Acts 9



Saul's Conversion On The Damascus Road

1 Now Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest,

1 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,

1 Meanwhile, still spewing death threats against the Lord's disciples, Saul went to the high priest.

1 Meanwhile Saul, still drawing his breath hard from threatening and murderous desire against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest

2 and asked for letters from him to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, both men and women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.

2 He asked him for letters to take with him to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any men or women belonging to the Way, he might bring them in chains to Jerusalem.

2 And requested of him letters to the synagogues at Damascus [authorizing him], so that if he found any men or women belonging to the Way [of life as determined by faith in Jesus Christ], he might bring them bound [with chains] to Jerusalem.

3 As he was traveling, it happened that he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him;

3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:

3 As Saul traveled along and was approaching Damascus, a light from heaven suddenly flashed around him.

3 Now as he traveled on, he came near to Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him,

4 and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?"

4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

4 He dropped to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul! Why are you persecuting me?"

4 And he fell to the ground. Then he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me [harassing, troubling, and molesting Me]?

5 And he said, "Who are You, Lord?" And He said, "I am Jesus whom you are persecuting,

5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

5 He asked, "Who are you, Lord?"

5 And Saul said, Who are You, Lord? And He said, I am Jesus, Whom you are persecuting. It is dangerous and it will turn out badly for you to keep kicking against the goad [to offer vain and perilous resistance].

6 but get up and enter the city, and it will be told you what you must do."

6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

6 The voice said, "I'm Jesus, whom you are persecuting. Now get up, go into the city, and you will be told what you are to do."

6 Trembling and astonished he asked, Lord, what do You desire me to do? The Lord said to him, But arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.

7 The men who traveled with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one.

7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.

7 Meanwhile, the men who were traveling with Saul were standing speechless, for they heard the voice but didn't see anyone.

7 The men who were accompanying him were unable to speak [for terror], hearing the voice but seeing no one.

8 Saul got up from the ground, and though his eyes were open, he could see nothing; and leading him by the hand, they brought him into Damascus.

8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.

8 When Saul got up off the ground, he couldn't see anything, even though his eyes were open. So his companions took him by the hand and led him into Damascus.

8 Then Saul got up from the ground, but though his eyes were opened, he could see nothing; so they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus.

9 And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank.

9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.

9 For three days he couldn't see, and he didn't eat or drink anything.

9 And he was unable to see for three days, and he neither ate nor drank [anything].

Ananias Sent To Saul

10 Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias; and the Lord said to him in a vision, "Ananias." And he said, "Here I am, Lord."

10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.

10 Now in Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called out to him in a vision, "Ananias!" He answered, "Here I am, Lord."

10 Now there was in Damascus a disciple named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, Ananias. And he answered, Here am I, Lord.

11 And the Lord said to him, "Get up and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying,

11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,

11 The Lord told him, "Get up, go to the street called Straight, and in the home of Judas look for a man from Tarsus named Saul. At this very moment he's praying.

11 And the Lord said to him, Get up and go to the street called Straight and ask at the house of Judas for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying [there].

12 and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him, so that he might regain his sight."

12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.

12 He has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him so he would see again."

12 And he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias enter and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight.

13 But Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he did to Your saints at Jerusalem;

13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:

13 But Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard many people tell how much evil this man has done to your saints in Jerusalem.

13 But Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard many people tell about this man, especially how much evil and what great suffering he has brought on Your saints at Jerusalem;

14 and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name."

14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.

14 He is here with authority from the high priests to put in chains all who call on your name."

14 Now he is here and has authority from the high priests to put in chains all who call upon Your name.

15 But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel;

15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:

15 But the Lord told him, "Go, because he's my chosen instrument to carry my name to unbelievers, to their kings, and to the descendants of Israel.

15 But the Lord said to him, Go, for this man is a chosen instrument of Mine to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the descendants of Israel;

16 for I will show him how much he must suffer for My name's sake."

16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.

16 since I'm going to show him how much he must suffer for my name's sake."

16 For I will make clear to him how much he will be afflicted and must endure and suffer for My name's sake.

17 So Ananias departed and entered the house, and after laying his hands on him said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road by which you were coming, has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit."

17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.

17 So Ananias left and went to that house. He laid his hands on Saul and said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were traveling, has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit."

17 So Ananias left and went into the house. And he laid his hands on Saul and said, Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, Who appeared to you along the way by which you came here, has sent me that you may recover your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.

