Acts 9

And Shaul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord (YHWH), went unto the high priest (kohen hagadol),

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 (Yerushalayim).

3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus; and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven;

4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, “Shaul, Shaul, why persecutest you Me?”

5 And he said, “Who are you, Lord (Adonai)? And the Lord (Adonai) said, “I am YHWH whom you persecute; it is hard for you to kick against the pricks.”

6 And he trembling and astonished said, “Lord (Adonai), what wilt You have me to do?” And the Lord (YHWH) said unto him, “Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told you what you must do.”

7 And the men who journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.

8 And Shaul 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.

9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.

10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord (YHWH) in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Behold, I am here, my Lord (Adonai).”

11 And the Lord (YHWH) said unto him, “Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judah (Yehudah) for one called Shaul, of Tarsus; for, behold, he prayeth,

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.”

13 Then Ananias answered, “Lord (Adonai), I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to your holy ones at Jerusalem (Yerushalayim):

14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests (kohanim) to bind all that call on Your name.”

15 But the Lord (YHWH) said unto him, “Go your way, for he is a chosen vessel unto Me, to bear My name before the Gentiles (Goyim), and kings, and the children of Yisrael;

16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for My name’s sake.”

17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, “Brother Shaul, the Lord (Adonai), YHWH, that appeared unto you in the way as you camest, hath sent me, that you mightest receive your sight, and be filled with the Holy Spirit (Ruach haQodesh).

18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales; and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.

19 And when he had received food, he was strengthened. Then was Shaul certain days with the disciples who were at Damascus.

20 And straightway he preached the Messiah (haMashiach) in the synagogues, that He is the B47Humanity of El (YHWH).

21 But all that heard him were amazed, and said: “Is not this he that destroyed them who called on this name in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests (kohanim)?”

22 But Shaul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews (Yehudim) who dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is the Messiah (haMashiach).

23 And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews (Yehudim) took counsel to kill him;

24 But their laying await was known of Shaul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.

25 Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket.

26 And when Shaul was come to Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), he assayed to join himself to the disciples; but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple.

27 But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord (YHWH) in the way, and that he had spoken to Him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of YHWH.

28 And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem (Yerushalayim).

29 And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord (Adonai) YHWH, and disputed against the Grecians; but they went about to slay him.

30 Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.

31 Then had the B61assemblies (ekklesias) rest throughout all Judah (Yehudah) and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of יהוה, and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit (Ruach haQodesh), were multiplied.

32 And it came to pass, as Peter (Kefa) passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the holy ones (qadoshim) who dwelt at Lydda.

33 And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy.

34 And Peter (Kefa) said unto him, “Aeneas, YHWH haMashiach maketh you whole; arise, and make your bed.” And he arose immediately.

35 And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned to the Lord (YHWH).

36 Now there was at Joppa (Yafo) a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas; this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.

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.

38 And forasmuch as Lydda was near to Joppa (Yafo), and the disciples had heard that Peter (Kefa) was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them.

39 Then Peter (Kefa) 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.

40 But Peter (Kefa) 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 (Kefa), she sat up.

41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the holy ones and widows, presented her alive.

42 And it was known throughout all Joppa (Yafo); and many believed in the Lord (YHWH).

43 And it came to pass, that he tarried many days in Joppa (Yafo) with one Shimon a tanner.