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.
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.
Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him.
And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews which dwelt [there],
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.
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 here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.
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 now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.