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.
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.
So he went in and out among them at Jerusalem,
preaching boldly in the name of the Lord. And he spoke and disputed against the Hellenists; but they were seeking to kill him.
And when the brethren knew it, they brought him down to Caesare'a, and sent him off to Tarsus.
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.
Now as Peter went here and there among them all, he came down also to the saints that lived at Lydda.
There he found a man named Aene'as, who had been bedridden for eight years and was paralyzed.
And Peter said to him, "Aene'as, Jesus Christ heals you; rise and make your bed." And immediately he rose.
And all the residents of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord.
Now there was at Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity.
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