Acts 9 ©
1 Saul going toward Damascus is encompassed with a light from heaven, falleth to the earth, is called by Christ, and led blind to Damascus. 10 Ananias is sent to him, by whom he is restored to sight, and baptized: he straightway preacheth Christ boldly. 23 The Jews of Damascus seek to kill him; 26 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. 31 The church hath rest, and is multiplied. 32 Peter cureth Aeneas of the palsy at Lydda; 36 and raiseth Tabitha to life at Joppa.
And he fell to the earth, dand heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou eme?
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.
yAnd when he had received *meat, he was strengthened. zThen was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus.
aAnd straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.
But Saul cincreased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, dproving that this is very Christ.
gBut their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.
Then the disciples took him by night, and hlet him down by the wall in a basket.
And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, ihe *assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple.
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 in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an fupper chamber.
And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to gJoppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not 3delay to come to them.
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.
jBut 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.
And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called kthe saints and widows, presented her alive.