Acts 9:32
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New International Version
As Peter traveled about the country, he went to visit the Lord's people who lived in Lydda.

New Living Translation
Meanwhile, Peter traveled from place to place, and he came down to visit the believers in the town of Lydda.

English Standard Version
Now as Peter went here and there among them all, he came down also to the saints who lived at Lydda.

Berean Study Bible
As Peter traveled throughout the area, he went to visit the saints in Lydda.

Berean Literal Bible
Now it came to pass that Peter, passing through all quarters, also went down to the saints inhabiting Lydda.

New American Standard Bible
Now as Peter was traveling through all those regions, he came down also to the saints who lived at Lydda.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As Peter was traveling from place to place, he also came down to the saints who lived in Lydda.

International Standard Version
Now when Peter was going around among all of the disciples, he also visited the saints living in Lydda.

NET Bible
Now as Peter was traveling around from place to place, he also came down to the saints who lived in Lydda.

New Heart English Bible
It happened, as Peter went throughout all those parts, he came down also to the saints who lived at Lydda.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And it happened that when Shimeon was traveling among the cities, he came down also to The Holy Ones who dwelt in the city Lud.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Peter was going around to all of God's people, he came to those who lived in the city of Lydda.

New American Standard 1977
Now it came about that as Peter was traveling through all those parts, he came down also to the saints who lived at Lydda.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints who dwelt at Lydda.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints who dwelt at Lydda.

American King James Version
And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints which dwelled at Lydda.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, as Peter went throughout all parts, he came down also to the saints that dwelt at Lydda.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass that Peter, as he passed through, visiting all, came to the saints who dwelt at Lydda.

Darby Bible Translation
Now it came to pass that Peter, passing through all [quarters], descended also to the saints who inhabited Lydda.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, as Peter went throughout all parts, he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints who dwelt at Lydda.

Weymouth New Testament
Now Peter, as he went to town after town, came down also to God's people at Lud.

World English Bible
It happened, as Peter went throughout all those parts, he came down also to the saints who lived at Lydda.

Young's Literal Translation
And it came to pass that Peter passing throughout all quarters, came down also unto the saints who were dwelling at Lydda,
Study Bible
The Healing of Aeneas
31Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria experienced a time of peace. It grew in strength and numbers, living in the fear of the Lord and the encouragement of the Holy Spirit. 32As Peter traveled throughout the area, he went to visit the saints in Lydda. 33There he found a man named Aeneas, who had been paralyzed and bedridden for eight years.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 8:12
The sons of Elpaal were Eber, Misham, and Shemed, who built Ono and Lod, with its towns;

Ezra 2:33
the sons of Lod, Hadid and Ono, 725;

Nehemiah 7:37
the sons of Lod, Hadid and Ono, 721;

Nehemiah 11:35
Lod and Ono, the valley of craftsmen.

Acts 9:13
But Ananias answered, "Lord, many people have told me about this man and all the harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem.

Acts 9:33
There he found a man named Aeneas, who had been paralyzed and bedridden for eight years.

Acts 9:41
Peter took her by the hand and helped her up. Then he called the saints and widows and presented her to them alive.
Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints which dwelled at Lydda.

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Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come on …

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Galatians 2:7-9 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision …

the saints.

Acts 9:13,41 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how …

Acts 26:10 Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I …

Psalm 16:3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in …

Proverbs 2:8 He keeps the paths of judgment, and preserves the way of his saints.

Matthew 27:52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,

Romans 1:7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace …

Ephesians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints …

Philippians 1:1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints …

Lydda.

Acts 9:38 And for as much as Lydda was near to Joppa, and the disciples had …

(32) As Peter passed throughout all quarters.--The plan of the writer, arranging his materials, leads him from this point of Acts 12:18 to dwell entirely on the personal work of Peter. So far this section of the book may be described as the Acts of Peter. On the other hand, it is obvious that he only gives those acts as part of his general plan, not caring to follow the Apostle's course, as in a biography, but confining himself to tracing the steps by which he had been led to the part he played in the great work of the conversion of the Gentiles. The "all quarters" may well have included Galilee.

