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Acts 9 (WEBP)

[1] But Saul, still breathing threats and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest
[2] and asked for letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
[3] As he traveled, he got close to Damascus, and suddenly a light from the sky shone around him.
[4] He fell on the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”
[5] He said, “Who are you, Lord?” The Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.°
[6] But° rise up and enter into the city, then you will be told what you must do.”
[7] The men who traveled with him stood speechless, hearing the sound, but seeing no one.
[8] Saul arose from the ground, and when his eyes were opened, he saw no one. They led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus.
[9] He was without sight for three days, and neither ate nor drank.
[10] Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias!” He said, “Behold, it’s me, Lord.”
[11] The Lord said to him, “Arise and go to the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judah§ for one named Saul, a man of Tarsus. For behold, he is praying,
[12] and in a vision he has seen a man named Ananias coming in and laying his hands on him, that he might receive his sight.”
[13] But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he did to your saints at Jerusalem.
[14] Here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your name.”
[15] But the Lord said to him, “Go your way, for he is my chosen vessel to bear my name before the nations and kings, and the children of Israel.
[16] For I will show him how many things he must suffer for my name’s sake.”
[17] Ananias departed and entered into the house. Laying his hands on him, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord, who appeared to you on the road by which you came, has sent me that you may receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”
[18] Immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he received his sight. He arose and was baptized.
[19] He took food and was strengthened. Saul stayed several days with the disciples who were at Damascus.
[20] Immediately in the synagogues he proclaimed the Christ, that he is the Son of God.
[21] All who heard him were amazed, and said, “Isn’t this he who in Jerusalem made havoc of those who called on this name? And he had come here intending to bring them bound before the chief priests!”
[22] But Saul increased more in strength, and confounded the Jews who lived at Damascus, proving that this is the Christ.
[23] When many days were fulfilled, the Jews conspired together to kill him,
[24] but their plot became known to Saul. They watched the gates both day and night that they might kill him,
[25] but his disciples took him by night and let him down through the wall, lowering him in a basket.
[26] When Saul had come to Jerusalem, he tried to join himself to the disciples; but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he was a disciple.
[27] But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles, and declared to them how he had seen the Lord on the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how at Damascus he had preached boldly in the name of Jesus.
[28] He was with them entering into° Jerusalem,
[29] preaching boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus.° He spoke and disputed against the Hellenists,° but they were seeking to kill him.
[30] When the brothers§ knew it, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus.
[31] So the assemblies throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were built up. They were multiplied, walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit.
[32] As Peter went throughout all those parts, he came down also to the saints who lived at Lydda.
[33] There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden for eight years because he was paralyzed.
[34] Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and make your bed!” Immediately he arose.
[35] All who lived at Lydda and in Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord.
[36] Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which when translated means Dorcas.° This woman was full of good works and acts of mercy which she did.
[37] In those days, she became sick and died. When they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room.
[38] As Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men° to him, imploring him not to delay in coming to them.
[39] Peter got up and went with them. When he had come, they brought him into the upper room. All the widows stood by him weeping, and showing the tunics and other garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them.
[40] Peter sent them all out, and knelt down and prayed. Turning to the body, he said, “Tabitha, get up!” She opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
[41] He gave her his hand and raised her up. Calling the saints and widows, he presented her alive.
[42] This became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.
[43] He stayed many days in Joppa with a tanner named Simon.

Acts 9:5 TR adds “It’s hard for you to kick against the cattle prods.”
Acts 9:6 TR omits “But”
Acts 9:11 or, Judas
Acts 9:28 TR and NU add “and going out”
Acts 9:29a TR and NU omit “Jesus” and reverse the order of verses 28 & 29.
Acts 9:29b The Hellenists were Hebrews who used Greek language and culture.
Acts 9:30 The word for “brothers” here and where the context allows may also be correctly translated “brothers and sisters” or “siblings.”
Acts 9:36 “Dorcas” is Greek for “Gazelle.”
