Acts 26:12; Acts 9:1–2; Acts 9:14; Acts 9:21; Acts 22:4–5

Paul Tells of His Conversion

12 In this connection kI journeyed to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests.


The Conversion of Saul

But Saul, bstill cbreathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to dthe high priest and asked him for letters eto the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to fthe Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.


14 And here he has authority from uthe chief priests to bind all who vcall on your name.


21 And all who heard him were amazed and said, Is not this the man who kmade havoc lin Jerusalem of those who called upon this name? And has he not come here for this purpose, to bring them bound before the chief priests?


eI persecuted fthis Way gto the death, binding and delivering to prison both men and women, as hthe high priest and ithe whole council of elders can bear me witness. From them I received letters to jthe brothers, and I journeyed toward Damascus to take those also who were there and bring them in bonds to Jerusalem to be punished.