In Jerusalem Saul was still threatening the followers of the Lord by saying he would kill them. So he went to the high priest
and asked him to write letters to the synagogues in the city of Damascus. Then if Saul found any followers of Christ's Way, men or women, he would arrest them and bring them back to Jerusalem.
So Saul headed toward Damascus. As he came near the city, a bright light from heaven suddenly flashed around him.
Saul fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul! Why are you persecuting me?"
Saul said, "Who are you, Lord?" The voice answered, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.
Get up now and go into the city. Someone there will tell you what you must do."