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Ananias Baptizes Saul

10 Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus (A)named Ananias; and to him the Lord said in a vision, “Ananias.”

And he said, “Here I am, Lord.”

11 So the Lord said to him, “Arise and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for one called Saul (B)of Tarsus, for behold, he is praying. 12 And in a vision he has seen a man named Ananias coming in and putting his hand on him, so that he might receive his sight.”

13 Then Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, (C)how much [a]harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem. 14 And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all (D)who call on Your name.”

15 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for (E)he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before (F)Gentiles, (G)kings, and the (H)children[b] of Israel. 16 For (I)I will show him how many things he must suffer for My (J)name’s sake.”

17 (K)And Ananias went his way and entered the house; and (L)laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord [c]Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you came, has sent me that you may receive your sight and (M)be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he received his sight at once; and he arose and was baptized.

19 So when he had received food, he was strengthened. (N)Then Saul spent some days with the disciples at Damascus.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 9:13 bad things
  2. Acts 9:15 Lit. sons
  3. Acts 9:17 M omits Jesus