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

  • A disciple
    Sharlet; We are commanded by God NOT to follow the multitudes to do evil, and NOT to take up a reproach against our neighbor. Yet there are many who have turned away from the holy commandment and have given their hearts to hearken to lies and slanders. The one who wants to REALLY do this country good, has given up his own private family life, and his hard earned success; is hated and lied about!
  • Sharlet
    Acts 9- This chapter can be use to enlighten us as to what God is saying in this fallen world today. Many are wondering about Trump as president but as Christian believers we should be praying and expecting for God's mighty transformation to take place. The pride and ignorance must be removed. God has a plan for America and He knows when and how He will demonstrate this miraculous transformation.
  • Ray321
    2 Peter 2 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned wo
  • A disciple
    Hello Brother Peter; thank you very much; your posts are always uplifting! Do you ever wonder what in the world happened to Christianity, seeing it had such a powerful success in the beginning? Something happened! The beast and the false prophet happened, in the form of Islam; that has relentlessly destroyed the Church for 1400 years and does still to this day. So many are offended and fall away.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Saul of Tarsus is now converted. Only Christ Himself can perform such transformation. Strengthened by the Holy Ghost, Saul is emboldened to preach the Gospel. The Jews sought to kill him but they had no such powers as Saul was being prepared for a great Ministry for Christ. Peter has also been performing miracles through the power of the Holy Spirit. What a great beginning for the Apostles.
  • Ray321
    Acts 9:15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior had chosen Apostle Paul for the Gentiles. This will be the most important time in Paul's life when Jesus speak to him. It will change the world for ever, the Grace age of the Church . Praise the Lord.

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