"On one of these journeys I was going to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests.
About noon, O king, as I was on the road, I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, blazing around me and my companions.
We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice1 saying to me in Aramaic,2 'Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.'
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"Then I asked, 'Who are you, Lord?' " 'I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,' the Lord replied.
'Now get up and stand on your feet.3 I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen of me and what I will show you.4
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I will rescue you5 from your own people and from the Gentiles.6 I am sending you to them
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to open their eyes7 and turn them from darkness to light,8 and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins9 and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'10
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