10 Now there was a disciple at Damascus named (A)Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, (B)“Here I am, Lord.” 11 And the Lord said to him, “Rise and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man (C)of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying, 12 and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and (D)lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight.”

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And the Lord said to Paul (A)one night in (B)a vision, (C)“Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent, 10 (D)for I am with you, and (E)no one will attack you to harm you, for (F)I have many in this city who are my people.”

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Paul's Visions and His Thorn

12 I must go on boasting. Though there is nothing to be gained by it, I will go on to visions and (A)revelations of the Lord. I know a man (B)in Christ who fourteen years ago was (C)caught up to (D)the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, (E)God knows. And I know that this man was caught up into (F)paradise—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, (G)God knows— and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter.

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Prologue

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God (A)gave him (B)to show to his servants[a] the things that must soon take place. (C)He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, (D)who bore witness to the word of God and to (E)the testimony of Jesus Christ, even (F)to all that he saw.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 1:1 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface; likewise for servant later in this verse

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