New Living Translation
"I used to believe that I ought to do everything I could to oppose the very name of Jesus the Nazarene.
King James Bible
I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
Darby Bible Translation
I indeed myself thought that I ought to do much against the name of Jesus the Nazaraean.
World English Bible
"I myself most certainly thought that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
Young's Literal Translation
I, indeed, therefore, thought with myself, that against the name of Jesus of Nazareth it behoved me many things to do,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
26:9 I thought - When I was a Pharisee: that I ought to do many things - Which he now enumerates.
Library'Before Governors and Kings'
'Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: 20. But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judsea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. 21. For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill me. 22. Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
Eighteenth Day. Holiness and Faith.
The Nature of Enthusiasm
The Almost Christian
They will do all this to you because of me, for they have rejected the one who sent me.
For you will be expelled from the synagogues, and the time is coming when those who kill you will think they are doing a holy service for God.
"Friends, I realize that what you and your leaders did to Jesus was done in ignorance.
Meanwhile, Saul was uttering threats with every breath and was eager to kill the Lord's followers. So he went to the high priest.
Then Paul said, "I am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, and I was brought up and educated here in Jerusalem under Gamaliel. As his student, I was carefully trained in our Jewish laws and customs. I became very zealous to honor God in everything I did, just like all of you today.
And I persecuted the followers of the Way, hounding some to death, arresting both men and women and throwing them in prison.
"'Who are you, lord?' I asked. "And the voice replied, 'I am Jesus the Nazarene, the one you are persecuting.'
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