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Acts 26:14

Context
NET ©

When we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic, 1  ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? You are hurting yourself 2  by kicking against the goads.’ 3 

NIV ©

We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic, ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’

NASB ©

"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.’

NLT ©

We all fell down, and I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to fight against my will.’

MSG ©

We fell flat on our faces. Then I heard a voice in Hebrew: 'Saul, Saul, why are you out to get me? Why do you insist on going against the grain?'

BBE ©

And when we had all gone down on the earth, a voice came to me, saying in the Hebrew language, Saul, Saul, why are you attacking me so cruelly? It is hard for you to go against the impulse which is driving you.

NRSV ©

When we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It hurts you to kick against the goads.’

NKJV ©

"And when we all had fallen to the ground, I heard a voice speaking to me and saying in the Hebrew language, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’


KJV
And
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when we
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were
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all
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fallen
<2667> (5631)
to
<1519>
the earth
<1093>_,
I heard
<191> (5656)
a voice
<5456>
speaking
<2980> (5723)
unto
<4314>
me
<3165>_,
and
<2532>
saying
<3004> (5723)
in the Hebrew
<1446>
tongue
<1258>_,
Saul
<4549>_,
Saul
<4549>_,
why
<5101>
persecutest thou
<1377> (5719)
me
<3165>_?
[it is] hard
<4642>
for thee
<4671>
to kick
<2979> (5721)
against
<4314>
the pricks
<2759>_.
NASB ©
"And when we had all
<3956>
fallen
<2667>
to the ground
<1093>
, I heard
<191>
a voice
<5456>
saying
<3004>
to me in the Hebrew
<1446>
dialect
<1258>
, 'Saul
<4549>
, Saul
<4549>
, why
<5101>
are you persecuting
<1377>
Me? It is hard
<4642>
for you to kick
<2979>
against
<4314>
the goads
<2759>
.'
GREEK
pantwn
<3956>
A-GPM
te
<5037>
PRT
katapesontwn
<2667> (5631)
V-2AAP-GPM
hmwn
<2257>
P-1GP
eiv
<1519>
PREP
thn
<3588>
T-ASF
ghn
<1093>
N-ASF
hkousa
<191> (5656)
V-AAI-1S
fwnhn
<5456>
N-ASF
legousan
<3004> (5723)
V-PAP-ASF
prov
<4314>
PREP
me
<3165>
P-1AS
th
<3588>
T-DSF
ebraidi
<1446>
N-DSF
dialektw
<1258>
N-DSF
saoul
<4549>
N-PRI
saoul
<4549>
N-PRI
ti
<5101>
I-ASN
me
<3165>
P-1AS
diwkeiv
<1377> (5719)
V-PAI-2S
sklhron
<4642>
A-NSN
soi
<4671>
P-2DS
prov
<4314>
PREP
kentra
<2759>
N-APN
laktizein
<2979> (5721)
V-PAN
NET © [draft] ITL
When
<2667>
we
<2257>
had
<2667>
all
<3956>
fallen
<2667>
to the ground
<1093>
, I heard
<191>
a voice
<5456>
saying
<3004>
to
<4314>
me
<3165>
in Aramaic
<1446>

<1258>
, ‘Saul
<4549>
, Saul
<4549>
, why
<5101>
are you persecuting
<1377>
me
<3165>
? You
<4671>
are hurting yourself by kicking
<2979>
against
<4314>
the goads.’
NET ©

When we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic, 1  ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? You are hurting yourself 2  by kicking against the goads.’ 3 

NET © Notes

tn Grk “in the Hebrew language.” See Acts 22:7 and 9:4.

tn Grk “It is hard for you.”

tn “Goads” are pointed sticks used to direct a draft animal (an idiom for stubborn resistance). See BDAG 539-40 s.v. κέντρον 2.

sn Sayings which contain the imagery used here (kicking against the goads) were also found in Greek writings; see Pindar, Pythians 2.94-96; Euripides, Bacchae 795.



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