zCited from Isa. 49:6; [Isa. 45:22]

Acts 9:20-25

20And immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues, saying a  He is the Son of God.” 21And all who heard him were amazed and said, “Is not this the man who b  made havoc c  in Jerusalem of those who called upon this name? And has he not come here for this purpose, to bring them bound before the chief priests?” 22But Saul d  increased all the more in strength, and e  confounded the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving f  that Jesus was the Christ.

Saul Escapes from Damascus

23 g  When many days had passed, the Jews
The Greek word Ioudaioi refers specifically here to Jewish religious leaders, and others under their influence, who opposed the Christian faith in that time
plotted to kill him,
24but their i  plot became known to Saul. j  They were watching the gates day and night in order to kill him, 25but his disciples took him by night and k  let him down through an opening in the wall
Greek  through the wall
lowering him in a basket.

Acts 13:42-50

42As they went out, the people begged that these things might be told them the next Sabbath. 43And after the meeting of the synagogue broke up, many Jews and m  devout n  converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who, as they spoke with them, urged them o  to continue in p  the grace of God.

44The next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord. 45 q  But r  when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with s  jealousy and began to contradict what was spoken by Paul t  reviling him. 46And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, “It was necessary that the word of God u  be spoken first to you. v  Since you thrust it aside and judge yourselves w  unworthy of eternal life, behold, we x  are turning to the Gentiles. 47 y  For so the Lord has commanded us, saying,

z  “‘I have made you aa  a light for the Gentiles,
that you may ab  bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’”

48And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and ac  glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed. 49And the word of the Lord was spreading throughout the whole region. 50 ad  But the Jews
Greek Ioudaioi probably refers here to Jewish religious leaders, and others under their influence, in that time
incited the devout af  women of high standing and the leading men of the city ag  stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and ah  drove them out of their district.

Acts 14:1-6

Paul and Barnabas at Iconium

1Now at Iconium ai  they entered together into the Jewish synagogue and spoke in such a way that a great number of both Jews and Greeks believed. 2 aj  But the ak  unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against al  the brothers.
Or  brothers and sisters
3So they remained for a long time, speaking boldly for an  the Lord, who bore witness to ao  the word of his grace ap  granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands. 4But the people of the city aq  were divided; ar  some sided with the Jews and some with the apostles. 5When an attempt was made by both Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers as  to mistreat them and at  to stone them, 6they learned of it and au  fled to av  Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and to the surrounding country,

Acts 17:1-5

Paul and Silas in Thessalonica

1Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to aw  Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. 2And Paul went in ax  as was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them ay  from the Scriptures, 3 az  explaining and proving that it was necessary for ba  the Christ to suffer and bb  to rise from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ.” 4And bc  some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did bd  a great many of the devout be  Greeks and not a few of the leading women. 5 bf  But the Jews
Greek Ioudaioi probably refers here to Jewish religious leaders, and others under their influence, in that time; also verse 13
bh  were jealous, and taking bi  some wicked men of the rabble, they formed a mob, set the city in an uproar, and attacked the house of Jason, seeking to bring them out to the crowd.

Acts 18:4-6

4And bj  he reasoned in the synagogue bk  every Sabbath, and tried to persuade Jews and Greeks.

5 bl  When Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul bm  was occupied with the word bn  testifying to the Jews that the Christ was bo  Jesus. 6And when they opposed and reviled him, bp  he shook out his garments and said to them bq  Your blood be on your own heads! br  I am innocent. bs  From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”

Acts 19:8-9

8And bt  he entered the synagogue and for three months spoke boldly, reasoning and persuading them bu  about the kingdom of God. 9 bv  But when some became stubborn and bw  continued in unbelief, speaking evil of bx  the Way before the congregation, he withdrew from them and took the disciples with him, reasoning daily in the hall of Tyrannus.
Some manuscripts add from the fifth hour to the tenth (that is, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
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