Acts 26:9

9 “I too was convinced that I ought to do all that was possible to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

Read Acts 26:9 Using Other Translations

I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
"I myself was convinced that I ought to do many things in opposing the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
“I used to believe that I ought to do everything I could to oppose the very name of Jesus the Nazarene.

What does Acts 26:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 26:9

I verily thought with myself
This seems to be a correction of himself, why he should wonder at their ignorance and unbelief, particularly with respect to Jesus being the Messiah, and his resurrection from the dead, and expostulate with them about it; when this was once his own case, it was the real sentiments of his mind, what in his conscience he believed to be right and just; namely,

that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of
Nazareth;
to him himself, to his religion, to his Gospel, and ordinances, and people; by blaspheming his name, by denying him to be the Messiah, by condemning his religion as heresy, by disputing against his doctrines, and manner of worship, and by persecuting his followers.

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