Saul Persecutes the Church

(A)Now Saul approved of putting [a]Stephen to death.

And on that day a great persecution [b]began against (B)the church in Jerusalem, and they were all (C)scattered throughout the regions of Judea and (D)Samaria, except for the apostles. Some devout men buried Stephen, and mourned loudly for him. But (E)Saul began ravaging the church, entering house after house; and he would (F)drag away men and women and put them in prison.

Philip in Samaria

Therefore, those (G)who had been scattered went through places [c](H)preaching the word. (I)Philip went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming the [d]Christ to them. The crowds were paying attention with one mind to what was being said by Philip, as they heard and saw the [e]signs which he was performing. For in the case of many who had (J)unclean spirits, they were coming out of them shouting with a loud voice; and many who had been (K)paralyzed or limped on crutches were healed. So there was (L)much rejoicing in that city.

Now a man named Simon had previously been practicing (M)magic in the city and astonishing the people of Samaria, (N)claiming to be someone great; 10 and all the people, from small to great, were paying attention to him, saying, “(O)This man is the Power of God that is called Great.” 11 And they were paying attention to him because for a long time he had astounded them with his (P)magic arts. 12 But when they believed Philip (Q)as he was preaching the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were being (R)baptized. 13 Now even Simon himself believed; and after being baptized, he continued on with Philip, and as he observed (S)signs and (T)great miracles taking place, he was repeatedly amazed.

14 Now when (U)the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent them (V)Peter and John, 15 who came down and prayed for them (W)that they would receive the Holy Spirit. 16 (For He had (X)not yet fallen upon any of them; they had simply been (Y)baptized [f]in the name of the Lord Jesus.) 17 Then they (Z)began laying their hands on them, and they were (AA)receiving the Holy Spirit. 18 Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money, 19 saying, “Give this authority to me as well, so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” 20 But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could (AB)acquire the gift of God with money! 21 You have (AC)no part or share in this [g]matter, for your heart is not (AD)right before God. 22 Therefore, repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, (AE)if possible, the intention of your heart will be forgiven you. 23 For I see that you are [h]in the gall of bitterness and in (AF)the [i]bondage of unrighteousness.” 24 But Simon answered and said, “(AG)Pray to the Lord for me yourselves, so that nothing of what you have said may come upon me.”

An Ethiopian Receives Christ

25 So, when they had solemnly (AH)testified and spoken (AI)the word of the Lord, they started back to Jerusalem, and were (AJ)preaching the gospel to many villages of the (AK)Samaritans.

26 But (AL)an angel of the Lord spoke to (AM)Philip, saying, “Get ready and go [j]south to the road that descends from Jerusalem to (AN)Gaza.” ([k]This is a desert road.) 27 So he got ready and went; and [l](AO)there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of [m]Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure; and he (AP)had come to Jerusalem to worship, 28 and he was returning and sitting in his [n]chariot, and was reading Isaiah the prophet. 29 Then (AQ)the Spirit said to Philip, “Go up and join this [o]chariot.” 30 Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?” 31 And he said, “Well, how could I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. 32 Now the passage of Scripture which he was reading was this:

(AR)He was led like a sheep to slaughter;
And like a lamb that is silent before its shearer,
So He does not open His mouth.
33 (AS)In humiliation His justice was taken away;
Who will [p]describe His [q]generation?
For His life is taken away from the earth.”

34 The eunuch answered Philip and said, “Please tell me, of whom does the prophet say this? Of himself, or of someone else?” 35 Then Philip (AT)opened his mouth, and (AU)beginning from this Scripture he (AV)preached Jesus to him. 36 As they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch *said, “Look! Water! (AW)What prevents me from being baptized?”[r] 38 And he ordered that the [s]chariot stop; and they both went down into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch, and he baptized him. 39 When they came up out of the water, (AX)the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; and the eunuch no longer saw him, [t]but went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip [u]found himself at [v](AY)Azotus, and as he passed through he (AZ)kept preaching the gospel to all the cities, until he came to (BA)Caesarea.

The Conversion of Saul

(BB)Now [w]Saul, still (BC)breathing [x]threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest, and asked for (BD)letters from him to (BE)the synagogues in (BF)Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to [y](BG)the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them in shackles to Jerusalem. Now as he was traveling, it happened that he was approaching Damascus, and (BH)suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him; and (BI)he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” And He said, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting, but get up and enter the city, and (BJ)it will be told to you what you must do.” The men who traveled with him (BK)stood speechless, (BL)hearing the [z]voice but seeing no one. Saul got up from the ground, and (BM)though his eyes were open, he [aa]could see nothing; and leading him by the hand, they brought him into (BN)Damascus. And for three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank.

