New International Version
Yet Saul grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Messiah.
King James Bible
But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.
Darby Bible Translation
But Saul increased the more in power, and confounded the Jews who dwelt in Damascus, proving that this is the Christ.
World English Bible
But Saul increased more in strength, and confounded the Jews who lived at Damascus, proving that this is the Christ.
Young's Literal Translation
And Saul was still more strengthened, and he was confounding the Jews dwelling in Damascus, proving that this is the Christ.
Acts 9:22 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Confounded the Jews - Συνεχυνε, Overwhelmed them so with his arguments that they were obliged to blush for the weakness of their own cause.
Proving that this - Οὑτος, This person, viz. Jesus, is very Christ; εϚιν ὁ ΧριϚος, Is the Christ, or Messiah. See on Acts 9:21 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'Any of this way.'--ACTS ix. 2 The name of 'Christian' was not applied to themselves by the followers of Jesus before the completion of the New Testament. There were other names in currency before that designation--which owed its origin to the scoffing wits of Antioch--was accepted by the Church. They called themselves 'disciples,' 'believers, 'saints,' 'brethren,' as if feeling about for a title. Here is a name that had obtained currency for a while, and was afterwards disused. We find it five times …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
Copies of Christ's Manner
Sharon. Caphar Lodim. The Village of those of Lydda.
Then I will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn back to you.
At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God.
All those who heard him were astonished and asked, "Isn't he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this name? And hasn't he come here to take them as prisoners to the chief priests?"
After many days had gone by, there was a conspiracy among the Jews to kill him,
But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus.
explaining and proving that the Messiah had to suffer and rise from the dead. "This Jesus I am proclaiming to you is the Messiah," he said.
Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Cephas and stayed with him fifteen days.
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