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Acts 22:19

    Acts 22:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed on you:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And I said, Lord, they themselves know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And I said, Lord, they themselves have knowledge that I went through the Synagogues putting in prison and whipping all those who had faith in you:

    Webster's Revision

    And I said, Lord, they themselves know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee:

    World English Bible

    I said, 'Lord, they themselves know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue those who believed in you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And I said, Lord, they themselves know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee:

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 22:19

    I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue - This shows what an active instrument Saul of Tarsus was, in the hands of this persecuting priesthood, and how very generally the followers of Christ were persecuted, and how difficult it was at this time to profess Christianity.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 22:19

    And I said, Lord - This shows that it was the Lord Jesus whom Paul saw in a trance in the temple. The term "Lord" is usually applied to him in the Acts . See the notes on Acts 1:24.

    They know - Christians know; and they will therefore be not likely to receive to their fellowship their former enemy and persecutor.

    Beat in every synagogue - Beating, or scourging, was often done in the synagogue. See the notes on Matthew 10:17. Compare Acts 26:11. It was customary for those who were converted to Christianity still to meet with the Jews in their synagogues, and to join with them in their worship.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 22:19

    22:19 And I said - It is not easy for a servant of Christ, who is himself deeply impressed with Divine truths, to imagine to what a degree men are capable of hardening their hearts against thee. He is often ready to think with Paul, It is impossible for any to resist such evidence. But experience makes him wiser and shows that wilful unbelief is proof against all truth and reason.