18 And immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he regained his sight, and he got up and was baptized;

18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.

18 All at once something like scales fell from Saul's eyes, and he could see again.

18 And instantly something like scales fell from [Saul's] eyes, and he recovered his sight. Then he arose and was baptized,

Saul Proclaims Jesus In Synagogues

19 and he took food and was strengthened. Now for several days he was with the disciples who were at Damascus,

19 And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus.

19 He got up and was baptized, and after eating some food, he felt strong again. For several days he stayed with the disciples in Damascus.

19 And after he took some food, he was strengthened. For several days [afterward] he remained with the disciples at Damascus.

Saul Proclaims Christ In Damascus

20 and immediately he began to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, saying, "He is the Son of God."

20 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.

20 He immediately started to preach about Jesus in the synagogues, saying, "This is the Son of God."

20 And immediately in the synagogues he proclaimed Jesus, saying, He is the Son of God!

21 All those hearing him continued to be amazed, and were saying, "Is this not he who in Jerusalem destroyed those who called on this name, and who had come here for the purpose of bringing them bound before the chief priests?"

21 But all that heard him were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests?

21 Everyone who heard him was astonished and said, "This is the man who harassed those who were calling on Jesus' name in Jerusalem, isn't it? Didn't he come here to bring them in chains to the high priests?"

21 And all who heard him were amazed and said, Is not this the very man who harassed and overthrew and destroyed in Jerusalem those who called upon this Name? And he has come here for the express purpose of arresting them and bringing them in chains before the chief priests.

22 But Saul kept increasing in strength and confounding the Jews who lived at Damascus by proving that this Jesus is the Christ.

22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.

22 But Saul grew more and more persuasive, and continued to confound the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving that this man was the Messiah.

22 But Saul increased all the more in strength, and continued to confound and put to confusion the Jews who lived in Damascus by comparing and examining evidence and proving that Jesus is the Christ (the Messiah).

Saul Escapes From Damascus

23 When many days had elapsed, the Jews plotted together to do away with him,

23 And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him:

23 After several days had gone by, the Jewish leaders plotted to murder Saul,

23 After considerable time had elapsed, the Jews conspired to put Saul out of the way by slaying him,

24 but their plot became known to Saul They were also watching the gates day and night so that they might put him to death;

24 But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.

24 but their plot became known to him. They were even watching the gates day and night to murder him,

24 But [the knowledge of] their plot was made known to Saul. They were guarding the [city's] gates day and night to kill him,

25 but his disciples took him by night and let him down through an opening in the wall, lowering him in a large basket.

25 Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket.

25 but his disciples took him one night and let him down through the city wall by lowering him in a basket.

25 But his disciples took him at night and let him down through the [city's] wall, lowering him in a basket or hamper.

Saul In Jerusalem

26 When he came to Jerusalem, he was trying to associate with the disciples; but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he was a disciple.

26 And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple.

26 When Saul arrived in Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they all were afraid of him because they wouldn't believe he was a disciple.

26 And when he had arrived in Jerusalem, he tried to associate himself with the disciples; but they were all afraid of him, for they did not believe he really was a disciple.

27 But Barnabas took hold of him and brought him to the apostles and described to them how he had seen the Lord on the road, and that He had talked to him, and how at Damascus he had spoken out boldly in the name of Jesus.

27 But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.

27 Barnabas, however, introduced Saul to the apostles, telling them how on the road Saul had seen the Lord, who had spoken to him, and how courageously he had spoken in the name of Jesus in Damascus.

27 However, Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles, and he explained to them how along the way he had seen the Lord, Who spoke to him, and how at Damascus he had preached freely and confidently and courageously in the name of Jesus.

28 And he was with them, moving about freely in Jerusalem, speaking out boldly in the name of the Lord.

28 And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem.

28 So he freely circulated among them in Jerusalem, speaking courageously in the name of the Lord.

28 So he went in and out [as one] among them at Jerusalem,

29 And he was talking and arguing with the Hellenistic Jews; but they were attempting to put him to death.

29 And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him.

29 He kept talking and arguing with the Hellenistic Jews, but they were bent on murdering him.

29 Preaching freely and confidently and boldly in the name of the Lord. And he spoke and discussed with and disputed against the Hellenists (the Grecian Jews), but they were seeking to slay him.

30 But when the brethren learned of it, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him away to Tarsus.

30 Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.

