Acts 22:4-5

4 I persecuted this Way up to the point of death by binding both men and women and putting them in prison,
5 as the high priest and the whole council of elders can testify about me. From them I also received letters to the brothers in Damascus, and I went there in order to bind those who were there and to bring them back to Jerusalem for punishment.

Acts 22:4-5 In-Context

2 When they heard him addressing them in Hebrew, they became even more quiet. Then he said:
3 "I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, educated strictly according to our ancestral law, being zealous for God, just as all of you are today.
4 I persecuted this Way up to the point of death by binding both men and women and putting them in prison,
5 as the high priest and the whole council of elders can testify about me. From them I also received letters to the brothers in Damascus, and I went there in order to bind those who were there and to bring them back to Jerusalem for punishment.
6 "While I was on my way and approaching Damascus, about noon a great light from heaven suddenly shone about me.
7 I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?'
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