Now there was a disciple at Damascus named 1Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, "Ananias." And he said, 2"Here I am, Lord."
And the Lord said to him, "Rise and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man 3of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying,
12and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and 4lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight."
But Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard from many about this man, 5how much evil he has done to 6your 7saints at Jerusalem.
And here he has authority from 8the chief priests to bind all who 9call on your name."
But the Lord said to him, "Go, for 10he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name 11before the Gentiles and 12kings and the children of Israel.
16For 13I will show him how much 14he must suffer 15for the sake of my name."
So 16Ananias departed and entered the house. And 17laying his hands on him he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you may regain your sight and 18be filled with the Holy Spirit."