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I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day.

In tarsus


General references

Bible References


Acts 21:39
"I am a Jew," Paul answered, "from Tarsus, in Cilicia, a citizen of no insignificant city. I beg you to let me speak to the people."
Romans 11:1
I ask then, has God repudiated his people? By no means. Why, I am an Israelite myself, I am descended from Abraham, and I belong to the tribe of Benjamin.
2 Corinthians 11:22
If they are Hebrews, so am I! If they are Israelites, so am I! If they are descended from Abraham, so am I!
Philippians 3:5
I was circumcised when I was eight days old. I am a descendant of Israel. I belong to the tribe of Benjamin. I am a Hebrew, and the son of Hebrews. As to the Law, I was a Pharisee;

In tarsus

Acts 9:11
The Lord said to him, "Get up and go to the street called the Straight Street, and ask at the house of Judas for a man named Saul, from Tarsus, for he is there praying.
Acts 11:25
Then Barnabas went over to Tarsus to seek out Saul,

A city

Acts 6:9
But members of the synagogue known as that of the Libyans, Cyreneans, and Alexandrians, and men from Cilicia and Asia undertook to debate with Stephen,
Acts 15:23
They were the bearers of this letter: "The apostles and the brothers who are elders send greeting to the brothers of heathen birth in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia.
Acts 23:34
After reading the letter, he asked Paul what province he belonged to, and when he learned that he was from Cilicia,
Galatians 1:21
After that, I went to the districts of Syria and Cilicia.


Luke 2:46
And on the third day they found him in the Temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions,
Luke 8:35
And the people came out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus and found the man out of whom the demons had gone sitting there, at Jesus' feet, with his clothes on and in his right mind, and they were frightened.
Luke 10:39
She had a sister named Mary, who seated herself at the Master's feet, and listened to what he was saying.


Acts 5:34
But a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the Law highly regarded by all the people, got up in the council and ordered the men to be removed for a while,


Acts 23:6
Knowing that part of them were Sadducees and part of them Pharisees, Paul called out in the council, "Brothers, I am a Pharisee, and the son of Pharisees! It is for my hope for the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial!"
Acts 26:5
for they have known from the first, if they are willing to give evidence, that I was a Pharisee and my life was that of the strictest sect of our religion.
Galatians 1:14
and how I surpassed many of my own age among my people in my devotion to Judaism, I was so fanatically devoted to what my forefathers had handed down.
Philippians 3:5
I was circumcised when I was eight days old. I am a descendant of Israel. I belong to the tribe of Benjamin. I am a Hebrew, and the son of Hebrews. As to the Law, I was a Pharisee;


Acts 21:20
They praised God when they heard it, and they said to him, "You see, brother, how many thousand believers there are among the Jews, all of them zealous upholders of the Law.
Romans 10:2
I can testify to their sincere devotion to God, but it is not an intelligent devotion.
Galatians 4:17
These men are making much of you, but not with honorable intentions. They want to shut you out, so that you will have to make much of them.
Philippians 3:6
as to my zeal, I was a persecutor of the church; and by the Law's standard of uprightness, no fault could be found with me.

General references

Acts 8:3
But Saul harassed the church. He went into one house after another, and dragging out men and women, put them in prison.