Acts 9

9 *And aSaul, yet bbreathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto cthe high priest, And desired of him letters to dDamascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. eAnd as he journeyed, he came near dDamascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, fand heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou gme? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus gwhom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, hwhat wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, iArise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. And iithe men which journeyed with him stood speechless, jhearing a voice, but seeing no man. And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, khe saw no man: but lthey led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus. And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.

10 mAnd there was a certain disciple at dDamascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in na vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. 11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of oTarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, 12 And hath seen in na vision a man named Ananias coming in, and pputting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight. 13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, qhow much evil he hath done to thy rsaints at Jerusalem: 14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all sthat call on thy name. 15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is ta chosen vessel unto me, uto bear my name before xthe Gentiles, and ykings, and the children of Israel: 16 For zI will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake. 17 aAnd Ananias went his way, and entered into bthe house; and cputting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and dbe filled with the Holy Ghost. 18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been escales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and fwas baptized. 19 And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. gThen was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus. 20 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is hthe Son of God. 21 But all that heard him were amazed, and said; Is not this he that idestroyed them kwhich called on this name in Jerusalem, land came hither for that intent, mthat he might bring them bound unto the chief priests? 22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, nproving that this is very Christ.

23 *And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him: 24 But their olaying await was known of Saul. pAnd they watched the gates day and night to kill him. 25 Then the disciples took him by night, and qlet him down by the wall in a rbasket. 26 And swhen Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple. 27 But tBarnabas took him, and brought him uto the apostles, and declared unto them xhow he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and yhow he had zpreached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus. 28 And uhe was with them acoming in and going out at Jerusalem. 29 And he zspake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the bGrecians: but cthey went about to slay him. 30 Which when dthe brethren knew, they brought him down to eCaesarea, and sent him forth to fTarsus. 31 Then had gthe churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and hSamaria, and were iedified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the kcomfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.

32 *And it came to pass, as lPeter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to mthe saints which dwelt at nLydda. 33 And there he found a certain man named Æneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy. 34 And Peter said unto him, Æneas, oJesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately. 35 And all that dwelt at nLydda and pSaron saw him, and qturned to the Lord.

36 Now there was at rJoppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called ||Dorcas: this woman was full of sgood works and almsdeeds which she did. 37 And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an tupper chamber. 38 And forasmuch as nLydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not ||udelay to come to them. 39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the tupper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them. 40 But Peter xput them all forth, and ykneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body zsaid, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up. 41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called athe saints and widows, presented her alive. 42 And it was known throughout all rJoppa; and bmany believed in the Lord. 43 And it came to pass, that he tarried many days in Joppa with one cSimon a tanner.

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