The man from Macedonia (Acts 16:9)

“During the night,

Paul had a vision.

There stood a certain man

Of Macedonia

Pleading with him.

He said.

‘Come over to Macedonia!

Help us!’”

καὶ ὅραμα διὰ νυκτὸς τῷ Παύλῳ ὤφθη, ἀνὴρ Μακεδών τις ἦν ἑστὼς καὶ παρακαλῶν αὐτὸν καὶ λέγων Διαβὰς εἰς Μακεδονίαν βοήθησον ἡμῖν.

The author of Acts indicated that during the night (διὰ νυκτὸς), Paul (τῷ Παύλῳ) had (ὤφθη) a vision (καὶ ὅραμα).  There stood (ἦν ἑστὼς) a certain man of Macedonia (ἀνὴρ Μακεδών τις) pleading with him (καὶ παρακαλῶν αὐτὸν).  He said (καὶ λέγων) to him to come over (Διαβὰς) to Macedonia (εἰς Μακεδονίαν) and help them (βοήθησον ἡμῖν).  Paul had a vision during the night in Troas.  A certain Macedonian man was begging Paul to come over to Macedonia to help them.  Macedonia was on the other side of the Aegean Sea, and actually part of mainland Europe, the home of Alexander the Great.  This would be a sea voyage after a long overland trek.  Have you ever had a vision to go someplace?

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