"While I was on my way and approaching Damascus, about noon a great light from heaven suddenly shone about me.
I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?'
I answered, "Who are you, Lord?' Then he said to me, "I am Jesus of Nazareth whom you are persecuting.'
Now those who were with me saw the light but did not hear the voice of the one who was speaking to me.
I asked, "What am I to do, Lord?' The Lord said to me, "Get up and go to Damascus; there you will be told everything that has been assigned to you to do.'
Since I could not see because of the brightness of that light, those who were with me took my hand and led me to Damascus.