“And he fel to the earth, and heard a voice saying vnto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
9:4 He heard a voice - Severe, yet full of grace.
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.