New Living Translation
"Who are you, lord?" Saul asked. And the voice replied, "I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting!
King James Bible
And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus, whom thou persecutest.
World English Bible
He said, "Who are you, Lord?" The Lord said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.
Young's Literal Translation
And he said, 'Who art thou, Lord?' and the Lord said, 'I am Jesus whom thou dost persecute; hard for thee at the pricks to kick;'
Acts 9:5 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:5 To kick against the goads - is a Syriac proverb, expressing an attempt that brings nothing but pain.
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"Go and inquire for one called Saul of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth."--ACTS ix. 11. "For this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all long-suffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on Him to life everlasting."--1 TIM. i. 16. God took His own Son, and made Him our Example and our Pattern. It sometimes is as if the power of Christ's example is lost in the thought that He, in whom is no sin, is not man as we are. Our Lord took Paul, a man …
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He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me?"
Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do."
"No, Lord," Peter declared. "I have never eaten anything that our Jewish laws have declared impure and unclean."
We all fell down, and I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is useless for you to fight against my will.'
I don't mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me.
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