1 'My brothers, my fathers, listen to what I have to say to you in my defence.'
Acts 7:2 1Cor 9:3 1Pet 3:15 2Cor 7:11 2Cor 12:19 2Tim 4:16 Acts 13:26
2 When they realised he was speaking in Hebrew, the silence was even greater than before.
3 'I am a Jew', Paul said, 'and was born at Tarsus in Cilicia. I was brought up here in this city. It was under Gamaliel that I studied and was taught the exact observance of the Law of our ancestors. In fact, I was as full of duty towards God as you all are today.
Acts 5:34 Acts 9:11 Acts 21:20 Acts 21:39 Acts 26:5 Phil 3:5-6 Luke 10:39
4 I even persecuted this Way to the death and sent women as well as men to prison in chains
Acts 22:19-20 Acts 8:1-4 Acts 26:9-11 1Cor 15:9 1Tim 1:13-15 Acts 7:58 Acts 9:1-2
5 as the high priest and the whole council of elders can testify. I even received letters from them to the brothers in Damascus, which I took with me when I set off to bring prisoners back from there to Jerusalem for punishment.
Luke 22:66 Acts 9:1-2 Acts 5:21 1Tim 4:14 Acts 4:5 Acts 9:14 Acts 13:26
6 'It happened that I was on that journey and nearly at Damascus when in the middle of the day a bright light from heaven suddenly shone round me.
2Sam 8:6 Acts 9:3-8 Acts 26:12-18 Gen 14:15 Gen 15:2 Isa 24:23 Matt 17:2
7 I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?"
1Sam 3:10 1Tim 1:13 Exod 3:4 Gen 3:9 Gen 16:8 Gen 22:1 Gen 22:11
8 I answered, "Who are you, Lord?" and he said to me, "I am Jesus the Nazarene, whom you are persecuting."
Acts 26:9 1Cor 12:12 1Cor 12:26-27 1Sam 8:7 Acts 3:6 Acts 4:10 Acts 6:14
9 The people with me saw the light but did not hear the voice which spoke to me.
Acts 9:7 Dan 10:7 Acts 26:13 John 12:29-30
10 I said, "What am I to do, Lord?" The Lord answered, "Get up and go into Damascus, and there you will be told what you have been appointed to do."
Acts 16:30 Acts 26:16-18 Ps 25:8-9 Ps 143:8-10 Acts 2:37 Acts 9:6 Acts 10:33
11 Since the light had been so dazzling that I was blind, I got to Damascus only because my companions led me by the hand.
Acts 9:8-9 Acts 13:11 Isa 42:16
12 'Someone called Ananias, a devout follower of the Law and highly thought of by all the Jews living there,
Acts 10:22 Acts 6:3 1Tim 3:7 2Cor 6:8 3John 1:12 Acts 8:2 Acts 9:10-18
13 came to see me; he stood beside me and said, "Brother Saul, receive your sight." Instantly my sight came back and I was able to see him.
Acts 9:17-18 Phlm 1:16
14 Then he said, "The God of our ancestors has chosen you to know his will, to see the Upright One and hear his own voice speaking,
Acts 26:16 1Cor 9:1 1Cor 15:8 1John 2:1 Acts 7:52 Acts 9:15 Acts 9:17
15 because you are to be his witness before all humanity, testifying to what you have seen and heard.
Acts 23:11 Acts 4:20 Acts 1:8 Acts 1:22 Acts 10:39-41 Acts 22:14 Acts 26:16-18
16 And now why delay? Hurry and be baptised and wash away your sins, calling on his name."
Acts 2:38 1Cor 6:11 Heb 10:22 1Cor 12:13 1Pet 3:21 Acts 2:21 Acts 9:14
17 'It happened that, when I got back to Jerusalem, and was praying in the Temple, I fell into a trance
2Cor 12:1-4 Acts 9:26-28 Acts 10:9-10 Acts 26:20 Gal 1:18 Rev 1:10
18 and then I saw him. "Hurry," he said, "leave Jerusalem at once; they will not accept the testimony you are giving about me."
Acts 3:19 Acts 9:29 Ezek 3:6-7 Luke 21:21 Matt 10:14 Matt 10:23
19 "Lord," I answered, "they know that I used to go from synagogue to synagogue, imprisoning and flogging those who believed in you;
Acts 22:4 Matt 10:17 Acts 8:3 Acts 9:1 Acts 26:9-12
20 and that when the blood of your witness Stephen was being shed, I, too, was standing by, in full agreement with his murderers, and in charge of their clothes."
Acts 7:58 Acts 8:1 Rev 2:13 Rom 1:32 Acts 26:10 Luke 11:48 Rev 17:6
21 Then he said to me, "Go! I am sending you out to the gentiles far away." '
Acts 9:15 1Tim 2:7 2Tim 1:11 Acts 13:2 Acts 13:46-47 Acts 18:6 Acts 26:17-18
22 So far they had listened to him, but at these words they began to shout, 'Rid the earth of the man! He is not fit to live!'
Acts 25:24 Acts 21:36 Acts 7:54-57 John 19:15 Luke 23:18
23 They were yelling, waving their cloaks and throwing dust into the air,
2Sam 16:13 Acts 7:53 Acts 7:58 Eccl 10:3 Acts 26:11
24 and so the tribune had him brought into the fortress and ordered him to be examined under the lash, to find out the reason for the outcry against him.
Acts 21:34 Acts 23:10 Acts 16:22-23 Acts 16:37 Acts 21:31-32 Acts 22:25-29 Acts 23:27
25 But when they had strapped him down Paul said to the centurion on duty, 'Is it legal for you to flog a man who is a Roman citizen and has not been brought to trial?'
Acts 16:37 Acts 25:16 Acts 10:1 Acts 22:27-28 Acts 23:17 Acts 27:1 Acts 27:3
26 When he heard this the centurion went and told the tribune; 'Do you realise what you are doing?' he said. 'This man is a Roman citizen.'
Acts 22:29 Acts 23:27
27 So the tribune came and asked him, 'Tell me, are you a Roman citizen?' Paul answered 'Yes'.
28 To this the tribune replied, 'It cost me a large sum to acquire this citizenship.' 'But I was born to it,' said Paul.
29 Then those who were about to examine him hurriedly withdrew, and the tribune himself was alarmed when he realised that he had put a Roman citizen in chains.
Acts 16:38-39 Acts 21:33 Acts 22:24-26 Heb 11:35
30 The next day, since he wanted to know for sure what charge the Jews were bringing, he freed Paul and gave orders for a meeting of the chief priests and the entire Sanhedrin; then he brought Paul down and set him in front of them.
Acts 23:28 Acts 21:33 Acts 5:21 Acts 21:11 Acts 22:5 Acts 23:15 Acts 26:29