He came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda.--On the term "saints" see Note on Acts 9:13. Lydda, the Lud of the Old Testament (1Chronicles 8:12; Ezra 2:33; Nehemiah 7:37; Nehemiah 11:35), was a town in the rich plain of Sharon, one day's journey from Jerusalem, founded originally by settlers from the tribe of Benjamin, and retaining to the present day its old name as Ludd. It is mentioned by Josephus (Wars, iii. 3, 5) as transferred by Demetrius Sotr, at the request of Judas Maccabeus, to the estate of the Temple at Jerusalem (1 Maccabees 10:30; 1 Maccabees 10:38; 1 Maccabees 11:34). Under the grasping rule of Cassius, the inhabitants were sold as slaves (Jos. Ant. xiv. 11, 2). It had, however, recovered its former prosperity, and appears at this time to have been the seat of a flourishing Christian community. In the wars that preceded the destruction of Jerusalem, it was partially burned by Cestius Gallus A.D. 66 (Jos. Wars, ii. 19, 1), all but fifty of the inhabitants having gone up to the Feast of Tabernacles at Jerusalem, and was again occupied by Vespasian A.D. 68 (Jos. Wars, ii. 8, 1). When it was rebuilt, probably under Hadrian, when Jerusalem received the new name of lia Capitolina, it also was renamed as Diospolis (= city of Zeus), and as such was the seat of one of the chief bishoprics of the Syrian Church. It was, at the time when Peter came to it, the seat of a Rabbinic school, scarcely inferior to that of Jabneh, and retained its fame after the scribes of the latter city had migrated to Tiberias. Gamaliel, son of the great Rabbi who was St. Paul's master, and himself honoured with the title of Rabban, presided over it, and was succeeded by the great Tarphon (Lightfoot, Cent. Chorogr. c. xvi.). The question which we naturally ask, who had planted the faith of Christ there, carries us once more on the track of Philip the Evangelist. Lying as it did on the road from Azotus to Csarea, it would lie in his way on the journey recorded in Acts 8:40, as he passed "through all the cities;" and we may believe, without much risk of error, that here also he was St. Luke's informant as to what had passed in the Church with which he was so closely connected.

A certain man named neas.--The Greek name (we note the shortened vowel n?as of the later form of the word), perhaps, implies that he belonged to the Hellenistic section of the Church. Had the fame of Virgil's poem made the name of the Trojan hero known even in the plains of Palestine? In the care with which St. Luke records the circumstances of the case, the eight years of bedridden paralysis, we note a trace of professional exactness, as in Acts 3:7; Acts 9:18; Acts 28:8. The word of "bed," used commonly of the couches of the lower class (see Note on Matthew 2:4), suggests the thought that poverty also was added to his sufferings.

Verse 32. - Went for passed, A.V.; all parts (διὰ πάντων) for all quarters, A.V. All parts. Afford, following Meyer, understands "through all the saints," which is scarcely so well. The current of St. Luke's narrative is here temporarily diverted from St. Paul, in order to trace that portion of St. Peter's apostolic work, which led immediately to that opening of the door of faith to the Gentiles in which Peter was to have the priority in point of time (Matthew 16:18, 19), but Paul the chief burden of labour and danger (Galatians 2:7-9; Romans 11:13), and which was also the main subject of St. Luke's history. He came down; Lydda (afterwards called Diospolis, now Ludd), being more than half-way between Jerusalem and the sea-coast at Joppa. And it came to pass, as Peter passed through all quarters,.... The Arabic version reads, "all the foresaid places", as Judea, Galilee, and Samaria; through which he took a tour, in order to visit the new churches here planted, fix pastors over them, and confirm the Gospel by miracles, which they had received:

he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda: a city which lay on the west of Jerusalem, and is said (u) to be a day's Journey from it; and a day's journey were ten parsas, or forty miles (w): it was but thirty two miles from Jerusalem, and was a place famous for Jewish doctors; for which reason it is frequently mentioned in the Talmudic writings, under the name of Lod or Lud. Mention is made of R. Simlai, who was of Lydda (x), and of the chambers of Beth Nithzah, and of Arum in Lydda (y) where the doctors disputed; there was a school here, of which R. Akiba was president (z) here also the sanhedrim sometimes sat, since we are told that Ben Sutda was tried and stoned at Lud or Lydda (a); and here likewise they intercalated the year (b), it being in Judea: this place was situated in a plain; so says Jerom (c),

"they that dwell in Sephela, that is, in the plain, Lydda and Emmaus, which design Diospolls and Nicopolis, shall possess the Philistines.''

