Acts 9


The Conversion of Saul

1 And Saul still breathing intimidation and carnage against the disciples of the Lord, having come forward to the chief priest, 2asked from him letters for Damascus to the synagogues, so that if any should be found [2of the 3way 1being], both men and women, having bound them he should lead them unto Jerusalem. 3And in the going, it happened as he approached to Damascus, and suddenly flashed about him light from the heaven. 4And having fallen upon the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? 5And he said, Who are you, O Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus, whom you persecute. It is hard to you [2against 3spurs 1to kick]. 6And trembling and distraught, he said, O Lord, what do you want me to do? And the Lord said to him, But rise up and enter into the city! and it will be told to you what you must do. 7But the men journeying with him stood dumb, hearing indeed the voice [3no one 1but 2viewing]. 8[3rose 1And 2Saul] from the ground, [3having been opened 1and 2his eyes] [2no one 1he saw]. [2leading 4by the hand 1And 3him], they brought him unto Damascus. 9And he was [2days 1three] not seeing, and he did not eat nor drink.

Ananias and Saul

10And there was a certain disciple in Damascus, by name Ananias. And [3said 4to 5him 1the 2Lord] in a vision, Ananias! And he said, Behold, it is I, O Lord. 11 And the Lord said to him, Rise up, go unto the street called, Straight, and seek for the house of Judas, one named Saul of Tarsus! For behold he prays, 12and he saw in a vision a man, by name Ananias, entering and placing upon him a hand, so that he should gain sight. 13[3responded 1And 2Ananias], O Lord, I have heard from many concerning this man, how many evils he did to your holy ones in Jerusalem. 14And here he has authority by the chief priests to bind all the ones calling upon your name. 15[4said 1And 5to 6him 2the 3Lord], Go! for [2a utensil 3of choice 4to me 1this one is], to bear my name before nations, and kings, and the sons of Israel. 16For I will show plainly to him how much he must [2for 3my name 1suffer]. 17[3went forth 1And 2Ananias] and entered into the house; and having placed [3upon 4him 1the 2hands], he said, O brother Saul, the Lord has sent me, the one appearing to you in the way by which you came, that you should gain sight, and should be filled [2spirit 1of holy]. 18And immediately there fell away from his eyes as it were scales; and he gained sight, and having risen up he was immersed. 19And taking nourishment, he strengthened. [3existed 1And 2Saul] with the [2in 3Damascus 1disciples] some days. 20And immediately in the synagogues he was proclaiming the Christ, that this one is the son of God. 21[5were amazed 1And 2all 3the ones 4hearing], and they said, [2not 3this 1Is] the one ravaging in Jerusalem the ones calling upon this name, and [4here 1for 2this 3he has come], that [2them bound 1he should lead] unto the chief priests? 22And Saul the more was empowered, and confounded the Jews dwelling in Damascus, instructing that this is the Christ.

The Plot to Kill Saul

23Now when [3were fulfilled 2of days 1a fit amount], [3advised 1the 2Jews] to do away with him. 24[3was made known 1And 4to Saul 2their plot]. And they were closely watching the gates both day and night so as to do away with him. 25[4taking 1And 5him 2the 3disciples] by night, lowered him through the wall, letting him down in a small basket.

Saul Joins the Disciples in Jerusalem

26[3having arrived 1And 2Saul] in Jerusalem, attempted to join the disciples; and all were afraid of him, not believing that he is a disciple. 27But Barnabas, having taken him, brought him to the apostles, and he described to them how in the way he saw the Lord, and that he spoke to him, and how in Damascus he spoke openly in the name of Jesus. 28And he was with them entering into Jerusalem, 29and speaking openly in the name of the Lord Jesus. And he spoke and debated with the Hellenists; but they attempted to do away with him. 30And knowing, the brethren led him down unto Caesarea, and they sent him to Tarsus. 31[3the 1Indeed 2then] assemblies according to the whole of Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace, being built up and going in the fear of the Lord; and in the comfort of the holy spirit they were multiplied.

Peter Heals the Paralyzed Man

32And it came to pass, Peter going through all places, went down also to the holy ones dwelling in Lydda. 33And he found there a certain man, Eneas by name, who was for [2years 1eight] reclining upon a litter, who was disabled. 34And [2said 3to him 1Peter], Eneas, [4heals 5you 1Jesus 2the 3Christ]; rise up and make [2bed 1your own]! And immediately he rose up. 35And [7saw 8him 1all 2the ones 3dwelling 4Lydda 5and 6Saron], the ones who turned unto the Lord.

Dorcas Restored to Life

36And in Joppa there was a certain disciple, by name Tabitha, which being interpreted is called Dorcas. She was full of good works and charity which she did. 37And it came to pass in those days, she having weakened, died. And having bathed her, they put her in an upper room. 38[4near 1And 3being 2Lydda] Joppa, the disciples having heard that Peter is in it, sent two men to him appealing for him to not be reluctant to go unto them. 39And having risen up, Peter came together with them, whom having arrived, they led up to the upper room. And there stood beside him all the widows weeping, and displaying inner garments and cloaks, as many as [2made 4with 5them 3while being 1Dorcas]. 40[3having put 1And 5outside 4all 2Peter], having placed his knees, he prayed. And having turned to the body, he said, Tabitha, rise up! And she opened her eyes, and seeing Peter, she sat erect. 41And having given to her his hand, he raised her up, and having called the holy ones and the widows, he presented her living. 42[3known 1And 2it became] throughout the whole of Joppa. And many believed upon the Lord. 43And it came to pass [3of days 2a fit amount 1that he abided] in Joppa with a certain Simon, a tanner.
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