"Then he said: 'The God of our fathers1 has chosen you to know his will and to see2 the Righteous One3 and to hear words from his mouth.
You will be his witness4 to all men of what you have seen5 and heard.
And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized6 and wash your sins away,7 calling on his name.'817
"When I returned to Jerusalem9 and was praying at the temple, I fell into a trance1018
and saw the Lord speaking. 'Quick!' he said to me. 'Leave Jerusalem immediately, because they will not accept your testimony about me.'19
" 'Lord,' I replied, 'these men know that I went from one synagogue to another to imprison11 and beat12 those who believe in you.
And when the blood of your martyra Stephen was shed, I stood there giving my approval and guarding the clothes of those who were killing him.'1321
"Then the Lord said to me, 'Go; I will send you far away to the Gentiles.' "14