and after taking some food, he regained his strength. Saul spent several days with the disciples1 in Damascus.220
At once he began to preach in the synagogues3 that Jesus is the Son of God.421
All those who heard him were astonished and asked, "Isn't he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this name?5 And hasn't he come here to take them as prisoners to the chief priests?"622
Yet Saul grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Christ.a723
After many days had gone by, the Jews conspired to kill him,824
but Saul learned of their plan.9 Day and night they kept close watch on the city gates in order to kill him.
But his followers took him by night and lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall.1026
When he came to Jerusalem,11 he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he really was a disciple.