I verily thought with myself (egw men oun edoxa emautwi). Personal construction instead of the impersonal, a touch of the literary style. Paul's "egoism" is deceived as so often happens. I ought (dein). Infinitive the usual construction with dokew. Necessity and a sense of duty drove Paul on even in this great sin (see on John 23:1 ), a common failing with persecutors. Contrary (enantia). Old word (adjective), over against, opposite ( Acts 27:4 ), then hostile to as here.