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Chapter 9

Acts 9:1 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest,

Acts 9:2 and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, that if he found any that belonged to the Way, if they were men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

Acts 9:3 As he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined around him a light from heaven:

Acts 9:4 so he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?

Acts 9:5 And he said, who are You, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.

Acts 9:6 And terrified and amazed he said, Lord, what will You have me do? Then the Lord said to him, arise, and go into the city, and it will be told what you must do.

Acts 9:7 And the men who journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no one.

Acts 9:8 Then Saul arose from the ground; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.

Acts 9:9 He was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.

Acts 9:10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, behold, I am here, Lord.

Acts 9:11 So the Lord said to him, arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prays,

Acts 9:12 and has seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.

Acts 9:13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many about this man, how much evil he has done to Your saints at Jerusalem:

Acts 9:14 and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on Your name.

Acts 9:15 But the Lord said to him, go your way: for he is a chosen vessel to Me, to bear My name before the nations, and kings, and the children of Israel:

Acts 9:16 For I will show him what great things he must suffer for My name’s sake.

Acts 9:17 So Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared to you on the way as you came, has sent me, that you might receive your sight, and be filled with the Holy Spirit.

Acts 9:18 Immediately there fell from his eyes as if it had been scales: and immediately he received sight, and arose, and was immersed.

Acts 9:19 When he had received food, he was strengthened. Then Saul spent some days with the disciples at Damascus.

Acts 9:20 And immediately he preached Christ in the synagogues, that He is the Son of God.

Acts 9:21 But all that heard him were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed those who called on this name in Jerusalem, and came here for that intent, that he might bring them bound to the chief priests?

Acts 9:22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews who dwelt at Damascus, proving that this Jesus is the Christ.

Acts 9:23 After many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him:

Acts 9:24 But their ambush became known to Saul. For they watched the gates day and night to kill him.

Acts 9:25 Then the disciples led him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket.

Acts 9:26 When Saul had come to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and did not believe that he was a disciple.

Acts 9:27 But Barnabas met him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared to them how he had seen the Lord on the way, and that He had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.

Acts 9:28 So he was with them at Jerusalem coming in and going out

Acts 9:29 for he spoke boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they planned to kill him.

Acts 9:30 Which when the brothers knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him out to Tarsus.

Acts 9:31 Then had the assemblies rest throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, were multiplied.

Acts 9:32 And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all parts of the country, he came down also to the saints who dwelt at Lydda.

Acts 9:33 There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden eight years, and was a paralytic.

Acts 9:34 Then Peter said to him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you: Arise, and make your bed. Immediately he arose.

Acts 9:35 So all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned to the Lord.

Acts 9:36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did.

Acts 9:37 And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: who when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.

Acts 9:38 Since Lydda was close to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent to him two men, asking him that he would come to them speedily.

Acts 9:39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he had come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and showing the tunics and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.

Acts 9:40 But Peter put them all out, and knelt down, and prayed; and turning to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.

Acts 9:41 Then he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.

Acts 9:42 So it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.

Acts 9:43 And it came to pass, that he stayed many days in Joppa with one Simon a tanner.