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Acts 22

Introduction

Overview

Acts 22:1, Paul declares at large how he was converted to the faith, Acts 22:17. and called to his apostleship; Acts 22:22, At the very mentioning of the Gentiles the people exclaim on him; Acts 22:24, He would have been scourged; Acts 22:25, but claiming the privilege of a Roman, he escapes.

Verse 1

brethren: Acts 7:2, Acts 13:26, Acts 23:1, Acts 23:6, Acts 28:17

my: Greek all, Acts 19:33, Acts 24:10, Acts 25:8, Acts 25:16, Acts 26:1, Acts 26:2, Acts 26:24, Luke 12:11, Luke 21:14, Romans 2:15, 1 Corinthians 9:3, 2 Corinthians 7:11, 2 Corinthians 12:19, Philippians 1:7, Philippians 1:17, 2 Timothy 4:16, 1 Peter 3:15

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 30:23 - my brethren Matthew 23:9 - call Mark 5:19 - Go home Acts 1:16 - Men Acts 13:15 - Ye men Acts 13:16 - give Acts 15:13 - Men Acts 18:14 - when Acts 22:5 - the brethren Romans 1:20 - without Philippians 1:12 - that 2 Timothy 2:25 - instructing

Verse 2

in: Acts 21:40

Reciprocal: John 19:20 - in Acts 5:21 - But Acts 18:14 - when Acts 26:14 - in 1 Peter 3:15 - and be

Verse 3

Jew: Acts 21:39, Romans 11:1, 2 Corinthians 11:22, Philippians 3:5

in Tarsus: Acts 9:11, Acts 9:30, Acts 11:25

a city: Acts 6:9, Acts 15:23, Acts 15:41, Acts 23:34, Galatians 1:21

at: Deuteronomy 33:3, 2 Kings 4:38, Luke 2:46, Luke 8:35, Luke 10:39

Gamaliel: Acts 5:34

taught: Acts 23:6, Acts 26:5, Galatians 1:14, Philippians 3:5

was: Acts 21:20, 2 Samuel 21:2, Romans 10:2, Romans 10:3, Galatians 4:17, Galatians 4:18, Philippians 3:6

Reciprocal: Leviticus 13:29 - General Numbers 25:13 - zealous 2 Kings 2:3 - thy master Ezekiel 14:1 - and sat Ezekiel 20:1 - and sat Daniel 4:2 - that Luke 4:24 - No John 16:2 - the time Acts 5:21 - But Acts 8:3 - General Acts 26:4 - which Acts 27:5 - Cilicia Galatians 1:13 - ye 2 Timothy 1:3 - whom

Verse 4

I persecuted: Acts 22:19, Acts 22:20, Acts 7:58, Acts 8:1-Numbers :, Acts 9:1, Acts 9:2, Acts 9:13, Acts 9:14, Acts 9:21, Acts 26:9-1 Kings :, 1 Corinthians 15:9, Philippians 3:6, 1 Timothy 1:13-Ezra :

this: Acts 16:17, Acts 18:26, Acts 19:9, Acts 19:23, Acts 24:14

Reciprocal: Leviticus 13:29 - General Psalms 67:2 - thy way Luke 11:49 - and some John 16:2 - the time Acts 5:14 - multitudes Acts 8:3 - General Acts 26:10 - I also Galatians 1:13 - how

Verse 5

also: Acts 9:1, Acts 9:2, Acts 9:14, Acts 26:10, Acts 26:12

and all: Acts 4:5, Acts 5:21, Luke 22:66

the brethren: Acts 22:1, Romans 9:3, Romans 9:4

Reciprocal: Luke 11:49 - and some Acts 22:30 - commanded Acts 23:1 - earnestly Acts 26:5 - if 1 Corinthians 15:9 - because Galatians 1:13 - how

Verse 6

that: It is evident that the apostle considered his extraordinary conversion as a most complete demonstration of the truth of Christianity; and when all the particulars of his education, his previous religious principles, his zeal, his enmity against Christians, and his prospects of secular honours and preferments by persecuting them, are compared with the subsequent part of his life, and the sudden transition from a furious persecutor to a zealous preacher of the gospel, in which he laboured and suffered to the end of his life, and for which he died a martyr, it must convince every candid and impartial person that no rational account can be given of this change, except what he himself assigns; and consequently, if that be true, that Christianity is Divine.

