Acts 22:20

“And when þe blood of thy martyr Steuen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting vnto his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him.”

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And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him.
- King James Version

'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.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and when the blood of Stephen thy witness was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting, and keeping the garments of them that slew him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when Stephen your witness was put to death, I was there, giving approval, and looking after the clothing of those who put him to death.
- Basic English Bible

and when the blood of thy witness Stephen was shed, I also myself was standing by and consenting, and kept the clothes of them who killed him.
- Darby Bible

And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting to his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him.
- Webster's Bible

and when they were shedding the blood of Stephen, Thy witness, I was standing by, fully approving of it, and I held the clothes of those who were killing him.'
- Weymouth Bible

When the blood of Stephen, your witness, was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting to his death, and guarding the cloaks of those who killed him.'
- World English Bible

And whanne the blood of Steuene, thi witnesse, was sched out, Y stood niy, and consentide, and kept the clothis of men that slowen hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and when the blood of thy witness Stephen was being poured forth, I also was standing by and assenting to his death, and keeping the garments of those putting him to death;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 22:20


22:20 When the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by - A real convert still retains the remembrance of his former sins. He confesses thorn and is humbled for them, all the days of his life.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 22:20


Ac 22:20 When the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed. See Ac 7:58 8:1.

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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