Acts 22:1-5 New Matthew Bible (NMB)
Paul answers to the Jews, is scourged, and is put in prison again.
22 Men, brethren and fathers, hear my answer, which I make to you.
2 When they heard that he spoke in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept the more silence.
And he said, 3 I am indeed a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and thoroughly taught in the law of the fathers. And I was fervent-minded toward God, as you all are this same day. 4 And I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering into prison both men and women, 5 as the chief priest bears me witness, and all the elders – from whom also I received letters to the brethren, and went to Damascus to bring those who were there as prisoners to Jerusalem, to be punished.