36 Now in (A)Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which when translated means [a]Dorcas); this woman was [b]excelling in acts of kindness and charity which she did habitually. 37 But it happened [c]at that time that she became sick and died; and when they had washed her body, they laid it in an (B)upstairs room. 38 Since Lydda was near (C)Joppa, (D)the disciples, having heard that Peter was there, sent two men to him, urging him, “Do not delay in coming to us.” 39 So Peter got ready and went with them. When he arrived, they brought him into the (E)room upstairs; and all the (F)widows stood beside him, weeping and showing all the [d]tunics and garments that Dorcas used to make while she was with them. 40 But Peter (G)sent them all out and (H)knelt down and prayed, and turning to the body, he said, “(I)Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up. 41 And he gave her his hand and raised her up; and calling (J)the [e]saints and (K)widows, he presented her alive. 42 It became known all over (L)Joppa, and (M)many believed in the Lord. 43 And Peter stayed in (N)Joppa many days with (O)a tanner named Simon.

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  1. Acts 9:36 I.e., Gr for Gazelle
  2. Acts 9:36 Lit full of
  3. Acts 9:37 Lit in those days
  4. Acts 9:39 A long shirt worn next to the skin
  5. Acts 9:41 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people

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