Acts 9:4

“And he fel to the earth, and heard a voice saying vnto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?”

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And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
- King James Version

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

and he fell upon the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he went down on the earth, and a voice said to him, Saul, Saul, why are you attacking me so cruelly?
- Basic English Bible

and falling on the earth he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why dost thou persecute me?
- Darby Bible

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

and falling to the ground he heard a voice which said to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?"
- Weymouth Bible

He fell on the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?"
- World English Bible

and he fallide to the erthe, and herde a vois seiynge to hym, Saul, Saul, what pursuest thou me?
- Wycliffe Bible

and having fallen upon the earth, he heard a voice saying to him, `Saul, Saul, why me dost thou persecute?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 9:4


9:4 He heard a voice - Severe, yet full of grace.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 9:4


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.

Discussion for Acts 9

  • EROMOSELE CLEMENT EHIMARE
    Amazing scripture with so much to learn. first Jesus change Saul's vision from going to Damascus to kill persecute to preaching Christ and leading people to salvation. secondly, God used Ananias to restore Saul's sight, got him saved, baptize, and his name changed from Saul to Paul. third lesson was God working through Peter to raise Dorcas to life. it means God can do any miracle through us.et
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale
    All unrighteousness is sin: Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever commits sin is the servant of sin. He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin; for his seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
  • Sonja Williamson
    When we live right and follow GOD'S commandments. We can do exploit like He told us we will do. We will have power to heal the sick, to deliver, and to help set the captive free. We will have power after being endued with the Holy ghost. Although, we sometimes commit sin and allow the devil to use us God knows our heart and He has a purpose for us. He is just to forgive and make us clean to be use
  • Will
    Amen to that....Praise God......everything is not as it seems..thanku Jesus..ps 25:7;ps 103:12;jn5:14
  • Stephen B
    Peter, I am glad to hear of your salvation!! Hopefully we can meet and tell young people about Jesus and not only save a soul but a life as well.
  • Peter
    i wish when i was young that someone would of told me about Jesus but now i now that he is the only way and i will keep him first in my life .

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