10 Now there was a disciple in (A)Damascus named (B)Ananias; and the Lord said to him in (C)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 (D)Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying, 12 and he has seen [a]in a vision a man named Ananias come in and (E)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, (F)how much harm he did to (G)Your [b]saints in Jerusalem; 14 and here he (H)has authority from the chief priests to [c]arrest all who (I)call on Your name.” 15 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for (J)he is a chosen [d]instrument of Mine, to bear My name before (K)the Gentiles and (L)kings and the sons of Israel; 16 for (M)I will show him how much he must suffer in behalf of My name.” 17 So Ananias departed and entered the house, and after (N)laying his hands on him said, “(O)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 (P)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 (Q)for several days he was with (R)the disciples who were in Damascus,

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 9:12 A few early mss do not contain in a vision
  2. Acts 9:13 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  3. Acts 9:14 Lit bind
  4. Acts 9:15 Or vessel