Acts 9:2
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English Standard Version
and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

King James Bible
And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.

American Standard Version
and asked of him letters to Damascus unto the synagogues, that if he found any that were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And asked of him letters to Damascus, to the synagogues: that if he found any men and wemen of this way, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

English Revised Version
and asked of him letters to Damascus unto the synagogues, that if he found any that were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

Webster's Bible Translation
And desired from him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he should find any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

Weymouth New Testament
went to the High Priest and begged from him letters addressed to the synagogues in Damascus, in order that if he found any believers there, either men or women, he might bring them in chains to Jerusalem.

Acts 9:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Of this way (τῆς ὁδοῦ)

Rev., more correctly, "the way." A common expression in the Acts for the Christian religion: "the characteristic direction of life as determined by faith on Jesus Christ" (Meyer). See Acts 19:9; Acts 22:4; Acts 24:22. For the fuller expression of the idea, see Acts 16:17; Acts 18:25.

Women

Paul three times alludes to his persecution of women as an aggravation of his cruelty (Acts 8:3; Acts 9:2; Acts 22:4).

Acts 9:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

desired.

Acts 9:14 And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on your name.

Acts 7:19 The same dealt subtly with our kindred, and evil entreated our fathers, so that they cast out their young children...

Acts 22:5 As also the high priest does bear me witness, and all the estate of the elders: from whom also I received letters to the brothers...

Acts 26:12 Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests,

Esther 3:8-13 And Haman said to king Ahasuerus...

Psalm 82:2-4 How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah...

the synagogues.

Acts 6:9 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians...

Acts 13:14,15 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down...

Acts 28:17-21 And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together, he said to them...

of this way. Gr. of the way.

Acts 19:9,23 But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spoke evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them...

Acts 22:5 As also the high priest does bear me witness, and all the estate of the elders: from whom also I received letters to the brothers...

Acts 28:22 But we desire to hear of you what you think: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.

Cross References
Genesis 14:15
And he divided his forces against them by night, he and his servants, and defeated them and pursued them to Hobah, north of Damascus.

Isaiah 17:1
An oracle concerning Damascus. Behold, Damascus will cease to be a city and will become a heap of ruins.

Jeremiah 49:23
Concerning Damascus: "Hamath and Arpad are confounded, for they have heard bad news; they melt in fear, they are troubled like the sea that cannot be quiet.

Matthew 10:17
Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues,

John 14:6
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Acts 9:14
And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your name."

Acts 9:21
And all who heard him were amazed and said, "Is not this the man who made havoc in Jerusalem of those who called upon this name? And has he not come here for this purpose, to bring them bound before the chief priests?"

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