Acts 22:4
New International Version
I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison,

New Living Translation
And I persecuted the followers of the Way, hounding some to death, arresting both men and women and throwing them in prison.

English Standard Version
I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering to prison both men and women,

Berean Study Bible
I persecuted this Way even to the death, detaining both men and women and throwing them into prison,

Berean Literal Bible
who persecuted this Way as far as death, binding and betraying to prisons both men and women,

King James Bible
And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.

New King James Version
I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women,

New American Standard Bible
I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and putting both men and women into prisons,

NASB 1995
“I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and putting both men and women into prisons,

NASB 1977
“And I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and putting both men and women into prisons,

Amplified Bible
I persecuted and pursued the followers of this Way to the death, binding them with chains and putting [followers of Jesus] both men and women into prisons,

Christian Standard Bible
I persecuted this Way to the death, arresting and putting both men and women in jail,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and putting both men and women in jail,

American Standard Version
and I persecuted this Way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And I persecuted this way unto death, as I would bind and deliver men and women into prison.”

Contemporary English Version
I made trouble for everyone who followed the Lord's Way, and I even had some of them killed. I had others arrested and put in jail. I didn't care if they were men or women.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who persecuted this way unto death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.

English Revised Version
and I persecuted this Way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.

Good News Translation
I persecuted to the death the people who followed this Way. I arrested men and women and threw them into prison.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I persecuted people who followed the way [of Christ]: I tied up men and women and put them into prison until they were executed.

International Standard Version
I persecuted this Way, even executing people, and kept tying up both men and women and putting them in prison,

Literal Standard Version
And this Way I persecuted to death, binding and delivering up to prisons both men and women,

NET Bible
I persecuted this Way even to the point of death, tying up both men and women and putting them in prison,

New Heart English Bible
I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.

Weymouth New Testament
I persecuted to death this new faith, continually binding both men and women and throwing them into prison;

World English Bible
I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.

Young's Literal Translation
'And this way I persecuted unto death, binding and delivering up to prisons both men and women,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Defense to the Crowd
3“I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but raised in this city. I was educated at the feet of Gamaliel in strict conformity to the law of our fathers. I am just as zealous for God as any of you here today. 4I persecuted this Way even to the death, detaining both men and women and throwing them into prison, 5as the high priest and the whole Council can testify about me. I even obtained letters from them to their brothers in Damascus, and I was on my way to apprehend these people and bring them to Jerusalem to be punished.…

Cross References
Acts 8:3
But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off men and women and put them in prison.

Acts 9:2
and requested letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any men or women belonging to the Way, he could bring them as prisoners to Jerusalem.

Acts 22:19
Lord,' I answered, 'they know very well that in one synagogue after another I imprisoned and beat those who believed in You.

Acts 26:9
So then, I too was convinced that I ought to do all I could to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

Galatians 1:13
For you have heard of my former way of life in Judaism, how severely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it.

Philippians 3:6
as to zeal, persecuting the church; as to righteousness in the law, faultless.

2 Peter 2:2
Many will follow in their depravity, and because of them the way of truth will be defamed.


Treasury of Scripture

And I persecuted this way to the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.

I persecuted.

Acts 22:19,20
And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee: …

Acts 7:58
And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul.

Acts 8:1-4
And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles…

this.

Acts 16:17
The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.

Acts 18:26
And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.

Acts 19:9,23
But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus…









(4) And I persecuted this way.--The speaker obviously uses the current colloquial term (see Notes on Acts 9:2; Acts 19:23), used by the disciples as indicating that they had found in Christ the way of eternal life; used, it may be, by others with a certain tone of scorn, as of people who had chosen their own way, and must be left to take it.

Verse 4. - I persecuted (see 1 Corinthians 15:9; 1 Timothy 1:13; and Acts 26:11). This Way (see Acts 9:2; Acts 18:25; Acts 19:9, 23). Unto the death (comp. Acts 9:1). Binding, etc. (comp. Acts 8:3; Acts 9:2).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[I]
ὃς (hos)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

persecuted
ἐδίωξα (ediōxa)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1377: To pursue, hence: I persecute. A prolonged form of a primary verb dio; to pursue; by implication, to persecute.

this
ταύτην (tautēn)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

Way
Ὁδὸν (Hodon)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3598: A way, road, journey, path. Apparently a primary word; a road; by implication, a progress; figuratively, a mode or means.

even to the
ἄχρι (achri)
Preposition
Strong's 891: As far as, up to, until, during. Or achris akh'-rece; akin to akron; until or up to.

death,
θανάτου (thanatou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2288: Death, physical or spiritual. From thnesko; death.

detaining
δεσμεύων (desmeuōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1195: To bind, put in chains, tie together. From a derivative of desmeo; to be a binder, i.e. To enchain, to tie on.

both
τε (te)
Conjunction
Strong's 5037: And, both. A primary particle of connection or addition; both or also.

men
ἄνδρας (andras)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 435: A male human being; a man, husband. A primary word; a man.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

women
γυναῖκας (gynaikas)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

throwing them
παραδιδοὺς (paradidous)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3860: From para and didomi; to surrender, i.e yield up, intrust, transmit.

into
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

prison,
φυλακὰς (phylakas)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 5438: From phulasso; a guarding or, the act, the person; figuratively, the place, the condition, or, the time, literally or figuratively.


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