10 Now there was a disciple in (BO)Damascus named (BP)Ananias; and the Lord said to him in (BQ)a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am, Lord.” 11 And the Lord said to him, “Get up and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for a man from (BR)Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying, 12 and he has seen [ab]in a vision a man named Ananias come in and (BS)lay his hands on him, so that he might regain his sight.” 13 But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many people about this man, (BT)how much harm he did to (BU)Your [ac]saints in Jerusalem; 14 and here he (BV)has authority from the chief priests to [ad]arrest all who (BW)call on Your name.” 15 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for (BX)he is a chosen [ae]instrument of Mine, to bear My name before (BY)the Gentiles and (BZ)kings and the sons of Israel; 16 for (CA)I will show him how much he must suffer in behalf of My name.” 17 So Ananias departed and entered the house, and after (CB)laying his hands on him said, “(CC)Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road by which you were coming, has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be (CD)filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 And immediately something like fish scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight, and he got up and was baptized; 19 and he took food and was strengthened.

Saul Begins to Preach Christ

Now (CE)for several days he was with (CF)the disciples who were in Damascus, 20 and immediately he began to proclaim Jesus (CG)in the synagogues, [af]saying, “He is (CH)the Son of God.” 21 All those hearing him continued to be amazed, and were saying, “Is this not the one who in Jerusalem (CI)destroyed those who (CJ)called on this name, and had come here for the purpose of bringing them bound before the chief priests?” 22 But Saul kept increasing in strength and confounding Jews who lived in Damascus by proving that this Jesus is the [ag]Christ.

23 When (CK)many days had elapsed, (CL)the Jews plotted together to do away with him, 24 but (CM)their plot became known to Saul. (CN)They were also closely watching the gates day and night so that they might put him to death; 25 but his disciples took him at night and let him down through an opening in the wall, lowering him in a large basket.

26 (CO)When he came to Jerusalem, he tried repeatedly to associate with the disciples; and yet they were all afraid of him, as they did not believe that he was a disciple. 27 But (CP)Barnabas took hold of him and brought him to the apostles and described to them how he had (CQ)seen the Lord on the road, and that He had talked to him, and how (CR)he had (CS)spoken out boldly in the name of Jesus at Damascus. 28 And he was with them, [ah]moving about freely in Jerusalem, (CT)speaking out boldly in the name of the Lord. 29 And he was talking and arguing with the [ai](CU)Hellenistic Jews; but they were attempting to put him to death. 30 Now when (CV)the [aj]brothers learned of it, they brought him down to (CW)Caesarea and (CX)sent him away to (CY)Tarsus.

31 So (CZ)the church throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria [ak]enjoyed peace, as it was being built up; and as it [al]continued in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it kept increasing.

Peter’s Ministry

32 Now as Peter was traveling through all those regions, he also came down to (DA)the [am]saints who lived at [an](DB)Lydda. 33 There he found a man named Aeneas who had been bedridden for eight years, [ao]because he was paralyzed. 34 Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you; get up and make your own bed.” Immediately he got up. 35 And all who lived at [ap](DC)Lydda and (DD)Sharon saw him, and they (DE)turned to the Lord.

36 Now in (DF)Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which when translated means [aq]Dorcas); this woman was [ar]excelling in acts of kindness and charity which she did habitually. 37 But it happened [as]at that time that she became sick and died; and when they had washed her body, they laid it in an (DG)upstairs room. 38 Since Lydda was near (DH)Joppa, (DI)the disciples, having heard that Peter was there, sent two men to him, urging him, “Do not delay in coming to us.” 39 So Peter got ready and went with them. When he arrived, they brought him into the (DJ)room upstairs; and all the (DK)widows stood beside him, weeping and showing all the [at]tunics and garments that Dorcas used to make while she was with them. 40 But Peter (DL)sent them all out and (DM)knelt down and prayed, and turning to the body, he said, “(DN)Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up. 41 And he gave her his hand and raised her up; and calling (DO)the [au]saints and (DP)widows, he presented her alive. 42 It became known all over (DQ)Joppa, and (DR)many believed in the Lord. 43 And Peter stayed in (DS)Joppa many days with (DT)a tanner named Simon.

