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 18:9

  • Moses Njenga for verse 9
    Paul, you are the vessel that I will use to manifest the mystery of the Church to the gentiles, the devil will try to cause you to fear, resist him and speak what I will put in you.Your security is my concern. That is the nature of our GOD loving and catering.
  • MockingBird for verse 9
    When the Lord says to speak and hold not our peace then we are to speak that which He has commanded open and will be Blessed when the Lord says to not speak then we are not to speak Keep mouth shut and will be Blessed.
  • A key and important thing is to know when to speak and when not to speak. Here God was telling Paul to speak forth boldly while at other times we were commissioned to hold our peace and let the Lord fight the battle. I conclude by saying that only God can help you in knowing when to speak and when not to speak.