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Acts 22 (WEBP)

[1] “Brothers and fathers, listen to the defense which I now make to you.”
[2] When they heard that he spoke to them in the Hebrew language, they were even more quiet. He said,
[3] “I am indeed a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, instructed according to the strict tradition of the law of our fathers, being zealous for God, even as you all are today.
[4] I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women,
[5] as also the high priest and all the council of the elders testify, from whom also I received letters to the brothers, and traveled to Damascus to bring them also who were there to Jerusalem in bonds to be punished.
[6] “As I made my journey and came close to Damascus, about noon suddenly a great light shone around me from the sky.
[7] I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?’
[8] I answered, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ He said to me, ‘I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you persecute.’
[9] “Those who were with me indeed saw the light and were afraid, but they didn’t understand the voice of him who spoke to me.
[10] I said, ‘What shall I do, Lord?’ The Lord said to me, ‘Arise, and go into Damascus. There you will be told about all things which are appointed for you to do.’
[11] When I couldn’t see for the glory of that light, being led by the hand of those who were with me, I came into Damascus.
[12] “One Ananias, a devout man according to the law, well reported of by all the Jews who lived in Damascus,
[13] came to me, and standing by me said to me, ‘Brother Saul, receive your sight!’ In that very hour I looked up at him.
[14] He said, ‘The God of our fathers has appointed you to know his will, and to see the Righteous One, and to hear a voice from his mouth.
[15] For you will be a witness for him to all men of what you have seen and heard.
[16] Now why do you wait? Arise, be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.’
[17] “When I had returned to Jerusalem and while I prayed in the temple, I fell into a trance
[18] and saw him saying to me, ‘Hurry and get out of Jerusalem quickly, because they will not receive testimony concerning me from you.’
[19] I said, ‘Lord, they themselves know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue those who believed in you.
[20] When the blood of Stephen, your witness, was shed, I also was standing by, consenting to his death, and guarding the cloaks of those who killed him.’
[21] “He said to me, ‘Depart, for I will send you out far from here to the Gentiles.’ ”
[22] They listened to him until he said that; then they lifted up their voice and said, “Rid the earth of this fellow, for he isn’t fit to live!”
[23] As they cried out, threw off their cloaks, and threw dust into the air,
[24] the commanding officer commanded him to be brought into the barracks, ordering him to be examined by scourging, that he might know for what crime they shouted against him like that.
[25] When they had tied him up with thongs, Paul asked the centurion who stood by, “Is it lawful for you to scourge a man who is a Roman, and not found guilty?”
[26] When the centurion heard it, he went to the commanding officer and told him, “Watch what you are about to do, for this man is a Roman!”
[27] The commanding officer came and asked him, “Tell me, are you a Roman?” He said, “Yes.”
[28] The commanding officer answered, “I bought my citizenship for a great price.” Paul said, “But I was born a Roman.”
[29] Immediately those who were about to examine him departed from him, and the commanding officer also was afraid when he realized that he was a Roman, because he had bound him.
[30] But on the next day, desiring to know the truth about why he was accused by the Jews, he freed him from the bonds and commanded the chief priests and all the council to come together, and brought Paul down and set him before them.

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King James w/Strong’s #s

Acts 22 (KJVS)

