- "But it happened that as I was on my way, approaching Damascus about noontime, a very bright light suddenly flashed from heaven all around me,
- and I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?'
- "And I answered, 'Who are You, Lord?' And He said to me, 'I am Jesus the Nazarene, whom you are persecuting.'
- "And those who were with me saw the light, to be sure, but did not understand the voice of the One who was speaking to me.
- "And I said, 'What shall I do, Lord?' And the Lord said to me, 'Get up and go on into Damascus, and there you will be told of all that has been appointed for you to do.'