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Passage Lookup: Acts 21:37-22:29

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Acts 21:37
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As the soldiers were about to take Paul into the barracks,(bc) he asked the commander, "May I say something to you?" "Do you speak Greek?" he replied.
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Acts 21:38
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"Aren't you the Egyptian who started a revolt and led four thousand terrorists out into the wilderness(bd) some time ago?"(be)
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Acts 21:39
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Paul answered, "I am a Jew, from Tarsus(bf) in Cilicia,(bg) a citizen of no ordinary city. Please let me speak to the people."
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Acts 21:40
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After receiving the commander's permission, Paul stood on the steps and motioned(bh) to the crowd. When they were all silent, he said to them in Aramaic[a]:(bi)
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Acts 22:1
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1"Brothers and fathers,(a) listen now to my defense."
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Acts 22:2
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When they heard him speak to them in Aramaic,(b) they became very quiet. Then Paul said:
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Acts 22:3
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"I am a Jew,(c) born in Tarsus(d) of Cilicia,(e) but brought up in this city. I studied under(f) Gamaliel(g) and was thoroughly trained in the law of our ancestors.(h) I was just as zealous(i) for God as any of you are today.
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Acts 22:4
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I persecuted(j) the followers of this Way(k) to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison,(l)
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Acts 22:5
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as the high priest and all the Council(m) can themselves testify. I even obtained letters from them to their associates(n) in Damascus,(o) and went there to bring these people as prisoners to Jerusalem to be punished.
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Acts 22:6
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"About noon as I came near Damascus, suddenly a bright light from heaven flashed around me.(p)
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Acts 22:7
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I fell to the ground and heard a voice say to me, ‘Saul! Saul! Why do you persecute me?'
Acts 22:8
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"‘Who are you, Lord?' I asked. " ‘I am Jesus of Nazareth,(q) whom you are persecuting,' he replied.
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Acts 22:9
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My companions saw the light,(r) but they did not understand the voice(s) of him who was speaking to me.
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Acts 22:10
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"‘What shall I do, Lord?' I asked. " ‘Get up,' the Lord said, ‘and go into Damascus. There you will be told all that you have been assigned to do.'(t)
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Acts 22:11
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My companions led me by the hand into Damascus, because the brilliance of the light had blinded me.(u)
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Acts 22:12
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"A man named Ananias came to see me.(v) He was a devout observer of the law and highly respected by all the Jews living there.(w)
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Acts 22:13
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He stood beside me and said, ‘Brother Saul, receive your sight!' And at that very moment I was able to see him.
Acts 22:14
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"Then he said: ‘The God of our ancestors(x) has chosen you to know his will and to see(y) the Righteous One(z) and to hear words from his mouth.
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Acts 22:15
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You will be his witness(aa) to all people of what you have seen(ab) and heard.
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Acts 22:16
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And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized(ac) and wash your sins away,(ad) calling on his name.'(ae)
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Acts 22:17
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"When I returned to Jerusalem(af) and was praying at the temple, I fell into a trance(ag)
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Acts 22:18
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and saw the Lord speaking to me. ‘Quick!' he said. ‘Leave Jerusalem immediately, because the people here will not accept your testimony about me.'
Acts 22:19
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"‘Lord,' I replied, ‘these people know that I went from one synagogue to another to imprison(ah) and beat(ai) those who believe in you.
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Acts 22:20
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And when the blood of your martyr[a] Stephen was shed, I stood there giving my approval and guarding the clothes of those who were killing him.'(aj)
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Acts 22:21
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"Then the Lord said to me, ‘Go; I will send you far away to the Gentiles.' "(ak)
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Acts 22:22
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The crowd listened to Paul until he said this. Then they raised their voices and shouted, "Rid the earth of him!(al) He's not fit to live!"(am)
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Acts 22:23
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As they were shouting and throwing off their cloaks(an) and flinging dust into the air,(ao)
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Acts 22:24
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the commander ordered that Paul be taken into the barracks.(ap) He directed(aq) that he be flogged and interrogated in order to find out why the people were shouting at him like this.
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Acts 22:25
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As they stretched him out to flog him, Paul said to the centurion standing there, "Is it legal for you to flog a Roman citizen who hasn't even been found guilty?"(ar)
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Acts 22:26
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When the centurion heard this, he went to the commander and reported it. "What are you going to do?" he asked. "This man is a Roman citizen."
Acts 22:27
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The commander went to Paul and asked, "Tell me, are you a Roman citizen?" "Yes, I am," he answered.
Acts 22:28
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Then the commander said, "I had to pay a lot of money for my citizenship." "But I was born a citizen," Paul replied.
Acts 22:29
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Those who were about to interrogate him(as) withdrew immediately. The commander himself was alarmed when he realized that he had put Paul, a Roman citizen,(at) in chains.(au)
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