Parallel Bible results for Acts 9:1-21

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Acts 9:1-21

GNT 1 In the meantime Saul kept up his violent threats of murder against the followers of the Lord. 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 GNT 2 and asked for letters of introduction to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he should find there any followers of the Way of the Lord, he would be able to arrest them, both men and women, and bring them back 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. GNT 3 As Saul was coming near the city of Damascus, suddenly a light from the sky flashed around him. NIV 3 As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. GNT 4 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?” GNT 5 "Who are you, Lord?" he asked. "I am Jesus, whom you persecute," the voice said. NIV 5 “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. GNT 6 "But get up and go into the city, where 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.” GNT 7 The men who were traveling with Saul had stopped, not saying a word; they heard the voice but could not see anyone. NIV 7 The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. GNT 8 Saul got up from the ground and opened his eyes, but could not see a thing. So they took him by the hand 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. GNT 9 For three days he was not able to see, and during that time he did not eat or drink anything. NIV 9 For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything. GNT 10 There was a believer in Damascus named Ananias. He had a vision, in which the Lord said to him, "Ananias!" "Here I am, Lord," he answered. NIV 10 In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!”“Yes, Lord,” he answered. GNT 11 The Lord said to him, "Get ready and go to Straight Street, and at the house of Judas ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul. 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. GNT 12 and in a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come in and place his hands on him so that he might 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.” GNT 13 Ananias answered, "Lord, many people have told me about this man and about all the terrible things he has done to your people in Jerusalem. NIV 13 “Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. GNT 14 And he has come to Damascus with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who worship you." NIV 14 And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.” GNT 15 The Lord said to him, "Go, because I have chosen him to serve me, to make my name known to Gentiles and kings and to the people of Israel. NIV 15 But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. GNT 16 And I myself will show him all that he must suffer for my sake." NIV 16 I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.” GNT 17 So Ananias went, entered the house where Saul was, and placed his hands on him. "Brother Saul," he said, "the Lord has sent me - Jesus himself, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here. He sent me so that you might see again 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.” GNT 18 At once something like fish scales fell from Saul's eyes, and he was able to see again. He stood 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, GNT 19 and after he had eaten, his strength came back. Saul stayed for a few days with the believers in Damascus. NIV 19 and after taking some food, he regained his strength. Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus. GNT 20 He went straight to the synagogues and began to preach that Jesus was the Son of God. NIV 20 At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. GNT 21 All who heard him were amazed and asked, "Isn't he the one who in Jerusalem was killing those who worship that man Jesus? And didn't he come here for the very purpose of arresting those people and taking them back 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?”

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