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The Conversion of Saul

But Saul, (A)still (B)breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to (C)the high priest

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Saul’s Conversion(A)

Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples.(B) He went to the high priest

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13 But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, (A)how much evil he has done to (B)your (C)saints at Jerusalem.

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13 “Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people(A) in Jerusalem.(B)

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21 And all who heard him were amazed and said, “Is not this the man who (A)made havoc (B)in Jerusalem of those who called upon this name? And has he not come here for this purpose, to bring them bound before the chief priests?”

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21 All those who heard him were astonished and asked, “Isn’t he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this name?(A) And hasn’t he come here to take them as prisoners to the chief priests?”(B)

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(A)I persecuted (B)this Way (C)to the death, binding and delivering to prison both men and women,

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I persecuted(A) the followers of this Way(B) to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison,(C)

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19 And I said, ‘Lord, they themselves know that in one synagogue after another (A)I imprisoned and (B)beat those who believed in you.

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

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10 (A)And I did so in Jerusalem. I not only locked up many of the saints in prison after receiving authority (B)from the chief priests, but (C)when they were put to death I cast my vote against them. 11 And (D)I punished them often in all the synagogues and tried to make them (E)blaspheme, and (F)in raging fury against them I (G)persecuted them even to foreign cities.

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10 And that is just what I did in Jerusalem. On the authority of the chief priests I put many of the Lord’s people(A) in prison,(B) and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them.(C) 11 Many a time I went from one synagogue to another to have them punished,(D) and I tried to force them to blaspheme. I was so obsessed with persecuting them that I even hunted them down in foreign cities.

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For (A)I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because (B)I persecuted the church of God.

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For I am the least of the apostles(A) and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted(B) the church of God.(C)

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13 For you have heard of (A)my former life in Judaism, how (B)I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it.

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13 For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism,(A) how intensely I persecuted the church of God(B) and tried to destroy it.(C)

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(A)as to zeal, (B)a persecutor of the church; (C)as to righteousness under the law,[a] blameless.

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Footnotes

  1. Philippians 3:6 Greek in the law

as for zeal,(A) persecuting the church;(B) as for righteousness based on the law,(C) faultless.

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13 though formerly I was a blasphemer, (A)persecutor, and insolent opponent. But (B)I received mercy (C)because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief,

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13 Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor(A) and a violent man, I was shown mercy(B) because I acted in ignorance and unbelief.(C)

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