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Acts 22:1
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"(a)Brethren and fathers, hear my defense which I now offer to you."
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Acts 22:2
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And when they heard that he was addressing them in the [a](b)Hebrew dialect, they became even more quiet; and he *said,
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Acts 22:3
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"(c)I am (d)a Jew, born in (e)Tarsus of (f)Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated [b]under (g)Gamaliel, [c](h)strictly according to the law of our fathers, being zealous for God just as (i)you all are today.
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Acts 22:4
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(j)I persecuted this (k)Way to the death, binding and putting both men and women into prisons,
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Acts 22:5
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as also (l)the high priest and all (m)the Council of the elders [d]can testify. From them I also (n)received letters to (o)the brethren, and started off for (p)Damascus in order to bring even those who were there to Jerusalem [e]as prisoners to be punished.
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Acts 22:6
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"(q)But it happened that as I was on my way, approaching Damascus about noontime, a very bright light suddenly flashed from heaven all around me,
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Acts 22:7
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and I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?'
Acts 22:8
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And I answered, ‘Who are You, Lord?' And He said to me, ‘I am (r)Jesus the Nazarene, whom you are persecuting.'
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Acts 22:9
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And those who were with me (s)saw the light, to be sure, but (t)did not [f]understand the voice of the One who was speaking to me.
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Acts 22:10
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And I said, ‘(u)What shall I do, Lord?' And the Lord said to me, ‘Get up and go on into Damascus, and there you will be told of all that has been appointed for you to do.'
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Acts 22:11
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But since I (v)could not see because of the [g]brightness of that light, I was led by the hand by those who were with me and came into Damascus.
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Acts 22:12
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"A certain (w)Ananias, a man who was devout by the standard of the Law, and (x)well spoken of by all the Jews who lived there,
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Acts 22:13
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came to me, and standing near said to me, ‘(y)Brother Saul, receive your sight!' And [h](z)at that very time I looked up at him.
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Acts 22:14
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And he said, ‘(aa)The God of our fathers has (ab)appointed you to know His will and to (ac)see the (ad)Righteous One and to hear an [i]utterance from His mouth.
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Acts 22:15
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For you will be (ae)a witness for Him to all men of (af)what you have seen and heard.
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Acts 22:16
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Now why do you delay? (ag)Get up and be baptized, and (ah)wash away your sins, (ai)calling on His name.'
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Acts 22:17
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"It happened when I (aj)returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, that I (ak)fell into a trance,
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Acts 22:18
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and I saw Him saying to me, ‘(al)Make haste, and get out of Jerusalem quickly, because they will not accept your testimony about Me.'
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Acts 22:19
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And I said, ‘Lord, they themselves understand that in one synagogue after another (am)I used to imprison and (an)beat those who believed in You.
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Acts 22:20
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And (ao)when the blood of Your witness Stephen was being shed, I also was standing by approving, and watching out for the coats of those who were slaying him.'
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Acts 22:21
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And He said to me, ‘Go! For I will send you far away (ap)to the Gentiles.' "
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