Cornelius’ Vision

10 Now there was a man in (DU)Caesarea named Cornelius, a centurion of what was (DV)called the Italian [av]cohort, a devout man and (DW)one who feared God with all his household, and (DX)made many charitable contributions to the Jewish people and prayed to God continually. About (DY)the [aw]ninth hour of the day he clearly saw (DZ)in a vision (EA)an angel of God who had just come in and said to him, “Cornelius!” And he (EB)looked at him intently and became terrified, and said, “What is it, lord?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and charitable gifts (EC)have ascended (ED)as a memorial offering before God. Now dispatch some men to (EE)Joppa and send for a man named Simon, who is also called Peter; he is staying with a tanner named (EF)Simon, whose house is by the sea.” When the angel who *spoke to him left, he summoned two of his [ax]servants and a devout soldier from his personal attendants, and after he had explained everything to them, he sent them to (EG)Joppa.

On the next day, as they were on their way and approaching the city, (EH)Peter went up on (EI)the [ay]housetop about [az](EJ)the sixth hour to pray. 10 But he became hungry and wanted to eat; but while they were making preparations, he (EK)fell into a trance; 11 and he *saw (EL)the sky opened up, and an [ba]object like a great sheet coming down, lowered by four corners to the ground, 12 and on it were all kinds of four-footed animals and [bb]crawling creatures of the earth and birds of the sky. 13 A voice came to him, “Get up, Peter, [bc]kill and eat!” 14 But Peter said, “By no means, (EM)Lord, for (EN)I have never eaten anything [bd]unholy and unclean.” 15 Again a voice came to him a second time, “(EO)What God has cleansed, no longer [be]consider unholy.” 16 This happened three times, and immediately the [bf]object was taken up into the sky.

17 Now while Peter was greatly perplexed in [bg]mind as to what (EP)the vision which he had seen might [bh]mean, behold, (EQ)the men who had been sent by Cornelius had asked directions to Simon’s house, and they appeared at the gate; 18 and calling out, they were asking whether Simon, who was also called Peter, was staying there. 19 While Peter was reflecting on (ER)the vision, (ES)the Spirit said to him, “Behold, [bi]three men are looking for you. 20 But get up, go downstairs and (ET)accompany them [bj]without misgivings, for I have sent them Myself.” 21 Peter went down to the men and said, “Behold, I am the one you are looking for; what is the reason for which you have come?” 22 They said, “Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous and (EU)God-fearing man well spoken of by the entire nation of the Jews, (EV)was divinely directed by a (EW)holy angel to send for you to come to his house and hear [bk](EX)a message from you.” 23 So he invited them in and gave them lodging.

Peter in Caesarea

Now on the next day he got ready and went away with them, and (EY)some of (EZ)the brothers from (FA)Joppa accompanied him. 24 On the following day he entered (FB)Caesarea. Now Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25 When Peter entered, Cornelius met him, and fell at his feet and [bl](FC)worshiped him. 26 But Peter helped him up, saying, “(FD)Stand up; I, too, am just a man.” 27 As he talked with him, he entered and *found (FE)many people assembled. 28 And he said to them, “You yourselves know that it is (FF)forbidden for a Jewish man to associate with or visit a [bm]foreigner; and yet (FG)God has shown me that I am not to call any person [bn]unholy or unclean. 29 That is why I came without even raising any objection when I was sent for. So I ask, for what reason did you send for me?”

30 Cornelius said, “(FH)Four days ago to this hour, I was praying in my house during (FI)the [bo]ninth hour; and behold, (FJ)a man stood before me in shining clothing, 31 and he *said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your charitable gifts have been remembered before God. 32 Therefore send some men to (FK)Joppa and invite Simon, who is also called Peter, to come to you; he is staying at the house of Simon the tanner, by the sea.’ 33 So I sent men to you immediately, and you have [bp]been kind enough to come. Now then, we are all here present before God to hear everything that you have been commanded by the Lord.”

Gentiles Hear Good News

34 (FL)Opening his mouth, Peter said:

“I most certainly understand now that (FM)God is not one to show partiality, 35 but (FN)in every nation the one who [bq](FO)fears Him and [br]does what is right is acceptable to Him. 36 The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, (FP)preaching [bs](FQ)peace through Jesus Christ (He is (FR)Lord of all)— 37 you yourselves know the thing that happened throughout Judea, starting from Galilee, after the baptism which John proclaimed. 38 [bt]You know of (FS)Jesus of Nazareth, how God (FT)anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, [bu](FU)and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for (FV)God was with Him. 39 We are (FW)witnesses of all the things that He did both in the [bv]country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They also put Him to death by hanging Him on [bw](FX)a cross. 40 (FY)God raised Him up on the third day and granted that He [bx]be revealed, 41 (FZ)not to all the people, but to (GA)witnesses who had been chosen beforehand by God, that is, to us (GB)who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. 42 And He (GC)ordered us to [by]preach to the people, and to (GD)testify solemnly that this is the One who has been (GE)appointed by God as (GF)Judge of the living and the dead. 43 (GG)All the prophets testify of Him, that through (GH)His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins.”

