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Acts 9:1-31

RSV 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 RSV 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring 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. RSV 3 Now as he journeyed he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed about him. NIV 3 As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. RSV 4 And he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?" NIV 4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?" RSV 5 And 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. RSV 6 but rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do." NIV 6 "Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do." RSV 7 The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, 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. RSV 8 Saul arose from the ground; and when his eyes were opened, he could see nothing; so they led him by the hand and 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. RSV 9 And for three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank. NIV 9 For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything. RSV 10 Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Anani'as. The Lord said to him in a vision, "Anani'as." 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. RSV 11 And the Lord said to him, "Rise and go to the street called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for a man of Tarsus named Saul; 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. RSV 12 and he has seen a man named Anani'as come in and lay his hands on him so that he might 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." RSV 13 But Anani'as answered, "Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to thy 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. RSV 14 and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call upon thy name." NIV 14 And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name." RSV 15 But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the 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. RSV 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." RSV 17 So Anani'as departed and entered the house. And laying 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 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." RSV 18 And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes and he regained his sight. Then 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, RSV 19 and took food and was strengthened. For several days he was with the disciples at Damascus. NIV 19 and after taking some food, he regained his strength. Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus. RSV 20 And in the synagogues immediately he proclaimed Jesus, saying, "He is the Son of God." NIV 20 At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. RSV 21 And all who heard him were amazed, and said, "Is not this the man who made havoc in Jerusalem of those who called on this name? And he has come here for this purpose, to bring them bound 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?" RSV 22 But Saul increased all the more in strength, and confounded the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving 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. RSV 23 When many days had passed, the Jews plotted to kill him, NIV 23 After many days had gone by, the Jews conspired to kill him, RSV 24 but their plot became known to Saul. They were watching the gates day and night, to kill 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. RSV 25 but his disciples took him by night and let him down over the wall, 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. RSV 26 And when he had come to Jerusalem he attempted to join the disciples; and they were all afraid of him, for 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. RSV 27 But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared to them how on the road he had seen the Lord, who spoke to him, and how at Damascus he had preached 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. RSV 28 So he went in and out among them at Jerusalem, NIV 28 So Saul stayed with them and moved about freely in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. RSV 29 preaching boldly in the name of the Lord. And he spoke and disputed against the Hellenists; but they were seeking to kill him. NIV 29 He talked and debated with the Grecian Jews, but they tried to kill him. RSV 30 And when the brethren knew it, they brought him down to Caesare'a, and sent him off to Tarsus. NIV 30 When the brothers learned of this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus. RSV 31 So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Sama'ria had peace and was built up; and walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit it was multiplied. 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.