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1Saul, going towards Damascus, is stricken down to the earth, and led blind to Damascus;
10is called to the apostleship;
18and is baptized by Ananias.
20He preaches Christ boldly.
23The Jews lay wait to kill him;
29so do the Grecians, but he escapes both.
31The church having rest, Peter heals Aeneas of the palsy;
36and restores Tabitha to life.
 
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Chapter 9

Verse 1
And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,


Cir A
&M. 4039. A.D. 35.
Saul
11-13,19-21; 7:58; 8:3; 22:3,4; 26:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:9; Galatians 1:13; Philippians 3:6; 1 Timothy 1:13
breathing
Psalms 27:12

Verse 2
And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.
desired
14; 7:19; 22:5; 26:12; Esther 3:8-13; Psalms 82:2-4
the synagogues
6:9; 13:14,15; 28:17-21
of this way
Gr. of the way.
19:9,23; 22:5; 28:22

Verse 3
And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:
as
17; 22:6; 26:12,13; 1 Corinthians 15:8
a light
Psalms 104:2; 1 Timothy 6:16; Revelation 21:23; 22:5

Verse 4
And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
he fell
5:10; Numbers 16:45; John 18:6; Romans 11:22; 1 Corinthians 4:7
Saul
Genesis 3:9; 16:8; 22:11; Exodus 3:4; Luke 10:41; John 20:16; 21:15
why
22:7,8; 26:14,15; Isaiah 63:9; Zechariah 2:8; Matthew 25:40,45,46; 1 Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 5:30

Verse 5
And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
Who
1 Samuel 3:4-10; 1 Timothy 1:13
I am
26:9
it is
5:39; Deuteronomy 32:15; Job 9:4; 40:9,10; Psalms 2:12; Isaiah 45:9; 1 Corinthians 10:22

Verse 6
And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
trembling
16:29; 24:25,26; 1 Samuel 28:5; Isaiah 66:2; Habakkuk 3:16; Philippians 2:12
Lord, what
2:37; 16:30; 22:10; Luke 3:10; Romans 7:9; 10:3; James 4:6
Arise
15; 26:16; Ezekiel 16:6-8; Matthew 19:30; Romans 5:20; 9:15-24; 10:20; Galatians 1:15,16; 1 Timothy 1:14-16
and it
10:6,22,32; 11:13,14; Psalms 25:8,9,12; 94:12; Isaiah 57:18

Verse 7
And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.
22:9; 26:13,14; Daniel 10:7; Matthew 24:40,41

Verse 8
And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.
he saw
18; 13:11; 22:11; Genesis 19:11; Exodus 4:11; 2 Kings 6:17-20

Verse 9
And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.
11,12; 2 Chronicles 33:12,13,18,19; Esther 4:16; Jonah 3:6-8

Verse 10
And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.
there
22:12
and to
2:17; 10:3,17-20; Numbers 12:6; Daniel 2:19
Ananias
Behold
Genesis 22:1; 31:11; Exodus 3:4; 1 Samuel 3:4,8-10; 2 Samuel 15:26; Isaiah 6:8

Verse 11
And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,
Arise
8:26; 10:5,6; 11:13
Saul
30; 11:25; 21:39; 22:3
for
2:21; 8:22; Deuteronomy 4:29; 2 Chronicles 33:12,13,18,19; Job 33:18-28; Psalms 32:3-6; Psalms 40:1,2; 50:15; 130:1-3; Proverbs 15:8; Isaiah 55:6,7; Jeremiah 29:12,13; Jeremiah 31:18-20; Jonah 2:1-4; Zechariah 12:10; Matthew 7:7,8; Luke 11:9,10; 18:7-14; Luke 23:42,43; John 4:10

Verse 12
And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.
10,17,18

Verse 13
Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:
Lord
Exodus 4:13-19; 1 Samuel 16:2; 1 Kings 18:9-14; Jeremiah 20:9,10; Ezekiel 3:14; Jonah 1:2,3; Matthew 10:16
how
1; 8:3; 22:4,19,20; 26:10,11; 1 Timothy 1:13-15

Verse 14
And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.
here
2,3
call
21; 7:59; *Gr:; 22:16; Romans 10:12-14; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 2 Timothy 2:22

