c. Beginning to Preach
20 And immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the 1synagogues, that this One is the aSon of God.
21 And all who heard him were amazed and said, Is this not the one who aravaged those who bcall upon this name in Jerusalem and came here for this, that he might bring them bound before the chief priests?
22 But Saul was all the more aempowered, and he bconfounded the Jews dwelling in Damascus by proving that this One is the cChrist.
23 And as a considerable number of days were being fulfilled, the Jews took counsel together to ado away with him;
24 But their aplot was made known to Saul. And they also bwatched the gates closely, both day and night, so that they might cdo away with him.
25 But his disciples took him by night and alet him down through the wall, blowering him in a basket.
26 And when he arrived in aJerusalem, he tried to join himself to the disciples; yet all feared him, not believing that he was a disciple.
27 But aBarnabas took hold of him and bled him to the apostles, and he related to them how Saul had cseen the Lord on the road, and that He had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had spoken dboldly in the name of Jesus.
28 And he was with them, agoing in and going out in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord.
29 And he spoke and disputed with the aHellenists, but they attempted to bdo away with him.
30 But when the abrothers realized it, they brought him down to bCaesarea and sent him forth to cTarsus.