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Acts 9

BBE 1 But Saul, still burning with desire to put to death the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest, NIV 1 Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord's disciples. He went to the high priest BBE 2 And made a request for letters from him to the Synagogues of Damascus, so that if there were any of the Way there, men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. NIV 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. BBE 3 And while he was journeying, he came near Damascus; and suddenly he saw a light from heaven shining round him; NIV 3 As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. BBE 4 And he went down on the earth, and a voice said to him, Saul, Saul, why are you attacking me so cruelly? NIV 4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?" BBE 5 And he said, Who are you, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus, whom you are attacking: NIV 5 "Who are you, Lord?" Saul asked. "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," he replied. BBE 6 But get up, and go into the town, and it will be made clear to you what you have to do. NIV 6 "Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do." BBE 7 And the men who were with him were not able to say anything; hearing the voice, but seeing no one. NIV 7 The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. BBE 8 And Saul got up from the earth, and when his eyes were open, he saw nothing; and he was guided by the hand into Damascus. NIV 8 Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. BBE 9 And for three days he was not able to see, and he took no food or drink. NIV 9 For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything. BBE 10 Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and the Lord said to him in a vision, Ananias! and he said, Here I am, Lord. NIV 10 In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, "Ananias!" "Yes, Lord," he answered. BBE 11 And the Lord said to him, Get up, and go to the street which is named Straight, and make search at the house of Judas for one named Saul of Tarsus: for he is at prayer; NIV 11 The Lord told him, "Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. BBE 12 And he has seen a man named Ananias coming in and putting his hands on him, so that he may be able to see. NIV 12 In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight." BBE 13 But Ananias said, Lord, I have had accounts of this man from a number of people, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem: NIV 13 "Lord," Ananias answered, "I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your saints in Jerusalem. BBE 14 And here he has authority from the chief priests to make prisoners all who give worship to your name. NIV 14 And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name." BBE 15 But the Lord said, Go without fear: for he is a special vessel for me, to give to the Gentiles and kings and to the children of Israel the knowledge of my name: NIV 15 But the Lord said to Ananias, "Go! This man is my chosen instrument to carry my name before the Gentiles and their kings and before the people of Israel. BBE 16 For I will make clear to him what troubles he will have to undergo for me. NIV 16 I will show him how much he must suffer for my name." BBE 17 And Ananias went out and came to the house, and putting his hands on him, said, Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, whom you saw when you were on your journey, has sent me, so that you may be able to see, and be full of the Holy Spirit. NIV 17 Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord--Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here--has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit." BBE 18 And straight away it seemed as if a veil was taken from his eyes, and he was able to see; and he got up, and had baptism; NIV 18 Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul's eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized, BBE 19 And when he had taken food his strength came back. And for some days he kept with the disciples who were in Damascus. NIV 19 and after taking some food, he regained his strength. Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus. BBE 20 And straight away, in the Synagogues, he was preaching Jesus as the Son of God. NIV 20 At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. BBE 21 And all those hearing him were full of wonder and said, Is not this the man who in Jerusalem was attacking all the worshippers of this name? and he had come here so that he might take them as prisoners before the chief priests. NIV 21 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? And hasn't he come here to take them as prisoners to the chief priests?" BBE 22 But Saul went on increasing in power, and the Jews in Damascus were not able to give answers to the arguments by which he made it clear that Jesus was the Christ. NIV 22 Yet Saul grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Christ. BBE 23 Then, after some days, the Jews made an agreement together to put him to death: NIV 23 After many days had gone by, the Jews conspired to kill him, BBE 24 But Saul got knowledge of their design. And they kept watch day and night on the roads out of the town, so that they might put him to death: NIV 24 but Saul learned of their plan. Day and night they kept close watch on the city gates in order to kill him. BBE 25 But his disciples took him by night and let him down from the wall in a basket. NIV 25 But his followers took him by night and lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall. BBE 26 And when he came to Jerusalem, he made an attempt to be joined to the disciples, but they were all in fear of him, not taking him for a disciple. NIV 26 When he came to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he really was a disciple. BBE 27 But Barnabas took him to the Apostles and gave them an account of how he had seen the Lord on the road, and had given hearing to his words, and how at Damascus he had been preaching in the name of Jesus without fear. NIV 27 But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus. BBE 28 And he was with them, going in and out at Jerusalem, NIV 28 So Saul stayed with them and moved about freely in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. BBE 29 Preaching in the name of the Lord without fear; and he had discussions with the Greek Jews; but they were working for his death. NIV 29 He talked and debated with the Grecian Jews, but they tried to kill him. BBE 30 And when the brothers had knowledge of it, they took him to Caesarea and sent him to Tarsus. NIV 30 When the brothers learned of this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus. BBE 31 And so the church through all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was made strong; and, living in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, was increased greatly. NIV 31 Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace. It was strengthened; and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it grew in numbers, living in the fear of the Lord. BBE 32 And it came about that while Peter was going through all parts of the country he came to the saints who were living at Lydda. NIV 32 As Peter traveled about the country, he went to visit the saints in Lydda. BBE 33 And there was a certain man there, named Aeneas, who for eight years had been in bed, without power of moving. NIV 33 There he found a man named Aeneas, a paralytic who had been bedridden for eight years. BBE 34 And Peter said to him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ makes you well: get up and make your bed. And straight away he got up. NIV 34 "Aeneas," Peter said to him, "Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and take care of your mat." Immediately Aeneas got up. BBE 35 And all those living in Lydda and Sharon saw him, and were turned to the Lord. NIV 35 All those who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord. BBE 36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, that is, Dorcas: this woman was given to good works and acts of mercy at all times. NIV 36 In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which, when translated, is Dorcas ), who was always doing good and helping the poor. BBE 37 And it came about, in those days, that she got ill and came to her death: and when she had been washed, they put her in a room which was high up. NIV 37 About that time she became sick and died, and her body was washed and placed in an upstairs room. BBE 38 And because Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, having knowledge that Peter was there, sent two men to him, requesting him to come to them straight away. NIV 38 Lydda was near Joppa; so when the disciples heard that Peter was in Lydda, they sent two men to him and urged him, "Please come at once!" BBE 39 And Peter went with them. And when he had come, they took him into the room: and all the widows were there, weeping and putting before him the coats and clothing which Dorcas had made while she was with them. NIV 39 Peter went with them, and when he arrived he was taken upstairs to the room. All the widows stood around him, crying and showing him the robes and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was still with them. BBE 40 But Peter made them all go outside, and went down on his knees in prayer; and turning to the body, he said, Tabitha, get up. And, opening her eyes, she saw Peter and got up. NIV 40 Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, "Tabitha, get up." She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up. BBE 41 And he took her hand, lifting her up; and, sending for the saints and widows, he gave her to them, living. NIV 41 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. BBE 42 And news of it went all through Joppa, and a number of people had faith in the Lord. NIV 42 This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord. BBE 43 And he was living in Joppa for some time with Simon, a leather-worker. NIV 43 Peter stayed in Joppa for some time with a tanner named Simon.