A great clamor arose, and some of the scribes of the Pharisees part stood up, and contended, saying, "We find no evil in this man. But if a spirit or angel has spoken to him, let's not fight against God!"
I fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to me, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?'
"It happened that, when I had returned to Jerusalem, and while I prayed in the temple, I fell into a trance,
The multitude therefore, who stood by and heard it, said that it had thundered. Others said, "An angel has spoken to him."
The scribes and the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with the sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, "Why is it that he eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?"
I found him to be accused about questions of their law, but not to be charged with anything worthy of death or of imprisonment.
But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and as he himself appealed to the emperor I determined to send him.
When they had withdrawn, they spoke one to another, saying, "This man does nothing worthy of death or of bonds."
He said to David, "You are more righteous than I; for you have done good to me, whereas I have done evil to you.
Their scribes and the Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, "Why do you eat and drink with the tax collectors and sinners?"
Pilate said to the chief priests and the multitudes, "I find no basis for a charge against this man."
and said to them, "You brought this man to me as one that perverts the people, and see, I have examined him before you, and found no basis for a charge against this man concerning those things of which you accuse him.
He said to them the third time, "Why? What evil has this man done? I have found no capital crime in him. I will therefore chastise him and release him."
But if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow it, and you would be found even to be fighting against God!"
He fell on the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?"
If then God gave to them the same gift as us, when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I, that I could withstand God?"
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit; but the Pharisees confess all of these.
When we had all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.'
For there stood by me this night an angel, belonging to the God whose I am and whom I serve,