“But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:”
King James Version (KJV)
9:15 He is a chosen vessel to bear my name - That is, to testify of me. It is undeniable, that some men are unconditionally chosen or elected, to do some works for God
Ac 9:15 He is a chosen vessel to me. On this account the Lord appeared to him, "for this purpose to make him a minister and a 'witness'" (Ac 26:16). Unless a man is called like Saul to be an apostle he need not expect such a vision. To bear my name before the Gentiles. His mission as the apostle to the Gentiles is pointed out. See Ac 13:46. And kings. He not only bore witness before the Roman rulers, but before King Agrippa (Ac 26:1) and the emperor Nero (Ac 28:19 Php 1:13 4:22).