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Acts 9

WYC 1 But Saul, yet a blower of menaces and of beatings [yet a breather, or blower, of menaces, and beating, or slaying,] against the disciples of the Lord, came to the prince of priests, NIV 1 Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord's disciples. He went to the high priest WYC 2 and asked of him letters into Damascus, to the synagogues; that if he found any men or women of this life, he should lead them bound 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. WYC 3 And when he made his journey, it befelled [And when he made journey, it befell], that he came nigh to Damascus. And suddenly a light from heaven shone about him; NIV 3 As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. WYC 4 and he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, what pursuest thou me? NIV 4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?" WYC 5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou pursuest. It is hard to thee, to kick against the prick [It is hard to thee, for to kick against the prick]. NIV 5 "Who are you, Lord?" Saul asked. "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," he replied. WYC 6 And he trembled, and wondered, and said, Lord, what wilt thou that I do [And he trembling and wondering, said, Lord, what wilt thou me to do]? And the Lord said to him, Rise up, and enter into the city, and it shall be said to thee, what it behooveth thee to do. NIV 6 "Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do." WYC 7 And those men that went with him, stood astonished; for they heard a voice, but they saw no man. [Forsooth those men that went with him, stood made afeared, or out of mind; soothly hearing a voice, forsooth seeing no man.] NIV 7 The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. WYC 8 And Saul rose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw nothing. And they drew him by the hands, and led 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. WYC 9 And he was three days not seeing; and he ate not, neither drank. NIV 9 For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything. WYC 10 And a disciple, Ananias by name, was at Damascus [Forsooth some disciple was at Damascus, by name Ananias]. And the Lord said to him in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Lo! I, Lord. NIV 10 In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, "Ananias!" "Yes, Lord," he answered. WYC 11 And the Lord said to him, Rise thou, and go into a street that is called Rectus; and seek, in the house of Judas, Saul by name, of Tarsus. For lo! he prayeth; 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. WYC 12 and he saw a man, Ananias by name, entering and laying on him hands [entering and putting to him hands], that he receive sight. NIV 12 In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight." WYC 13 And Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard of many of this man, how great evil he did to thy 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. WYC 14 and this hath power of the princes of priests, to bind all men that call thy name to help. NIV 14 And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name." WYC 15 And the Lord said to him, Go thou, for this is to me a vessel of choosing, that he bear my name before heathen men, and kings, and before the sons of Israel [that he bear my name before heathen men, 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. WYC 16 For I shall show to him, how great things it behooveth him to suffer for my name. NIV 16 I will show him how much he must suffer for my name." WYC 17 And Ananias went, and entered into the house; and laid on him his hands, and said [and he putting to him the hands, said], Saul brother, the Lord Jesus sent me, that appeared to thee in the way, in which thou camest, that thou see, and be full-filled with the Holy Ghost. 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." WYC 18 And at once as the scales felled from his eyes, he received sight [And anon there felled from his eyes as scales, and he received sight]. And he rose, 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, WYC 19 And when he had taken meat, he was comforted. And he was by some days with the disciples, that were at Damascus. NIV 19 and after taking some food, he regained his strength. Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus. WYC 20 And at once [And anon] he entered into the synagogues, and preached the Lord Jesus, for this is the Son of God. NIV 20 At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. WYC 21 And all men that heard him, wondered, and said, Whether this is not he that impugned in Jerusalem them that called to help this name? and hither he came for this thing [and hither for this thing he came], that he should lead them bound to the princes of 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?" WYC 22 But Saul much the more waxed strong, and confounded the Jews that dwelled at Damascus, and affirmed that this is Christ [affirming for this is Christ]. NIV 22 Yet Saul grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Christ. WYC 23 And when many days were filled [were fulfilled], Jews made a counsel, that they should slay him. NIV 23 After many days had gone by, the Jews conspired to kill him, WYC 24 And the ambushes of them were made known to Saul. And they kept the gates day and night, that they should slay 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. WYC 25 But his disciples took him by night, and delivered him, and let him down in a basket by the wall. NIV 25 But his followers took him by night and lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall. WYC 26 And when he came into Jerusalem, he assayed to join him(self) to the disciples [+Forsooth when he came to Jerusalem, he attempted, or assayed, to join him to the disciples]; and all dreaded him, and believed not 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. WYC 27 But Barnabas took, and led him to the apostles, and told to them, how in the way he had seen the Lord, and that he spake to him, and how in Damascus he did trustily 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. WYC 28 And he was with them, and entered, and went out in Jerusalem, and did trustily in the name of Jesus. [And he was with them, entering and going out in Jerusalem, doing trustily 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. WYC 29 And he spake with heathen men [And he spake to heathen men], and disputed with Greeks. And they sought to slay him. NIV 29 He talked and debated with the Grecian Jews, but they tried to kill him. WYC 30 Which thing when the brethren had known, they led him by night to Caesarea, and let him go to Tarsus. NIV 30 When the brothers learned of this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus. WYC 31 And the church by all Judaea, and Galilee, and Samaria, had peace, and was edified, and walked in the dread of the Lord, and was filled with comfort of the Holy Ghost [walking in the dread of the Lord, and was full-filled in the comfort of the Holy Ghost]. 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. WYC 32 And it befelled, that Peter, the while he passed about all [+Forsooth it was made, that Peter, while he passed by all], came to the holy men that dwelled at Lydda. NIV 32 As Peter traveled about the country, he went to visit the saints in Lydda. WYC 33 And he found [there] a man, Aeneas by name, that from eight years he had lain bed-ridden; and he was sick in the palsy. [Forsooth he found there some man, Aeneas by name, from eight years lying in bed; the which was sick in palsy.] NIV 33 There he found a man named Aeneas, a paralytic who had been bedridden for eight years. WYC 34 And Peter said to him, Aeneas, the Lord Jesus Christ heal thee; rise thou, and array, either make ready, thee. And at once he rose [And anon he rose]. NIV 34 "Aeneas," Peter said to him, "Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and take care of your mat." Immediately Aeneas got up. WYC 35 And all men that dwelt at Lydda, and at Saron [And all men that dwelled at Lydda, and Saron], saw him, which were converted to the Lord. NIV 35 All those who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord. WYC 36 And in Joppa was a discipless, whose name was Tabitha, that is to say, Dorcas [Forsooth in Joppa was some discipless, by name Tabitha, which interpreted, is said Dorcas]. This was full of good works and almsdeeds, that she did. NIV 36 In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which, when translated, is Dorcas ), who was always doing good and helping the poor. WYC 37 And it befelled in those days, that she was sick, and died. And when they had washed her [Forsooth it was made in those days, that she was sick and died. Which when they had washed], they laid her in a solar. NIV 37 About that time she became sick and died, and her body was washed and placed in an upstairs room. WYC 38 And for Lydda was nigh Joppa [Forsooth when Lydda was nigh from Joppa], the disciples heard that Peter was therein, and sent two men to him, and prayed [praying], That thou tarry not 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!" WYC 39 And Peter rose up, and came with them. And when he was come, they led him into the solar. And all the widows stood about him, weeping, and showing coats and clothes, which Dorcas made to 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. WYC 40 And when all men were put withoutforth, Peter kneeled, and prayed. And he turned to the body, and said, Tabitha, arise thou [Tabitha, rise 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. WYC 41 And he took her by the hand, and raised her [Forsooth he gave to her the hand, and raised her]. And when he had called the holy men and widows, he assigned 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. WYC 42 And it was made known by all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord. NIV 42 This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord. WYC 43 And it was made, that many days he dwelled in Joppa, at one Simon, a currier [a currier, or tanner]. NIV 43 Peter stayed in Joppa for some time with a tanner named Simon.