The Passion Translation
4 Falling to the ground, he heard a booming voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?”[a]
5–7 The men accompanying Saul were stunned and speechless, for they heard a heavenly voice but could see no one.
Saul replied, “Who are you, Lord?”Read full chapter
- Acts 9:4 To persecute the church is to persecute Jesus. He is one with his beloved church. See Zech. 2:8.
- Acts 9:5 As translated from the Aramaic, which uses the word scion. Although scion is often translated “branch” (Nazarene), it can also be mean “victorious” or “heir of a mighty family.”
- Acts 9:5 The Aramaic adds a line here that can be translated “Is it hard for you to rear up against a scorpion’s stinger” (or goads)?