Acts 22:1-6 NAS

Paul's Defense before the Jews

1 "1Brethren * and fathers, hear my defense which I now offer to you."

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2 And when they heard that he was addressing them in the a2Hebrew dialect, they became even more quiet; and he said,

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    • ɚ 22:2 - I.e. Jewish Aramaic
      3 "3I am 4a Jew, born in 5Tarsus of 6Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated bunder * * 7Gamaliel, c8strictly according to the law of our fathers, being zealous for God just as 9you all are today.

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        • ɛ 22:3 - Lit "at the feet of"
        • ɜ 22:3 - Lit "according to the strictness of the ancestral law"
          4 "10I persecuted this 11Way to the death, binding and putting both men and women into prisons,

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          5 as also 12the high priest and all 13the Council of the elders dcan testify. From them I also 14received letters to 15the brethren, and started off for 16Damascus in order to bring even those who were there to Jerusalem eas prisoners to be punished.

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            • ɝ 22:5 - Lit "testifies for me"
            • ɞ 22:5 - Lit "having been bound"
              6 "17But it happened that as I was on my way, approaching Damascus about noontime, a very bright light suddenly flashed from heaven all around me,

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