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 Acts 22
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   Book of Acts
   Chapter 22
22:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Brethren * and fathers, hear my defense which I now offer to you."
 
22:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And when they heard that he was addressing them in the Hebrew dialect, they became even more quiet; and he *said,
 
22:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated under * * Gamaliel, strictly according to the law of our fathers, being zealous for God just as you all are today.
 
22:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and putting both men and women into prisons,
 
22:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
as also the high priest and all the Council of the elders can testify. From them I also received letters to the brethren, and started off for Damascus in order to bring even those who were there to Jerusalem as prisoners to be punished.
 
22:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"But it happened that as I was on my way, approaching Damascus about noontime, a very bright light suddenly flashed from heaven all around me,
 
22:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?'
 
22:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"And I answered, 'Who are You, Lord?' And He said to me, 'I am Jesus the Nazarene, whom you are persecuting.'
 
22:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"And those who were with me saw the light, to be sure, but did not understand the voice of the One who was speaking to me.
 
22:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"And I said, 'What shall I do, Lord?' And the Lord said to me, 'Get up and go on into Damascus, and there you will be told of all that has been appointed for you to do.'
 
22:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"But since I could not see because of the brightness of that light, I was led by the hand by those who were with me and came into Damascus.
 
22:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"A certain Ananias, a man who was devout by the standard of the Law, and well spoken of by all the Jews who lived there,
 
22:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
came to me, and standing near said to me, 'Brother Saul, receive your sight!' And at that very time I looked up at him.
 
22:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"And he said, 'The God of our fathers has appointed you to know His will and to see the Righteous One and to hear an utterance from His mouth.
 
22:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
'For you will be a witness for Him to all men of what you have seen and heard.
 
22:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
'Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.'
 
22:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"It happened when I returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, that I fell into a trance,
 
22:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and I saw Him saying to me, 'Make haste, and get out of Jerusalem quickly, because they will not accept your testimony about Me.'
 
22:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"And I said, 'Lord, they themselves understand that in one synagogue after another I used to imprison and beat those who believed in You.
 
22:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
'And when the blood of Your witness Stephen was being shed , I also was standing by approving, and watching out for the coats of those who were slaying him.'
 
22:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"And He said to me, 'Go! For I will send you far away to the Gentiles.' "
 
22:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
They listened to him up to this statement, and then they raised their voices and said, "Away with such a fellow from the earth, for he should not be allowed to live!"
 
22:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And as they were crying out and throwing off their cloaks and tossing dust into the air,
 
22:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
the commander ordered him to be brought into the barracks, stating that he should be examined by scourging so that he might find out the reason why * they were shouting against him that way.
 
22:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But when they stretched him out with thongs, Paul said to the centurion who was standing by, "Is it lawful for you to scourge a man who is a Roman and uncondemned?"
 
22:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When the centurion heard this, he went to the commander and told him, saying, "What are you about to do? For this man is a Roman."
 
22:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The commander came and said to him, "Tell me, are you a Roman?" And he said, "Yes."
 
22:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The commander answered, "I acquired this citizenship with a large sum of money." And Paul said, "But I was actually born a citizen."
 
22:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Therefore those who were about to examine him immediately let go of him; and the commander also was afraid when he found out that he was a Roman, and because he had put him in chains.
 
22:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But on the next day, wishing to know for certain why he had been accused by the Jews, he released him and ordered the chief priests and all the Council to assemble, and brought Paul down and set him before them.
 
 

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