Acts 9:38 Reading from NU, TR; MT omits “two men”

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Acts 9 (KJVS)

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[2] And desired G154 (AorMidInd) of G3844 him G846 letters G1992 to G1519 Damascus G1154 to G4314 the synagogues G4864, that G3704 if G1437 he found G2147 (Aor2ActSubj) any G5100 of this way G3598, whether G5037 they were G5607 (PresPtc) men G435 or G2532 women G1135, he might bring them G71 (Aor2ActSubj) bound G1210 (PerfPasPtc) unto G1519 Jerusalem G2419.
[3] And G1161 as he G846 journeyed G4198 (PresMidPasDepInf) G1722, he came G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd) near G1448 (PresActInf) Damascus G1154: and G2532 suddenly G1810 there shined round about G4015 (AorActInd) him G846 a light G5457 from G575 heaven G3772:
[4] And G2532 he fell G4098 (Aor2ActPtc) to G1909 the earth G1093, and heard G191 (AorActInd) a voice G5456 saying G3004 (PresActPtc) unto him G846, Saul G4549, Saul G4549, why G5101 persecutest thou G1377 (PresActInd) me G3165?
[5] And G1161 he said G2036 (Aor2ActInd), Who G5101 art thou G1488 (PresInd), Lord G2962? And G1161 the Lord G2962 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd), I G1473 am G1510 (PresInd) Jesus G2424 whom G3739 thou G4771 persecutest G1377 (PresActInd): [it is] hard G4642 for thee G4671 to kick G2979 (PresActInf) against G4314 the pricks G2759.
[6] And G5037 he trembling G5141 (PresActPtc) and G2532 astonished G2284 (PresActPtc) said G2036 (Aor2ActInd), Lord G2962, what G5101 wilt thou have G2309 (PresActInd) me G3165 to do G4160 (AorActInf)? And G2532 the Lord G2962 [said] unto G4314 him G846, Arise G450 (Aor2ActImpr), and G2532 go G1525 (Aor2ActImpr) into G1519 the city G4172, and G2532 it shall be told G2980 (FutPasInd) thee G4671 what G5101 thou G4571 must G1163 (PresInd) do G4160 (PresActInf).
[7] And G1161 the men G435 which G3588 journeyed G4922 (PresActPtc) with him G846 stood G2476 (PlupfActInd) speechless G1769, hearing G191 (PresActPtc) G3303 a voice G5456, but G1161 seeing G2334 (PresActPtc) no man G3367.
[8] And G1161 Saul G4569 arose G1453 (AorPasInd) from G575 the earth G1093; and G1161 when his G846 eyes G3788 were opened G455 (PerfPasPtc), he saw G991 (ImpfActInd) no man G3762: but G1161 they led G5496 him G846 by the hand G5496 (PresActPtc), and brought G1521 (Aor2ActInd) [him] into G1519 Damascus G1154.
[9] And G2532 he was G2258 (ImpfInd) three G5140 days G2250 without G3361 sight G991 (PresActPtc), and G2532 neither G3756 did eat G5315 (Aor2ActInd) nor G3761 drink G4095 (Aor2ActInd).
[10] And G1161 there was G2258 (ImpfInd) a certain G5100 disciple G3101 at G1722 Damascus G1154, named G3686 Ananias G367; and G2532 to G4314 him G846 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) the Lord G2962 in G1722 a vision G3705, Ananias G367. And G1161 he said G2036 (Aor2ActInd), Behold G2400 (Aor2ActImpr), I G1473 [am here], Lord G2962.
[11] And G1161 the Lord G2962 [said] unto G4314 him G846, Arise G450 (Aor2ActPtc), and go G4198 (AorPasDepImpr) into G1909 the street G4505 which G3588 is called G2564 (PresPasPtc) Straight G2117, and G2532 enquire G2212 (AorActImpr) in G1722 the house G3614 of Judas G2455 for [one] called G3686 Saul G4569, of Tarsus G5018: for G1063, behold G2400 (Aor2ActImpr), he prayeth G4336 (PresMidPasDepInd),
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[13] Then G1161 Ananias G367 answered G611 (AorMidDepInd), Lord G2962, I have heard G191 (Perf2ActInd) by G575 many G4183 of G4012 this G5127 man G435, how much G3745 evil G2556 he hath done G4160 (AorActInd) to thy G4675 saints G40 at G1722 Jerusalem G2419:
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[15] But G1161 the Lord G2962 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto G4314 him G846, Go thy way G4198 (PresMidPasDepImpr): for G3754 he G3778 is G2076 (PresInd) a chosen G1589 vessel G4632 unto me G3427, to bear G941 (AorActInf) my G3450 name G3686 before G1799 the Gentiles G1484, and G2532 kings G935, and G5037 the children G5207 of Israel G2474:
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[18] And G2532 immediately G2112 there fell G634 (Aor2ActInd) from G575 his G846 eyes G3788 as G5616 it had been scales G3013: and he received sight G308 (AorActInd) forthwith G3916, and G5037 arose G450 (Aor2ActPtc), and G2532 was baptized G907 (AorPasInd).
