Acts 22:19

19 “ ‘Lord,’ I replied, ‘these people know that I went from one synagogue to another to imprison and beat those who believe in you.

Acts 22:19 in Other Translations

KJV
19 And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee:
ESV
19 And I said, 'Lord, they themselves know that in one synagogue after another I imprisoned and beat those who believed in you.
NLT
19 “‘But Lord,’ I argued, ‘they certainly know that in every synagogue I imprisoned and beat those who believed in you.
MSG
19 "At first I objected: 'Who has better credentials? They all know how obsessed I was with hunting out those who believed in you, beating them up in the meeting places and throwing them in jail.
CSB
19 "But I said, 'Lord, they know that in synagogue after synagogue I had those who believed in You imprisoned and beaten.

Acts 22:19 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 22:19

And I said, Lord, they know, that I imprisoned
Men and women, that made a profession of the Christian religion, ( Acts 8:3 )

and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee;
in Jerusalem there were many synagogues, and in these scourging and beating of offenders were used; (See Gill on Matthew 10:17).

Acts 22:19 In-Context

17 “When I returned to Jerusalem and was praying at the temple, I fell into a trance
18 and saw the Lord speaking to me. ‘Quick!’ he said. ‘Leave Jerusalem immediately, because the people here will not accept your testimony about me.’
19 “ ‘Lord,’ I replied, ‘these people know that I went from one synagogue to another to imprison and beat those who believe in you.
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.’
21 “Then the Lord said to me, ‘Go; I will send you far away to the Gentiles.’ ”

Cross References 2

  • 1. ver 4; S Acts 8:3
  • 2. S Matthew 10:17