Acts 22:7

“And I fell vnto the ground, and heard a voice saying vnto mee, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?”

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Other Translations

And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
- King James Version

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

And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when I went down on the earth, a voice came to my ears saying to me, Saul, Saul, why are you attacking me so cruelly?
- Basic English Bible

And I fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
- Darby Bible

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

I fell to the ground and heard a voice say to me, "`Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?'
- Weymouth Bible

I fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to me, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?'
- World English Bible

And Y felde doun to the erthe, and herde a voice fro heuene, seiynge to me, Saul, Saul, what pursuest thou me? It is hard to thee to kike ayens the pricke.
- Wycliffe Bible

I fell also to the ground, and I heard a voice saying to me, Saul, Saul, why me dost thou persecute?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Acts 22:7


Ac 22:7 Saul, Saul. The Voice spoke in the Hebrew tongue (Ac 26:14). Why persecutest thou me? By persecuting those for whom Christ died.

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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