Acts 9 ©
Saul going toward Damascus is encompassed with a light from heaven, falleth to the earth, is called by Christ, and led blind to Damascus. Ananias is sent to him, by whom he is restored to sight, and baptized: he straightway preacheth Christ boldly. The Jews of Damascus seek to kill him; he goeth to Jerusalem, and is brought to the apostles by Barnabas; preaching boldly against the Grecians, he is again in danger of his life, and is sent to Tarsus. The church hath rest, and is multiplied. Peter cureth Aeneas of the palsy at Lydda; and raiseth Tabitha to life at Joppa.
And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: jbut they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.
But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for she is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
uAnd 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 vbe filled with the Holy *Ghost.
But jBarnabas took him, and brought him to the kapostles, 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 lboldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.
sThen had the churches trest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were uedified; and vwalking in the fear of the Lord, and in the wcomfort of the Holy *Ghost, were xmultiplied.
¶And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to ythe saints which dwelt at Lydda.
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 hweeping, and shewing ithe coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.
And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called kthe saints and widows, presented her alive.