OF THE APOSTLES
OF THE APOSTLES
2 And when they heard that he addressed them in the Hebrew 1dialect, they became more quiet. And he said,
3 I am 1a aJew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia but brought up in this city and trained at the feet of bGamaliel, according to the cstrictness of the law of our fathers, being dzealous efor God, even as you all are today.
5 As also the ahigh priest and all the 1assembly of the elders testify for me; from whom I also received bletters to the brothers and went to cDamascus to bring those also who were there bound to Jerusalem that they might be punished.
6 And as I journeyed and adrew near to Damascus about midday, suddenly a great light flashed out of heaven around me;
7 And I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting 1Me?
9 And those who were with me beheld the light, but did not 1hear the voice of the One who was speaking to me.
11 And as I could 1not see because of the glory of that light, I was led by the hand by those who were with me and came into Damascus.
18 And I saw Him saying to me, Hurry, and go quickly out of Jerusalem, because they will not accept your atestimony concerning Me.
(4) Bound by the Romans
23 And as they were crying out and casting off their garments and throwing dust in the air,
26 And when the centurion heard this, he went to the commander and reported, saying, What are you about to do? For this man is a Roman.
27 And the commander came and said to him, Tell me, are you a Roman? And he said, Yes.
28 And the commander answered, With a large sum of money I acquired this citizenship. And Paul said, But I was even born a Roman.
(5) Defending Himself before the Sanhedrin
30 And on the next day he, intending to find out for certain why he was accused by the Jews, released him and ordered the chief priests and all the 1aSanhedrin to come together; and having brought Paul down, he had him stand before them.