And with this agrees the account the Talmudists (d) give of it,

"the country of Judea was divided into three parts, the hill country, the plain, and the valley; from Bethhoron to Emmaus was the hill country; from Emmaus to Lydda was the plain or champaign country; and from Lydda to the sea, the valley.''

Hence also we read (e) of , "the plain of Lydda": and now Peter coming from Jerusalem, and the hill country of Judea, into this plain and champaign country, is properly said to come down to the saints there. So Quadratus in Josephus (f) is said to come up from Lydda to Jerusalem. This place was near the Mediterranean sea; and was in Jerom's time called Diospolis (g), and in the time of R. Benjamin (h) Seguras; it is the same with Lod in Ezra 2:33 The builder of it was Shamed the son of Elpaal, 1 Chronicles 8:12. It was in the times of Josephus (i) a village, yet not inferior to a city for greatness. It is now called S. Georgia. And here it seems some saints or Christians dwelt, whom Peter, among the rest, visited; and which is mentioned for the sake of the miracle he there wrought, next related. And these saints at Lydda very likely were converted under Philip's ministry, as he passed from Azotus to Caesarea, Acts 8:40 and, it may be, were in a church state, or, however, were afterwards. Zenas the lawyer, the Apostle Paul speaks of in Titus 3:13 is said to be bishop of Diospolis, or Lydda; in the beginning of the fourth century Aetius was bishop of this place, who assisted in the council of Nice; and in the same century, anno 331, Dionysius, another bishop of this place, was present at a council at Constantinople; and in the fifth century Photinus wrote himself bishop of Lydda, in the Chalcedon council, anno 451 (k).

(u) Misn. Maasersheni, c. 5. sect. 2. T. Bab. Betza, fol. 5. 1. & Roshhashana, fol. 31. 2. & Juchasin, fol. 37. 1.((w) T. Bab. Pesachim, fol. 93. 2. & Gloss. in ib. (x) Juchasin, fol. 105. 1.((y) T. Bab. Kiddushin, fol. 40. 2. T. Hieros. Pesachim, fol. 30. 2.((z) Misn. Roshhashana, c. 1. sect. 6. (a) T. Hieros. Sanhedrin, fol. 25. 4. (b) Ib. fol. 18. 3.((c) In Obadiah 1. 19. (d) T. Hicros. Sheviith, fol. 38. 4. (e) Misn. Sheviith, c. 9. sect. 2.((f) De Bello Jud. l. 2. c. 12. sect. 8. (g) Epitaph. Paulae, fol. 59. A. (h) ltinerar. p. 52. (i) Antiqu. l. 20. c. 5. sect. 2.((k) Reland. Palestina Illustrata, 1. 3. p. 878, 879. Vid. Magdeburg. Hist. Eccles. cent. 4. c. 2. p. 2. cent. 5. c. 2. p. 2.Ac 9:32-43. Peter Heals Eneas at Lydda and Raises Tabitha to Life at Joppa.

The historian now returns to Peter, in order to introduce the all-important narrative of Cornelius (Ac 10:1-48). The occurrences here related probably took place during Saul's sojourn in Arabia.

32-35. as Peter passed throughout all quarters—not now fleeing from persecution, but peacefully visiting the churches.

to the saints which dwelt at Lydda—about five miles east of Joppa.9:32-35 Christians are saints, or holy people; not only the eminent ones, as Saint Peter and Saint Paul, but every sincere professor of the faith of Christ. Christ chose patients whose diseases were incurable in the course of nature, to show how desperate was the case of fallen mankind. When we were wholly without strength, as this poor man, he sent his word to heal us. Peter does not pretend to heal by any power of his own, but directs Eneas to look up to Christ for help. Let none say, that because it is Christ, who, by the power of his grace, works all our works in us, therefore we have no work, no duty to do; for though Jesus Christ makes thee whole, yet thou must arise, and use the power he gives thee.
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