Acts: Chapter 22

The Acts of the Apostles. The 22nd Chapter
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22:1 Men, brethren and fathers, hear ye what reason I yield now to you. Ye men, brethren, and fathers, hear mine answer which I make unto you. Ye men, brethren & fathers, hear my defence now towards you. Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence which I make now unto you.
22:2 And when some heard that in Hebrew tongue he spake to them, they gave the more silence. And he said, When they heard that he spake Hebrew unto them, they kept the more silence. And he said: (And when they heard that he spake in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept the more silence, and he said) (And when they heard that he spake in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept the more silence: and he saith,)
22:3 I am a man a Jew, born at Tarsus of Cilicia, nourished forsooth in this city beside the feet of Gamaliel, learned after the truth of fathers’ law, follower of the law, as also ye all be today. I am verily a man which am a jew, born in Tharsus, a city in Cicill, nevertheless yet brought up in this city, at the feet of Gamaliel, and informed diligently in the law of the fathers, and was fervent minded to God-ward, as ye all are this same day, I am verily a man, which am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and instructed according to the perfect manner of the Law of the Fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day. I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous towards God, as ye all are this day.
22:4 And I pursued this way till to the death, binding together and betaking into holds men and women, and I persecuted this way unto the death binding, and delivering into prison both men and women, And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prison both men and women, And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women,
22:5 as the prince of priests yieldeth witnessing to me, and all the more in birth. Of whom also I took epistles to brethren, and went to Damascus, to bring from thence men bound into Jerusalem, that they should be pained. as the chief priest doth bear me witness, and all the seniours: of whom also I received letters unto the brethren, and went to Damascon to bring them which were there bound unto Jerusalem for to be punished. As also the chief Priest doth bear me witness, & all the state of the Elders: of whom also I received letters unto the brethren, and went to Damascus to bring them which were there, bound unto Jerusalem, that they might be punished. As also the high Priest doth bear me witness, and all the estate of the elders: from whom also I received letters unto the brethren, and went to Damascus, to bring them which were there, bound unto Hierusalem, for to be punished.
22:6 Forsooth it was done, while I went and nighed to Damascus, in the midday suddenly from heaven a copious light shone about me. And it fortuned that as I made my journey, and was come nigh unto Damascon, about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me, And so it was, as I journeyed and was come near unto Damascus about noon, that suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me. And it came to pass, that as I made my journey, & was come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me.
22:7 And I felled down to the earth, and heard a voice from heaven, saying to me, Saul, Saul, what pursuest thou me? It is hard for thee for to kick against the prick. and I fell unto the earth, and heard a voice saying unto me: Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? So I fell unto the earth, and heard a voice, saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
22:8 And I answered, Who art thou Lord? And he said to me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou pursuest. And I answered: what art thou lord? and he said unto me? I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest. Then I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said to me, I am Jesus of Nazaret, whom thou persecutest. And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth who thou persecutest.
22:9 And they that were with me saw soothly the light, but they heard not the voice of him, that spake with me. And they that were with me saw verily a light and were afraid: but they heard not the voice of him that spake with me. Moreover they that were with me, saw indeed a light and were afraid: but they heard not the voice of him that spake unto me. And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.
22:10 And I said, Lord, what shall I do? And the Lord said to me, Rise thou, and go to Damascus; and there it shall be said to thee, of all things which it behooveth thee to do. And I said: what shall I do lord? And the lord said unto me: Arise and go into Damascon and there it shall be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do. Then I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise, and go into Damascus: and there it shall be told thee of all things, which are appointed for thee to do. And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise, and go into Damascus, and there it shall be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do.
22:11 And when I saw not, for the clarity of that light, I was led by the hand of fellows, and I came to Damascus. And when I saw nothing for the brightness of that light, I was led by the hand of them that were with me, and came into Damascon. So when I could not see for the glory of that light, I was led by the hand of them that were with me, and came into Damascus. And when I could not see for the glory of that light, being led by the hand of them that were with me, I came into Damascus.
22:12 Forsooth some man, Ananias, after the law having witnessing of all Jews dwelling in Damascus, One Ananias a perfect man, and as pertaining to the law having good report of all the jews which there dwelt, And one Ananias a godly man, as pertaining to the Law, having good report of all the Jews which dwelt there, And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews which dwelt there,
22:13 came to me, and stood nigh, and said to me, Saul, brother, behold. And I in the same hour beheld into him. came unto me, and stood and said unto me: Brother Saul receive thy sight. And that same hour I received my sight and saw him. Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight: & that same hour I looked upon him. Came unto me, and stood, & said unto me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him.
22:14 And he said, God of our fathers hath before-ordained thee, that thou shouldest know the will of him, and shouldest see just Christ, and hear the voice of his mouth. And he said unto me, the god of our fathers hath ordained thee before, that thou shouldest know his will, and shouldest see that which is rightful, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth: And he said, The God of our fathers hath appointed thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and shouldest see that Just one, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth. And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, & see that Just one, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.
22:15 For thou shalt be his witness to all men, of those things that thou hast seen and heard. for thou shalt be his witness unto all men of those things which thou hast seen and heard. For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of the things, which thou hast seen and heard. For thou shalt be his witness unto all men, of what thou hast seen & heard.
