When they heard that he was addressing them in Aramaic,[a] they became even quieter.(A) He(B) continued, “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia but brought up in this city, educated at the feet of Gamaliel(C) according to the strictness of our ancestral law. I was zealous for God, just as all of you are today.(D) I persecuted this Way(E) to the death, arresting and putting both men and women in jail,(F) as both the high priest and the whole council of elders can testify about me. After I received letters from them to the brothers, I traveled to Damascus to arrest those who were there and bring them to Jerusalem to be punished.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. 22:2 Or Hebrew

In fact, I myself was convinced that it was necessary to do many things in opposition to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.(A) 10 I actually did this in Jerusalem, and I locked up many of the saints in prison, since I had received authority for that from the chief priests. When they were put to death, I was in agreement against them.(B) 11 In all the synagogues I often punished them and tried to make them blaspheme.(C) Since I was terribly enraged at them, I pursued them even to foreign cities.

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For I am the least of the apostles,(A) not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted(B) the church of God.

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13 For you have heard about my former way of life(A) in Judaism:(B) I intensely persecuted(C) God’s church and tried to destroy it.

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13 even though I was formerly a blasphemer,(A) a persecutor,(B) and an arrogant man.(C) But I received mercy because I acted out of ignorance in unbelief,

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12 In fact, all who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.(A)

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