[1] Men G435, brethren G80, and G2532 fathers G3962, hear ye G191 (AorActImpr) my G3450 defence G627 [which I make] now G3568 unto G4314 you G5209.
[2] (And G1161 when they heard G191 (AorActPtc) that G3754 he spake G4377 (ImpfActInd) in the Hebrew G1446 tongue G1258 to them G846, they kept G3930 (Aor2ActInd) the more G3123 silence G2271: and G2532 he saith G5346 (PresInd),)
[3] I G1473 am G1510 (PresInd) verily G3303 a man G435 [which am] a Jew G2453, born G1080 (PerfPasPtc) in G1722 Tarsus G5019, [a city] in Cilicia G2791, yet G1161 brought up G397 (PerfPasPtc) in G1722 this G5026 city G4172 at G3844 the feet G4228 of Gamaliel G1059, [and] taught G3811 (PerfPasPtc) according G2596 to the perfect manner G195 of the law G3551 of the fathers G3971, and was G5225 (PresActPtc) zealous G2207 toward God G2316, as G2531 ye G5210 all G3956 are G2075 (PresInd) this day G4594.
[4] And I G3739 persecuted G1377 (AorActInd) this G5026 way G3598 unto G891 the death G2288, binding G1195 (PresActPtc) and G2532 delivering G3860 (PresActPtc) into G1519 prisons G5438 both G5037 men G435 and G2532 women G1135.
[5] As G5613 also G2532 the high priest G749 doth bear G3140 me G3427 witness G3140 (PresActInd), and G2532 all G3956 the estate of the elders G4244: from G3844 whom G3739 also G2532 I received G1209 (AorMidDepPtc) letters G1992 unto G4314 the brethren G80, and G2532 went G4198 (ImpfMidPasDepInd) to G1519 Damascus G1154, to bring G71 (FutActPtc) them which were G5607 (PresPtc) there G1566 bound G1210 (PerfPasPtc) unto G1519 Jerusalem G2419, for to G2443 be punished G5097 (AorPasSubj).
[6] And G1161 it came to pass G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd), that, as I made G4198 my G3427 journey G4198 (PresMidPasDepPtc), and G2532 was come nigh G1448 (PresActPtc) unto Damascus G1154 about G4012 noon G3314, suddenly G1810 there shone G4015 from G1537 heaven G3772 a great G2425 light G5457 round G4015 (AorActInf) about G4012 me G1691.
[7] And G5037 I fell G4098 (Aor2ActInd) unto G1519 the ground G1475, and G2532 heard G191 (AorActInd) a voice G5456 saying G3004 (PresActPtc) unto me G3427, Saul G4549, Saul G4549, why G5101 persecutest thou G1377 (PresActInd) me G3165?
[8] And G1161 I G1473 answered G611 (AorMidDepInd), Who G5101 art thou G1488 (PresInd), Lord G2962? And G5037 he said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto G4314 me G3165, I G1473 am G1510 (PresInd) Jesus G2424 of Nazareth G3480, whom G3739 thou G4771 persecutest G1377 (PresActInd).
[9] And G1161 they that were G5607 (PresPtc) with G4862 me G1698 saw G2300 (AorMidDepInd) indeed G3303 the light G5457, and G2532 were G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd) afraid G1719; but G1161 they heard G191 (AorActInd) not G3756 the voice G5456 of him that spake G2980 (PresActPtc) to me G3427.
[10] And G1161 I said G2036 (Aor2ActInd), What G5101 shall I do G4160 (AorActSubj), Lord G2962? And G1161 the Lord G2962 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto G4314 me G3165, Arise G450 (Aor2ActPtc), and go G4198 (PresMidPasDepImpr) into G1519 Damascus G1154; and there G2546 it shall be told G2980 (FutPasInd) thee G4671 of G4012 all things G3956 which G3739 are appointed G5021 (PerfPasInd) for thee G4671 to do G4160 (AorActInf).
[11] And G1161 when G5613 I could G1689 not G3756 see G1689 (ImpfActInd) for G575 the glory G1391 of that G1565 light G5457, being led by the hand G5496 (PresPasPtc) of G5259 them that were G4895 (PresPtc) with me G3427, I came G2064 (Aor2ActInd) into G1519 Damascus G1154.
[12] And G1161 one G5100 Ananias G367, a devout G2152 man G435 according G2596 to the law G3551, having a good report G3140 (PresPasPtc) of G5259 all G3956 the Jews G2453 which dwelt G2730 (PresActPtc) [there],
[13] Came G2064 (Aor2ActPtc) unto G4314 me G3165, and G2532 stood G2186 (Aor2ActPtc), and said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto me G3427, Brother G80 Saul G4549, receive thy sight G308 (AorActImpr). And G2504 the same G846 hour G5610 I G2504 looked up G308 (AorActInd) upon G1519 him G846.
[14] And G1161 he said G2036 (Aor2ActInd), The God G2316 of our G2257 fathers G3962 hath chosen G4400 (AorMidDepInd) thee G4571, that thou shouldest know G1097 (Aor2ActInf) his G846 will G2307, and G2532 see G1492 (Aor2ActInf) that Just One G1342, and G2532 shouldest hear G191 (AorActInf) the voice G5456 of G1537 his G846 mouth G4750.
[15] For G3754 thou shalt be G2071 (FutInd) his G846 witness G3144 unto G4314 all G3956 men G444 of what G3739 thou hast seen G3708 (PerfActInd) and G2532 heard G191 (AorActInd).
[16] And G2532 now G3568 why G5101 tarriest thou G3195 (PresActInd)? arise G450 (Aor2ActPtc), and be baptized G907 (AorMidImpr), and G2532 wash away G628 (AorMidImpr) thy G4675 sins G266, calling on G1941 (AorMidPtc) the name G3686 of the Lord G2962.
