In Joppa1 there was a disciple named Tabitha (which, when translated, is Dorcas ), who was always doing good2 and helping the poor.
About that time she became sick and died, and her body was washed and placed in an upstairs room.3
Lydda was near Joppa; so when the disciples4 heard that Peter was in Lydda, they sent two men to him and urged him, "Please come at once!"
Peter went with them, and when he arrived he was taken upstairs to the room. All the widows5 stood around him, crying and showing him the robes and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was still with them.
Peter sent them all out of the room;6 then he got down on his knees7 and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, "Tabitha, get up."8 She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up.
He took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. Then he called the believers and the widows and presented her to them alive.
This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord.9
Peter stayed in Joppa for some time with a tanner named Simon.10