Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

and he fell upon the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

New American Standard Bible

and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?”

King James Version

And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

Holman Bible

Falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?”

International Standard Version

He dropped to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul! Why are you persecuting me?"

A Conservative Version

And after falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why do thou persecute me?

Amplified

and he fell to the ground and heard a voice [from heaven] saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting and oppressing Me?”

An Understandable Version

He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?"

Anderson New Testament

And when he had fallen to the earth, he heard a voice saying to him: Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?

Bible in Basic English

And he went down on the earth, and a voice said to him, Saul, Saul, why are you attacking me so cruelly?

Common New Testament

And he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?"

Daniel Mace New Testament

and he fell to the ground, and heard a voice which said to him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

Darby Translation

and falling on the earth he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why dost thou persecute me?

Godbey New Testament

and falling on the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord?

Goodspeed New Testament

and he fell to the ground. Then he heard a voice saying to him, "Saul! Saul! Why do you persecute me?"

John Wesley New Testament

And falling to the earth, he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

Julia Smith Translation

And having fallen upon the earth, he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, Why drivest thou me out?

King James 2000

And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?

Lexham Expanded Bible

And falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?"

Modern King James verseion

And he fell to the earth and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?"

Moffatt New Testament

he dropped to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?"

Montgomery New Testament

He fell to the ground, and heard a voice which said to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?"

NET Bible

He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?"

New Heart English Bible

He fell on the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?"

Noyes New Testament

and he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

Sawyer New Testament

and falling on the earth he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, Why do you persecute me?

The Emphasized Bible

And, falling unto the earth, he heard a voice saying unto him - Saul! Saul! why, me, art thou persecuting?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and falling on the ground, he heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

Twentieth Century New Testament

He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him-- "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?"

Webster

And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

Weymouth New Testament

and falling to the ground he heard a voice which said to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?"

Williams New Testament

He dropped to the ground; then he heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?"

World English Bible

He fell on the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?"

Worrell New Testament

and, having fallen upon the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?"

Worsley New Testament

and he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

Youngs Literal Translation

and having fallen upon the earth, he heard a voice saying to him, 'Saul, Saul, why me dost thou persecute?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

he fell
πίπτω πέτω 
Pipto 
Usage: 56

to
ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

the earth
γῆ 
Ge 
Usage: 186

and heard
ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313

a voice
φωνή 
Phone 
Usage: 128

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045


Usage: 0

Σαούλ 
Saoul 
Σαούλ 
Saoul 
Usage: 3
Usage: 3

why
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

διώκω 
Dioko 
Usage: 28

References

Images Acts 9:4

Prayers for Acts 9:4

Context Readings

Saul's Conversion On The Damascus Road

3 And as he journeyed, it came to pass that he drew nigh unto Damascus: and suddenly there shone round about him a light out of heaven: 4 and he fell upon the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? 5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And he'said , I am Jesus whom thou persecutest:


Cross References

Isaiah 63:9

In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.

Zechariah 2:8

For thus saith Jehovah of hosts: After glory hath he sent me unto the nations which plundered you; for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.

Genesis 3:9

And Jehovah God called unto the man, and said unto him, Where art thou?

Genesis 16:8

And he said, Hagar, Sarai's handmaid, whence camest thou? and whither goest thou? And she said, I am fleeing from the face of my mistress Sarai.

Genesis 22:11

And the angel of Jehovah called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham. And he said, Here I am.

Exodus 3:4

And when Jehovah saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.

Numbers 16:45

Get you up from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment. And they fell upon their faces.

Matthew 25:40

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of these my brethren, even these least, ye did it unto me.

Matthew 25:45-46

Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not unto one of these least, ye did it not unto me.

Luke 10:41

But the Lord answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art anxious and troubled about many things:

John 18:6

When therefore he said unto them, I am he , they went backward, and fell to the ground.

John 20:16

Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turneth herself, and saith unto him in Hebrew, Rabboni; which is to say, Teacher.

John 21:15

So when they had broken their fast, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon,'son of John, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

Acts 5:10

And she fell down immediately at his feet, and gave up the ghost: and the young men came in and found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her by her husband.

Acts 22:7-8

And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

Acts 26:14-15

And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice saying unto me in the Hebrew language, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the goad.

Romans 11:22

Behold then the goodness and severity of God: toward them that fell, severity; but toward thee, God's goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

1 Corinthians 4:7

For who maketh thee to differ? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? but if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory as if thou hadst not received it?

1 Corinthians 12:12

For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ.

Ephesians 5:30

because we are members of his body.

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