Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord's disciples.1 He went to the high priest
and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus,2 so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way,3 whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem.
As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.4
He fell to the ground and heard a voice5 say to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?"
"Who are you, Lord?" Saul asked. "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," he replied.
"Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do."6