Then after three years I did go up to Jerusalem to get to know Cephas, and I stayed with him 15 days.
Immediately he began proclaiming Jesus in the synagogues: "He is the Son of God."
But all who heard him were astounded and said, "Isn't this the man who, in Jerusalem, was destroying those who called on this name, and then came here for the purpose of taking them as prisoners to the chief priests?"
But Saul grew more capable, and kept confounding the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving that this One is the Messiah.
After many days had passed, the Jews conspired to kill him,
but their plot became known to Saul. So they were watching the gates day and night intending to kill him,
but his disciples took him by night and lowered him in a large basket through [an opening in] the wall.
In Damascus, the governor under King Aretas guarded the city of the Damascenes in order to arrest me,
so I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall and escaped his hands.