4 I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison,
4 And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.
4 I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering to prison both men and women,
4 "I went after anyone connected with this 'Way,' went at them hammer and tongs, ready to kill for God. I rounded up men and women right and left and had them thrown in prison.
4 I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women,
4 And I persecuted the followers of the Way, hounding some to death, arresting both men and women and throwing them in prison.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Acts 22:4
Commentary on Acts 22:1-11
(Read Acts 22:1-11)
The apostle addressed the enraged multitude, in the customary style of respect and good-will. Paul relates the history of his early life very particularly; he notices that his conversion was wholly the act of God. Condemned sinners are struck blind by the power of darkness, and it is a lasting blindness, like that of the unbelieving Jews. Convinced sinners are struck blind as Paul was, not by darkness, but by light. They are for a time brought to be at a loss within themselves, but it is in order to their being enlightened. A simple relation of the Lord's dealings with us, in bringing us, from opposing, to profess and promote his gospel, when delivered in a right spirit and manner, will sometimes make more impression that laboured speeches, even though it amounts not to the full proof of the truth, such as was shown in the change wrought in the apostle.