As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.1
He fell to the ground and heard a voice2 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."3
The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound4 but did not see anyone.5
Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing.6 So they led him by the hand into Damascus.