Kisah Para Rasul 9:3-9Konteks
9:3 As he was going along, approaching 1 Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven flashed 2 around him. 9:4 He 3 fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, 4 why are you persecuting me?” 5 9:5 So he said, “Who are you, Lord?” He replied, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting! 9:6 But stand up 6 and enter the city and you will be told 7 what you must do.” 9:7 (Now the men 8 who were traveling with him stood there speechless, 9 because they heard the voice but saw no one.) 10 9:8 So Saul got up from the ground, but although his eyes were open, 11 he could see nothing. 12 Leading him by the hand, his companions 13 brought him into Damascus. 9:9 For 14 three days he could not see, and he neither ate nor drank anything. 15
[9:3] 1 tn Grk “As he was going along, it happened that when he was approaching.” The phrase ἐγένετο (egeneto, “it happened that”), common in Luke (69 times) and Acts (54 times), is redundant in contemporary English and has not been translated.
[9:7] 8 tn The Greek term here is ἀνήρ (anhr), which is used only rarely in a generic sense of both men and women. In the historical setting here, Paul’s traveling companions were almost certainly all males.
[9:8] 12 sn He could see nothing. This sign of blindness, which was temporary until v. 18, is like the sign of deafness experienced by Zechariah in Luke 1. It allowed some time for Saul (Paul) to reflect on what had happened without distractions.
[9:9] 14 tn Grk “And for.” 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.
[9:9] 15 tn The word “anything” is not in the Greek text, but is implied. Direct objects were often omitted in Greek when clear from the context, but must be supplied for the modern English reader. The fasting might indicate an initial realization of Luke 5:33-39. Fasting was usually accompanied by reflective thought.