Acts 26:15
New International Version
“Then I asked, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ “ ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’ the Lord replied.

New Living Translation
“‘Who are you, lord?’ I asked. “And the Lord replied, ‘I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting.

English Standard Version
And I said, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.

Berean Study Bible
‘Who are You, Lord?’ I asked. ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’ the Lord replied.

Berean Literal Bible
Then I said, 'Who are You, Lord?' And the Lord said, 'I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.

King James Bible
And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.

New King James Version
So I said, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ And He said, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.

New American Standard Bible
And I said, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.

NASB 1995
“And I said, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.

NASB 1977
“And I said, ‘Who art Thou, Lord?’ And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.

Amplified Bible
And I said, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.

Christian Standard Bible
“I asked, ‘Who are you, Lord? ’ “And the Lord replied, ‘I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I said, ‘Who are You, Lord?’” And the Lord replied: I am Jesus, the One you are persecuting.

American Standard Version
And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And I said, “Who are you my lord?” And our Lord said to me, 'I am Yeshua the Nazarene, whom you are persecuting.' “

Contemporary English Version
"Who are you?" I asked. Then the Lord answered, "I am Jesus! I am the one you are so cruel to.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I said: Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord answered: I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.

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

Good News Translation
'Who are you, Lord?' I asked. And the Lord answered, 'I am Jesus, whom you persecute.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I asked, 'Who are you, sir?' "The Lord answered, 'I am Jesus, the one you're persecuting.

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

Literal Standard Version
And I said, Who are You, Lord? And He said, I am Jesus whom you persecute;

NET Bible
So I said, 'Who are you, Lord?' And the Lord replied, 'I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.

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

Weymouth New Testament
"'Who art Thou, Lord?' I asked. "'I am Jesus whom you are persecuting,' the Lord replied.

World English Bible
"I said, 'Who are you, Lord?' "He said, 'I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.

Young's Literal Translation
'And I said, Who art thou, Lord? and he said, I am Jesus whom thou dost persecute;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Testimony to Agrippa
14We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice say to me in Hebrew, ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’ 15‘Who are You, Lord?’ I asked. ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’ the Lord replied. 16‘But get up and stand on your feet. For I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen from Me and what I will show you.…

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

Acts 26:16
But get up and stand on your feet. For I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen from Me and what I will show you.


Treasury of Scripture

And I said, Who are you, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom you persecute.

I am.

Exodus 16:8
And Moses said, This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD.

Matthew 25:40,45
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me…

John 15:20,21
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also…









Verse 15. - The Lord for he, A.V. and T.R.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
‘Who
Τίς (Tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

are You,
εἶ (ei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

Lord?’
Κύριε (Kyrie)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

I
Ἐγὼ (Egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

asked.
εἶπα (eipa)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

‘I
Ἐγώ (Egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

am
εἰμι (eimi)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

Jesus,
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

whom
ὃν (hon)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

you
σὺ (sy)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

are persecuting,’
διώκεις (diōkeis)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 1377: To pursue, hence: I persecute. A prolonged form of a primary verb dio; to pursue; by implication, to persecute.

the
(Ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lord
Κύριος (Kyrios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

replied.
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.


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