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19 And I said, ‘Lord, they themselves know that in every synagogue I imprisoned and beat those who believed in you.

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I persecuted this Way up to the point of death by binding both men and women and putting them in prison,

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17 Beware of them, for they will hand you over to councils and flog you in their synagogues;

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But Saul was ravaging the church by entering house after house; dragging off both men and women, he committed them to prison.

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“Indeed, I myself was convinced that I ought to do many things against the name of Jesus of Nazareth.[a] 10 And that is what I did in Jerusalem; with authority received from the chief priests, I not only locked up many of the saints in prison, but I also cast my vote against them when they were being condemned to death. 11 By punishing them often in all the synagogues I tried to force them to blaspheme; and since I was so furiously enraged at them, I pursued them even to foreign cities.

Paul Tells of His Conversion

12 “With this in mind, I was traveling to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests,

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 26:9 Gk the Nazorean

The Conversion of Saul

Meanwhile Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest

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