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Acts 9

NLT 1 Meanwhile, Saul was uttering threats with every breath and was eager to kill the Lord’s followers. So he 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 NLT 2 He requested letters addressed to the synagogues in Damascus, asking for their cooperation in the arrest of any followers of the Way he found there. He wanted to bring them—both men and women—back to Jerusalem in chains. 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. NLT 3 As he was approaching Damascus on this mission, a light from heaven suddenly shone down around him. NIV 3 As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. NLT 4 He fell to the ground and 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?" NLT 5 “Who are you, lord?” Saul asked. And the voice replied, “I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting! NIV 5 "Who are you, Lord?" Saul asked. "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," he replied. NLT 6 Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” NIV 6 "Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do." NLT 7 The men with Saul stood speechless, for they heard the sound of someone’s voice but saw no one! NIV 7 The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. NLT 8 Saul picked himself up off the ground, but when he opened his eyes he was blind. So his companions led him by the hand to 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. NLT 9 He remained there blind for three days and did not eat or drink. NIV 9 For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything. NLT 10 Now there was a believer in Damascus named Ananias. The Lord spoke to him in a vision, calling, “Ananias!” “Yes, Lord!” he replied. NIV 10 In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, "Ananias!" "Yes, Lord," he answered. NLT 11 The Lord said, “Go over to Straight Street, to the house of Judas. When you get there, ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul. He is praying to me right now. 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. NLT 12 I have shown him a vision of a man named Ananias coming in and laying hands on him so he can see again.” NIV 12 In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight." NLT 13 “But Lord,” exclaimed Ananias, “I’ve heard many people talk about the terrible things this man has done to the believers 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. NLT 14 And he is authorized by the leading priests to arrest everyone who calls upon your name.” NIV 14 And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name." NLT 15 But the Lord said, “Go, for Saul is my chosen instrument to take my message to the Gentiles and to kings, as well as to the people 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. NLT 16 And I will show him how much he must suffer for my name’s sake.” NIV 16 I will show him how much he must suffer for my name." NLT 17 So Ananias went and found Saul. He laid his hands on him and said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road, has sent me so that you might 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." NLT 18 Instantly something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he 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, NLT 19 Afterward he ate some food and regained his strength. Saul in Damascus and Jerusalem Saul stayed with the believers in Damascus for a few days. NIV 19 and after taking some food, he regained his strength. Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus. NLT 20 And immediately he began preaching about Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is indeed the Son of God!” NIV 20 At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. NLT 21 All who heard him were amazed. “Isn’t this the same man who caused such devastation among Jesus’ followers in Jerusalem?” they asked. “And didn’t he come here to arrest them and take them in chains to the leading 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?" NLT 22 Saul’s preaching became more and more powerful, and the Jews in Damascus couldn’t refute his proofs that Jesus was indeed the Messiah. NIV 22 Yet Saul grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Christ. NLT 23 After a while some of the Jews plotted together to kill him. NIV 23 After many days had gone by, the Jews conspired to kill him, NLT 24 They were watching for him day and night at the city gate so they could murder him, but Saul was told about their plot. NIV 24 but Saul learned of their plan. Day and night they kept close watch on the city gates in order to kill him. NLT 25 So during the night, some of the other believers lowered him in a large basket through an opening in the city wall. NIV 25 But his followers took him by night and lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall. NLT 26 When Saul arrived in Jerusalem, he tried to meet with the believers, but they were all afraid of him. They did not believe he had truly become a believer! 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. NLT 27 Then Barnabas brought him to the apostles and told them how Saul had seen the Lord on the way to Damascus and how the Lord had spoken to Saul. He also told them that Saul had preached boldly in the name of Jesus in Damascus. 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. NLT 28 So Saul stayed with the apostles and went all around Jerusalem with them, preaching 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. NLT 29 He debated with some Greek-speaking Jews, but they tried to murder him. NIV 29 He talked and debated with the Grecian Jews, but they tried to kill him. NLT 30 When the believers heard about this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him away to Tarsus, his hometown. NIV 30 When the brothers learned of this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus. NLT 31 The church then had peace throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria, and it became stronger as the believers lived in the fear of the Lord. And with the encouragement of the Holy Spirit, it also grew 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. NLT 32 Meanwhile, Peter traveled from place to place, and he came down to visit the believers in the town of Lydda. NIV 32 As Peter traveled about the country, he went to visit the saints in Lydda. NLT 33 There he met a man named Aeneas, who had been paralyzed and bedridden for eight years. NIV 33 There he found a man named Aeneas, a paralytic who had been bedridden for eight years. NLT 34 Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you! Get up, and roll up your sleeping mat!” And he was healed instantly. NIV 34 "Aeneas," Peter said to him, "Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and take care of your mat." Immediately Aeneas got up. NLT 35 Then the whole population of Lydda and Sharon saw Aeneas walking around, and they turned to the Lord. NIV 35 All those who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord. NLT 36 There was a believer in Joppa named Tabitha (which in Greek is Dorcas ). She was always doing kind things for others and helping the poor. NIV 36 In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which, when translated, is Dorcas ), who was always doing good and helping the poor. NLT 37 About this time she became ill and died. Her body was washed for burial and laid 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. NLT 38 But the believers had heard that Peter was nearby at Lydda, so they sent two men to beg him, “Please come as soon as possible!” 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!" NLT 39 So Peter returned with them; and as soon as he arrived, they took him to the upstairs room. The room was filled with widows who were weeping and showing him the coats and other clothes Dorcas had made for 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. NLT 40 But Peter asked them all to leave the room; then he knelt and prayed. Turning to the body he said, “Get up, Tabitha.” And she opened her eyes! 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. NLT 41 He gave her his hand and helped her up. Then he called in the widows and all the believers, and he presented her to them 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. NLT 42 The news spread through the whole town, and many believed in the Lord. NIV 42 This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord. NLT 43 And Peter stayed a long time in Joppa, living with Simon, a tanner of hides. NIV 43 Peter stayed in Joppa for some time with a tanner named Simon.