New International Version
And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name."
King James Bible
And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.
Darby Bible Translation
and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call upon thy name.
World English Bible
Here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your name."
Young's Literal Translation
and here he hath authority from the chief priests, to bind all those calling on Thy name.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And here he hath authority, etc. - Ananias had undoubtedly heard of Saul's coming, and the commission he had received from the chief priests; and he was about to urge this as a reason why he should have no connection with so dangerous a man.
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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Sharon. Caphar Lodim. The Village of those of Lydda.
They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.
While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."
and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem.
All those who heard him were astonished and asked, "Isn't he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this name? And hasn't he come here to take them as prisoners to the chief priests?"
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