Acts 26:13

“At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heauen, aboue the brightnes of the Sunne, shining round about mee, and them which iourneyed with me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

at midday, O King, I saw on the way a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining all around me and those who were journeying with me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

at midday, O king, I saw on the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them that journeyed with me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In the middle of the day, on the road I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining round me and those who were journeying with me.
- Basic English Bible

at mid-day, on the way, I saw, O king, a light above the brightness of the sun, shining from heaven round about me and those who were journeying with me.
- Darby Bible

At mid-day, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, surpassing the brightness of the sun, shining around me, and them who journeyed with me.
- Webster's Bible

and on the journey, at noon, Sir, I saw a light from Heaven--brighter than the brightness of the sun--shining around me and around those who were travelling with me.
- Weymouth Bible

at noon, O king, I saw on the way a light from the sky, brighter than the sun, shining around me and those who traveled with me.
- World English Bible

at myddai, in the weie Y say, sir king, that fro heuene liyt schynede aboute me, passing the schynyng of the sunne, and aboute hem that weren togidir with me.
- Wycliffe Bible

at mid-day, I saw in the way, O king, out of heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me a light -- and those going on with me;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 26:13


26:13 O King - Most seasonably, in the height of the narration, does he thus fix the king's attention. Above the brightness of the sun - And no marvel. For what is the brightness of this created sun, to the Sun of righteousness, the brightness of the Father's glory?


Discussion for Acts 26

  • Bruce
    Barbara:Yes,They were sticks with points on him to keep the cattle going in the right direction. That's what the Spirit does, like Irene said .
  • Irene123
    "It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks". Means God's convicting 'darts' in your heart for wrong doing
  • Barbara Horn
    Acts 26 verse 14.
    Saul says, it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
    Does he mean, something like go against the grain. ?
  • Steve morrow
    acts 26:20 but showed first unto them of Damascus and at Jerusalem and throughout all the coasts of Judea and then to the gentiles that they should repent and turn to GOD and do works meet for repentance
    ACTS 5:29 THEN PETER AND THE OTHER APOSTLES ANSWERED AND SAID WE OUGHT TO OBEY GOD RATHER THAN MEN
  • Irene123
    To Joe: Festus, Felix and Agrippa were being witnessed to by God (Jesus) thru Paul. You can see this in Agrippa, v. 28. All 3 heard Paul, but Felix 'n Festus made no comment - so we don't know if they felt the same. Verse makes me sad, every time I read it. So-o-o close ............
  • Geraldine cole
    This let me see in verse 24 that we must be very careful how we deal with the world because we never no when God has us in mind to help someone else to become a Christian we are here to be a witness for the Lord Jesus Amen

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