Acts 26:18

To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

To open their eyes, and to turne them from darknesse to light, and from the power of Satan vnto God, that they may receiue forgiuenesse of sinnes, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive remission of sins and an inheritance among them that are sanctified by faith in me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

To make their eyes open, turning them from the dark to the light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may have forgiveness of sins and a heritage among those who are made holy by faith in me.
- Basic English Bible

to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive remission of sins and inheritance among them that are sanctified by faith in me.
- Darby Bible

To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them who are sanctified by faith that is in me.
- Webster's Bible

that they may turn from darkness to light and from the obedience to Satan to God, in order to receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified through faith in Me.'
- Weymouth Bible

to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive remission of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'
- World English Bible

to opene the iyen of hem, that thei ben conuertid fro derknesse to liyt, and fro power of Sathnas to God, that thei take remyssioun of synnes, and part among seyntis, bi feith that is in me.
- Wycliffe Bible

to open their eyes, to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the authority of the Adversary unto God, for their receiving forgiveness of sins, and a lot among those having been sanctified, by faith that [is] toward me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 26:18


26:18 To open - He opens them, who sends Paul; and he does it by Paul who is sent; their eyes - Both of the Jews and Gentiles: that they may turn - Through the power of the Almighty, from the spiritual darkness wherein they were involved, to the light of Divine knowledge and holiness, and from the power of Satan, who now holds them in sin, guilt, and misery, to the love and happy service of God: that they may receive through faith - (He seems to place the same blessings in a fuller light,) pardon, holiness, and glory.


Discussion for Acts 26

  • 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
  • Joe
    I believe Agrippa had the authority to release Paul. Paul had appealed to Caesar if he were going to be judged however if he were NOT going to judged, he could have been released. My point here is, I believe going to Rome was God's plan for Paul: Felix, Festus and Agrippa were just pawns.
  • BSP
    Paul saw what Jesus was telling him and he wisely made the needed changes.
  • De De
    Saul was radically changed by power that was not mere men 's ability, but in the personal experience of Jesus Christ! Great fear had to grip him, and to move him to a place of desperation. This humbled Paul to recognize his total helplessness and God 's very real and awesome power! That The Lord would still choose him knowing how he chose to destroy the Church was also great motivation for Paul to serve God in deep reverent respect of this new personal revelation of Who God Is. This is The teaching that The Lord gave us to follow! Such courage is given to us, as was Paul, to stand and "give an answer for The Hope that is within us "!Paul "loved not his life to the death ", not knowing whether that day he would live or be killed. But, he KNEW Jesus lived inside of Him, "and yet I live, yet it is not I that lives, but it is Christ giving him a new real power that far exceeds any disillusion of man to control his own life and circumstances. "To live is Christ, to die is gain ". His own faith was in Christ, alone, and in The Power of The Cross. May it be so with us!

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