“And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.”
King James Version (KJV)
26:14 In the Hebrew tongue - St. Paul was not now speaking in Hebrew: when he was, #Acts 23:7|, he did not add, In the Hebrew tongue. Christ used this tongue both on earth and from heaven.
Ac 26:14 In the Hebrew language. This fact that he here states is remarkable. Bengal says: ``The Hebrew tongue, Christ's language when on earth; his language, too, when he spoke from heaven.'' It was in the Aramaic, a Hebrew dialect, that the Savior taught when on earth, and it is a significant circumstance that Paul heard his voice in the same tongue to which Peter, James and John had listened. Not only is this true, but critics hold that the Hebraisms are so prominent in the Book of Revelation as to indicate that the revelations there recorded were made in Hebrew, and afterward translated by John into Greek. See Howson on "Acts", p. 546. It is hard for thee to kick against the goad. The proverb is here added (Ac 9:5).