Acts 9:5
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New International Version
"Who are you, Lord?" Saul asked. "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," he replied.

New Living Translation
"Who are you, lord?" Saul asked. And the voice replied, "I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting!

English Standard Version
And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.

Berean Study Bible
"Who are You, Lord?" Saul asked. "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," He replied.

Berean Literal Bible
And he said, "Who are You, Lord?" And He said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.

New American Standard Bible
And he said, "Who are You, Lord?" And He said, "I am Jesus whom 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Who are You, Lord?" he said. "I am Jesus, the One you are persecuting," He replied.

International Standard Version
He asked, "Who are you, Lord?" The voice said, "I'm Jesus, whom you are persecuting.

NET Bible
So he said, "Who are you, Lord?" He replied, "I am Jesus whom you are persecuting!

New Heart English Bible
He said, "Who are you, Lord?" The Lord said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He answered and said, “Who are you my lord?” And our Lord said, “I AM THE LIVING GOD, Yeshua the Nazarene, He whom you are persecuting.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Saul asked, "Who are you, sir?" The person replied, "I'm Jesus, the one you're persecuting.

New American Standard 1977
And he said, “Who art Thou, Lord?” And He said, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I AM Jesus whom thou dost persecute; it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said, Who are you, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom you persecute: it is hard for you to kick against the goads.

American King James Version
And he said, Who are you, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom you persecute: it is hard for you to kick against the pricks.

American Standard Version
And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And he'said , I am Jesus whom thou persecutest:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who said: Who art thou, Lord? And he: I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. It is hard for thee to kick against the goad.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And he [said], I am Jesus, whom thou persecutest.

English Revised Version
And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest:

Webster's Bible Translation
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 goads.

Weymouth New Testament
"Who art thou, Lord?" he asked. "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," was the reply.

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;'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:1-9 So ill informed was Saul, that he thought he ought to do all he could against the name of Christ, and that he did God service thereby; he seemed to breathe in this as in his element. Let us not despair of renewing grace for the conversion of the greatest sinners, nor let such despair of the pardoning mercy of God for the greatest sin. It is a signal token of Divine favour, if God, by the inward working of his grace, or the outward events of his providence, stops us from prosecuting or executing sinful purposes. Saul saw that Just One, ch. 22:14; 26:13. How near to us is the unseen world! It is but for God to draw aside the veil, and objects are presented to the view, compared with which, whatever is most admired on earth is mean and contemptible. Saul submitted without reserve, desirous to know what the Lord Jesus would have him to do. Christ's discoveries of himself to poor souls are humbling; they lay them very low, in mean thoughts of themselves. For three days Saul took no food, and it pleased God to leave him for that time without relief. His sins were now set in order before him; he was in the dark concerning his own spiritual state, and wounded in spirit for sin. When a sinner is brought to a proper sense of his own state and conduct, he will cast himself wholly on the mercy of the Saviour, asking what he would have him to do. God will direct the humbled sinner, and though he does not often bring transgressors to joy and peace in believing, without sorrows and distress of conscience, under which the soul is deeply engaged as to eternal things, yet happy are those who sow in tears, for they shall reap in joy.
Study Bible
The Road to Damascus
4He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me?” 5“Who are You, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” He replied. 6“Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”…
Cross References
Acts 9:4
He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me?"

Acts 9:6
"Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do."

Acts 10:14
"No, Lord!" Peter answered, "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean."

Acts 26:14
We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice say to me in Aramaic, 'Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.'

Philippians 3:12
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been perfected, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
Treasury of Scripture

And he said, Who are you, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom you persecute: it is hard for you to kick against the pricks.

Who.

1 Samuel 3:4-10 That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I…

1 Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but …

I am.

Acts 26:9 I truly thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary …

it is.

Acts 5:39 But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it; lest haply you be found …

Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: you are waxen fat, you are grown …

Job 9:4 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself …

Job 40:9,10 Have you an arm like God? or can you thunder with a voice like him…

Psalm 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when …

Isaiah 45:9 Woe to him that strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with …

1 Corinthians 10:22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

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