Acts 9:21
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English Standard Version
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?”

King James Bible
But all that heard him were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests?

American Standard Version
And all that heard him were amazed, and said, Is not this he that in Jerusalem made havoc of them that called on this name? and he had come hither for this intent, that he might bring them bound before the chief priests.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all that heard him, were astonished, and said: Is not this he who persecuted in Jerusalem those that called upon this name: and came hither for that intent, that he might carry them bound to the chief priests?

English Revised Version
And all that heard him were amazed, and said, Is not this he that in Jerusalem made havock of them which called on this name? and he had come hither for this intent, that he might bring them bound before the chief priests.

Webster's Bible Translation
But all that heard him were amazed, and said, Is not this he that destroyed them who called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound to the chief priests?

Weymouth New Testament
and his hearers were all amazed, and began to ask one another, "Is not this the man who in Jerusalem tried to exterminate those who called upon that Name, and came here on purpose to carry them off in chains to the High Priests?"

Acts 9:21 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Destroyed (πορθήσας)

Rather, laid waste, made havoc of, as Rev. Compare Acts 8:3. Paul uses the same word in Galatians 1:13.

Acts 9:21 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

amazed.

Acts 2:6,12 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded...

Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled...

Numbers 23:23 Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel...

Psalm 71:7 I am as a wonder to many; but you are my strong refuge.

Isaiah 8:18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts...

Zechariah 3:8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, you, and your fellows that sit before you: for they are men wondered at: for, behold...

2 Thessalonians 1:10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints...

1 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knows us not...

Is not.

Acts 3:10 And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple...

Matthew 13:54,55 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said...

Mark 5:15-20 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind...

John 9:8,9 The neighbors therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged...

destroyed.

Acts 9:1,2,13,14 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest...

Acts 8:3 As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.

Galatians 1:13-24 For you have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God...

Cross References
Psalm 51:13
Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to you.

Acts 7:59
And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."

Acts 8:3
But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison.

Acts 9:2
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.

Acts 9:13
But Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem.

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

Acts 9:22
But Saul increased all the more in strength, and confounded the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving that Jesus was the Christ.

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