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  • Teri
    I love the apostle Paul because he went from zero to hero because of the Lord Jesus! He persecuted the believers thinking he was doing God's work to begin with. Afterward, he was shown what he would do and suffer for the Lord. His ultimate goal was to preach in Rome. God orders the steps.
  • Douglas Gilbert Wells
    Paul full fill mission the Lord Jesus Christ had given him. And how forgave the men that whip him amen
  • Anne
    Paul had a mission to accomplish therefore he was protected by Almighty God and led by the Holy Spirit. (Ps.138:7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me, thou shalt stretch forth they right hand and save me).
  • Ray321
    Acts 23:11 And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome. Paul had the Holy Spirit inside him and had Jesus speaking him. Can we imagine having Jesus speaking to us , thank God for the Holy Spirit.
  • Irene123
    V. 2 - Paul spoke truth in v. 1; in v. 2 Ananias commanded Paul to be sote on the mouth, which God stopped. When someone witnesses, in person, by letter, by phone, by PC, - it is wrong to 'smite' them by getting indignant, angry, and saying they are fools, ignorant, etc. In Pro. it says a 'soft' answer, in Isa., Jer.? it says, "Come now, let us reason together, ..... "; cont.
  • Irene123
    To Ade - Paul was "a new creature in Christ". Read the WHOLE book of Acts.
  • Ade
    I am not sure of Paul's response, according to verses 3 and 5 could it be sarcasm or he was trying to be smart with words.
  • BENJAMIN TAMAKLOE
    SOMETIMES YOU GET SO FLABAGASTED AT HOW THINGS GO ON SURELY HE WILL NEVER LEAVE US NOR FORSAKE AND NOTHING I SAY NOTHING SHALL SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF GOD, JUST ABOUT A WEEK AMAN OF GOD DELIVERING THE WORD FROM THE PULPIT AND WAS SHOT BY EVIL ARROWS TO KILL HIM AS THE JEWS UNDER A CURSE FASTING AND MAKING INCATENTION FOR PAUL TO DIE , BUT PRAISE GOD IN ALL THESE THINGS WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS - IT HAS HAPPENED BEFORE THAT'S WHY IT HAPPENED TO STREANGTHEN US IN STANDING FIRM IN THE LORD AND FOR THE LORD, I AM BELIEVING GOD TO DISPATCH HIS ANGELS IN THE MEDICAL TO REACH MY BROTHER HIS TOATAL HEALING IN JESUS NAME AMEN
  • Katie
    branda. This is in addition to my other comment. Paul was of the tribe of Benjamin and of the town of Giscalis in Judea and When Rome took Giscalis to war, Paul then moved to Tarsus and THEN he went to study under the feet of Gamaliel in Jerusalem. Sorry. I had to correct my error. I had left out the part about Tarsus.
  • Katie
    Brenda, when it states a Jew it means that they lived in Judea, it has nothing to do with ones heritage. Like how someone from Texas is called a Texan. Paul was not a jew in the sense of how Jews are today. People were called jews because they lived or once lived in Judea. It doesn 't mean that they are of the Tribe of Judah. I think Paul himself a Pharisee in Chapter 23 to start a fight among the Pharisees and sadducees. It turned the enemy of Paul against one another. Pauls father was a Roman therefore it made Paul one too but Paul was of the Tribe of Benjamin. See Romans 11 11 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. He was of the tribe of Benjamin Benjamite and from the town of Giscalis in Judea which made him a "jew " because of where he lived. Being called a jew had to do with where one lived Judea . From there Paul moved to Jerusalem to study under the feet of Gamaliel.
  • Grace
    Verse 11 is wonderfully re-assuring to know that God is near us all the time, so when we are working in His vineyard and doing His will. He has promised ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you’. See God’s promise to Moses. ‘Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee’ (Deuteronomy 31:6). It is therefore important that we are sure we are always working according to God’s will for us, so that we can trust and resign to His care, even at such moments of distress or trial. That faith and communion with God is priceless. Paul is a good example of tenacious faith. That is what we need in order to complete this race triumphantly, and confirms Paul’s statement and urging in Romans 8:35, ‘For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord’. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Verses 38-39. God is more than able to deliver, and continues to workout His purpose.
  • James
    Brenda, I believe if you will go to, Paul (web bible encyclopedia) you will find your answer.
    God Bless
    James, Keep up the good work reading the bible.
    I only read the KJV.
  • Joe
    Brenda, the way I understand it is that Paul's mother was a Jew and his father was a Greek. Thus Paul was born a Roman citizen (Greek father) and raised/educated as Jew following the Pharisee beliefs.
  • Brenda
    I didn't understand how Paul could be a Jew in Chapter 21. A Roman in Chapter 22 and a Pharisee in Chapter 23.
  • Nadina
    I think that God is so amazing. Itis amazing how the chief captain took so many soldiers to Guard Paul. It s so beautiful, especially it was during the night! Very amazing.


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