Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

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

Amplified

As he traveled he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him [displaying the glory and majesty of Christ];

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.

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 to ask for letters [authorizing him to go] to Damascus and to enter [Jewish] synagogues looking for people of "the Way" [Note: This was a designation for Christians at that time]. And if he found any, whether men or women, he would tie them up and take them to Jerusalem. 3 And when he got close to Damascus, suddenly a [bright, See 22:6] light from the sky shone all around him. 4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?"


Cross References

1 Corinthians 15:8

Then last of all, He appeared to me also, as someone born abnormally. [Note: This probably refers to Paul being converted later than the rest of the apostles].

Acts 22:6

"And then it suddenly happened, about noon, as I was traveling and got close to Damascus, that this brilliant light from the sky flashed all around me.

Acts 26:12-13

"While on a journey to Damascus for this purpose, I was acting under the authority and directive of the leading priests.

Acts 26:12

"While on a journey to Damascus for this purpose, I was acting under the authority and directive of the leading priests.

Acts 9:17

So, Ananias left and went to Judas' house and placed his hands on Saul saying, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you as you were traveling on the road [to Damascus] sent me so you could receive your sight [back] and be filled with the Holy Spirit."

1 Timothy 6:16

He alone possesses immortality [Note: That is, only God possesses an eternal existence, with neither beginning nor ending. See John 5:26], and lives in unapproachable light. No one has seen Him, or can see Him. May there be honor and never ending power to Him. May it be so.

Revelation 21:23

And the city does not need the sun or the moon to illuminate it, for the splendor of God provides the light for it, and its lamp is the Lamb.

Revelation 22:5

And it will never be nighttime there anymore; they will not need the light of a lamp or of the sun, for the Lord will give them light. And they [i.e., God's servants] will rule [with Christ, See 20:4] forever and ever.

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