Acts 9:32-43

Acts 9.32-43 w BNow as Peter went here and there among them all, he came down also to the saints who lived at Lydda. There he found a man named Aeneas, bedridden for eight years, who was paralyzed. And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you; rise and make your bed.” And immediately he rose. And all the residents of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord. Now there was in Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which, translated, means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity. In those days she became ill and died, and when they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him, urging him, “Please come to us without delay.” So Peter rose and went with them. And when he arrived, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood beside him weeping and showing tunics and other garments that Dorcas made while she was with them. But Peter put them all outside, and knelt down and prayed; and turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. And he gave her his hand and raised her up. Then calling the saints and widows, he presented her alive. And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord. And he stayed in Joppa for many days with one Simon, a tanner. (Acts 9:32-43)

Peter was continuing to teach the dharma of God’s word throughout Israel, and had come down to Lydda on the coastal plain. There and at Joppa he did two miracles that were like those that Yeshu also did.

When Tabitha (whose name meant gazelle, an antelope like the gtsod found in Tibet) died, the disciples, instead of burying her, sent for Peter who was still 19 kilometres away at Lydda.

As a result of the miracles the disciples were encouraged, and many others over a wide area came to have faith in the Lord Jesus.

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