Meanwhile, Sha'ul, still breathing murderous threats against the Lord's talmidim, went to the cohen hagadol
and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Dammesek, authorizing him to arrest any people he might find, whether men or women, who belonged to "the Way," and bring them back to Yerushalayim.
He was on the road and nearing Dammesek, when suddenly a light from heaven flashed all around him.
Falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, "Sha'ul! Sha'ul! Why do you keep persecuting me?"
"Sir, who are you?" he asked. "I am Yeshua, and you are persecuting me.
But get up, and go into the city, and you will be told what you have to do."
The men traveling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one.