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Acts 9:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the men that journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing the voice, but beholding no man.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The men who traveled with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the men who journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But the men who were travelling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but beholding no one.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, the men who were accompanying him, stood speechless,—hearing, indeed, the voice, but beholding no one.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And the men who are journeying with him stood speechless, hearing indeed the voice but seeing no one,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the Lord said to him: Arise and go into the city; and there it shall be told thee what thou must do. Now the men who went in company with him stood amazed, hearing indeed a voice but seeing no man.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the men which iourneyed with him, stood speechlesse, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And the men who went with him in the way stood astonished, because the voice alone they heard, but a man was not seen by them.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And the men who travelled with him in the way, stood amazed; for they heard merely the voice, and no one was visible to them.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
men 435
{0435} Prime
ἀνήρ
aner
{an'-ayr}
A primary word (compare G0444); a man (properly as an individual male).
which y3588
[3588] Standard

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
journeyed y4922
[4922] Standard
συνοδεύω
sunodeuo
{soon-od-yoo'-o}
From G4862 and G3593; to travel in company with.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
with x4922
(4922) Complement
συνοδεύω
sunodeuo
{soon-od-yoo'-o}
From G4862 and G3593; to travel in company with.
him 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
stood 2476
{2476} Prime
ἵστημι
histemi
{his'-tay-mee}
A prolonged form of a primary word στάω [[stao]], {stah'-o} (of the same meaning, and used for it in certain tenses); to stand (transitively or intransitively), used in various applications (literally or figuratively).
z5715
<5715> Grammar
Tense - Pluperfect (See G5779)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 83
speechless, 1769
{1769} Prime
ἐννεός
enneos
{en-neh-os'}
From G1770; dumb (as making signs), that is, silent from astonishment.
hearing 191
{0191} Prime
ἀκούω
akouo
{ak-oo'-o}
A primary verb; to hear (in various senses).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
y3303
[3303] Standard
μέν
men
{men}
A primary particle; properly indicative of affirmation or concession (in fact); usually followed by a contrasted clause with G1161 (this one, the former, etc.
a x3303
(3303) Complement
μέν
men
{men}
A primary particle; properly indicative of affirmation or concession (in fact); usually followed by a contrasted clause with G1161 (this one, the former, etc.
voice, 5456
{5456} Prime
φωνή
phone
{fo-nay'}
Probably akin to G5316 through the idea of disclosure; a tone (articulate, bestial or artificial); by implication an address (for any purpose), saying or language.
but 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
seeing 2334
{2334} Prime
θεωρέω
theoreo
{theh-o-reh'-o}
From a derivative of G2300 (perhaps by adverb of G3708); to be a spectator of, that is, discern, (literally, figuratively [experience] or intensively [acknowledge]).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
no man. 3367
{3367} Prime
μηδείς
medeis
{may-dice'}
The masculine, feminine irregular (second form) and neuter (third form) from G3361 and G1520; not even one (man, woman, thing).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Acts 9:7

_ _ the men ... stood speechless — This may mean merely that they remained so; but if the standing posture be intended, we have only to suppose that though at first they “all fell to the earth” (Acts 26:14), they arose of their own accord while Saul yet lay prostrate.

_ _ hearing a — rather “the”

_ _ voice — Paul himself says, “they heard not the voice of Him that spake to me” (Acts 22:9). But just as “the people that stood by heard” the voice that saluted our Lord with recorded words of consolation and assurance, and yet heard not the articulate words, but thought “it thundered” or that some “angel spake to Him” (John 12:28, John 12:29) — so these men heard the voice that spake to Saul, but heard not the articulate words. Apparent discrepancies like these, in the different narratives of the same scene in one and the same book of Acts, furnish the strongest confirmation both of the facts themselves and of the book which records them.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 9:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 9:7

The men — stood — Having risen before Saul; for they also fell to the ground, Acts 26:14. It is probable they all journeyed on foot. Hearing the noise — But not an articulate voice. And seeing the light, but not Jesus himself, Acts 26:13, &c.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Acts 9:7

And the men which journeyed with him (d) stood speechless, hearing a (e) voice, but seeing no man.

(d) Stood still and could not go one step forward, but remained amazed as stood still like statues.

(e) They heard Paul's voice: for afterwards it is plainly said in (Acts 22:9) that they did not hear the voice of the one who spoke. Others, however, try to reconcile these places (which seem to contradict) by saying that the men with Saul heard the sound of a voice, but did not hear it clearly.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Acts 22:9 And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.
Acts 26:13-14 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. ... And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? [it is] hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
Daniel 10:7 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves.
Matthew 24:40-41 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. ... Two [women shall be] grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
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Dn 10:7. Mt 24:40. Ac 22:9; 26:13.

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