And he said, Who are you, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom you persecute: it is hard for you to kick against the pricks.
Treasury of Scripture
1 Samuel 3:4-10 That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I...
1 Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
Acts 26:9 I truly thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
Acts 5:39 But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it; lest haply you be found even to fight against God.
Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: you are waxen fat, you are grown thick, you are covered with fatness...
Job 9:4 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself against him, and has prospered?
Job 40:9,10 Have you an arm like God? or can you thunder with a voice like him...
Psalm 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little...
Isaiah 45:9 Woe to him that strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth...
1 Corinthians 10:22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?
ContextSaul's Damascus Road Conversion
1And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest, 2And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. 3And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: 4And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why persecute you me? 5And he said, Who are you, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom you persecute: it is hard for you to kick against the pricks. 6And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what will you have me to do? And the Lord said to him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told you what you must do. 7And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man. 8And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus. 9And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And he'said , I am Jesus whom thou persecutest:
Who said: Who art thou, Lord? And he: I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. It is hard for thee to kick against the goad.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus, whom thou persecutest.
King James Bible
And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
Young's Literal Translation
And he said, 'Who art thou, Lord?' and the Lord said, 'I am Jesus whom thou dost persecute; hard for thee at the pricks to kick;'