[17] And G1161 it came to pass G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd), that, when I G3427 was come again G5290 (AorActPtc) to G1519 Jerusalem G2419, even G2532 while I G3450 prayed G4336 (PresMidPasDepPtc) in G1722 the temple G2411, I G3165 was G1096 (Aor2MidDepInf) in G1722 a trance G1611;
[18] And G2532 saw G1492 (Aor2ActInf) him G846 saying G3004 (PresActPtc) unto me G3427, Make haste G4692 (AorActImpr), and G2532 get thee G1831 (Aor2ActImpr) quickly G5034 G1722 out of G1537 Jerusalem G2419: for G1360 they will G3858 not G3756 receive G3858 (FutMidPasDepInd) thy G4675 testimony G3141 concerning G4012 me G1700.
[19] And I G2504 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd), Lord G2962, they G846 know G1987 (PresMidPasDepInd) that G3754 I G1473 imprisoned G2252 (ImpfInd) G5439 (PresActPtc) and G2532 beat G1194 (PresActPtc) in every G2596 synagogue G4864 them that believed G4100 (PresActPtc) on G1909 thee G4571:
[20] And G2532 when G3753 the blood G129 of thy G4675 martyr G3144 Stephen G4736 was shed G1632 (ImpfPasInd), I G846 also G2532 was G2252 (ImpfInd) standing by G2186 (PerfActPtc), and G2532 consenting G4909 (PresActPtc) unto his G846 death G336, and G2532 kept G5442 (PresActPtc) the raiment G2440 of them that slew G337 (PresActPtc) him G846.
[21] And G2532 he said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto G4314 me G3165, Depart G4198 (PresMidPasDepImpr): for G3754 I G1473 will send G1821 (FutActInd) thee G4571 far hence G3112 unto G1519 the Gentiles G1484.
[22] And G1161 they gave G191 him G846 audience G191 (ImpfActInd) unto G891 this G5127 word G3056, and G2532 [then] lifted up G1869 (AorActInd) their G846 voices G5456, and said G3004 (PresActPtc), Away with G142 (PresActImpr) such G5108 a [fellow] from G575 the earth G1093: for G1063 it is G2520 not G3756 fit G2520 (PresActPtc) that he G846 should live G2198 (PresActInf).
[23] And G1161 as they G846 cried out G2905 (PresActPtc), and G2532 cast off G4495 (PresActPtc) [their] clothes G2440, and G2532 threw G906 (PresActPtc) dust G2868 into G1519 the air G109,
[24] The chief captain G5506 commanded G2753 (AorActInd) him G846 to be brought G71 (PresPasInf) into G1519 the castle G3925, and bade G2036 (Aor2ActPtc) that he G846 should be examined G426 (PresPasInf) by scourging G3148; that G2443 he might know G1921 (Aor2ActSubj) wherefore G1223 G3739 G156 they cried G2019 so G3779 against G2019 (ImpfActInd) him G846.
[25] And G1161 as G5613 they bound G4385 (AorActInd) G4385 (AorActInd) him G846 with thongs G2438, Paul G3972 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto G4314 the centurion G1543 that stood by G2476 (PerfActPtc), Is it lawful G1487 G1832 (PresInd) for you G5213 to scourge G3147 (PresActInf) a man G444 that is a Roman G4514, and G2532 uncondemned G178?
[26] When G1161 the centurion G1543 heard G191 (AorActPtc) [that], he went G4334 (Aor2ActPtc) and told G518 (AorActInd) the chief captain G5506, saying G3004 (PresActPtc), Take heed G3708 (PresActImpr) what G5101 thou doest G3195 (PresActInd) G4160 (PresActInf): for G1063 this G3778 man G444 is G2076 (PresInd) a Roman G4514.
[27] Then G1161 the chief captain G5506 came G4334 (Aor2ActPtc), and said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto him G846, Tell G3004 (PresActImpr) me G3427, G1487 art G1488 (PresInd) thou G4771 a Roman G4514? G1161 He said G5346 (ImpfInd), Yea G3483.
[28] And G5037 the chief captain G5506 answered G611 (AorMidDepInd), With a great G4183 sum G2774 obtained G2932 (AorMidDepInd) I G1473 this G5026 freedom G4174. And G1161 Paul G3972 said G5346 (ImpfInd), But G1161 I G1473 G2532 was [free] born G1080 (PerfPasInd).
[29] Then G3767 straightway G2112 they departed G868 (Aor2ActInd) from G575 him G846 which G3588 should G3195 (PresActPtc) have examined G426 (PresActInf) him G846: and G1161 the chief captain G5506 also G2532 was afraid G5399 (AorPasDepInd), after he knew G1921 (Aor2ActPtc) that G3754 he was G2076 (PresInd) a Roman G4514, and G2532 because G3754 he had G2258 (ImpfInd) bound G1210 (PerfActPtc) him G846.
[30] G1161 On the morrow G1887, because he would G1014 (PresMidPasDepPtc) have known G1097 (Aor2ActInf) the certainty G804 wherefore G5101 he was accused G2723 (PresPasInd) of G3844 the Jews G2453, he loosed G3089 (AorActInd) him G846 from G575 [his] bands G1199, and G2532 commanded G2753 (AorActInd) the chief priests G749 and G2532 all G3650 their G846 council G4892 to appear G2064 (Aor2ActInf), and G2532 brought G2609 Paul G3972 down G2609 (Aor2ActPtc), and set him G2476 (AorActInd) before G1519 them G846.

