Parallel Verses

Amplified

Now as he traveled on, he came near to Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him,

New American Standard Bible

As he was traveling, it happened that he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him;

King James Version

And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:

Holman Bible

As he traveled and was nearing Damascus, a light from heaven suddenly flashed around him.

International Standard Version

As Saul traveled along and was approaching Damascus, a light from heaven suddenly flashed around him.

A Conservative Version

And on going, it came to pass for him to approach Damascus. And suddenly there shone around him a light out of heaven.

American Standard Version

And as he journeyed, it came to pass that he drew nigh unto Damascus: and suddenly there shone round about him a light out of heaven:

An Understandable Version

And when he got close to Damascus, suddenly a [bright, See 22:6] light from the sky shone all around him.

Anderson New Testament

And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus; and suddenly there shone round about him a light from heaven.

Bible in Basic English

And while he was journeying, he came near Damascus; and suddenly he saw a light from heaven shining round him;

Common New Testament

Now as he journeyed he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.

Daniel Mace New Testament

As he was on his journey, and near Damascus, on a sudden, a light from heaven surrounded him,

Darby Translation

But as he was journeying, it came to pass that he drew near to Damascus; and suddenly there shone round about him a light out of heaven,

Godbey New Testament

And it came to pass, while prosecuting the journey he drew near to Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven shone around him;

Goodspeed New Testament

But on his journey, as he was approaching Damascus, a sudden light flashed around him from heaven,

John Wesley New Testament

And as he journeyed, he drew near Damascus; and suddenly there shone about him a light from heaven.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And as he proceeded, he came near Damascus; and suddenly there shone round about him a light from heaven;

Julia Smith Translation

And in going, it was he drawing near to Damascus: and suddenly a light from heaven flashed with lightning around him:

King James 2000

And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now as [he] proceeded, it happened that [when] he approached Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.

Modern King James verseion

But in going, it happened as he drew near to Damascus, even suddenly a light from the heaven shone around him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But as he journeyed, it fortuned that he drew nigh to Damascus, and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven.

Moffatt New Testament

As he neared Damascus in the course of his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed round him;

Montgomery New Testament

And as he journeyed, when he was approaching Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven flashed round him.

NET Bible

As he was going along, approaching Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.

New Heart English Bible

As he traveled, it happened that he got close to Damascus, and suddenly a light from the sky shone around him.

Noyes New Testament

And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus; and suddenly there shone around a him a light from heaven;

Sawyer New Testament

And he was going and had come nigh to Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven,

The Emphasized Bible

But, as he was journeying, it came to pass that he was drawing near unto Damascus, and, suddenly, there flashed around him a light out of heaven;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

So advancing on his journey, he was drawing nigh to Damascus: and suddenly there shone around him a light from heaven:

Twentieth Century New Testament

While on his journey, as he was nearing Damascus, suddenly a light from the heavens flashed around him.

Webster

And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined around him a light from heaven:

Weymouth New Testament

But on the journey, as he was getting near Damascus, suddenly there flashed round him a light from Heaven;

Williams New Testament

As he traveled on he finally approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.

World English Bible

As he traveled, it happened that he got close to Damascus, and suddenly a light from the sky shone around him.

Worrell New Testament

And, as he was journeying, it came to pass, that he was drawing nigh to Damascus; and suddenly there flashed around him a light from Heaven;

Worsley New Testament

And as he was on his journey, and came near to Damascus, suddenly there shone round about him a light from heaven;

Youngs Literal Translation

And in the going, he came nigh to Damascus, and suddenly there shone round about him a light from the heaven,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

as
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

πορεύομαι 
Poreuomai 
go, depart, walk, go way,
Usage: 101

he

Usage: 0

γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

ἐγγίζω 
Eggizo 
Usage: 28

Δαμασκός 
Damaskos 
Usage: 14

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ἐξαίφνης 
Exaiphnes 
Usage: 4

περιαστράπτω 
Periastrapto 
Usage: 2

him

Usage: 0

a light
φῶς 
Phos 
Usage: 44

ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

Context Readings

Saul's Conversion On The Damascus Road

2 And requested of him letters to the synagogues at Damascus [authorizing him], so that if he found any men or women belonging to the Way [of life as determined by faith in Jesus Christ], he might bring them bound [with chains] to Jerusalem. 3 Now as he traveled on, he came near to Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him, 4 And he fell to the ground. Then he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me [harassing, troubling, and molesting Me]?


Cross References

1 Corinthians 15:8

And last of all He appeared to me also, as to one prematurely and born dead [ no better than an unperfected fetus among living men].

Acts 22:6

But as I was on my journey and approached Damascus, about noon a great blaze of light flashed suddenly from heaven and shone about me.

Acts 26:12-13

Thus engaged I proceeded to Damascus with the authority and orders of the chief priests,

Psalm 104:2

[You are the One] Who covers Yourself with light as with a garment, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain or a tent,

Acts 9:17

So Ananias left and went into the house. And he laid his hands on Saul and said, Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, Who appeared to you along the way by which you came here, has sent me that you may recover your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.

1 Timothy 6:16

Who alone has immortality [in the sense of exemption from every kind of death] and lives in unapproachable light, Whom no man has ever seen or can see. Unto Him be honor and everlasting power and dominion. Amen (so be it).

Revelation 21:23

And the city has no need of the sun nor of the moon to give light to it, for the splendor and radiance (glory) of God illuminate it, and the Lamb is its lamp.

Revelation 22:5

And there shall be no more night; they have no need for lamplight or sunlight, for the Lord God will illuminate them and be their light, and they shall reign [as kings] forever and ever (through the eternities of the eternities).

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