Verse 15
But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
Go
Exodus 4:12-14; Jeremiah 1:7; Jonah 3:1,2
a chosen
13:2; Jeremiah 1:5; John 15:16; Romans 1:1; 9:21-24; Galatians 1:1,15,16; 2 Timothy 1:11; 2 Timothy 2:4,20,21; Revelation 17:14
to bear
21:19; 22:21; 26:17-20; Romans 1:5,13-15; 11:13; 15:15-21; 1 Corinthians 15:10; Galatians 2:7,8; Ephesians 3:7,8; Colossians 1:25-29; 1 Timothy 2:7
and kings
25:22-27; 26:1-11; 27:24; Matthew 10:18; 2 Timothy 4:16,17
the children
28:17-31

Verse 16
For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.
I will
20:22,23; 21:11; Isaiah 33:1; Matthew 10:21-25; John 15:20; 16:1-4; 1 Corinthians 4:9-13; 2 Corinthians 11:23-27; 2 Timothy 1:12; 2:9,10; 3:11
for
14; Matthew 5:11; 24:9; 1 Peter 4:14; Revelation 1:9

Verse 17
And 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 be filled with the Holy Ghost.
Ananias
22:12,13
and putting
6:6; 8:17; 13:3; 19:6; Matthew 19:13; Mark 6:5; 1 Timothy 4:14; 5:22; 2 Timothy 1:6; Hebrews 6:2
Brother
13,14; 21:20; 22:13; Genesis 45:4; Luke 15:30,32; Romans 15:7; Philemon 1:16; 1 Peter 1:22,23
the Lord
4,5,10,11,15; 10:36; 22:14; 26:15; Luke 1:16,17,76; 2:11; 1 Corinthians 15:8,47
that thou
8,9,12
and be
2:4; 4:31; 8:17; 13:52

Verse 18
And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.
immediately
2 Corinthians 3:14; 4:6
and was
2:38,41; 13:12,13,37,38; 22:16

Verse 19
And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus.
when
27:33-36; 1 Samuel 30:12; Ecclesiastes 9:7
Then
26:20; 1 Samuel 10:10-12; Galatians 1:17

Verse 20
And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.
straightway
27,28; Galatians 1:23,24
that
8:37; Psalms 2:7,12; Matthew 26:63-66; 27:43,54; John 1:49; 19:7; 20:28,31; Romans 1:4; Galatians 2:20; 1 John 4:14,15; Revelation 2:18

Verse 21
But all that heard him were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests?
amazed
2:6,12; 4:13; Numbers 23:23; Psalms 71:7; Isaiah 8:18; Zechariah 3:8; 2 Thessalonians 1:10; 1 John 3:1
Is not
3:10; Matthew 13:54,55; Mark 5:15-20; John 9:8,9
destroyed
1,2,13,14; 8:3; Galatians 1:13-24

Verse 22
But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.
increased
Genesis 49:24; Job 17:9; Psalms 84:7; Isaiah 40:29; 2 Corinthians 12:9,10; Philippians 4:13
confounded
6:9,10; 18:27,28; Luke 21:15; 1 Corinthians 1:27
proving
17:3; 18:5; 28:23; Luke 24:44,45

Verse 23
And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him:
Cir
A.M. 4040. A.D. 36. the Jews.
16; 13:50; 14:2,19; 22:21-23; Joshua 10:1-6; Matthew 10:16-23; 2 Corinthians 11:26; 1 Thessalonians 2:15,16

Verse 24
But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.
their
29,30; 14:5,6; 17:10-15; 23:12-21; 25:3,11; Judges 16:2,3; 2 Corinthians 11:32
And they
Psalms 21:11; 37:32,33

Verse 25
Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket.
the disciples
Maundrell states that after visiting the place of vision, "about half a mile distant from the city eastward," they returned to the city, and "were shown the gate where St. Paul was let down in a basket. This gate is at present walled up, by reason of its vicinity to the east gate, which renders it of little use."
let
Joshua 2:15; 1 Samuel 19:11,12; 2 Corinthians 11:33

Verse 26
And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple.
when
22:17; 26:20; Galatians 1:17-19
he assayed
19; 4:23
but
Matthew 10:17-19; 24:10; Galatians 2:4

Verse 27
But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, 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 boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.
Barnabas
4:36; 11:22,25; 12:25; 13:2; 15:2,25,26,35-39; 1 Corinthians 9:6; Galatians 2:9,13
the apostles
Galatians 1:18,19
how he had seen
17; 1 Corinthians 15:8
and how
20-22; 4:13,29; Ephesians 6:19,20

Verse 28
And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem.
coming
1:21; Numbers 27:16,17; 2 Samuel 5:2; 1 Kings 3:7; Psalms 121:8; John 10:9; Galatians 1:18