30 When the brothers found out about the plot, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him away to Tarsus.

30 And when the brethren found it out, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus [his home town].

31 So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed peace, being built up; and going on in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it continued to increase.

31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.

31 So the church throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria enjoyed peace. As it continued to be built up and to live in the fear of the Lord, it kept increasing in numbers through the encouragement of the Holy Spirit.

31 So the church throughout the whole of Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was edified [growing in wisdom, virtue, and piety] and walking in the respect and reverential fear of the Lord and in the consolation and exhortation of the Holy Spirit, continued to increase and was multiplied.

Aeneas Healed

32 Now as Peter was traveling through all those regions, he came down also to the saints who lived at Lydda.

32 And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda.

32 Now when Peter was going around among all of the disciples, he also visited the saints living in Lydda.

32 Now as Peter went here and there among them all, he went down also to the saints who lived at Lydda.

33 There he found a man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden eight years, for he was paralyzed.

33 And there he found a certain man named AEneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy.

33 There he found a man named Aeneas who was paralyzed and had been bedridden for eight years.

33 There he found a man named Aeneas, who had been bedfast for eight years and was paralyzed.

34 Peter said to him, "Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you; get up and make your bed." Immediately he got up.

34 And Peter said unto him, AEneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.

34 Peter told him, "Aeneas, Jesus the Messiah is healing you. Get up and put away your mat!" At once he got up,

34 And Peter said to him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ (the Messiah) [now] makes you whole. Get up and make your bed! And immediately [Aeneas] stood up.

35 And all who lived at Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord.

35 And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned to the Lord.

35 and all the people who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.

35 Then all the inhabitants of Lydda and the plain of Sharon saw [what had happened to] him and they turned to the Lord.

Dorcas Raised

36 Now in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which translated in Greek is called Dorcas); this woman was abounding with deeds of kindness and charity which she continually did.

36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.

36 In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha, which in Greek is Dorcas. She was known for her good actions and acts of charity that she was always doing.

36 Now there was at Joppa a disciple [a woman] named [in Aramaic] Tabitha, which [in Greek] means Dorcas. She was abounding in good deeds and acts of charity.

37 And it happened at that time that she fell sick and died; and when they had washed her body, they laid it in an upper room.

37 And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.

37 At that time, she got sick and died. After they had washed her, they laid her in an upstairs room.

37 About that time she fell sick and died, and when they had cleansed her, they laid [her] in an upper room.

38 Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, having heard that Peter was there, sent two men to him, imploring him, "Do not delay in coming to us."

38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them.

38 Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples heard that Peter was there and sent two men to him and begged him, "Come here quickly!"

38 Since Lydda was near Joppa [however], the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him begging him, Do come to us without delay.

39 So Peter arose and went with them. When he arrived, they brought him into the upper room; and all the widows stood beside him, weeping and showing all the tunics and garments that Dorcas used to make while she was with them.

39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.

39 So Peter got up and went with them. When he arrived, they took him upstairs. All the widows gathered around Peter, crying and showing him all the shirts and coats Dorcas had made while she was still with them.

39 So Peter [immediately] rose and accompanied them. And when he had arrived, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood around him, crying and displaying undershirts (tunics) and [other] garments such as Dorcas was accustomed to make while she was with them.

40 But Peter sent them all out and knelt down and prayed, and turning to the body, he said, "Tabitha, arise." And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up.

40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.

40 Peter made them all go outside. After kneeling down, he prayed, turned to the body, and said, "Tabitha, get up!" She opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up.

40 But Peter put them all out [of the room] and knelt down and prayed; then turning to the body he said, Tabitha, get up! And she opened her eyes; and when she saw Peter, she raised herself and sat upright.

41 And he gave her his hand and raised her up; and calling the saints and widows, he presented her alive.

41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.

41 He extended his hand and helped her get up. Then he called the saints, including the widows, and gave her back to them alive.

41 And he gave her his hand and lifted her up. Then calling in God's people and the widows, he presented her to them alive.

42 It became known all over Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.

42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.

42 What happened became known throughout Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.

42 And this became known throughout all Joppa, and many came to believe on the Lord [to adhere to and trust in and rely on Him as the Christ and as their Savior].

43 And Peter stayed many days in Joppa with a tanner named Simon.

43 And it came to pass, that he tarried many days in Joppa with one Simon a tanner.

43 Meanwhile, Peter stayed in Joppa for several days with Simon, a leatherworker.

43 And Peter remained in Joppa for considerable time with a certain Simon a tanner.



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