18 Then after three years,(A) I went up to Jerusalem(B) to get acquainted with Cephas[a] and stayed with him fifteen days.

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  1. Galatians 1:18 That is, Peter

17 “When I returned to Jerusalem(A) and was praying at the temple, I fell into a trance(B) 18 and saw the Lord speaking to me. ‘Quick!’ he said. ‘Leave Jerusalem immediately, because the people here will not accept your testimony about me.’

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26 When he came to Jerusalem,(A) he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he really was a disciple. 27 But Barnabas(B) took him and brought him to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him,(C) and how in Damascus he had preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus.(D) 28 So Saul stayed with them and moved about freely in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. 29 He talked and debated with the Hellenistic Jews,[a](E) but they tried to kill him.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 9:29 That is, Jews who had adopted the Greek language and culture

22 Yet Saul grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Messiah.(A)

23 After many days had gone by, there was a conspiracy among the Jews to kill him,(B)

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