Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
They will put you out of the synagogue, yet a time is coming when the one who kills you will think he is offering service to God.
For I can testify that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not in line with the truth.
For you have heard of my former way of life in Judaism, how I was savagely persecuting the church of God and trying to destroy it.
In my zeal for God I persecuted the church. According to the righteousness stipulated in the law I was blameless.
1 Timothy 1:13
even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor, and an arrogant man. But I was treated with mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief,
But Peter said, "I have no silver or gold, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, stand up and walk!"
For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name."
Then Paul replied, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be tied up, but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus."
I answered, 'Who are you, Lord?' He said to me, 'I am Jesus the Nazarene, whom you are persecuting.'
For we have found this man to be a troublemaker, one who stirs up riots among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes.
"When a man or a woman has an infection on the head or in the beard,
Micah said, "Now I know God will make me rich, because I have this Levite as my priest."
There is a way that seems right to a person, but its end is the way that leads to death.
concerning sin, because they do not believe in me;
But Saul was trying to destroy the church; entering one house after another, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison.