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Acts 9

LEB 1 But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against 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 LEB 2 [and] asked for letters from him to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, both men and women, he could bring [them] tied up 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. LEB 3 Now as [he] proceeded, it happened that [when] he approached Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. NIV 3 As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. LEB 4 And falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?" NIV 4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?" LEB 5 So he said, "Who are you, Lord?" And he [said], "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting! NIV 5 "Who are you, Lord?" Saul asked. "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," he replied. LEB 6 But get up and enter into the city, and it will be told to you {what you must do}." NIV 6 "Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do." LEB 7 (Now the men who were traveling together with him stood speechless, [because they] heard the voice but saw no one.) NIV 7 The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. LEB 8 So Saul got up from the ground, but [although] his eyes were open he could see nothing. And leading him by the hand, they brought [him] 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. LEB 9 And he was {unable to see} [for] three days, and he did not eat or drink. NIV 9 For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything. LEB 10 Now there was a certain disciple in Damascus {named} Ananias, and the Lord said to him in a vision, "Ananias!" And he said, "Behold, [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. LEB 11 And the Lord [said] to him, "Get up, go to the street called 'Straight' and in the house of Judas look for {a man named Saul from Tarsus}. For behold, he is praying, 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. LEB 12 and he has seen in a vision a man {named} Ananias coming in and placing hands on him so that he may regain [his] sight." NIV 12 In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight." LEB 13 But Ananias replied, "Lord, I have heard from many [people] about this man, how much harm he has done to your saints in 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. LEB 14 and here he has authority from the chief priests to tie up all who call upon your name!" NIV 14 And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name." LEB 15 But the Lord said to him, "Go, because this man is my chosen instrument to carry my name before Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel. 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. LEB 16 For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name." NIV 16 I will show him how much he must suffer for my name." LEB 17 So Ananias departed and entered into the house, and placing [his] hands on him, he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road by which you came, has sent me so that you may regain [your] sight and be filled with 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." LEB 18 And immediately [something] like scales fell from his eyes and he regained [his] sight and got up [and] was baptized, NIV 18 Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul's eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized, LEB 19 and [after] taking food, he regained his strength. And he was with the disciples in Damascus several days. NIV 19 and after taking some food, he regained his strength. Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus. LEB 20 And immediately he began proclaiming Jesus in the synagogues: "This one is the Son of God!" NIV 20 At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. LEB 21 And all who heard [him] were amazed, and were saying, "Is this not the one who was wreaking havoc in Jerusalem [on] those who call upon this name, and had come here for this [reason], that he could bring them tied up to 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?" LEB 22 But Saul was increasing in strength even more, and was confounding the Jews who lived in Damascus [by] proving that this one is 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. LEB 23 And when many days had elapsed, the Jews plotted to do away with him. NIV 23 After many days had gone by, the Jews conspired to kill him, LEB 24 But their plot became known to Saul, and they were also watching the gates both day and night so that they could do away with him. NIV 24 but Saul learned of their plan. Day and night they kept close watch on the city gates in order to kill him. LEB 25 But his disciples took [him] at night [and] let him down through the wall [by] lowering [him] in a basket. NIV 25 But his followers took him by night and lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall. LEB 26 And [when he] arrived in Jerusalem, he was attempting to associate with the disciples, and they were all afraid of him, [because they] did not believe that he was 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. LEB 27 But Barnabas took him [and] brought [him] to the apostles and related to them how he had seen the Lord on the road and that he had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had spoken boldly in the name of Jesus. 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. LEB 28 And he was going in and going out among them in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. NIV 28 So Saul stayed with them and moved about freely in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. LEB 29 And he was speaking and debating with the {Greek-speaking Jews}, but they were trying to do away with him. NIV 29 He talked and debated with the Grecian Jews, but they tried to kill him. LEB 30 And [when] the brothers found out, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him away to Tarsus. NIV 30 When the brothers learned of this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus. LEB 31 Then the church throughout all of Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace, being strengthened. And living in the fear of the Lord and the encouragement of the Holy Spirit, it was increasing [in numbers]. 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. LEB 32 Now it happened that [as] Peter was traveling through all [the places], [he] also came down to the saints who lived [in] Lydda. NIV 32 As Peter traveled about the country, he went to visit the saints in Lydda. LEB 33 And he found there a certain man {named} Aeneas who was paralyzed, who had been lying on a mat for eight years. NIV 33 There he found a man named Aeneas, a paralytic who had been bedridden for eight years. LEB 34 And Peter said to him, "Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you! Get up and make your bed yourself!" And immediately 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. LEB 35 And all those who lived [in] Lydda and Sharon saw him, who [all] indeed turned to the Lord. NIV 35 All those who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord. LEB 36 Now in Joppa there was a certain female disciple {named} Tabitha (which translated means "Dorcas"). She was full of good deeds and charitable giving which she was constantly doing. NIV 36 In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which, when translated, is Dorcas ), who was always doing good and helping the poor. LEB 37 Now it happened that in those days [after] becoming sick, she died. And [after] washing [her], they placed her in an upstairs room. NIV 37 About that time she became sick and died, and her body was washed and placed in an upstairs room. LEB 38 And [because] Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, [when they] heard that Peter was in {Lydda}, sent two men to him, urging, "Do not delay to come to us!" 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!" LEB 39 So Peter got up [and] accompanied them. [When he] arrived, they brought [him] up to the upstairs room, and all the widows came to him, weeping and showing [him] tunics and [other] clothing that Dorcas used to make [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. LEB 40 But Peter sent [them] all outside, and, falling to [his] knees, he prayed. And turning toward the body, he said, "Tabitha, get up!" And she opened her eyes, and [when she] saw Peter, she sat 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. LEB 41 And he gave her [his] hand [and] raised her up. And he called the saints and the widows [and] presented her alive. 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. LEB 42 And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord. NIV 42 This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord. LEB 43 And it happened that [he] stayed many days in Joppa with a certain Simon, a tanner. NIV 43 Peter stayed in Joppa for some time with a tanner named Simon.