Acts 9

2and asked him for letters ato the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to bthe Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. 4And falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting cme?” 6But drise and enter the city, and you will be told ewhat you are to do.” 8Saul rose from the ground, and although his eyes were opened, fhe saw nothing. So they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. 10Now there was a disciple at Damascus named gAnanias. The Lord said to him in a vision, Ananias.” And he said, hHere I am, Lord.” 12and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and ilay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight.” 14And here he has authority from jthe chief priests to bind all who kcall on your name.” 16For lI will show him how much mhe must suffer nfor the sake of my name.” 18And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and ohe regained his sight. Then phe rose and was baptized; 20And immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues, saying, qHe is the Son of God.” 22But Saul rincreased all the more in strength, and sconfounded the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving tthat Jesus was the Christ.

24but their uplot became known to Saul. vThey were watching the gates day and night in order to kill him,

Saul in Jerusalem

26And wwhen he had come to Jerusalem, he attempted to join the disciples. And they were all afraid of him, for they did not believe that he was a disciple. 28So he went xin and out among them at Jerusalem, preaching boldly in the name of the Lord. 30And when ythe brothers learned this, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him off zto Tarsus.

The Healing of Aeneas

32Now aaas Peter went here and there among them all, he came down also to the saints who lived at Lydda. 34And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, abJesus Christ heals you; rise and make your bed.” And immediately he rose.

Dorcas Restored to Life

36Now there was in acJoppa a disciple named Tabitha, which, translated, means Dorcas.
The Aramaic name  Tabitha and the Greek name  Dorcas both mean gazelle
She was full of aegood works and acts of charity.
38Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him, urging him, af“Please come to us without delay.” 40But Peter agput them all outside, and ahknelt down and prayed; and turning to the body aihe said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. 42And it became known throughout all Joppa, and ajmany believed in the Lord.
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