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Acts 9:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and he fell upon the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and falling on the earth he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why dost thou persecute me?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, falling unto the earth, he heard a voice saying unto him—Saul! Saul! why, me, art thou persecuting?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and having fallen upon the earth, he heard a voice saying to him, 'Saul, Saul, why me dost thou persecute?'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And falling on the ground, he heard a voice saying to him: Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And he fel to the earth, and heard a voice saying vnto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— and he fell upon the earth, and heard a voice which said to him, Shaol, Shaol, why persecutest thou me? It is hard to thee to kick against the pricks.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And he fell to the ground; and he heard a voice which said to him: Saul! Saul! why persecutest thou me? It will be hard for thee to kick against the goads.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
he fell 4098
{4098} Prime
πίπτω
pipto
{pip'-to}
The first is a reduplicated and contracted form of the second (which occurs only as an alternate in certain tenses); probably akin to G4072 through the idea of alighting; to fall (literally of figuratively).
z5631
<5631> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 889
to 1909
{1909} Prime
ἐπί
epi
{ep-ee'}
A primary preposition properly meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution [with the genitive case], that is, over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
earth, 1093
{1093} Prime
γῆ
ge
{ghay}
Contracted from a primary word; soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe (including the occupants in each application).
and heard 191
{0191} Prime
ἀκούω
akouo
{ak-oo'-o}
A primary verb; to hear (in various senses).
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
a voice 5456
{5456} Prime
φωνή
phone
{fo-nay'}
Probably akin to G5316 through the idea of disclosure; a tone (articulate, bestial or artificial); by implication an address (for any purpose), saying or language.
saying 3004
{3004} Prime
λέγω
lego
{leg'-o}
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
unto him, y846
[0846] Standard
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
x848
(0848) Complement
αὑτοῦ
hautou
{how-too'}
Contraction for G1438; self (in some oblique case or reflexive relation).
Saul, 4549
{4549} Prime
Σαούλ
Saoul
{sah-ool'}
Of Hebrew origin [H7586]; Saul (that is, Shaul), the Jewish name of Paul.
Saul, 4549
{4549} Prime
Σαούλ
Saoul
{sah-ool'}
Of Hebrew origin [H7586]; Saul (that is, Shaul), the Jewish name of Paul.
why 5101
{5101} Prime
τίς
tis
{tis}
Probably emphatic of G5100; an interrogitive pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions).
persecutest x1377
(1377) Complement
διώκω
dioko
{dee-o'-ko}
A prolonged (and causative) form of a primary verb δίω [[dio]] (to flee; compare the base of G1169 and G1249); to pursue (literally or figuratively); by implication to persecute.
thou y1377
[1377] Standard
διώκω
dioko
{dee-o'-ko}
A prolonged (and causative) form of a primary verb δίω [[dio]] (to flee; compare the base of G1169 and G1249); to pursue (literally or figuratively); by implication to persecute.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
me? 3165
{3165} Prime
μέ
me
{meh}
A shorter (and probably original) form of G1691; me.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Acts 9:4-6

_ _ he fell to the earth — and his companions with him (Acts 26:14), who “saw the light” (Acts 22:9).

_ _ and heard a voice saying unto him — “in the Hebrew tongue” (Acts 26:14).

_ _ Saul, Saul — a reduplication full of tenderness [De Wette]. Though his name was soon changed into “Paul,” we find him, in both his own narratives of the scene, after the lapse of so many years, retaining the original form, as not daring to alter, in the smallest detail, the overpowering words addressed to him.

_ _ why persecutest thou me? — No language can express the affecting character of this question, addressed from the right hand of the Majesty on high to an infuriated, persecuting mortal. (See Matthew 25:45, and that whole judgment scene).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 9:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 9:4

He heard a voice — Severe, yet full of grace.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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he fell:

Acts 5:10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying [her] forth, buried [her] by her husband.
Numbers 16:45 Get you up from among this congregation, that I may consume them as in a moment. And they fell upon their faces.
John 18:6 As soon then as he had said unto them, I am [he], they went backward, and fell to the ground.
Romans 11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in [his] goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
1 Corinthians 4:7 For who maketh thee to differ [from another]? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive [it], why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received [it]?

Saul:

Genesis 3:9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where [art] thou?
Genesis 16:8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.
Genesis 22:11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here [am] I.
Exodus 3:4 And when the LORD 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.
Luke 10:41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
John 20:16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
John 21:15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, [son] of Jonas, 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.

why:

Acts 22:7-8 And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? ... And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.
Acts 26:14-15 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 persecutest thou me? [it is] hard for thee to kick against the pricks. ... And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.
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 the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me.
Matthew 25:45-46 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did [it] not to one of the least of these, ye did [it] not to me. ... And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
1 Corinthians 12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also [is] Christ.
Ephesians 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
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Gn 3:9; 16:8; 22:11. Ex 3:4. Nu 16:45. Is 63:9. Zc 2:8. Mt 25:40, 45. Lk 10:41. Jn 18:6; 20:16; 21:15. Ac 5:10; 22:7; 26:14. Ro 11:22. 1Co 4:7; 12:12. Ep 5:30.

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