Acts 13:9

“Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then Saul (who also is called Paul) filled with the holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Saul, who was also {known as} Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, fixed his gaze on him,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Saul, who is also `called' Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, fastened his eyes on him,
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Saul, whose other name is Paul, being full of the Holy Spirit, looking hard at him, said,
- Basic English Bible

But Saul, who also [is] Paul, filled with [the] Holy Spirit, fixing his eyes upon him,
- Darby Bible

Then Saul (who also is called Paul) filled with the Holy Spirit, set his eyes on him,
- Webster's Bible

Then Saul, who is also called Paul, was filled with the Holy Spirit, and, fixing his eyes on Elymas,
- Weymouth Bible

But Saul, who is also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, fastened his eyes on him,
- World English Bible

But Saul, which is seid also Paul, was fillid with the Hooli Goost, and bihelde in to hym, and seide, A!
- Wycliffe Bible

And Saul -- who also [is] Paul -- having been filled with the Holy Spirit, and having looked stedfastly on him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 13:9


13:9 Then Saul, who was also called Paul - It is not improbable, that coming now among the Romans, they would naturally adapt his name to their own language, and so called him Paul instead of Saul. Perhaps the family of the proconsul might be the first who addressed to or spoke of him by this name. And from this time, being the apostle of the Gentiles, he himself used the name which was more familiar to them.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 13:9


Ac 13:9 But Saul, (who also [is called] Paul). From this date he is the chief figure of the Acts. Barnabas, who had hitherto been the leader, falls behind. The origin of the name Paul is unknown. It is a Roman name, that of a great Roman family, and it is likely that the great apostle had two names, one Jewish, the other Gentile, a common thing anciently. Peter (Mt 16:16), Daniel (Da 1:7), Esther (Es 2:7), and many others afford examples. Filled with the Holy Ghost. Acting under the impulse of the Holy Spirit.

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