44 While Peter was still speaking these words, (GI)the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the [bz]message. 45 (GJ)All the [ca]Jewish believers who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had also been (GK)poured out on the Gentiles. 46 For they were hearing them (GL)speaking with tongues and exalting God. Then Peter responded, 47 (GM)Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized, who (GN)have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?” 48 And he (GO)ordered them to be baptized (GP)in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay on for a few days.

Peter Reports in Jerusalem

11 Now the apostles and (GQ)the brothers and sisters who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, [cb](GR)the Jewish believers took issue with him, saying, “(GS)You [cc]went to [cd]uncircumcised men and ate with them.” But Peter began and explained at length to them (GT)in an orderly sequence, saying, (GU)I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw (GV)a vision, an [ce]object coming down like a great sheet lowered by four corners from the sky; and it came to where I was, and I stared at it and was thinking about it, and I saw the four-footed animals of the earth, the wild animals, the [cf]crawling creatures, and the birds of the sky. I also heard a voice saying to me, ‘Get up, Peter; [cg]kill and eat.’ But I said, ‘By no means, Lord, for nothing [ch]unholy or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’ But a voice from heaven answered a second time, ‘(GW)What God has cleansed, no longer [ci]consider unholy.’ 10 This happened three times, and everything was drawn back up into the sky. 11 And behold, at that moment three men who had been sent to me from (GX)Caesarea came up to the house where we were staying. 12 (GY)And the Spirit told me to go with them (GZ)without [cj]misgivings. (HA)These six brothers also went with me, and we entered the man’s house. 13 And he reported to us how he had seen the angel [ck]standing in his house, and saying, ‘Send some men to Joppa and have Simon, who is also called Peter, brought here; 14 and he will speak (HB)words to you by which you will be saved, you and (HC)all your household.’ 15 And as I began to speak, (HD)the Holy Spirit fell upon them just (HE)as He did upon us at the beginning. 16 And I remembered the word of the Lord, how He used to say, (HF)John baptized with water, but you will be baptized [cl]with the Holy Spirit.’ 17 Therefore, if (HG)God gave them the same gift as He also gave to us after believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, (HH)who was I that I could [cm]stand in God’s way?” 18 When they heard this, they [cn]quieted down and (HI)glorified God, saying, “Well then, God has also granted to the Gentiles the (HJ)repentance that leads to life.”

The Church in Antioch

19 (HK)So then those who were scattered because of the [co]persecution that occurred in connection with Stephen made their way [cp]to (HL)Phoenicia, (HM)Cyprus, and (HN)Antioch, speaking the word to no one except to Jews alone. 20 But there were some of them, men of (HO)Cyprus and (HP)Cyrene, who came to (HQ)Antioch and began speaking to the [cq](HR)Greeks as well, (HS)preaching the good news of the Lord Jesus. 21 And (HT)the hand of the Lord was with them, and (HU)a large number who believed turned to the Lord. 22 The [cr]news about them [cs]reached the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent (HV)Barnabas off [ct]to (HW)Antioch. 23 Then when he arrived and [cu]witnessed (HX)the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with [cv]resolute heart to remain true to the Lord; 24 for he was a good man, and (HY)full of the Holy Spirit and faith. And [cw](HZ)considerable numbers were added to the Lord. 25 And he left for (IA)Tarsus to look for Saul; 26 and when he had found him, he brought him to (IB)Antioch. And for an entire year they [cx]met with the church and taught [cy]considerable numbers of people; and (IC)the disciples were first called (ID)Christians in (IE)Antioch.

27 Now [cz]at this time some (IF)prophets came down from Jerusalem to (IG)Antioch. 28 One of them, named (IH)Agabus, stood up and [da]indicated [db]by the Spirit that there would definitely be a severe famine (II)all over the [dc]world. [dd]And this took place in the reign of (IJ)Claudius. 29 And to the extent that any of (IK)the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a contribution for the [de]relief of (IL)the brothers and sisters living in Judea. 30 (IM)And they did this, sending it [df]with (IN)Barnabas and Saul to the (IO)elders.