Verse 29
And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him.
he spake
20-22,27
disputed
6:9,10; 17:17; 18:19; 19:8; Jude 1:3,9
Grecians
6:1; 11:20
but
23; 2 Corinthians 11:26

Verse 30
Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.
when
24,25; 17:10,15; Matthew 10:23
Caesarea
8:40
or
Matthew 16:13
Tarsus
11; 11:25

Verse 31
Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.
the churches
8:1; Deuteronomy 12:10; Joshua 21:44; Judges 3:30; 1 Chronicles 22:9,18; Psalms 94:13; Proverbs 16:7; Isaiah 11:10; Zechariah 9:1; Hebrews 4:9
were edified
Romans 14:19; 1 Corinthians 3:9-15; 14:4,5,12,26; 2 Corinthians 10:8; 12:19; 13:10; Ephesians 4:12,16,29; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; 1 Timothy 1:4; Jude 1:20
and walking
Nehemiah 5:9,15; Job 28:28; Psalms 86:11; 111:10; Proverbs 1:7; 8:13; 14:26,27; 16:6; Proverbs 23:17; Isaiah 11:2,3; 33:6; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Ephesians 5:21; Colossians 1:10
and in
John 14:16-18; Romans 5:5; 14:17; 15:13; Galatians 5:22,23; Ephesians 1:13,14; Ephesians 6:18,19; Philippians 2:1; 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17
were multiplied
6:7; 12:24; Esther 8:16,17; Zechariah 8:20-23

Verse 32
And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda.
Cir A
&M. 4041. A.D. 37. as.
1:8; 8:14,25; Galatians 2:7-9
the saints
13,41; 26:10; Psalms 16:3; Proverbs 2:8; Matthew 27:52; Romans 1:7; Ephesians 1:1; Philippians 1:1
Lydda

Verse 33
And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy.
which
3:2; 4:22; 14:8; Mark 5:25; 9:21; Luke 13:16; John 5:5; 9:1,21
and was
Mark 2:3-11

Verse 34
And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.
Jesus Christ
3:6,12,16; 4:10; 16:18; Matthew 8:3; 9:6,28-30; John 2:11

Verse 35
And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned to the Lord.
all
4:4; 5:12-14; 6:7; 19:10,20; Psalms 110:3; Isaiah 66:8
Saron
1 Chronicles 5:16
turned
42; 11:21; 15:19; 26:18-20; Deuteronomy 4:30; Psalms 22:27; Isaiah 31:6; Lamentations 3:40; Hosea 12:6; 14:2; Joel 2:13; Luke 1:16,17; 2 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Thessalonians 1:9,10

Verse 36
Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.
Joppa
10:5; 2 Chronicles 2:16; Ezra 3:7; Jonah 1:3
Dorcas
or, Doe or, Roe.
Proverbs 5:19; Song of Solomon 2:9; 3:5; 8:14
full
John 15:5,8; Ephesians 2:10; Philippians 1:11; Colossians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:10; 1 Timothy 2:9,10; 5:10; Titus 2:7,14; 3:8; Hebrews 13:21; James 1:27
almsdeeds
10:4,31

Verse 37
And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.
she was
John 11:3,4,36,37
in an
1:13; 20:8; Mark 14:15

Verse 38
And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them.
Lydda
32,36
desiring
2 Kings 4:28-30
delay
or, be grieved.

Verse 39
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 weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.
and all
41; 8:2; 2 Samuel 1:24; Proverbs 10:7; 1 Thessalonians 4:13
and shewing
36; 20:35; Job 31:19,20; Proverbs 31:30,31; Matthew 25:36-39; 26:11; Mark 14:8; John 12:8; 2 Corinthians 8:12; Ephesians 4:28; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; James 2:15-17; 1 John 3:18
while
Ecclesiastes 9:10; Matthew 17:17; Luke 24:44; John 17:12

Verse 40
But 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.
put
Mark 5:40; 9:25; Luke 8:54
and kneeled
7:60; 20:36; 21:5
and prayed
1 Kings 17:19-23; 2 Kings 4:32-36; Matthew 9:25
she opened
Mark 5:41,42; John 11:43,44

Verse 41
And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.
he gave
3:7; Mark 1:31
widows
6:1; Job 29:13; Psalms 146:9; Luke 7:12
he presented
20:12; Genesis 45:26; 1 Kings 17:23; Luke 7:15

Verse 42
And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.
and many
35; 11:21; 19:17,18; John 11:4,45; 12:11,44

Verse 43
And it came to pass, that he tarried many days in Joppa with one Simon a tanner.
one
10:6,32


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