OF THE APOSTLES
OF THE APOSTLES
13. The Conversion of Saul
a. Appeared To by the Lord
1 But aSaul, still breathing threatening and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest
3 And as he went, he adrew near to Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.
5 And he said, Who are You, 1Lord? And He said, I am Jesus, whom you persecute.
7 And the men who journeyed with him stood speechless, ahearing the voice but seeing no one.
8 And Saul rose from the ground; and though his eyes were open, he could see 1nothing. And they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus.
9 And he was three days without seeing, and he neither ate nor drank.
b. Confirmed through Ananias
13 But Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard from many concerning this man, how many evil things he has done to Your asaints in Jerusalem;
16 For I will show him how amany things he must suffer on behalf of My name.
17 And aAnanias went away and entered into the house; and 1blaying his hands on him, he said, Saul, brother, the Lord has sent me -- Jesus, who appeared to you on the road on which you were coming -- so that you may creceive your sight and be 2filled with the Holy Spirit.
19 And once he had taken food, he was strengthened. And he was with the disciples in aDamascus for some days.
c. Beginning to Preach
21 And all who heard him were amazed and said, Is this not the one who aravaged those who bcall upon this name in Jerusalem and came here for this, that he might bring them bound before the chief priests?
23 And as a considerable number of days were being fulfilled, the Jews took counsel together to ado away with him;
26 And when he arrived in aJerusalem, he tried to join himself to the disciples; yet all feared him, not believing that he was a disciple.
27 But aBarnabas took hold of him and bled him to the apostles, and he related to them how Saul had cseen the Lord on the road, and that He had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had spoken dboldly in the name of Jesus.
28 And he was with them, agoing in and going out in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord.
14. The Building Up and Multiplication of the Church
31 So then the 1achurch throughout the whole of bJudea and Galilee and Samaria had 2peace, 3being built up; and going on in the 4cfear of the Lord and in the 5comfort of the Holy Spirit, it was dmultiplied.
15. The Spreading of Peter's Ministry
a. To Lydda
33 And he found there a certain man named Aeneas, who for eight years had been lying on a mat, for he was aparalyzed.
b. To Joppa
38 Now because Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples heard that Peter was 1there, and they sent two men to him, entreating him, Do not delay to come through to us.
39 And Peter rose up and went with them. When he arrived, they led him up into the upper room. And all the awidows stood by him, weeping and showing him 1tunics and garments, all of which Dorcas had made while she was with them.
41 And giving her his hand, he raised her up. And when he had called the saints and the widows, he apresented her alive.
42 And it became known throughout all of Joppa and many abelieved on the Lord.
43 And he remained a considerable number of days in Joppa with a certain Simon, a atanner.