New International Version
There he found a man named Aeneas, who was paralyzed and had been bedridden for eight years.
King James Bible
And there he found a certain man named AEneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy.
Darby Bible Translation
And he found there a certain man, Aeneas by name, who had been lying for eight years upon a couch, who was paralysed.
World English Bible
There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden for eight years, because he was paralyzed.
Young's Literal Translation
and he found there a certain man, Aeneas by name -- for eight years laid upon a couch -- who was paralytic,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A certain man named Eneas - This name has been celebrated in the annals of heathen poetry, in that beautiful work of the poet Virgil, called the Aeneid; which gives an account of the misfortunes, travels, wars, etc., of a Trojan prince of this name, after the destruction of his native city, Troy. On the difference of names which so frequently occurs in some pasts of the Scriptures, Calmet makes the following judicious remarks: As both Greek and Hebrew, or Syriac, were commonly spoken in Palestine, most persons had two names, one Greek and the other Hebrew. Thus Peter was called Cephas in Hebrew, and Petros in Greek. Paul was called Saul in Hebrew, and Paulos in Greek. The person in Acts 9:36, Tabitha in Hebrew, and Dorcas in Greek. And the paralytic person cured by Peter, Hananiah in Hebrew, and Aineas in Greek. So Thomas was the Hebrew name of the apostle who in Greek was called Didymus.
Had kept his bed eight years - This was occasioned by a palsy; and now inveterate and hopeless, through its long standing.
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
Copies of Christ's Manner
Sharon. Caphar Lodim. The Village of those of Lydda.
News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them.
As Peter traveled about the country, he went to visit the Lord's people who lived in Lydda.
"Aeneas," Peter said to him, "Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and roll up your mat." Immediately Aeneas got up.
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