As for Saul, (A)he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison.

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(A)“Indeed, I myself thought I must do many things [a]contrary to the name of (B)Jesus of Nazareth. 10 (C)This I also did in Jerusalem, and many of the saints I shut up in prison, having received authority (D)from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them. 11 (E)And I punished them often in every synagogue and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly enraged against them, I persecuted them even to foreign cities.

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  1. Acts 26:9 against

concerning zeal, (A)persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

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13 although (A)I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an [a]insolent man; but I obtained mercy because (B)I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

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  1. 1 Timothy 1:13 violently arrogant