Acts 22:1-8 NLT

1 "Brothers and esteemed fathers," Paul said, "listen to me as I offer my defense."
2 When they heard him speaking in their own language, a the silence was even greater.

References for Acts 22:2

    • Ô 22:2 - Greek <I>in Aramaic.</I>
      3 "I am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, and I was brought up and educated here in Jerusalem under Gamaliel. At his feet I learned to follow our Jewish laws and customs very carefully. I became very zealous to honor God in everything I did, just as all of you are today.
      4 And I persecuted the followers of the Way, hounding some to death, binding and delivering both men and women to prison.
      5 The high priest and the whole council of leaders can testify that this is so. For I received letters from them to our Jewish brothers in Damascus, authorizing me to bring the Christians from there to Jerusalem, in chains, to be punished."
      6 "As I was on the road, nearing Damascus, about noon a very bright light from heaven suddenly shone around me.
      7 I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?'"
      8 "'Who are you, sir?' I asked. And he replied, 'I am Jesus of Nazareth, the one you are persecuting.'