12 “Then a certain Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good testimony with all the Jews who dwelt there,
13 came to me; and he stood and said to me, ‘Brother Saul, receive your sight.’ And at that same hour I looked up at him.
14 Then he said, ‘The God of our fathers has chosen you that you should know His will, and see the Just One, and hear the voice of His mouth.
15 For you will be His witness to all men of what you have seen and heard.
16 And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.’
Paul, in talking to the Jews who were “zealous for the law,” (Acts 21:20) mentions that Ananais was “a devout man according to the law” (v12). He does not mention Christ by name but calls him the Just One (v.14). He also does not mention the Gentiles until later.
chose (v.14) = appointed, lit. “to take in hand”