New International Version
"I too was convinced that I ought to do all that was possible to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
King James Bible
I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
Darby Bible Translation
*I* indeed myself thought that I ought to do much against the name of Jesus the Nazaraean.
World English Bible
"I myself most certainly thought that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
Young's Literal Translation
I, indeed, therefore, thought with myself, that against the name of Jesus of Nazareth it behoved me many things to do,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That God should raise the dead? - As Agrippa believed in the true God, and knew that one of his attributes was omnipotence, he could not believe that the resurrection of the dead was an impossible thing; and to this belief of his the apostle appeals; and the more especially, because the Sadducees denied the doctrine of the resurrection, though they professed to believe in the same God. Two attributes of God stood pledged to produce this resurrection: his truth, on which his promise was founded; and his power, by which the thing could be easily affected, as that power is unlimited.
Some of the best critics think this verse should be read thus: What! should it be thought a thing incredible with you, if God should raise the dead?
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Who art thou Lord? I am Jesus.--ACTS 26:15. It is I; be not afraid.--When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee: and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the Lord thy God, . . . thy Saviour. Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.--Emmanuel, God with us. Thou shalt …
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Faith in Christ
Acts 26:24-29. Portraits.
The Publisher to the Reader.
They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.
They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God.
"Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders.
Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord's disciples. He went to the high priest
"I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city. I studied under Gamaliel and was thoroughly trained in the law of our ancestors. I was just as zealous for God as any of you are today.
I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison,
"'Who are you, Lord?' I asked. "'I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting,' he replied.
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