that: Acts 9:3-Deuteronomy :, Acts 26:12

Damascus: Genesis 14:15, Genesis 15:2, 2 Samuel 8:6

about: Acts 26:13, Isaiah 24:23, Matthew 17:2, Revelation 1:16

Reciprocal: Luke 2:9 - and they 1 Corinthians 9:1 - have

Verse 7

Saul: Genesis 3:9, Genesis 16:8, Genesis 22:1, Genesis 22:11, Exodus 3:4, 1 Samuel 3:10

why: Isaiah 43:22-Ezekiel :, Jeremiah 2:5, Jeremiah 2:9, Matthew 25:45, Matthew 27:23, 1 Timothy 1:13

Reciprocal: Matthew 17:6 - General Acts 9:4 - why Acts 23:9 - if Acts 26:14 - Saul Romans 1:1 - Paul

Verse 8

I am: Acts 3:6, Acts 4:10, Acts 6:14, Matthew 2:23

whom: Acts 26:14, Acts 26:15, Exodus 16:7, Exodus 16:8, 1 Samuel 8:7, Zechariah 2:8, Matthew 10:40-Luke :, Matthew 25:40, Matthew 25:45, 1 Corinthians 12:12, 1 Corinthians 12:26, 1 Corinthians 12:27

Reciprocal: John 1:45 - Jesus Acts 2:22 - Jesus Acts 9:4 - why Acts 26:9 - the name

Verse 9

saw: Acts 9:7, Daniel 10:7

but: John 12:29, John 12:30

Reciprocal: Numbers 22:23 - the ass saw 1 Corinthians 14:2 - understandeth

Verse 10

What: Acts 2:37, Acts 9:6, Acts 10:33, Acts 16:30, Psalms 25:8, Psalms 25:9, Psalms 143:8-2 Samuel :

there: Acts 22:12-Nehemiah :, Acts 26:16-Job :

Reciprocal: Acts 10:4 - What Acts 13:48 - ordained Galatians 1:1 - but

Verse 11

when: Acts 9:8, Acts 9:9

being: Acts 13:11, Isaiah 42:16

Reciprocal: Revelation 21:23 - for

Verse 12

one: Acts 9:10-Job :

a devout: Acts 8:2, Acts 17:4, Luke 2:25

having: Acts 6:3, Acts 10:22, 2 Corinthians 6:8, 1 Timothy 3:7, Hebrews 11:2, 3 John 1:12

Reciprocal: Acts 2:5 - devout Acts 9:17 - Ananias Acts 22:10 - there Philippians 4:8 - are of 1 Timothy 5:10 - reported 1 Timothy 5:25 - the good

Verse 13

Brother: Acts 9:17, Philemon 1:16

Reciprocal: Luke 15:27 - Thy brother Romans 1:1 - Paul

Verse 14

The God: Acts 3:13, Acts 5:30, Acts 13:17, Acts 24:14, Exodus 3:13-Nehemiah :, Exodus 15:2, 2 Kings 21:22, 1 Chronicles 12:17, 1 Chronicles 29:18, 2 Chronicles 28:25, 2 Chronicles 30:19, Ezra 7:27, Daniel 2:23

hath: Acts 9:15, Jeremiah 1:5, John 15:16, Romans 1:1, Galatians 1:15, 2 Timothy 1:1, Titus 1:1

and see: Acts 22:18, Acts 9:17, Acts 26:16, 1 Corinthians 9:1, 1 Corinthians 15:8

that: Acts 3:14, Acts 7:52, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Peter 2:22, 1 John 2:1

hear: 1 Corinthians 11:23, 1 Corinthians 15:3, Galatians 1:12

Reciprocal: Numbers 16:5 - even him Matthew 6:10 - Thy will John 6:29 - This John 10:16 - they shall James 5:6 - have 1 Peter 3:18 - the just 1 John 2:29 - he is

Verse 15

thou shalt: Acts 1:8, Acts 1:22, Acts 10:39-Mark :, Acts 23:11, Acts 26:16-Job :, Acts 27:24, Luke 24:47, Luke 24:48, John 15:27

of: Acts 4:20, Acts 26:20

Reciprocal: Acts 5:21 - But Romans 1:1 - called 1 Corinthians 9:1 - I not an Galatians 1:15 - who Revelation 1:2 - and of all

