Paul’s Defense at Jerusalem

22 “Brethren(A) and fathers, hear my defense before you now.” And when they heard that he spoke to them in the (B)Hebrew language, they kept all the more silent.

Then he said: (C)“I am indeed a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city (D)at the feet of (E)Gamaliel, taught (F)according to the strictness of our fathers’ law, and (G)was zealous toward God (H)as you all are today. (I)I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women, as also the high priest bears me witness, and (J)all the council of the elders, (K)from whom I also received letters to the brethren, and went to Damascus (L)to bring in chains even those who were there to Jerusalem to be punished.

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