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Acts 22 :1 22:1 1Men, abrothers and fathers, hear my 2bdefense which I now make to you.
Acts 22 :2 22:2 And when they heard that he addressed them in the Hebrew 1dialect, they became more quiet. And he said,
Acts 22 :3 22:3 I am 1a aJew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia but brought up in this city and trained at the feet of bGamaliel, according to the cstrictness of the law of our fathers, being dzealous efor God, even as you all are today.
Acts 22 :4 22:4 And I apersecuted this 1Way unto death, binding and delivering to bprisons both men and women,
Acts 22 :5 22:5 As also the ahigh priest and all the 1assembly of the elders testify for me; from whom I also received bletters to the brothers and went to cDamascus to bring those also who were there bound to Jerusalem that they might be punished.
Acts 22 :6 22:6 And as I journeyed and adrew near to Damascus about midday, suddenly a great light flashed out of heaven around me;
Acts 22 :7 22:7 And I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting 1Me?
Acts 22 :8 22:8 And I answered, Who are You, 1Lord? And He said to me, I am Jesus the aNazarene, whom you persecute.
Acts 22 :9 22:9 And those who were with me beheld the light, but did not 1hear the voice of the One who was speaking to me.
Acts 22 :10 22:10 And I said, aWhat shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said to me, Rise up and go into Damascus, and there it 1will be told to you concerning all the things which have been appointed to you to do.
Acts 22 :11 22:11 And as I could 1not see because of the glory of that light, I was led by the hand by those who were with me and came into Damascus.
Acts 22 :12 22:12 And a certain 1aAnanias, a devout man according to the law, bwell attested to by all the Jews dwelling there,
Acts 22 :13 22:13 Came to me, and standing by, said to me, Brother Saul, 1areceive your sight! And in that very hour I looked up at him.
Acts 22 :14 22:14 And he said, The aGod of our fathers has previously bappointed you to know His cwill and to see the drighteous One and to hear the voice from His mouth;
Acts 22 :15 22:15 For you will be a awitness to Him unto all men of the things which you have bseen and heard.
Acts 22 :16 22:16 And now, why do you delay? Rise up and 1be abaptized and wash away your sins, 2bcalling on 3His cname.
Acts 22 :17 22:17 And when I returned to aJerusalem and was praying in the btemple, I went into a 1trance;
Acts 22 :18 22:18 And I saw Him saying to me, Hurry, and go quickly out of Jerusalem, because they will not accept your atestimony concerning Me.
Acts 22 :19 22:19 And I said, Lord, they know that I was aimprisoning and beating from bsynagogue to synagogue those who believe on You;
Acts 22 :20 22:20 And when the ablood of Your bwitness Stephen was being cshed, I myself also was standing by and dapproving and keeping the garments of those who did away with him.
Acts 22 :21 22:21 And He said to me, Go, for I will send you forth afar away to the bGentiles.
4) Bound by the Romans 22:22-29
Acts 22 :22 22:22 And they listened to him up to this word, and then they lifted up their voice, saying, aAway from the earth with such a man, for it is bnot fitting for him to live!
Acts 22 :23 22:23 And as they were crying out and casting off their garments and throwing dust in the air,
Acts 22 :24 22:24 The 1commander ordered him to be brought into the abarracks, saying that he should be bexamined by scourging in order that he might cascertain for what cause they were shouting against him so.
Acts 22 :25 22:25 But as they stretched him out 1with the thongs, Paul 2said to the centurion standing by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man who is a aRoman and uncondemned?
Acts 22 :26 22:26 And when the centurion heard this, he went to the commander and reported, saying, What are you about to do? For this man is a Roman.
Acts 22 :27 22:27 And the commander came and said to him, Tell me, are you a Roman? And he said, Yes.
Acts 22 :28 22:28 And the commander answered, With a large sum of money I acquired this citizenship. And Paul said, But I was even born a Roman.
Acts 22 :29 22:29 Immediately therefore those who were about to aexamine him withdrew from him; and the bcommander also was cafraid, realizing that he was a dRoman and that he had ebound him.
5) Defending himself before the Sanhedrin 22:30—23:10
Acts 22 :30 22:30 And on the next day he, intending to find out for certain why he was accused by the Jews, released him and ordered the chief priests and all the 1aSanhedrin to come together; and having brought Paul down, he had him stand before them.
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