9:10 Now there was a disciple in Damascus named Ananias. The 1 Lord 2 said to him in a vision, “Ananias,” and he replied, “Here I am, 3 Lord.” 9:11 Then the Lord told him, “Get up and go to the street called ‘Straight,’ 4 and at Judas’ house look for a man from Tarsus named Saul. For he is praying, 9:12 and he has seen in a vision 5 a man named Ananias come in and place his hands on him so that he may see again.” 9:13 But Ananias replied, 6 “Lord, I have heard from many people 7 about this man, how much harm he has done to your saints in Jerusalem, 9:14 and here he has authority from the chief priests to imprison 8 all who call on your name!” 9
1 tn Grk “And the.” Because of the difference between Greek style, which often begins sentences or clauses with “and,” and English style, which generally does not, καί (kai) has not been translated here.
3 tn Grk “behold, I,” but this construction often means “here is/there is” (cf. BDAG 468 s.v. ἰδού 2).
4 sn The noting of the detail of the locale, ironically called ‘Straight’ Street, shows how directive and specific the Lord was.
5 tc ‡ The words ἐν ὀράματι (en oramati, “in a vision”) are not found in some of the earliest and best
sn Apparently while in Damascus Paul had a subsequent vision in the midst of his blindness, fulfilling the prediction in 9:6.
7 tn The word “people” is not in the Greek text, but is implied.
8 tn Grk “to bind.”