And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:
Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him.
And saw him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony concerning me.
And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance;
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.
And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.
And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews which dwelt [there],
And when I could not see for the glory of that light, being led by the hand of them that were with me, I came into Damascus.
And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise, and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do.
And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.
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.
I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
1 Timothy 1:12
And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:
1 Corinthians 15:8
And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
1 Corinthians 9:1
Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?
And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.
And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? [it is] hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.
Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests,
And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled [them] to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted [them] even unto strange cities.
Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against [them].
And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.
And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:
And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting [his] hand on him, that he might receive his sight.
And the Lord [said] unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for [one] called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,
And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I [am here], Lord.
And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.
And 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.
And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.
And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord [said] unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
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.
And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.
But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me.
As also the high priest doth bear me witness, and all the estate of the elders: from whom also I received letters unto the brethren, and went to Damascus, to bring them which were there bound unto Jerusalem, for to be punished.
And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.
But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.
But all that heard [him] were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests?
And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.
And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus.
And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.
And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, [even] Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.
For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.
And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee: