Acts 22:4

4 I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison,

Acts 22:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.
ESV
4 I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering to prison both men and women,
NLT
4 And I persecuted the followers of the Way, hounding some to death, arresting both men and women and throwing them in prison.
MSG
4 "I went after anyone connected with this 'Way,' went at them hammer and tongs, ready to kill for God. I rounded up men and women right and left and had them thrown in prison.
CSB
4 I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and putting both men and women in jail,

Acts 22:4 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 22:4

And I persecuted this way unto the death
That is, the Christian religion, and the professors of it; whom the apostle breathed out threatenings and slaughter against, haled out of their houses, and committed to prison; consented to their death, as he did to Stephen's; and whenever it was put to the vote, whether they should die or not, he gave his voice against them; so that he was a most bitter enemy, and an implacable persecutor of them; which shows how very averse he was to this way, and how great his prejudices were against it; wherefore it must be a work of divine power, and there must be the singular hand of God in it, to reconcile him to it, and cause him to embrace and profess it:

binding and delivering into prisons, both men and women:
see ( Acts 8:3 ) ( 9:2 ) .

Acts 22:4 In-Context

2 When they heard him speak to them in Aramaic, they became very quiet. Then Paul said:
3 “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city. I studied under Gamaliel and was thoroughly trained in the law of our ancestors. I was just as zealous for God as any of you are today.
4 I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison,
5 as the high priest and all the Council can themselves testify. I even obtained letters from them to their associates in Damascus, and went there to bring these people as prisoners to Jerusalem to be punished.
6 “About noon as I came near Damascus, suddenly a bright light from heaven flashed around me.

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