Bible: Acts 26:12-18

26:12While doing this very thing, 1  as I was going 2  to Damascus with authority and complete power 3  from the chief priests, 26:13 about noon along the road, Your Majesty, 4  I saw a light from heaven, 5  brighter than the sun, shining everywhere around 6  me and those traveling with me. 26:14 When we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic, 7 Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? You are hurting yourself 8  by kicking against the goads.’ 9  26:15 So I said, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ And the Lord replied, 10 I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. 26:16 But get up and stand on your feet, for I have appeared to you for this reason, to designate you in advance 11  as a servant and witness 12  to the things 13  you have seen 14  and to the things in which I will appear to you. 26:17 I will rescue 15  you from your own people 16  and from the Gentiles, to whom 17  I am sending you 26:18 to open their eyes so that they turn 18  from darkness to light and from the power 19  of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share 20  among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

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