And there was a great cry: and the scribes of the Pharisees' part, having risen, struggled with obstinacy, saying, We find nothing evil in this man: but if a spirit or messenger spake to him, we should not contend against God.
And it was to me returning to Jerusalem, and praying in the temple, I was in a deep trance:
Then the crowd, having stood and heard, said it was thunder: others said, A messenger has spoken to him.
And the scribes and Pharisees having seen him eating with publicans and sinful, said to his disciples, Why does he eat and drink with publicans and sinful?
Whom I found accused of questions of their law, and having no accusation worthy of death or of bonds.
And I discovering nothing he has done worthy of death, and he also himself having appealed to Augustus, I judged to send him.
And having withdrawn, they spake to one another, saying, This man does nothing worthy of death or of bonds.
And he will say to David, Thou art just above me, for thou didst reward me good and I rewarded thee evil.
The ways of a man being accepted of Jehovah also he will make his enemies friends with him.
And the scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Wherefore eat and drink ye with publicans and sinful?
And Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowd, I find nothing blameworthy in this man.
Said to them, Ye have brought to me this man, as perverting the people: and, behold, I having examined him before you, have found nothing blameworthy in this man, of what things ye bring an accusation against him:
And he said to them the third time, For what evil has he done I have found no cause of death in him: therefore, having corrected him, I will loose.
And having fallen upon the earth, he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, Why drivest thou me out?
If therefore God gave the like gift to them as also to us, having believed in the Lord Jesus Christ; how was I able to hinder God
For truly the Sadducees say there is no rising up, neither messenger, nor spirit: and the Pharisees acknowledge both.
And we having all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking to me, and saying in the Hebrew dialect, Saul, Saul, why drivest thou me out? hard for thee to kick against goads.