Saul Proclaims Jesus in Synagogues
So when he had received food, he was strengthened. s Then Saul spent some days with the disciples at Damascus.
Immediately he preached the Christ in the synagogues, that He is the Son of God.
Then all who heard were amazed, and said, t "Is this not he who destroyed those who called on this name in Jerusalem, and has come here for that purpose, so that he might bring them bound to the chief priests?"
But Saul increased all the more in strength, u and confounded the Jews who dwelt in Damascus, proving that this Jesus is the Christ.
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But declared first to those in Damascus and in Jerusalem, and throughout all the region of Judea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent, turn to God, and do works befitting repentance.
As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison.
Then Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem.
For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it.
But they were hearing only, "He who formerly persecuted us now preaches the faith which he once tried to destroy.
For he vigorously refuted the Jews publicly, showing from the Scriptures that Jesus is the Christ.