Acts 22:1

“Men, brethren, and fathers, heare ye my defence which I make now vnto you.”

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Other Translations

Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence [which I make] now unto you.
- King James Version

"Brethren and fathers, hear my defense which I now {offer} to you."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Brethren and fathers, hear ye the defence which I now make unto you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

My brothers and fathers, give ear to the story of my life which I now put before you.
- Basic English Bible

Brethren and fathers, hear my defence which I now make to you.
- Darby Bible

Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defense which I make now to you.
- Webster's Bible

Brethren and fathers, he said, "listen to my defence which I now make before you."
- Weymouth Bible

Brothers and fathers, listen to the defense which I now make to you.
- World English Bible

Britheren and fadris, here ye what resoun Y yelde now to you.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Men, brethren, and fathers, hear my defence now unto you;' --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 22:1

22:1 Hear ye now my defence - Which they could not hear before for the tumult.

People's Bible Notes for Acts 22:1

Ac 22:1 Paul's Address to the Jews in the Temple SUMMARY OF ACTS 22: Paul Speaks in Hebrew to the People. His Jewish Birth at Tarsus. His Education at the Feet of Gamaliel. His Persecution of the Church. The Appearance of Christ to Him on the Way to Damascus. His Baptism. The Vision of the Lord in the Temple. Sent to the Gentiles. The Interruption of the Mob. Appeals to His Rights as a Roman.

Discussion for Acts 22

  • Teri
    Sorry, but i don't think Paul had to "save" all the jews before he could be sent to the gentiles! In fact, the gospel accounts say that Peter was sent to the Jews, and Paul to the gentiles-GBU
  • Marlo
    I know this is all semantics, but a split occured early on in the Church as a result of the issue of baptism. Prior to Antioch, both Jew and Gentile who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ fellowshipped together. These Jews believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, but they were trying to lay the burden of circumcision upon the Gentiles for salvation. Paul had a very clear understanding of circumcision.
  • Ray321
    Acts 22:10 And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise, and go into Damascus and there it shall be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do. Paul now believed that Jesus of Nazareth is God. Paul got saved, that's why Jesus instructed him. Praise the Lord.
  • Bruce
    thumper: And did he ever! He testified who he was,how he persecuted the believers.( Hitler of that day). How he meant The Savior on the road to Damascus. Oh to meet The Savior for a life change! A Great multitude which no man could number,of all nations and kindreds and people and Tongues, stood before The Throne and before the Lamb: Revelation 7:9. Celebration with no---------------------- end
  • Bible thumper
    Paul was a dark skinned Jew from the tribe of Benjamin...
    Acts 21:
    38 Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest an uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers?
    39 But Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.
  • Patricia Zahler for verse 21
    Years of teachin Sunday morning and afternoon and evening had me perplexed by seeming contradictions. At age 37 my spiritual eyes were opened when I put my life into God's Hands. The loudest verse was The Great Commission, Matthew 28 19 and 20. There is a comma after nations, teaching themvti observe all things whatsoever I have COMMANDED you." What were the all things. Then Paul's message became clear. And backed up by the fact the apostles had not left Jerusalem after 15 years because every Jew had to be saved BEFORE they could take the message to the nations. See Acts 28:24-29.

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