Acts 22 ©
Paul declareth at large the manner of his conversion and call to the apostleship. At the very mentioning of the Gentiles the people exclaim furiously against him: whereupon the chief captain ordereth to examine him by scourging: which he avoideth by pleading the privilege of a Roman citizen. He is brought before the Jewish council.
(And when they heard that he bspake in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept the more silence: and he saith,)
cI am *verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city dat the feet of Gamaliel, and taught eaccording to the perfect *manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day.
And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.
lAnd when I could not see for the glory of that light, being led by the hand of them that were with me, I came into Damascus.
oCame unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him.
And he said, pThe God of our fathers qhath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and rsee that sJust One, and shouldest hear the tvoice of his mouth.
And as they cried out, and cast off their clothes, and threw dust into the air,
When the centurion heard that, he went and told the chief captain, saying, iTake heed what thou doest: for this man is a Roman.
Then the chief captain came, and said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? He said, Yea.
And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom. And Paul said, But I was free born.
Then straightway they departed from him which should have 1examined him: and the chief captain also jwas afraid, after he knew that he was a Roman, and because he had bound him.
On the morrow, kbecause he would have known the certainty wherefore he was accused of the Jews, he loosed him from his bands, and lcommanded the chief priests and all their mcouncil to appear, and brought Paul down, and set him before them.