Bible: Acts 9:20-31
Saul’s Escape from Damascus
9:23 Now after some days had passed, the Jews plotted 12 together to kill him, 9:24 but Saul learned of their plot against him. 13 They were also watching 14 the city gates 15 day and night so that they could kill him. 9:25 But his disciples took him at night and let him down through an opening 16 in the wall by lowering him in a basket. 17
Saul Returns to Jerusalem
9:26 When he arrived in Jerusalem, 18 he attempted to associate 19 with the disciples, and they were all afraid of him, because they did not believe 20 that he was a disciple. 9:27 But Barnabas took 21 Saul, 22 brought 23 him to the apostles, and related to them how he had seen the Lord on the road, that 24 the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had spoken out boldly 25 in the name of Jesus. 9:28 So he was staying with them, associating openly with them 26 in Jerusalem, speaking out boldly in the name of the Lord. 9:29 He was speaking and debating 27 with the Greek-speaking Jews, 28 but they were trying to kill him. 9:30 When the brothers found out about this, they brought him down to Caesarea 29 and sent him away to Tarsus.
9:31 Then 30 the church throughout Judea, Galilee, 31 and Samaria experienced 32 peace and thus was strengthened. 33 Living 34 in the fear of the Lord and in the encouragement of the Holy Spirit, the church 35 increased in numbers.