And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew dialect, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’
When he had given him permission, Paul, standing on the stairs, motioned to the people with his hand; and when there was a great hush, he spoke to them in the Hebrew dialect, saying,
The men who traveled with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one.
And when they heard that he was addressing them in the Hebrew dialect, they became even more quiet; and he *said,
Good understanding produces favor,
But the way of the treacherous is hard.
For thus says the Lord of hosts, “After glory He has sent me against the nations which plunder you, for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.
“Behold, I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that causes reeling to all the peoples around; and when the siege is against Jerusalem, it will also be against Judah.
and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?”
and I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?’
Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? We are not stronger than He, are we?