Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



Am I not sent? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are ye not my work in the Lord


And I am grateful to Christ Jesus our Lord, having strengthened me, for he deemed me faithful, having set me in the service; Being before slandering, expelling, and an abuser: but I was commiserated, because I did, not knowing, in unbelief.

For ye heard of my turning about when in Judaism, that in excess I drove out the church of God, and laid it waste:

And in going, it was he drawing near to Damascus: and suddenly a light from heaven flashed with lightning around him: And having fallen upon the earth, he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, Why drivest thou me out? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus, whom thou drivest out: hard for thee to kick against goads. read more.
And he trembling and amazed said, Lord, What wilt thou me to do? And the Lord to him, Arise, and come into the city, and it shall be spoken to thee what thou must do. And the men journeying with him stood astonished, hearing the voice truly, and seeing no one. And Saul was raised up from the earth; and his eyes being opened, he saw no one: and leading him by the hand, they brought him to Damascus. And he was three days not seeing, and he ate not, nor drank. And a certain disciple was in Damascus, Ananias by name; and the Lord said to him in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I, Lord. And the Lord to him, Having risen, go thou to the street called Straight, and seek in the house of Judas Saul by name, of Tarsus; for, behold, he prays, And he saw in a vision a man, by name Ananias, coming in, and having put hand upon him, so that he might look up and see again. And Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard from many of this man, how many evils he did to thy holy ones in Jerusalem: And here has he authority from the chief priests to bind all those calling on thy name. And the Lord said to him, Go: for he is a vessel of choice to me, to lift up my name before nations, and kings, and the sons of Israel: For I will show him what he must suffer for my name. And Ananias departed, and came into the house; and having put hands upon him said, Brother Saul, the Lord has sent me, Jesus, he seen to thee in the way which thou earnest, so that thou mightest look up, and be filled with the Holy Spirit. And quickly there fell from his eyes as scales: and he immediately looked up, and having risen, he was immersed. And having taken food, he was strong. And Saul was in Damascus with the disciples certain days. And quickly in the synagogues he proclaimed Jesus, that he is the Son of God. And all they hearing were affected in mind, and said: Is not this he having laid waste in Jerusalem those calling upon this name, and he has come here for this, that he might bring them having been bound to the chief priests? And Saul was the more strengthened, and confounded the Jews dwelling in Damascus, demonstrating that this is the Christ.

Who drove out this way even to death, binding and delivering to prison both men and women. As also the chief priest testifies of me, and all the council of elders: and whose letters to the brethren having received, I went to Damascus, going to bring there the bound to Jerusalem, that they might be punished. And it was to me going, and drawing near to Damascus about noon, suddenly much light from heaven flashed around me, read more.
And I fell to the ground, and heard a voice, Saul, Saul, why drivest thou me out? And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said to me, I am Jesus the Nazarite, whom thou drivest out. And they being with me truly saw the light, and were terrified; but they heard not the voice of him speaking to me. And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said to me, Having risen, go to Damascus; and there shall be told thee of all which has been arranged for thee to do. And when I saw not from the glory of that light, led by the hand of them being with me I came to Damascus. And a certain Ananias, a religious man according to the law, testified of by all the Jews dwelling, Having come to me, and stood, said to me, Brother Saul, look up. And the same hour I looked up to him. And he said, The God of our fathers took thee in hand, to know his will, and to see the Just, and hear the voice from his mouth. For thou shalt be a witness for him to all men of what thou hast seen and hast heard. And now what art thou about to do having risen, be immersed and wash away thy sins, having called upon the name of the Lord. And it was to me returning to Jerusalem, and praying in the temple, I was in a deep trance: And saw him saying to me, Hasten, and come quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony of me. And I said, Lord, these know that I was imprisoning and skinning in the synagogues them believing on thee:

I therefore truly thought to myself, I must do many things contrary to the name of Jesus, the Nazarite. Which I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the holy ones I shut up in prison, having received authority from chief priests; and they taken up, I carried down a vote. And in all the synagogues, many times punishing them, I compelled to blaspheme; and being exceedingly enraged against them, I drove out even also to cities without. read more.
In which also going to Damascus with authority, and superintendence from the chief priests, The middle of day, I saw in the way, O king, a light from heaven, above the brilliancy of the sun, having shone around me, and those going with me. And we having all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking to me, and saying in the Hebrew dialect, Saul, Saul, why drivest thou me out? hard for thee to kick against goads. And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou drivest out.


And Saul, yet breathing out threatening and murder against the disciples of the Lord, having come to the chief priest, He asked of him letters to Damascus, to the synagogues, so that if he find certain men being of the way, and also women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. And in going, it was he drawing near to Damascus: and suddenly a light from heaven flashed with lightning around him: read more.
And having fallen upon the earth, he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, Why drivest thou me out? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus, whom thou drivest out: hard for thee to kick against goads. And he trembling and amazed said, Lord, What wilt thou me to do? And the Lord to him, Arise, and come into the city, and it shall be spoken to thee what thou must do. And the men journeying with him stood astonished, hearing the voice truly, and seeing no one. And Saul was raised up from the earth; and his eyes being opened, he saw no one: and leading him by the hand, they brought him to Damascus. And he was three days not seeing, and he ate not, nor drank. And a certain disciple was in Damascus, Ananias by name; and the Lord said to him in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I, Lord. And the Lord to him, Having risen, go thou to the street called Straight, and seek in the house of Judas Saul by name, of Tarsus; for, behold, he prays, And he saw in a vision a man, by name Ananias, coming in, and having put hand upon him, so that he might look up and see again. And Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard from many of this man, how many evils he did to thy holy ones in Jerusalem: And here has he authority from the chief priests to bind all those calling on thy name. And the Lord said to him, Go: for he is a vessel of choice to me, to lift up my name before nations, and kings, and the sons of Israel: For I will show him what he must suffer for my name. And Ananias departed, and came into the house; and having put hands upon him said, Brother Saul, the Lord has sent me, Jesus, he seen to thee in the way which thou earnest, so that thou mightest look up, and be filled with the Holy Spirit. And quickly there fell from his eyes as scales: and he immediately looked up, and having risen, he was immersed. And having taken food, he was strong. And Saul was in Damascus with the disciples certain days. And quickly in the synagogues he proclaimed Jesus, that he is the Son of God. And all they hearing were affected in mind, and said: Is not this he having laid waste in Jerusalem those calling upon this name, and he has come here for this, that he might bring them having been bound to the chief priests? And Saul was the more strengthened, and confounded the Jews dwelling in Damascus, demonstrating that this is the Christ. And when sufficient days were completed, the Jews counselled together to put him to death: But this project was known to Saul. And they observed narrowly the gates day, and also night, that they might kill him. And the disciples having taken him by night, put through the wall, having let down in a wicker basket. And Saul being present in Jerusalem, tried to join himself to the disciples: and they were all afraid of him, not believing that he is a disciple. And Barnabas having taken him, brought him to the sent, and recounted to them how in the way he saw the Lord, and that he spake to him, and how in Damascus he spake freely in the name of Jesus. And he was with them going in and going out in Jerusalem, and speaking freely in the name of the Lord Jesus. And he spake and sought out with the Greeks; but they purposed to kill him. And the brethren having known, brought him down to Cesarea, and they sent him forth to Tarsus. Then truly the churches through the Whole of Judea and Galilee and Samaria, had peace, being built up; and going in the fear of the Lord, and in the consolation of the Holy Spirit, were multiplied.