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22:2 When they heard that he spoke to them in the Hebrew language, they were even more quiet. He said,
22:3 I am indeed a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, instructed according to the strict manner of the law of our fathers, being zealous for God, even as you all are this day.
22:5 As also the high priest and all the council of the elders testify, from whom also I received letters to the brothers, and journeyed to Damascus to bring them also who were there to Jerusalem in bonds to be punished.
22:8 I answered, `Who are you, Lord?` He said to me, `I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you persecute.`
22:10 I said, `What will I do, Lord?` The Lord said to me, `Arise, and go into Damascus. There you will be told about all things which are appointed for you to do.`
22:12 One Ananias, a devout man according to the law, well reported of by all the Jews who lived there,
22:15 For you will be a witness for him to all men of what you have seen and heard.
22:16 Now why do you wait? Arise, be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.`
22:17 It happened that, when I had returned to Jerusalem, and while I prayed in the temple, I fell into a trance,
22:18 and saw him saying to me, `Hurry and get out of Jerusalem quickly, because they will not receive testimony concerning me from you.`
22:19 I said, `Lord, they themselves know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue those who believed in you.
22:20 When the blood of Stephen, your witness, was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting to his death, and guarding the cloaks of those who killed him.`
22:21 He said to me, `Depart, for I will send you forth far from here to the Gentiles.`"
22:22 They listened to him until he said that, then they lifted up their voice, and said, "Rid the earth of this fellow, for he isn`t fit to live!"
22:23 As they cried out, and threw off their cloaks, and threw dust into the air,
22:24 the commanding officer commanded him to be brought into the barracks, ordering him to be examined by scourging, that he might know for what crime they shouted against him like that.
22:27 The commanding officer came and asked him, "Tell me, are you a Roman?" He said, "Yes."
22:29 Immediately those who were about to examine him departed from him, and the commanding officer also was afraid when he realized that he was a Roman, because he had bound him.
22:30 But on the next day, desiring to know the truth about why he was accused by the Jews, he freed him from the bonds, and commanded the chief priests and all the council to come together, and brought Paul down and set him before them.