Acts 9:22-43 Darby’s Translation

22  But Saul increased the more in power, and confounded the Jews who dwelt in Damascus, proving that this is the Christ.

Saul Escapes from the Jews

23  Now when many days were fulfilled, the Jews consulted together to kill him. 24  But their plot became known to Saul. And they watched also the gates both day and night, that they might kill him; 25  but the disciples took him by night and let him down through the wall, lowering him in a basket.

Saul at Jerusalem

26  And having arrived at Jerusalem he essayed to join himself to the disciples, and all were afraid of him, not believing that he was a disciple. 27  But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles, and related to them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had spoken boldly in the name of Jesus. 28  And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem, 29  and speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. And he spoke and discussed with the Hellenists; but they sought to kill him. 30  And the brethren knowing it, brought him down to Caesarea and sent him away to Tarsus. 31  The assemblies then throughout the whole of Judaea and Galilee and Samaria had peace, being edified and walking in the fear of the Lord, and were increased through the comfort of the Holy Spirit.

Aeneas Healed

32  Now it came to pass that Peter, passing through all [quarters], descended also to the saints who inhabited Lydda. 33  And he found there a certain man, Aeneas by name, who had been lying for eight years upon a couch, who was paralysed. 34  And Peter said to him, Aeneas, Jesus, the Christ, heals thee: rise up, and make thy couch for thyself. And straightway he rose up. 35  And all who inhabited Lydda and the Saron saw him, who turned to the Lord.

Dorcas Restored to Life

36  And in Joppa there was a certain female disciple, by name Tabitha, which being interpreted means Dorcas. She was full of good works and alms-deeds which she did. 37  And it came to pass in those days that she grew sick and died; and, having washed her, they put her in [the] upper room. 38  But Lydda being near to Joppa, the disciples having heard that Peter was there, sent two men to him, beseeching him, Thou must not delay coming to us. 39  And Peter rising up went with them, whom, when arrived, they brought up into the upper chamber; and all the widows stood by him weeping and shewing him the body-coats and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them. 40  But Peter, putting them all out, and kneeling down, prayed. And, turning to the body, he said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes, and, seeing Peter, sat up. 41  And having given her [his] hand, he raised her up, and having called the saints and the widows, presented her living. 42  And it became known throughout the whole of Joppa, and many believed on the Lord. 43  And it came to pass that he remained many days in Joppa with a certain Simon, a tanner.


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