Verse 16

why: Psalms 119:60, Jeremiah 8:14

arise: Acts 2:38, Romans 6:3, Romans 6:4, 1 Corinthians 6:11, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Galatians 3:27, Titus 3:5, Hebrews 10:22, 1 Peter 3:21

calling: Acts 2:21, Acts 9:14, Romans 10:12-2 Chronicles :, 1 Corinthians 1:2

Reciprocal: Leviticus 11:25 - and be unclean 2 Kings 5:13 - Wash 1 Chronicles 22:19 - arise Isaiah 1:16 - Wash Ezekiel 36:25 - filthiness Matthew 3:6 - confessing Mark 1:4 - remission Mark 16:16 - is Luke 3:3 - preaching John 13:5 - to wash John 13:8 - If John 19:34 - came Acts 7:59 - calling Acts 9:18 - and was Ephesians 5:26 - with

Verse 17

when: Acts 9:26-Hosea :, Galatians 1:18

while: Acts 10:9, Acts 10:10, 2 Corinthians 12:1-Numbers :, Revelation 1:10

Reciprocal: Numbers 12:6 - in a vision Numbers 24:4 - saw Acts 11:5 - in a Acts 16:9 - a vision Acts 23:9 - if Acts 26:16 - in the Acts 26:20 - and at 2 Corinthians 12:2 - above Ephesians 3:3 - by

Verse 18

saw: Acts 22:14

Make: Matthew 10:14, Matthew 10:23, Luke 21:21

for: Acts 3:19, Ezekiel 3:6, Ezekiel 3:7

Reciprocal: Numbers 12:6 - in a vision Luke 4:24 - No John 3:11 - ye John 14:21 - and will Acts 18:9 - spake Acts 23:9 - if Acts 23:11 - for Acts 26:20 - and at Romans 11:11 - but rather 1 Corinthians 1:6 - the 1 Corinthians 2:1 - the testimony 1 Corinthians 15:8 - he was Galatians 1:18 - I went up 1 Thessalonians 2:15 - persecuted us

Verse 19

know: Acts 22:4, Acts 8:3, Acts 9:1, Acts 26:9-2 Kings :

beat: Matthew 10:17

Reciprocal: Matthew 23:34 - ye Matthew 24:9 - shall they Mark 13:9 - take John 16:2 - the time Acts 6:9 - the synagogue Acts 9:13 - how Acts 21:32 - beating Acts 26:10 - I also Acts 26:11 - I punished

Verse 20

martyr: Revelation 2:13, Revelation 17:6

Stephen: Acts 7:58, Acts 8:1

consenting: Luke 11:48, Romans 1:32

Reciprocal: Matthew 23:34 - ye Mark 13:9 - take Luke 11:49 - and some Acts 9:13 - how Acts 14:19 - having Acts 22:4 - I persecuted Acts 26:10 - I also

Verse 21

Depart: Acts 9:15

for: Acts 9:15, Acts 13:2, Acts 13:46, Acts 13:47, Acts 18:6, Acts 26:17, Acts 26:18, Romans 1:5, Romans 11:13, Romans 15:16, Romans 16:26, Galatians 1:15, Galatians 1:16, Galatians 2:7, Galatians 2:8, Ephesians 3:6-Ruth :, 1 Timothy 2:7, 2 Timothy 1:11

Reciprocal: Judges 6:39 - dry Proverbs 8:1 - General Song of Solomon 8:8 - what Isaiah 6:8 - Whom Isaiah 65:5 - Stand Zechariah 11:3 - for their Matthew 10:5 - Go Matthew 15:26 - It is not Matthew 20:11 - they murmured Mark 7:27 - Let Luke 4:28 - were Luke 10:2 - the Lord Luke 14:23 - Go Luke 15:28 - he Luke 18:9 - and despised John 7:35 - teach Acts 9:23 - the Jews Acts 10:28 - that it Acts 11:18 - hath Acts 13:41 - for Acts 20:24 - and the Acts 26:20 - and then Acts 28:28 - sent Romans 1:1 - called Romans 1:14 - debtor Romans 3:29 - General Romans 10:15 - And how 1 Corinthians 1:1 - an Galatians 2:15 - sinners Galatians 5:11 - why Ephesians 2:13 - were Ephesians 3:2 - the dispensation Ephesians 3:3 - by 1 Thessalonians 2:16 - Forbidding 2 Timothy 1:12 - the which