Peter’s Arrest and Deliverance

12 Now about that time [dg]Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church, to do them harm. And he (IP)had James the brother of John (IQ)executed with a sword. When he saw that it (IR)pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter as well. (Now these were [dh](IS)the days of Unleavened Bread.) When he had arrested him, he put him in prison, turning him over to four [di](IT)squads of soldiers to guard him, intending only after (IU)the Passover to bring him before the people. So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made to God [dj]intensely by the church.

On [dk]the very night when Herod was about to bring him forward, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, (IV)bound with two chains, and guards in front of the door were watching over the prison. And behold, (IW)an angel of the Lord suddenly (IX)stood near Peter, and a light shone in the cell; and he struck Peter’s side and woke him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And (IY)his chains fell off his hands. And the angel said to him, “Put on your belt and [dl]strap on your sandals.” And he did so. And he *said to him, “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me.” And he went out and continued to follow, and yet he did not know that what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing (IZ)a vision. 10 Now when they had passed the first and second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which (JA)opened for them by itself; and they went out and went along one street, and immediately the angel departed from him. 11 When Peter (JB)came [dm]to himself, he said, “Now I know for sure that (JC)the Lord has sent forth His angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all [dn]that the Jewish people were expecting.” 12 And when he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of (JD)John, who was also called Mark, where many were gathered together and (JE)were praying. 13 When he knocked at the door of the gate, (JF)a slave woman named Rhoda came to answer. 14 When she recognized Peter’s voice, (JG)because of her joy she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter was standing in front of the gate. 15 They said to her, “You are out of your mind!” But she kept insisting that it was so. They said, “It is (JH)his angel.” 16 But Peter continued knocking; and when they had opened the door, they saw him and were amazed. 17 But (JI)motioning to them with his hand to be silent, he described to them how the Lord had led him out of the prison. And he said, “Report these things to [do](JJ)James and (JK)the brothers.” Then he left and went to another place.

18 Now when day came, there was no small disturbance among the soldiers as to [dp]what could have become of Peter. 19 When Herod had searched for him and had not found him, he examined the guards and ordered that they (JL)be led away to execution. Then he went down from Judea to (JM)Caesarea and was spending time there.

Death of Herod

20 Now he was very angry with the people of (JN)Tyre and Sidon; and with one mind they came to him, and having won over Blastus the king’s chamberlain, they were asking for peace, because (JO)their country was supported with grain from the king’s country. 21 On an appointed day, after putting on his royal apparel, Herod took his seat on the [dq]rostrum and began delivering an address to them. 22 The people repeatedly cried out, “The voice of a god and not of a man!” 23 And immediately (JP)an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and [dr]died.

24 But (JQ)the word of the Lord continued to grow and to be multiplied.

25 And (JR)Barnabas and (JS)Saul returned (JT)when they had fulfilled their [ds]mission to Jerusalem, taking along with them (JU)John, who was also called Mark.