Young’s Literal Translation

Acts 22 (YLT)

[1] ‘Men, brethren, and fathers, hear my defence now unto you;’-
[2] and they having heard that in the Hebrew dialect he was speaking to them, gave the more silence, and he saith,-
[3] ‘I, indeed, am a man, a Jew, having been born in Tarsus of Cilicia, and brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, having been taught according to the exactitude of a law of the fathers, being zealous of God, as all ye are to-day.
[4] ‘And this way I persecuted unto death, binding and delivering up to prisons both men and women,
[5] as also the chief priest doth testify to me, and all the eldership; from whom also having received letters unto the brethren, to Damascus, I was going on, to bring also those there bound to Jerusalem that they might be punished,
[6] and it came to pass, in my going on and coming nigh to Damascus, about noon, suddenly out of the heaven there shone a great light round about me,
[7] I fell also to the ground, and I heard a voice saying to me, Saul, Saul, why me dost thou persecute?
[8] ‘And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? and he said unto me, I am Jesus the Nazarene whom thou dost persecute-
[9] and they who are with me the light did see, and became afraid, and the voice they heard not of him who is speaking to me-
[10] and I said, What shall I do, Lord? and the Lord said unto me, Having risen, go on to Damascus, and there it shall be told thee concerning all things that have been appointed for thee to do.
[11] ‘And when I did not see from the glory of that light, being led by the hand by those who are with me, I came to Damascus,
[12] and a certain one, Ananias, a pious man according to the law, being testified to by all the Jews dwelling there,
[13] having come unto me and stood by me, said to me, Saul, brother, look up; and I the same hour did look up to him;
[14] and he said, The God of our fathers did choose thee beforehand to know His will, and to see the Righteous One, and to hear a voice out of his mouth,
[15] because thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard;
[16] and now, why tarriest thou? having risen, baptize thyself, and wash away thy sins, calling upon the name of the Lord.
[17] ‘And it came to pass when I returned to Jerusalem, and while I was praying in the temple, I came into a trance,
[18] and I saw him saying to me, Haste and go forth in haste out of Jerusalem, because they will not receive thy testimony concerning me;
[19] and I said, Lord, they-they know that I was imprisoning and was scourging in every synagogue those believing on thee;
[20] and when the blood of thy witness Stephen was being poured forth, I also was standing by and assenting to his death, and keeping the garments of those putting him to death;
[21] and he said unto me, Go, because to nations far off I will send thee.’
[22] And they were hearing him unto this word, and they lifted up their voice, saying, ‘Away from the earth with such an one; for it is not fit for him to live.’
[23] And they crying out and casting up their garments, and throwing dust into the air,
[24] the chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle, saying, ‘By scourges let him be examined;’ that he might know for what cause they were crying so against him.
[25] And as he was stretching him with the thongs, Paul said unto the centurion who was standing by, ‘A man, a Roman, uncondemned-is it lawful to you to scourge;’
[26] and the centurion having heard, having gone near to the chief captain, told, saying, ‘Take heed what thou art about to do, for this man is a Roman;’
[27] and the chief captain having come near, said to him, ‘Tell me, art thou a Roman?’ and he said, ‘Yes;’
[28] and the chief captain answered, ‘I, with a great sum, did obtain this citizenship;’ but Paul said, ‘But I have been even born so.’
[29] Immediately, therefore, they departed from him who are about to examine him, and the chief captain also was afraid, having learned that he is a Roman, and because he had bound him,
[30] and on the morrow, intending to know the certainty wherefore he is accused by the Jews, he did loose him from the bonds, and commanded the chief priests and all their sanhedrim to come, and having brought down Paul, he set him before them.