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Trance

Greek: ekstasis, from which the word “ecstasy” is derived

denotes the state of one who is “out of himself.” Such were the trances of Peter and Paul, Acts 10:10; 11:5; 22:17, ecstasies, “a preternatural, absorbed state of mind preparing for the reception of the vision”, (compare 2 Cor. 12:1-4). In Mark 5:42 and Luke 5:26 the Greek word is rendered “astonishment,” “amazement” (compare Mark 16:8; Acts 3:10).