And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why dost thou persecute me? It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
And when he had given him license, Paul stood on the stairs and beckoned with the hand unto the people. And when there was made a great silence, he spoke unto them in the Hebrew tongue, saying,
And the men who journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing indeed the voice, but seeing no one.
(And when they heard that he spoke in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept the more silence, and he said,)
For thus hath the LORD of the hosts said; After the glory he shall send me unto the Gentiles which spoiled you, for he that touches you touches the apple of his eye.
Behold, I place Jerusalem as a cup of poison unto all the peoples round about and also unto those of Judah who shall be in the siege against Jerusalem.
and falling to the earth, he heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why dost thou persecute me?
And I fell unto the ground and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why dost thou persecute me?