What is the meaning of Acts chapter 9 verse 5?

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What is the meaning of Acts chapter 9 verse 5?

Acts 9:5 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.

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“Pricks” are goads, or prods (sticks with a sharp point), that were used to guide oxen when plowing a field. If the oxen kicked the goads, they experienced pain. Jesus was saying that Saul’s conscience was affected, even though his heart was set on persecution. Therefore, these were “pricks” against his conscience.

Saul was so intent on persecution that God had to slap him down to wake him up. Incidentally,…

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