9 But Saul yet breathing threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord going unto the High-priest
2 asked from him letters for Damascus, unto the synagogues; to the end that if he should find any who were of The Way, whether men or women he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.
3 But as he was journeying it came to pass that he was drawing near unto Damascus, and suddenly there flashed around him a light out of heaven;
4 and falling unto the earth he heard a voice saying unto him—Saul! Saul! why me art thou persecuting?
5 And he said—Who art thou, Lord? And he [said]—I am Jesus whom thou art persecuting!
6 But rise up and enter into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
7 But the men who were accompanying him stood speechless,—hearing indeed the voice, but beholding no one.
8 And Saul arose from the earth, and his eyes being opened he could see nothing; and taking him by the hand they led him into Damascus,—
9 and he was three days without seeing, and did neither eat nor drink.
10 Now there was a certain disciple in Damascus, by name Ananias; and the Lord said unto him in a vision—Ananias! and he said—Lo! I [am here], Lord!
11 And the Lord [said] unto him—Rise! go into the street which is called Straight and seek in the house of Judas one Saul by name, of Tarsus. For lo! he is praying,—
12 and hath seen a man [in a vision], Ananias by name, coming in and laying on him his hands, to the intent he should see.
13 And Ananias answered—Lord! I have heard from many concerning this man,—how many evil things unto thy saints he hath done in Jerusalem;
14 And here he hath authority from the High-priests to bind all them that call upon thy name.
15 But the Lord said unto him—Be going thy way; for a choice vessel unto me is this man, to bear my name before both [the] nations and kings and the sons of Israel;
16 for I will let him understand how many things he must needs for my name suffer.
17 And Ananias departed, and entered into the house; and laying upon him his hands said—Saul, brother! The Lord hath sent me,—Jesus who appeared unto thee in the way by which thou wast coming,—That thou mayest recover sight and be filled with Holy Spirit.
18 And straightway there fell from him—from his eyes,—as it were scales; he recovered sight also, and arising was immersed;
19 and receiving food gained strength. And he came to be with the disciples who were in Damascus certain days;
20 and straightway in the synagogues he began proclaiming Jesus, that This is the Son of God.
21 And all who were hearing were astonished, and began to say—Is not this he who destroyed in Jerusalem them that invoke this name; and here for this purpose had come, in order that he might lead them bound unto the High-priests?
22 But Saul was the more gaining power; and was confounding the Jews who dwelt in Damascus, shewing by comparison that—This is the Christ.
23 Now when a considerable number of days were being fulfilled the Jews took counsel together to kill him;
24 but their plot was made known unto Saul,—and they were even narrowly watching the gates, both day and night that they might kill him;
25 but the disciples taking him by night through the wall let him down, lowering him in a basket.
26 And when he had arrived in Jerusalem he made attempts to join himself unto the disciples; and all were afraid of him, not believing that he was a disciple.
27 But Barnabas taking him brought him unto the apostles, and related unto them,—how in the way he had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken unto 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 in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord;
29 and was both speaking and discussing with the Grecian Jews,—but they were setting to work to kill him.
30 And the brethren discovering it brought him down into Caesarea and sent him away unto Tarsus.
31 So then the assembly throughout the whole of Judaea and Galilee and Samaria had peace, building itself up and going on its way in the fear of the Lord; and by the advocacy of the Holy Spirit was being multiplied.
32 And it came to pass that Peter going through all [quarters] went down unto the saints also dwelling in Lydda.
33 And he found there a certain man by name AEneas, who for eight years had been lying prostrate upon a bed, for he was paralysed.
34 And Peter said unto him—AEneas! Jesus Christ healeth thee! Arise and smooth thy bed for thyself. And straightway he arose.
35 And all who dwelt in Lydda and Saron saw him,—and they turned unto the Lord.
36 Now in Joppa there was a certain female disciple by name Tabitha, which being translated means Dorcas [a Gazelle]. The same was full of good works and alms which she was doing.
37 And it came to pass in those days, that she sickening died; and bathing her they laid her in an upper room.
38 Now Lydda being nigh unto Joppa the disciples hearing that Peter was therein sent off two men unto him, beseeching him—Do not delay to come through unto us!
39 And Peter arising went with them,—whom when he arrived they brought up into the upper room; and there stood by him all the widows weeping and showing the tunics and mantles—whatsoever things Dorcas was making while she was with them.
40 But Peter putting them all outside knelt down and prayed; and turning towards the body said—Tabitha, arise! And she opening her eyes and seeing Peter sat up.
41 And giving her his hand he raised her up; and calling the saints and the widows presented her living.
42 And it became known throughout the whole of Joppa, and many believed upon the Lord.
43 And it came to pass that for a considerable number of days he abode in Joppa with one Simon, a tanner.