New International Version
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.
King James Bible
And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities.
Darby Bible Translation
And often punishing them in all the synagogues, I compelled them to blaspheme. And, being exceedingly furious against them, I persecuted them even to cities out [of our own land].
World English Bible
Punishing them often in all the synagogues, I tried to make them blaspheme. Being exceedingly enraged against them, I persecuted them even to foreign cities.
Young's Literal Translation
and in every synagogue, often punishing them, I was constraining them to speak evil, being also exceedingly mad against them, I was also persecuting them even unto strange cities.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Being exceedingly mad against them - Only a madman will persecute another because of his differing from him in religious opinion; and the fiercest persecutor is he who should be deemed the most furious madman.
Unto strange cities - Places out of the jurisdiction of the Jews, such as Damascus, which he immediately mentions.
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Acts 26:24-29. Portraits.
The Publisher to the Reader.
All day long my enemies taunt me; those who rail against me use my name as a curse.
Be on your guard; you will be handed over to the local councils and be flogged in the synagogues.
Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord's disciples. He went to the high priest
as the high priest and all the Council can themselves testify. I even obtained letters from them to their associates in Damascus, and went there to bring these people as prisoners to Jerusalem to be punished.
"'Lord,' I replied, 'these people know that I went from one synagogue to another to imprison and beat those who believe in you.
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