(From: ACTS #38 - 22:12-29)
p. 22:12-13a HIS DELIVERANCE THROUGH ANANIAS
A-naNIas DE tis, aNER eu-laBES  kaTA ton NOmon,
And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law,
mar-tuROUme-nos  huPO PANton ton ka-toiKOUNton IouDAIon,
well reported of by all the Jews that dwelt there,
elTHON pros eME, e-piSTAS EI-PEN moi, SaOUL a-delPHE, aNAble-pson .
13a came unto me, andstanding by said to me, Brother Saul, look up.
q. 22:13b And I, in that very hour looked upon him.
ka' 'GO, auTEteHOra aNEble-psa eis auTON.
r. 22:14 PAUL'S APPOINTMENT: TO SEE AND HEAR FROM JESUS CHRIST
ho de EIpen, Ho TheOS ton paTEron heMON pro-e-cheiRIsaTO  se
And he said, The God of our :fathers has appointed you
GNOnai to THEle-ma auTOU, kai iDEIN ton DIkai-on, kai aKOUsai phoNEN ek tou STOma-tos auTOU.
to know his :will, and to see the Righteous One, and to hear a voice from his :mouth.
s, 22:15 Because you shall be a witness for him unto all men of what you have seen and heard.
HOti Ese MARtus auTO pros PANtas anTHROpous hon heOra-kas  kai Ekou-sas .
t. 22:16 CONVERSION OF PAUL
kai nun ti MELleis? a-naSTAS, BAPti-sai ,
And what shall you donow? arise, andbe baptized,
kai aPOlou-sai tas ha-marTIas sou, e-pi-ka-leSAme-nos  to Ono-ma  auTOU.
and wash away your :sins, calling on his :name.
u. 22:17-18 JESUS LEADS PAUL TO SAFETY FROM JERUSALEM
E-GEne-to de, moi hu-poSTREpsan-ti  eis Ie-rou-saLEM,
And it came to pass, when I had returned to Jerusalem,
kai pro-seu-choMEnou mou en to hi-eRO, geNESthai me en he-kaSTAsei ,
and while I prayed in the temple, I fell into a trance,
kai iDEIN auTON LEgonTA moi, SPEUson , kai Exel-the en TAchei  ex Ie-rou-saLEM;
18and saw him saying unto me, Hasten, and get quickly out of Jerusalem;
di' HOti ou pa-raDExonTAI  sou mar-tuRIan peRI eMOU.
because they will not receive your testimony concerning me.
v. 22:19-20 PAUL REMINDS THE LORD OF HIS PERSECUTING PAST
ka' 'GOEIpon, KUri-e, auTOI ePIstan-tai HOti eGOEmen phu-laKIzon 
And I said, Lord, THEY know that I was imprisoning
kai DEron  kaTA tas su-na-goGAS tous piSTEUon-tas ePI se:
and beating in every synagogue those that believed on you:
kai HOte e-xeCHUNne-to  to HAIma StePHAnou tou MARtuROS sou,
20and when the blood of Stephen your :witness was shed,
kai auTOS Emen e-pheSTOS , kai su-neu-doKON ,
I myself was also standing by, and consenting,
kai phuLASson  ta hiMAti-a ton a-naiROUNton  auTON.
and keeping the garments of them that slew him.
w. 22:21 And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send you far hence unto nations.
kai EIpen pros me, PoREUou: HOti eGO eis ETHne  maKRAN a-po-steLO se.
3. 22:22-29 ROMAN CITIZENSHIP USED FOR THE GOSPEL
a, 22:22 COMMISSION TO NATIONS AROUSES IRE OF THE JEWS
Ekou-on de auTOU Achri TOUtou tou LOgou; kai ePEran ten phoNEN auTON, LEgon-tes,
And they gave him audience unto this :word; and they lifted up their :voice, andsaid,
AIre  aPO tes ges ton toiOUton: ou gar kaTHEken  auTON zen.
Away with such a fellowfrom the earth: for he is not fit to live.
b. 22:23-24 COLONEL COMMANDS SCOURGING OF PAUL IN LIGHT OF THIS
krau-gaZONton de auTON, kai 'ripTOUNton  ta hiMAti-a, kai ko-ni-orTON balLONton eis ton aEra,
And as they cried out, and threw off theirgarments, and cast dust into the air,
eKEleu-sen  ho chiLIar-chos eiSAges-thai auTON eis ten pa-rem-boLEN ,
24the colonel commanded him to be brought into the castle,
EIpas MAsti-xin  a-neTAzes-thai  auTON,
bidding that he should be examined by scourging,
HIna e-pigNO di' HEN aiTIan  HOUtos e-pePHOnoun  auTO.
that he might know for what cause they so shouted against him.
c. 22:25 PAUL APPEALS TO HIS ROMAN CITIZENSHIP
hos de proEtei-nan  auTON tois hiMAsin, EIpen pros ton heSTOta he-kaTONtar-chon ho PAUlos,
And when they had tied him up with the thongs, :Paul said unto the centurion that stood by,
Ei ANthro-pon 'RoMAIon, kai a-kaTAkri-ton , Exe-stin  huMIN maSTIzein ?
Whether is it lawful for you to scourge a Roman [man], and uncondemned?
d. 22:26 THE CENTURION ALERTS THE COLONEL
aKOUsas de ho he-kaTONtar-ches, pro-selTHON to chi-liARcho aPEGgei-len , LEgon,
And when the centurion heard it, he went to the colonel andtold him, saying,
Ti MELleis poiEIN? ho gar ANthro-pos HOUtos 'RoMAI-OS es-tin.
What are you about to do? for this :man is a Roman.
e. 22:27a And the colonel came andsaid to him, Tell me, are YOU a Roman?
pro-selTHON de ho chiLIar-chos EIpen auTO, LEge moi, su 'RoMAIos ei?
f. 22:27b And he said, Yes. ho de Ephe, Nai.
g. 22:28a And the colonel answered, With a great sum obtained I this citizenship.
a-peKRIthe de ho chiLIar-chos, E-GO polLOU ke-phaLAIou  ten po-liTEIan  TAUten ek-teSAmen.
h. 22:28b And :Paul said, But I am even Romanborn.
ho de PAUlos Ephe, E-GOde kai geGENne-mai .
i. 22:29 THE ALARM OF THE COLONEL
euTHEos oun aPEste-san ap' auTOU hoi MELlon-tes auTON a-neTAzein :
They then that were about to examine him straightway departed from him:
kai ho chiLIar-chos de e-phoBEthe  epigNOUS HOti 'RoMAI-OS es-tin, kai HOti auTON en de-deKOS.
and the colonel also was afraid when he knew that he was a Roman, and because he had bound him.
NOTE: Paul did not always make use of his Roman citizenship to avoid persecution. When he and Silas were in Philippi and brought before Roman leaders, he did not mention this citizenship prior to severe beatings. Apparently Silas also was a Roman citizen. But following their unjust persecution, he didcall on their citizenship, requiring the Roman leaders to come and escort them out of prison and on their way. This would definitely cause the Philippian Roman leaders to be more careful in the future.
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