Acts 18:9

“Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speake, and holde not thy peace:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And the Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, "Do not be afraid {any longer,} but go on speaking and do not be silent;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the Lord said unto Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak and hold not thy peace:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord said to Paul in the night, in a vision, Have no fear and go on preaching:
- Basic English Bible

And the Lord said by vision in [the] night to Paul, Fear not, but speak and be not silent;
- Darby Bible

Then the Lord spoke to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:
- Webster's Bible

And, in a vision by night, the Lord said to Paul, "Dismiss your fears: go on speaking, and do not give up.
- Weymouth Bible

The Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, "Don't be afraid, but speak and don't be silent;
- World English Bible

And the Lord seide bi nyyt to Poul bi a visioun, Nyle thou drede, but speke, and be not stille;
- Wycliffe Bible

And the Lord said through a vision in the night to Paul, `Be not afraid, but be speaking and thou mayest be not silent;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Acts 18:9


Ac 18:9 The spake the Lord to Paul. In some way he manifested his presence and cheered him in his work, by the assurance of great success. We know that the result was not only a flourishing church in Corinth, to which two epistles were written, but churches through Achaia, the province of which Corinth was the capital (2Co 1:1).

Discussion for Acts 18

  • Mamie
    what did the verse 5,chapter 18 of acts mean when it said Paul was pressed in the spirit
  • Lilian
    God is good all the time. He is watching his own words every time he spake all words comes from the Father. Jesus is the perfect obedience to the Father therefore we must also believe his words and obey them. Without obeying his words we cant recieve any blessing, healing, peace and life in abundance. God is a promising God to us and he will lay down his life for us. We are saved by his Grace. Amn
  • Apollos was a student of bible,nt just a student of the scripture he was rooted in d word of God.dt is a great thing thing to learn frm.
  • Deborah
    whom GOD kept is well kept and whom HE love is well loved. GOD said in his Holy Bible, I will never leave you nor forsake you, but will be with you to the end of the world. All we have to do is trust in Him and believe upon His words, AMEN.
  • Christiano obinna nwator
    What we from this chapter is that God will always speak when we are in his will, and also he will protect us from the evil ones,for he says "I have called you by your name you are mine,when you pass through sea I will be with you,when you pass through the rivers it will not overflow you and when you pass the fire it will not burn you even the heat will not scouch you for I am with you,He says "I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.Isaiah.43 1 3
  • Nyasha
    In this chapter we see see that when the Jews rose against Paul...it was not because he had changed his message...the same he had been preaching for a year and half. At time even when right, you will be fought but its not a reason enough to leave the good you are doing because of opposition. vs 18 shows that after opposition, Paul tarried even longer and only left when it was time to do so. On verse 21 22 Paul is asked to stay but he does not stay...you don 't stay because man has persuaded you, neither do you leave because man has persecuted you...you only either stay or leave when God instructs!