Acts 26:12-18

Paul Tells of His Conversion

12In this connection a  I journeyed to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. 13At midday, O king, I saw on the way a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, that shone around me and those who journeyed with me. 14And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me b  in the Hebrew language
Or  the Hebrew dialect (probably Aramaic)
Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’
15And I said, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. 16But rise and d  stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose e  to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you, 17 f  delivering you from your people and from the Gentilesg  to whom I h  am sending you 18 i  to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from j  the power of Satan to God, that they may receive k  forgiveness of sins and l  a place among those who are sanctified m  by faith in me.’

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