Acts 9:22
Good News Translation
But Saul's preaching became even more powerful, and his proofs that Jesus was the Messiah were so convincing that the Jews who lived in Damascus could not answer him.

Contemporary English Version
Saul preached with such power that he completely confused the Jewish people in Damascus, as he tried to show them that Jesus is the Messiah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Saul increased much more in strength and confounded the Jews who dwelt at Damascus, affirming that this is the Christ.

New American Bible
But Saul grew all the stronger and confounded [the] Jews who lived in Damascus, proving that this is the Messiah.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But Saul increased much more in strength and confounded the Jews who dwelt at Damascus, affirming that this is the Christ.

increased.

Genesis 49:24 His bow rested upon the strong, and the bands of his arms and his hands were loosed, by the hands of the mighty one of Jacob: thence he came forth a pastor, the stone of Israel.

Job 17:9 And the just man shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

Psalm 84:7 For the lawgiver shall give a blessing, they shall go from virtue to virtue: the God of gods shall be seen in Sion.

Isaiah 40:29 It is he that giveth strength to the weary, and increaseth force and might to them that are not.

2 Corinthians 12:9,10 And he said to me: My grace is sufficient for thee: for power is made perfect in infirmity. Gladly therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may dwell in me. . . .

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things in him who strengtheneth me.

confounded.

Acts 6:9,10 Now there arose some, of that which is called the synagogue of the Libertines and of the Cyrenians and of the Alexandrians and of them that were of Cilicia and Asia, disputing with Stephen. . . .

Acts 18:27,28 And whereas he was desirous to go to Achaia, the brethren exhorting wrote to the disciples to receive him. Who, when he was come, helped them much who had believed. . . .

Luke 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to resist and gainsay.

1 Corinthians 1:27 But the foolish things of the world hath God chosen, that he may confound the wise: and the weak things of the world hath God chosen, that he may confound the strong.

proving.

Acts 17:3 Declaring and insinuating that the Christ was to suffer and to rise again from the dead; and that this is Jesus Christ, whom I preach to you.

Acts 18:5 And when Silas and Timothy were come from Macedonia, Paul was earnest in preaching, testifying to the Jews that Jesus is the Christ.

Acts 28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came very many to him unto his lodgings. To whom he expounded, testifying the kingdom of God and persuading them concerning Jesus, out of the law of Moses and the prophets, from morning until evening.

Luke 24:44,45 And he said to them: These are the words which I spoke to you while I was yet with you, that all things must needs be fulfilled which are written in the law of Moses and in the prophets and in the psalms, concerning me. . . .

Context
Saul Preaches at Damascus
21And all that heard him were astonished and said: Is not this he who persecuted in Jerusalem those that called upon this name and came hither for that intent, that he might carry them bound to the chief priests? 22But Saul increased much more in strength and confounded the Jews who dwelt at Damascus, affirming that this is the Christ. 23And when many days were passed, the Jews consulted together to kill him.…
Cross References
Psalm 51:13
I will teach the unjust thy ways: and the wicked shall be converted to thee.

Acts 9:20
And immediately he preached Jesus in the synagogues, that he is the son of God.

Acts 9:21
And all that heard him were astonished and said: Is not this he who persecuted in Jerusalem those that called upon this name and came hither for that intent, that he might carry them bound to the chief priests?

Acts 9:23
And when many days were passed, the Jews consulted together to kill him.

Acts 9:27
But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles and told them how he had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken to him: and how in Damascus he had dealt confidently in the name of Jesus.

Acts 17:3
Declaring and insinuating that the Christ was to suffer and to rise again from the dead; and that this is Jesus Christ, whom I preach to you.

Galatians 1:18
Then, after three years, I went to Jerusalem to see Peter: and I tarried with him fifteen days.

1 Timothy 1:12
I give him thanks who hath strengthened me, even to Christ Jesus our Lord, for that he hath counted me faithful, putting me in the ministry:

Additional Translations
But Saul was empowered all the more, and he confounded the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Christ.

But Saul was empowered all the more and kept confounding the Jews dwelling in Damascus, proving that this is the Christ.

But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelled at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.

But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews that dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is the Christ.

But Saul increased the more in power, and confounded the Jews who dwelt in Damascus, proving that this is the Christ.

But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is the Christ.

But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews who dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.

Saul, however, gained more and more influence, and as for the Jews living in Damascus, he bewildered them with his proofs that Jesus is the Christ.

But Saul increased more in strength, and confounded the Jews who lived at Damascus, proving that this is the Christ.

And Saul was still more strengthened, and he was confounding the Jews dwelling in Damascus, proving that this is the Christ.
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