Saul’s Conversion(A)

Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples.(B) He went to the high priest

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13 “Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people(A) in Jerusalem.(B)

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21 All those who heard him were astonished and asked, “Isn’t he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this name?(A) And hasn’t he come here to take them as prisoners to the chief priests?”(B)

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I persecuted(A) the followers of this Way(B) to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison,(C)

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19 “‘Lord,’ I replied, ‘these people know that I went from one synagogue to another to imprison(A) and beat(B) those who believe in you.

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10 And that is just what I did in Jerusalem. On the authority of the chief priests I put many of the Lord’s people(A) in prison,(B) and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them.(C)

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11 Many a time I went from one synagogue to another to have them punished,(A) and I tried to force them to blaspheme. I was so obsessed with persecuting them that I even hunted them down in foreign cities.

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For I am the least of the apostles(A) and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted(B) the church of God.(C)

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13 For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism,(A) how intensely I persecuted the church of God(B) and tried to destroy it.(C)

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23 They only heard the report: “The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith(A) he once tried to destroy.”(B)

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as for zeal,(A) persecuting the church;(B) as for righteousness based on the law,(C) faultless.

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13 Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor(A) and a violent man, I was shown mercy(B) because I acted in ignorance and unbelief.(C)

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