Verse 22

Away: Acts 7:54-Philemon :, Acts 21:36, Acts 25:24, Luke 23:18, John 19:15

for: Acts 25:24

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 18:26 - this fellow Psalms 83:2 - lo Isaiah 37:29 - tumult Isaiah 65:5 - Stand Jeremiah 26:9 - And all Jeremiah 26:11 - saying Daniel 6:6 - assembled together Zechariah 11:3 - for their Matthew 15:26 - It is not Matthew 20:11 - they murmured Matthew 26:61 - This Matthew 27:23 - But Mark 15:14 - And Luke 6:22 - separate Luke 14:23 - Go Luke 15:28 - he John 9:29 - as for John 18:35 - what Acts 5:33 - they Acts 10:28 - that it Acts 11:18 - hath Acts 13:16 - give Acts 16:22 - the multitude Acts 17:6 - These Acts 21:31 - as Acts 24:5 - we have Acts 26:17 - Delivering Acts 26:20 - and then Acts 26:21 - the Jews Romans 10:2 - that they 1 Corinthians 4:13 - General Galatians 5:11 - why Ephesians 4:31 - clamour 1 Thessalonians 2:16 - Forbidding

Verse 23

cast: Acts 7:53, Acts 26:11, Ecclesiastes 10:3

Reciprocal: Daniel 6:6 - assembled together Matthew 27:23 - But Mark 15:14 - And Acts 7:54 - they were Acts 16:22 - the multitude Acts 17:6 - These Acts 24:6 - whom 2 Corinthians 6:5 - in tumults Ephesians 4:31 - clamour

Verse 24

The chief: As the chief captain did not understand Hebrew, he was ignorant of the charge against Paul, and also of the defence which the apostle had made; but as he saw that they grew more and more outrageous, he supposed that Paul must have given them the highest provocation, and therefore, according to the barbarous and irrational practice which has existed in all countries, he determined to put him to the torture, in order to make him confess his crime. Acts 21:31, Acts 21:32, Acts 23:10, Acts 23:27

that he should: Acts 22:25-Joel :, Acts 16:22, Acts 16:23, Acts 16:37, John 19:1, Hebrews 11:35

Reciprocal: Matthew 27:13 - Hearest John 18:12 - the captain Acts 21:33 - and demanded Acts 21:34 - into Acts 22:29 - examined him Acts 28:18 - General Romans 15:31 - I may 2 Corinthians 6:5 - imprisonments 2 Corinthians 11:25 - I beaten

Verse 25

the centurion: Acts 10:1, Acts 23:17, Acts 27:1, Acts 27:3, Acts 27:43, Matthew 8:8, Matthew 27:54

Is it: By the Roman law, no magistrate was allowed to punish a Roman citizen capitally, or by inflicting stripes, or even binding him; and the single expression, I am a Roman citizen, arrested their severest decrees, and obtained, if not an escape, at least a delay of his punishment. Acts 22:27, Acts 22:28, Acts 16:37, Acts 25:16

Reciprocal: Matthew 8:5 - a centurion Matthew 27:2 - bound Luke 7:8 - under John 19:1 - scourged Acts 21:11 - So shall Acts 21:33 - be Acts 21:39 - a citizen Acts 22:24 - that he should Acts 22:29 - the chief Acts 23:27 - having Acts 25:10 - I stand Acts 25:11 - no man Acts 28:18 - General Hebrews 11:35 - tortured

Verse 26

Take: Acts 22:29, Acts 23:27

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 19:6 - Take Luke 7:2 - centurion's Luke 7:8 - under Acts 5:35 - take Acts 23:17 - one Acts 27:1 - a centurion

Verse 27

Reciprocal: Acts 22:25 - Is it

Verse 28

But: It is extremely probable that the inhabitants of Tarsus, born in that city, had the same rights and privileges as Roman citizens, in consequence of a grant or charter from Julius Cesar, from whom it was called Juliopolis. But if this were not the case, St. Paul's father, or some of his ancestors, might have been rewarded with the freedom of the city of Rome, for his fidelity and bravery in some military service, as Josephus says several of the Jews were; or his father might have obtained it by purchase, as in the instance of the chief captain. Acts 22:28

Reciprocal: Acts 22:25 - Is it

Verse 29

examined him: or, tortured him, Acts 22:24, Hebrews 11:35

the chief: Acts 22:25, Acts 22:26, Acts 16:38, Acts 16:39

Reciprocal: Matthew 27:2 - bound Acts 21:33 - be

Verse 30

because: Acts 21:11, Acts 21:33, Acts 23:28, Acts 26:29, Matthew 27:2

commanded: Acts 22:5, Acts 5:21, Acts 23:15, Matthew 10:17

Reciprocal: Luke 21:12 - before Acts 5:27 - set Acts 21:34 - know Acts 24:11 - but Acts 28:18 - General

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Acts 22". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/acts-22.html.