[19] And G2532 when he had received G2983 (Aor2ActPtc) meat G5160, he was strengthened G1765 (AorActInd). Then G1161 was G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd) Saul G4569 certain G5100 days G2250 with G3326 the disciples G3101 which were at G1722 Damascus G1154.
[20] And G2532 straightway G2112 he preached G2784 (ImpfActInd) Christ G5547 in G1722 the synagogues G4864, that G3754 he G3778 is G2076 (PresInd) the Son G5207 of God G2316.
[21] But G1161 all G3956 that heard G191 (PresActPtc) [him] were amazed G1839 (ImpfMidInd), and G2532 said G3004 (ImpfActInd); Is G2076 (PresInd) not G3756 this G3778 he that destroyed G4199 (AorActPtc) them which G3588 called on G1941 (PresMidPtc) this G5124 name G3686 in G1722 Jerusalem G2419, and G2532 came G2064 (PlupfActInd) hither G5602 for G1519 that G5124 intent G1519, that G2443 he might bring G71 (Aor2ActSubj) them G846 bound G1210 (PerfPasPtc) unto G1909 the chief priests G749?
[22] But G1161 Saul G4569 increased G1743 the more G3123 in strength G1743 (ImpfPasInd), and G2532 confounded G4797 (ImpfActInd) the Jews G2453 which G3588 dwelt G2730 (PresActPtc) at G1722 Damascus G1154, proving G4822 (PresActPtc) that G3754 this G3778 is G2076 (PresInd) very Christ G5547.
[23] And G1161 after G5613 that many G2425 days G2250 were fulfilled G4137 (ImpfPasInd), the Jews G2453 took counsel G4823 (AorMidInd) to kill G337 (Aor2ActInf) him G846:
[24] But G1161 their G846 laying await G1917 was known G1097 (AorPasInd) of Saul G4569. And G5037 they watched G3906 (ImpfActInd) the gates G4439 day G2250 and G2532 night G3571 to G3704 kill G337 (AorActSubj) him G846.
[25] Then G1161 the disciples G3101 took G2983 (Aor2ActPtc) him G846 by night G3571, and let [him] down G2524 (AorActInd) G5465 (AorActPtc) by G1223 the wall G5038 in G1722 a basket G4711.
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[28] And G2532 he was G2258 (ImpfInd) with G3326 them G846 coming in G1531 (PresMidPasDepPtc) and G2532 going out G1607 (PresMidPasDepPtc) at G1722 Jerusalem G2419.
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Young’s Literal Translation

Acts 9 (YLT)

[1] And Saul, yet breathing of threatening and slaughter to the disciples of the Lord, having gone to the chief priest,
[2] did ask from him letters to Damascus, unto the synagogues, that if he may find any being of the way, both men and women, he may bring them bound to Jerusalem.
[3] And in the going, he came nigh to Damascus, and suddenly there shone round about him a light from the heaven,
[4] and having fallen upon the earth, he heard a voice saying to him, ‘Saul, Saul, why me dost thou persecute?’
[5] And he said, ‘Who art thou, Lord?’ and the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus whom thou dost persecute; hard for thee at the pricks to kick;’
[6] trembling also, and astonished, he said, ‘Lord, what dost thou wish me to do?’ and the Lord said unto him, ‘Arise, and enter into the city, and it shall be told thee what it behoveth thee to do.’
