New International Version
"'Lord,' I replied, 'these people know that I went from one synagogue to another to imprison and beat those who believe in you.
King James Bible
And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee:
Darby Bible Translation
And *I* said, Lord, they themselves know that *I* was imprisoning and beating in every synagogue those that believe on thee;
World English Bible
I said, 'Lord, they themselves know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue those who believed in you.
Young's Literal Translation
and I said, Lord, they -- they know that I was imprisoning and was scourging in every synagogue those believing on thee;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue - This shows what an active instrument Saul of Tarsus was, in the hands of this persecuting priesthood, and how very generally the followers of Christ were persecuted, and how difficult it was at this time to profess Christianity.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryRome Protects Paul
'And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the Temple, I was in a trance; 18. And saw Him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony concerning Me. 19. And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed on Thee: 20. And when the blood of Thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the raiment of them …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
Some Scriptures for Daily Practise.
Baptism, a Divinely Appointed Means of Grace.
Be on your guard; you will be handed over to the local councils and be flogged in the synagogues.
But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison.
I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison,
Many a time I went from one synagogue to another to have them punished, and I tried to force them to blaspheme. I was so obsessed with persecuting them that I even hunted them down in foreign cities.
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