Acts 9:4-18 NIV

4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice1 say to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?"

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5 "Who are you, Lord?" Saul asked. "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," he replied.
6 "Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do."2

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7 The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound3 but did not see anyone.4

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8 Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing.5 So they led him by the hand into Damascus.

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    • 9 9:8 - ver 18
      9 For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.
      10 In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision,6 "Ananias!" "Yes, Lord," he answered.

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      11 The Lord told him, "Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus7 named Saul, for he is praying.

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      12 In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on8 him to restore his sight."

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      13 "Lord," Ananias answered, "I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your saints9 in Jerusalem.10

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      14 And he has come here with authority from the chief priests11 to arrest all who call on your name."12

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          15 But the Lord said to Ananias, "Go! This man is my chosen instrument13 to carry my name before the Gentiles14 and their kings15 and before the people of Israel.

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          16 I will show him how much he must suffer for my name."16

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          17 Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on17 Saul, he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord--Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here--has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit."18

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          18 Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul's eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized,19

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