Acts 9:5

“And he said, Who art thou Lord? And the Lord said, I am Iesus whom thou persecutest: It is hard for thee to kicke against the prickes.”

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Other Translations

And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: [it is] hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
- King James Version

And he said, "Who are You, Lord? And He {said,} "I am Jesus whom you are persecuting,"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And he `said', I am Jesus whom thou persecutest:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, Who are you, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus, whom you are attacking:
- Basic English Bible

And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And he [said], *I* am Jesus, whom *thou* persecutest.
- Darby Bible

And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. It is hard for thee to kick against the goads.
- Webster's Bible

Who art thou, Lord? he asked. "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," was the reply.
- Weymouth Bible

He said, "Who are you, Lord?" The Lord said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.
- World English Bible

And he seide, Who art thou, Lord? And he seide, Y am Jhesu of Nazareth, whom thou pursuest. It is hard to thee, to kike ayens the pricke.
- Wycliffe Bible

And he said, `Who art thou, Lord?' and the Lord said, `I am Jesus whom thou dost persecute; hard for thee at the pricks to kick;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 9:5


9:5 To kick against the goads - is a Syriac proverb, expressing an attempt that brings nothing but pain.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 9:5


Ac 9:5 Who art thou, Lord? Sure that it was a supernatural communication, though he might possibly suspect its source, he did not yet know that it came from Christ. Perhaps at times he had had misgivings that he might be wrong, but he was sincere. I am Jesus. It is not said, "the Christ", but Jesus, the crucified one against whom Saul was raging. Had the answer been "the Christ", or the Son of God, Saul might still have doubted whether this was Jesus. [It is] hard for thee to kick against the pricks. Omitted here by the Revised Version, but found in Ac 26:14. The idea is that he is injuring himself, like the ox that kicks back on the goads used to urge him forward.

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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