As he was on the way and before he came to Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven shone around him. He fell on to the ground and heard a voice: "Saul, Saul why do you persecute me?" But he said: Lord who are you? "I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. Arise and go to the city and there you will be told what you are to do. But the men who were with him stood and were amazed because they heard the voice but they saw no one. But Saul rose from the ground and when he opened his eyes he was blind. They took him by the hand and led him the Damascus. And he was blind for 3 days and ate and drank nothing.