[7] And the men who are journeying with him stood speechless, hearing indeed the voice but seeing no one,
[8] and Saul arose from the earth, and his eyes having been opened, he beheld no one, and leading him by the hand they brought him to Damascus,
[9] and he was three days without seeing, and he did neither eat nor drink.
[10] And there was a certain disciple in Damascus, by name Ananias, and the Lord said unto him in a vision, ‘Ananias;’ and he said, ‘Behold me, Lord;’
[11] and the Lord saith unto him, ‘Having risen, go on unto the street that is called Straight, and seek in the house of Judas, one by name Saul of Tarsus, for, lo, he doth pray,
[12] and he saw in a vision a man, by name Ananias, coming in, and putting a hand on him, that he may see again.’
[13] And Ananias answered, ‘Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how many evils he did to Thy saints in Jerusalem,
[14] and here he hath authority from the chief priests, to bind all those calling on Thy name.’
[15] And the Lord said unto him, ‘Be going on, because a choice vessel to Me is this one, to bear My name before nations and kings-the sons also of Israel;
[16] for I will shew him how many things it behoveth him for My name to suffer.’
[17] And Ananias went away, and did enter into the house, and having put upon him his hands, said, ‘Saul, brother, the Lord hath sent me-Jesus who did appear to thee in the way in which thou wast coming-that thou mayest see again, and mayest be filled with the Holy Spirit.’
[18] And immediately there fell from his eyes as it were scales, he saw again also presently, and having risen, was baptized,
[19] and having received nourishment, was strengthened, and Saul was with the disciples in Damascus certain days,
[20] and immediately in the synagogues he was preaching the Christ, that he is the Son of God.
[21] And all those hearing were amazed, and said, ‘Is not this he who laid waist in Jerusalem those calling on this name, and hither to this intent had come, that he might bring them bound to the chief priests?’
[22] And Saul was still more strengthened, and he was confounding the Jews dwelling in Damascus, proving that this is the Christ.
[23] And when many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel together to kill him,
[24] and their counsel against him was known to Saul; they were also watching the gates both day and night, that they may kill him,
[25] and the disciples having taken him, by night did let him down by the wall, letting down in a basket.
[26] And Saul, having come to Jerusalem, did try to join himself to the disciples, and they were all afraid of him, not believing that he is a disciple,
[27] and Barnabas having taken him, brought him unto the apostles, and did declare to them how in the way he saw the Lord, and that he spake to him, and how in Damascus he was speaking boldly in the name of Jesus.
[28] And he was with them, coming in and going out in Jerusalem,
[29] and speaking boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, he was both speaking and disputing with the Hellenists, and they were taking in hand to kill him,
[30] and the brethren having known, brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.
[31] Then, indeed, the assemblies throughout all Judea, and Galilee, and Samaria, had peace, being built up, and, going on in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied.
[32] And it came to pass that Peter passing throughout all quarters, came down also unto the saints who were dwelling at Lydda,
[33] and he found there a certain man, Aeneas by name-for eight years laid upon a couch-who was paralytic,
[34] and Peter said to him, ‘Aeneas, heal thee doth Jesus the Christ; arise and spread for thyself;’ and immediately he rose,
[35] and all those dwelling at Lydda, and Saron saw him, and did turn to the Lord.
[36] And in Joppa there was a certain female disciple, by name Tabitha, (which interpreted, is called Dorcas,) this woman was full of good works and kind acts that she was doing;
[37] and it came to pass in those days she, having ailed, died, and having bathed her, they laid her in an upper chamber,
[38] and Lydda being nigh to Joppa, the disciples having heard that Peter is in that place, sent two men unto him, calling on him not to delay to come through unto them.
[39] And Peter having risen, went with them, whom having come, they brought into the upper chamber, and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing coats and garments, as many as Dorcas was making while she was with them.
[40] And Peter having put them all forth without, having bowed the knees, did pray, and having turned unto the body said, ‘Tabitha, arise;’ and she opened her eyes, and having seen Peter, she sat up,
[41] and having given her his hand, he lifted her up, and having called the saints and the widows, he presented her alive,
[42] and it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed on the Lord;
[43] and it came to pass, that he remained many days in Joppa, with a certain one, Simon a tanner.