18 Then (A)after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days.

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17 (A)“When I had returned to Jerusalem and (B)was praying in the temple, I fell into (C)a trance 18 and saw him saying to me, (D)‘Make haste and get out of Jerusalem quickly, because they will not accept your testimony about me.’

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Saul in Jerusalem

26 And (A)when he had come to Jerusalem, he attempted to join the disciples. And they were all afraid of him, for they did not believe that he was a disciple. 27 But (B)Barnabas took him and (C)brought him to the apostles and declared to them (D)how on the road he had seen the Lord, who spoke to him, and (E)how at Damascus he had (F)preached boldly in the name of Jesus. 28 So he went (G)in and out among them at Jerusalem, preaching boldly in the name of the Lord. 29 And he spoke and disputed against (H)the Hellenists.[a] But (I)they were seeking to kill him.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 9:29 That is, Greek-speaking Jews

22 But Saul (A)increased all the more in strength, and (B)confounded the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving (C)that Jesus was the Christ.

Saul Escapes from Damascus

23 (D)When many days had passed, the Jews[a] plotted to kill him,

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 9:23 The Greek word Ioudaioi refers specifically here to Jewish religious leaders, and others under their influence, who opposed the Christian faith in that time

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