Remarks Upon Some Passages In The Acts Of The Apostles -- By: R. D. C. Robbins

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 014:54 (Apr 1857)
Article: Remarks Upon Some Passages In The Acts Of The Apostles
Author: R. D. C. Robbins

Remarks Upon Some Passages In The Acts Of The Apostles

Professor R. D. C. Robbins

Chap. 9:7.

Οἱ δὲ ἄνδρες οἱ συνοδεύτες αὐτῷ, εἱστήκεοσαν ἐννεοὶ, ἀκούοντες μὲν τῆς φωνῆς, μηδένα δὲ θεωροῦντες.

“And the men which journeyed with him, stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.”


Οἱ δὲ σὺν ἐμοὶ ὔντες τὸ μὲν φῶς ἐθεάσάτο, καὶ ἔμφοβοι ἐγένοντο: τὴν δὲ φωνὴν οὐκ ἤκουσαν τοῦ λαλοῦντός μοι.

“And they that were with me saw indeed the light and were afraid, but they knew not the voice of him that spake to me.”


Πάντων δὲ καταπεσόντων ἡμῶν εἰς τὴν γην, ἤκουσα φωνὴν λαλοῦσαν πρός με, καὶ λέγουσαν τῇ ̔Εβραΐδι διαλέκτῳ: Σαοὺλ, Σαοὺλ, τί με διώκεις; σκληρόν σοι πρὸς κέντρα λακτίζειν.

“And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.”

The circumstances which attended the conversion of the Apostle Paul, his journey to Damascus with authority and with the full purpose to persecute the new sect, which was everywhere springing up around him, the appearance of the Lord to him on the way, and its influence upon his subsequent course of life, are too familiar to all to require repetition or remark. They are three times repeated in the Acts: once by the Evangelist Luke, in the regular course of his narrative, ch. 9; and twice in the words of the Apostle himself— first, in defending himself before the people at Jerusalem, from the steps of the castle of Antonia, ch. 21:40 and ch. xxii; and then before King Agrippa at Cæsarea, when he and Bernice had come, “with great pomp, and was entered into the place of hearing, with the chief captains and principal men of the city,” ch. You must have a subscription and be logged in to read the entire article.
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