Parallel Bible results for Acts 22:1-21

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Acts 22:1-21

RSV 1 "Brethren and fathers, hear the defense which I now make before you." NIV 1 "Brothers and fathers, listen now to my defense." RSV 2 And when they heard that he addressed them in the Hebrew language, they were the more quiet. And he said: NIV 2 When they heard him speak to them in Aramaic, they became very quiet. Then Paul said: RSV 3 "I am a Jew, born at Tarsus in Cili'cia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gama'li-el, educated according to the strict manner of the law of our fathers, being zealous for God as you all are this day. NIV 3 "I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city. Under Gamaliel I was thoroughly trained in the law of our fathers and was just as zealous for God as any of you are today. RSV 4 I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering to prison both men and women, NIV 4 I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison, RSV 5 as the high priest and the whole council of elders bear me witness. From them I received letters to the brethren, and I journeyed to Damascus to take those also who were there and bring them in bonds to Jerusalem to be punished. NIV 5 as also the high priest and all the Council can testify. I even obtained letters from them to their brothers in Damascus, and went there to bring these people as prisoners to Jerusalem to be punished. RSV 6 "As I made my journey and drew near to Damascus, about noon a great light from heaven suddenly shone about me. NIV 6 "About noon as I came near Damascus, suddenly a bright light from heaven flashed around me. RSV 7 And I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, 'Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?' NIV 7 I fell to the ground and heard a voice say to me, 'Saul! Saul! Why do you persecute me?' RSV 8 And I answered, 'Who are you, Lord?' And he said to me, 'I am Jesus of Nazareth whom you are persecuting.' NIV 8 " 'Who are you, Lord?' I asked. " 'I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting,' he replied. RSV 9 Now those who were with me saw the light but did not hear the voice of the one who was speaking to me. NIV 9 My companions saw the light, but they did not understand the voice of him who was speaking to me. RSV 10 And I said, 'What shall I do, Lord?' And the Lord said to me, 'Rise, and go into Damascus, and there you will be told all that is appointed for you to do.' NIV 10 " 'What shall I do, Lord?' I asked. " 'Get up,' the Lord said, 'and go into Damascus. There you will be told all that you have been assigned to do.' RSV 11 And when I could not see because of the brightness of that light, I was led by the hand by those who were with me, and came into Damascus. NIV 11 My companions led me by the hand into Damascus, because the brilliance of the light had blinded me. RSV 12 "And one Anani'as, a devout man according to the law, well spoken of by all the Jews who lived there, NIV 12 "A man named Ananias came to see me. He was a devout observer of the law and highly respected by all the Jews living there. RSV 13 came to me, and standing by me said to me, 'Brother Saul, receive your sight.' And in that very hour I received my sight and saw him. NIV 13 He stood beside me and said, 'Brother Saul, receive your sight!' And at that very moment I was able to see him. RSV 14 And he said, 'The God of our fathers appointed you to know his will, to see the Just One and to hear a voice from his mouth; NIV 14 "Then he said: 'The God of our fathers has chosen you to know his will and to see the Righteous One and to hear words from his mouth. RSV 15 for you will be a witness for him to all men of what you have seen and heard. NIV 15 You will be his witness to all men of what you have seen and heard. RSV 16 And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on his name.' NIV 16 And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.' RSV 17 "When I had returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, I fell into a trance NIV 17 "When I returned to Jerusalem and was praying at the temple, I fell into a trance RSV 18 and saw him saying to me, 'Make haste and get quickly out of Jerusalem, because they will not accept your testimony about me.' NIV 18 and saw the Lord speaking. 'Quick!' he said to me. 'Leave Jerusalem immediately, because they will not accept your testimony about me.' RSV 19 And I said, 'Lord, they themselves know that in every synagogue I imprisoned and beat those who believed in thee. NIV 19 " 'Lord,' I replied, 'these men know that I went from one synagogue to another to imprison and beat those who believe in you. RSV 20 And when the blood of Stephen thy witness was shed, I also was standing by and approving, and keeping the garments of those who killed him.' NIV 20 And when the blood of your martyr Stephen was shed, I stood there giving my approval and guarding the clothes of those who were killing him.' RSV 21 And he said to me, 'Depart; for I will send you far away to the Gentiles.'" NIV 21 "Then the Lord said to me, 'Go; I will send you far away to the Gentiles.' "