And Saul, yet breathing of threatening and slaughter to the disciples of the Lord, having gone to the chief priest,
did ask from him letters to Damascus, unto the synagogues, that if he may find any being of the way, both men and women, he may bring them bound to Jerusalem.
And in the going, he came nigh to Damascus, and suddenly there shone round about him a light from the heaven,
and having fallen upon the earth, he heard a voice saying to him, `Saul, Saul, why me dost thou persecute?'
And he said, `Who art thou, Lord?' and the Lord said, `I am Jesus whom thou dost persecute; hard for thee at the pricks to kick;'
trembling also, and astonished, he said, `Lord, what dost thou wish me to do?' and the Lord [said] unto him, `Arise, and enter into the city, and it shall be told thee what it behoveth thee to do.'