Bible: Acts 9:36-42

Peter Raises Dorcas

9:36 Now in Joppa 1  there was a disciple named Tabitha (which in translation means 2  Dorcas). 3  She was continually doing good deeds and acts of charity. 4  9:37 At that time 5  she became sick 6  and died. When they had washed 7  her body, 8  they placed it in an upstairs room. 9:38 Because Lydda 9  was near Joppa, when the disciples heard that Peter was there, they sent two men to him and urged him, “Come to us without delay.” 10  9:39 So Peter got up and went with them, and 11  when he arrived 12  they brought him to the upper room. All 13  the widows stood beside him, crying and showing him 14  the tunics 15  and other clothing 16  Dorcas used to make 17  while she was with them. 9:40 But Peter sent them all outside, 18  knelt down, 19  and prayed. Turning 20  to the body, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” Then she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up. 21  9:41 He gave 22  her his hand and helped her get up. Then he called 23  the saints and widows and presented her alive. 9:42 This became known throughout all 24  Joppa, and many believed in the Lord. 25 

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