Definitions

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  • v. Second-person singular present simple form of persecute

Etymologies

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persecute + -est

Examples

  • And the voice of the Saviour came to him, crying, ` Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? '

    THE GOD OF HIS FATHERS

  • And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: and he fell to the earth, and heard a voice, saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

    The Dor�� Gallery of Bible Illustrations

  • 'Tis thy want alone that keeps thee in health of body and mind, and that which thou persecutest and abhorrest as a feral plague is thy physician and [3753] chiefest friend, which makes thee a good man, a healthful, a sound, a virtuous, an honest and happy man.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Thou lovest God's children and saints in the meantime, hatest them not, persecutest them not, but rather wishest thyself a true professor, to be as they are, as thou thyself hast been heretofore; which is an evident token thou art in no such desperate case.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • “Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou Me?” or was it in consequence of being irritated against the Pharisees, either by the refusal of Gamaliel to give him his daughter, or by some other cause?

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • He underwent a dramatic conversion on the road, in which he fell from his horse, saw a dazzling light, and “heard a voice saying unto him, ‘Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?…

    Damascus

  • And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: and he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

    Acts 9.

  • Did you not hear how that, when riding on my way to do them greater hurt, the light of the Lord shone round about me and I was stricken from my horse and fell as one dead in the dust of the road, and how Jesus, whose face was brighter than the sun, and whose raiment was whiter than the light, came and spoke to me, saying: 'Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou Me?'

    The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

  • And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

    Acts 22.

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