22:16 And now, what dwellest thou? Rise up, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, in-call the name of him. And now: why tarriest thou? Arise and be baptised, and wash away thy sins, in calling on the name of the lord. Now therefore why tarriest thou? Arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, in calling on the Name of the Lord. And now, why tarriest thou? Arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
22:17 And it was done to me, as I turned again to Jerusalem, and prayed in the temple, that I was made in ravishing of soul, And it fortuned, when I was come again to Jerusalem and prayed in the temple, that I was in a trance, And it came to pass, that when I was come again to Jerusalem, and prayed in the Temple, I was in a trance, And it came to pass, that when I was come again to Hierusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance,
22:18 and I saw him saying to me, Hie thou, and go out fast of Jerusalem, for they shall not receive thy witnessing of me. And saw him saying unto me: Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem: For they will not receive the witness that thou bearest of me. And saw him saying unto me, Make haste, & get thee quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy witness concerning me. And saw him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Hierusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony concerning me.
22:19 And I said, Lord, they know, that I was closing together in prison, and beating by synagogues them that believed in thee. And I said: lord they know that I prisoned, and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee. Then I said, Lord, they know that I prisoned, and beat in every Synagogue them that believed in thee. And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned, and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee.
22:20 And when the blood of Stephen, thy witness, was shed, I stood nigh, and consented, and kept the clothes of men that slew him. and when the blood of thy witness Steven was shed, I also stood by, and consented unto his death. and kept the raiment of them that slew him. And when the blood of thy martyr Steven was shed, I also stood by, and consented unto his death, and kept the clothes of them that slew him. And when the blood of thy martyr Steven was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him.
22:21 And he said to me, Go thou, for I shall send thee far to nations. And he said unto me: depart for I will send thee afar hence unto the gentiles. Then he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles. And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence, unto the Gentiles.
22:22 And they heard him to this word; and they raised their voice, and said, Take away from the earth such a manner man; for it is not leaveful, that he live. They gave him audience unto this word, and lift up their voices and said: away with such a fellow from the earth. it is pity that he should live. And they heard unto this word, but then they lift up their voices, and said, Away with such a fellow from the earth: for it is not meet that he should live. And they gave him audience unto this word, and then lift up their voices, and said, Away with such a fellow from the earth: for it is not fit that he should live.
22:23 And when they cried, and cast away their clothes, and threw dust in the air, And they cried and cast off their clothes, and threw dust into the air. And as they cried and cast off their clothes, and threw dust into the air, And as they cried out, and cast off their clothes, & threw dust into the air,
22:24 the tribune commanded him to be led into the castles, and to be beaten with scourges, and to be tormented, that he should know, for what cause they cried so to him. The captain bade him to be brought into the castle, and commanded him to be scourged, and to be examined, that he might know wherefore they cried on him. The chief captain commanded him to be led into the castle, & bade that he should be scourged, and examined, that he might know wherefore they cried so on him. The chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle, and bade that he should be examined by scourging: that he might know wherefore they cried so against him.
22:25 And when they had restrained him with bonds, Paul said to a centurion standing nigh to him, If it is leaveful to you, to scourge a man Roman, and uncondemned? And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said unto an under-captain: Is it lawful for you to scourge a Roman uncondemned? And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said unto the Centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge one that is a Roman, and not condemned? And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said unto the Centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?
22:26 And when this thing was heard, the centurion went to the tribune, and told to him, saying, What art thou to doing? forsooth this man is a citizen Roman. When the under-captain heard that, he went to the upper-captain, and told him saying: What intendest thou to do? This man is a Roman. Now when the Centurion heard it, he went, and told the chief captain, saying, Take heed what thou doest: for this man is a Roman. When the Centurion heard that, he went and told the chief captain, saying, Take heed what thou doest, for this man is a Roman.
22:27 Forsooth the tribune coming to, said to him, Say thou to me, if thou art a Roman? And he said, Yea. The upper-captain came to him, and said: Tell me, art thou a Roman? He said: Yea. Then the chief captain came, and said to him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? And he said, Yea. Then the chief captain came; and said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? He said, Yea.
22:28 And the tribune answered, I with much sum got this freedom. And Paul saith, I soothly and am born. And the captain answered: With much money obtained I this freedom. And Paul said: I was freeborn. And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this burgeship. Then Paul said, But I was so born. And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom. And Paul said, But I was free born.
22:29 Therefore anon they that should have tormented him, departed away from him. And the tribune dreaded, after that he knew, that he was a citizen of Rome, and that he had bound him. Then straightway departed from him they which should have examined him And the captain also was afraid, after he knew that he was a Roman, because he had bound him. Then straightway they departed from him, which should have examined him: & the chief captain also was afraid, after he knew that he was a Roman, and that he had bound him. Then straightway they departed from him which should have examined him: and the chief captain also was afraid after he knew that he was a Roman, & because he had bound him.
22:30 But in the day following he would know more diligently, for what cause he were accused of the Jews, and unbound him, and commanded the priests and all the council to come together. And he brought forth Paul, and set him among them. On the morrow he loosed him from his bonds desiring to know the certainty for what cause he was accused of the jews, and commanded the high priests and all the council to come together, and brought Paul, and set him before them. On the next day, because he would have known the certainty wherefore he was accused of the Jews, he loosed him from his bonds, and commanded the high Priests and all their Council to come together: and he brought Paul, and set him before them. On the morrow, because he would have known the certainty wherefore he was accused of the Jews, he loosed him from his bands, and commanded the chief Priests and all their Council to appear, and brought Paul down, and set him before them.
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