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Song of Songs
Wisdom of Solomon
Letter of Jeremiah
Song of the Three Hebrews
Bel and the Dragon
Prayer of Manasseh
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and dragged him out of the city. Then they started throwing stones at him. The men who had brought charges against him put their coats at the feet of a young man named
out of the city, and stoned
: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was
approved the stoning of Stephen. Some faithful followers of the Lord buried Stephen and mourned very much for him. At that time the church in Jerusalem suffered terribly. All of the Lord's followers, except the apostles, were scattered everywhere in Judea and Samaria.
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was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.
started making a lot of trouble for the church. He went from house to house, arresting men and women and putting them in jail.
, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed
kept on threatening to kill the Lord's followers. He even went to the high priest
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, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,
had almost reached Damascus, a bright light from heaven suddenly flashed around him.
And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:
He fell to the ground and heard a voice that said, “
! Why are you so cruel to me?”
And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him,
, why persecutest thou me?
“Who are you?”
asked. “I am Jesus,” the Lord answered. “I am the one you are so cruel to.
And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest:
hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
The men with
stood there speechless. They had heard the voice, but they had not seen anyone.
And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.
got up from the ground, and when he opened his eyes, he could not see a thing. Someone then led him by the hand to Damascus,
arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought
The Lord said to him, “Get up and go to the house of Judas on Straight Street. When you get there, you will find a man named
from the city of Tarsus.
And the Lord
unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for
, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,
Ananias left and went into the house where
was staying. Ananias placed his hands on him and said, “
, the Lord Jesus has sent me. He is the same one who appeared to you along the road. He wants you to be able to see and to be filled with the Holy Spirit.”
And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother
, the Lord,
Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.
Suddenly something like fish scales fell from
's eyes, and he could see. He got up and was baptized.
And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.
Then he ate and felt much better. For several days
stayed with the Lord's followers in Damascus.
And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was
certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus.
Everyone who heard
was amazed and said, “Isn't this the man who caused so much trouble for those people in Jerusalem who worship in the name of Jesus? Didn't he come here to arrest them and take them to the chief priests?”
But all that heard
were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests?
preached with such power that he completely confused the Jewish people in Damascus, as he tried to show them that Jesus is the Messiah.
increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.
Later some of them made plans to kill
And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him:
arrived in Jerusalem, he tried to join the followers. But they were all afraid of him, because they did not believe he was a true follower.
was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple.
Then Barnabas helped him by taking him to the apostles. He explained how
had seen the Lord and how the Lord had spoken to him. Barnabas also said that when
was in Damascus, he had spoken bravely in the name of Jesus.
But Barnabas took him, and brought
to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.
moved about freely with the followers in Jerusalem and told everyone about the Lord.
And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem.
But the followers found out about this and took
to Caesarea. From there they sent him to the city of Tarsus.
when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.
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