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But Saul began ravaging the church, and, entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and put them in prison.
Now Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest,
I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering into prison both men and women,
I myself was convinced that I ought to do many things to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
For you have heard of my former way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it;
as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless.
1 Timothy 1:13
Even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor, I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief;