Acts 9:4

“And he fel to the earth, and heard a voice saying vnto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?”

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Other Translations

And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
- King James Version

and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and he fell upon the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he went down on the earth, and a voice said to him, Saul, Saul, why are you attacking me so cruelly?
- Basic English Bible

and falling on the earth he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why dost thou persecute me?
- Darby Bible

And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
- Webster's Bible

and falling to the ground he heard a voice which said to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?"
- Weymouth Bible

He fell on the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?"
- World English Bible

and he fallide to the erthe, and herde a vois seiynge to hym, Saul, Saul, what pursuest thou me?
- Wycliffe Bible

and having fallen upon the earth, he heard a voice saying to him, `Saul, Saul, why me dost thou persecute?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 9:4


9:4 He heard a voice - Severe, yet full of grace.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 9:4


Ac 9:4 Heard a voice. After he had fallen. Not a sound merely, but words that he could understand. Why persecutest thou me? Observe how Christ sympathizes with his persecuted followers. The blows that fall upon them, fall upon him. If Saul strikes the disciples in Damascus, Christ feels the blows in heaven.

Discussion for Acts 9

  • John madden for verse 7
    They heard but Saul was called out they were affected only by the presence of His power they were only affected to a certain degree of Christ power Paul experienced him in a supernatural way he reveled Himself to Him..
  • John madden for verse 6
    He went he did not hesitate.imeditly he ask then went
  • John madden for verse 5
    Gods sovereignty is reveled in pauls conversion paul could have ran away but he was predestened to be used by christ to preach the gospel to gentiles. he was the smoking gun of bringing the message of salvation to the gentiles
  • John madden for verse 4
    When we have an encounter with Christ as with Paul we should bow down. Paul was overcame by the presence of Christ.he got his attention gods word his gospel is power unto salvation. Paul heard His words from above we have his written word.
  • Bozki
    The life of Paul is just like one of us. Before we are the one who persecuted the believers. but when God Choose us to be His Vessel all we can do is to obey Him, and Now we feel what we have done to the believers before, that is we must have compassion to those who persecute us. it us God 's commandment to Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you....God Bless....
  • Lydia
    Acts 9:11-12 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight. OMG isn 't this brilliant? Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit knows our addresses, the street and the house number, our name and exactly who to contact! He knows what we are doing at every hour, what we are praying for, so He gives us the answers visions of what we should expect! Do we visualise our answers by faith? All we have to do is to believe that He has heard that we may receive. This God we serve is amazing! May this be our comfort and rest in Jesus name.

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