Acts 22:4

“And I persecuted this way vnto the death, binding and deliuering into prisons both men and women,”

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Other Translations

And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.
- King James Version

"I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and putting both men and women into prisons,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and I persecuted this Way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I made attacks on this Way, even to death, taking men and women and putting them in prison.
- Basic English Bible

who have persecuted this way unto death, binding and delivering up to prisons both men and women;
- Darby Bible

And I persecuted this way even to death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.
- Webster's Bible

I persecuted to death this new faith, continually binding both men and women and throwing them into prison;
- Weymouth Bible

I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.
- World English Bible

And Y pursuede this weie til to the deth, byndynge and bitakinge `in to holdis men and wymmen,
- Wycliffe Bible

`And this way I persecuted unto death, binding and delivering up to prisons both men and women,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 22:4

22:4 And persecuted this way - With the same zeal that you do now. Binding both men and women - How much better was his condition, now he was bound himself.

People's Bible Notes for Acts 22:4

Ac 22:4 I persecuted this way. He did this from his zeal towards God, whom he thought he thus served. Unto the death. This seems to imply that Stephen was not the only martyr in whose death he was an accomplice.

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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