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

  • Roy Kelley
    I think saul was a mighty man until he crossed paths with the mightier God could have easily killed him but the scripture said CHRIST came not to destroy mens life but to save them its called mercy thats one reason God says blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy
  • Irene123
    The disciples that were there, that sent for Peter - why could they not have prayed for her ? Jesus said, " ..... greater works than these shall ye do ..... ". Being fairly new in their walk I suppose they hadn't the faith as yet ..... ?
  • Irene123
    "..... yea, the time cometh that whosoever killeth you will think he doeth God service." Jn. 16:2;
    Acts 9:2
  • Irene123
    V, 7 - they head the voice .....; just like Malchus in the gospels, I wonder, did they turn to God with Paul? we'll never know this side of Heaven. Maybe they couldn't understand the words ....? Saul was so full of ZEAL for God, not knowing who he was; so God just took his zeal and - turned him around. I love Paul; so does our pastor. There have been many who have been near like Paul,but not quite
  • Irene123
    In Acts ch. 10, we read of the Gentiles joining the Jews in worshipping Jesus in the power of the Holy Ghost. What a glorious sight as these 2, Jew and Gentile (2 loaves waving, Leviticus ?:?) joined their hands as one, in an offering of Pentecostal praise to Jesus Christ their Lord.
  • John madden for verse 7
    They heard but Saul was called out they were affected only by the presence of His power they were only affected to a certain degree of Christ power Paul experienced him in a supernatural way he reveled Himself to Him..

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