples,' 'believers, 'saints,' 'brethren,' as if feeling about for a title. Here is a name that had obtained currency for a while, and was afterwards disused. We find it five times …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
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He pleaded earnestly with him, "My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live."
They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.
Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord--Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here--has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit."
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