Footnotes

  1. Acts 8:1 Lit him
  2. Acts 8:1 Lit occurred
  3. Acts 8:4 Or bringing the good news of
  4. Acts 8:5 I.e., Messiah
  5. Acts 8:6 I.e., confirming miracles
  6. Acts 8:16 Lit into
  7. Acts 8:21 Or teaching; lit word
  8. Acts 8:23 Or doomed to the
  9. Acts 8:23 Lit bond
  10. Acts 8:26 Or at about noon to
  11. Acts 8:26 Or This city is deserted
  12. Acts 8:27 Lit behold, an Ethiopian
  13. Acts 8:27 Possibly an Ethiopian title: the Candace
  14. Acts 8:28 Or carriage
  15. Acts 8:29 Or carriage
  16. Acts 8:33 Or relate
  17. Acts 8:33 Or family history
  18. Acts 8:36 Late mss add as v 37: And Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”
  19. Acts 8:38 Or carriage
  20. Acts 8:39 Lit for he was going
  21. Acts 8:40 Or was found
  22. Acts 8:40 OT: Ashdod
  23. Acts 9:1 Later called Paul
  24. Acts 9:1 Lit threat
  25. Acts 9:2 See John 14:6
  26. Acts 9:7 Or sound
  27. Acts 9:8 Lit was seeing
  28. Acts 9:12 A few early mss do not contain in a vision
  29. Acts 9:13 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  30. Acts 9:14 Lit bind
  31. Acts 9:15 Or vessel
  32. Acts 9:20 Lit that
  33. Acts 9:22 I.e., Messiah
  34. Acts 9:28 Lit going in and going out
  35. Acts 9:29 Jews who adopted the Gr language and much of Gr culture through acculturation
  36. Acts 9:30 I.e., disciples
  37. Acts 9:31 Lit was having
  38. Acts 9:31 Lit went
  39. Acts 9:32 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  40. Acts 9:32 OT: Lod
  41. Acts 9:33 Lit who was
  42. Acts 9:35 OT: Lod
  43. Acts 9:36 I.e., Gr for Gazelle
  44. Acts 9:36 Lit full of
  45. Acts 9:37 Lit in those days
  46. Acts 9:39 A long shirt worn next to the skin
  47. Acts 9:41 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  48. Acts 10:1 Normally 600 men (the number varied)
  49. Acts 10:3 I.e., 3 p.m.
  50. Acts 10:7 Or household slaves
  51. Acts 10:9 Housetops were flat living areas
  52. Acts 10:9 I.e., noon
  53. Acts 10:11 Or vessel
  54. Acts 10:12 Or reptiles
  55. Acts 10:13 Or sacrifice
  56. Acts 10:14 Or profane; lit common
  57. Acts 10:15 Lit make common
  58. Acts 10:16 Or vessel
  59. Acts 10:17 Lit himself
  60. Acts 10:17 Lit be
  61. Acts 10:19 One early ms two
  62. Acts 10:20 Lit doubting nothing
  63. Acts 10:22 Lit words
  64. Acts 10:25 Or prostrated himself in reverence
  65. Acts 10:28 I.e., Gentile
  66. Acts 10:28 Or profane; lit common
  67. Acts 10:30 I.e., 3 to 4 p.m.
  68. Acts 10:33 Lit done well in coming
  69. Acts 10:35 Or reveres
  70. Acts 10:35 Lit works righteousness
  71. Acts 10:36 Or the gospel of peace
  72. Acts 10:38 Or How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth
  73. Acts 10:38 Lit who went
  74. Acts 10:39 Or countryside
  75. Acts 10:39 Lit wood; see Deut 21:23
  76. Acts 10:40 Lit become visible
  77. Acts 10:42 Or proclaim
  78. Acts 10:44 Lit word
  79. Acts 10:45 Lit believers from the circumcision
  80. Acts 11:2 Lit those from the circumcision
  81. Acts 11:3 Or entered the house of
  82. Acts 11:3 I.e., Gentiles
  83. Acts 11:5 Or vessel
  84. Acts 11:6 Or reptiles
  85. Acts 11:7 Or sacrifice
  86. Acts 11:8 Or profane; lit common
  87. Acts 11:9 Lit make common
  88. Acts 11:12 Or making any distinction
  89. Acts 11:13 Or after he had stood in his house and said
  90. Acts 11:16 Or in
  91. Acts 11:17 Lit prevent God
  92. Acts 11:18 Lit became silent
  93. Acts 11:19 Lit tribulation
  94. Acts 11:19 Lit as far as
  95. Acts 11:20 Lit Hellenists; people who lived by Greek customs and culture
  96. Acts 11:22 Lit word
  97. Acts 11:22 Lit was heard in
  98. Acts 11:22 Lit as far as
  99. Acts 11:23 Lit saw
  100. Acts 11:23 Lit purpose of heart
  101. Acts 11:24 Lit a considerable crowd was
  102. Acts 11:26 Or were gathered together
  103. Acts 11:26 Lit a considerable crowd
  104. Acts 11:27 Lit in these days
  105. Acts 11:28 I.e., a prophetic communication of some kind
  106. Acts 11:28 Or through
  107. Acts 11:28 Lit inhabited earth
  108. Acts 11:28 Lit which took place
  109. Acts 11:29 Lit service
  110. Acts 11:30 Lit by the hand of
  111. Acts 12:1 I.e., Herod Agrippa I
  112. Acts 12:3 I.e., Passover week
  113. Acts 12:4 Lit quaternions; a quaternion was composed of four soldiers
  114. Acts 12:5 Or constantly
  115. Acts 12:6 Lit that night
  116. Acts 12:8 Lit bind
  117. Acts 12:11 Lit in himself
  118. Acts 12:11 Lit the expectation of the people of the Jews
  119. Acts 12:17 Or Jacob
  120. Acts 12:18 Lit what therefore had become
  121. Acts 12:21 Or judgment seat
  122. Acts 12:23 Lit expired
  123. Acts 12:25 Lit ministry