As also the chief priest testifies of me, and all the council of elders: and whose letters to the brethren having received, I went to Damascus, going to bring there the bound to Jerusalem, that they might be punished.
And when it was day, the council of elders of the people was gathered together, and the chief priests and scribes, and they brought him to their council,
And Saul, yet breathing out threatening and murder against the disciples of the Lord, having come to the chief priest,
And having heard, they came in by morning to the temple, and taught. But the chief priest having approached, and they with him, called the council together, and all the assembly of the sons of Israel, and sent to the prison for them to be brought.
And it was on the morrow, their rulers, and elders, and scribes, were gathered together at Jerusalem,
And here has he authority from the chief priests to bind all those calling on thy name.
Men, brethren, sons of Abraham's race, and those among you fearing God, to you was the word of this salvation sent.
Which I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the holy ones I shut up in prison, having received authority from chief priests; and they taken up, I carried down a vote.
In which also going to Damascus with authority, and superintendence from the chief priests,
And they said to him, We neither received letters concerning thee from Judea, nor any of the brethren having been present announced or spoke any evil of thee.
For I myself was praying to be anathema from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
Neglect not the power which in thee, which was given thee by the gift of prophecy, with the putting on of hands of the council of elders.