Acts 9:22
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English Standard Version
But Saul increased all the more in strength, and confounded the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving that Jesus was the Christ.

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

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

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

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

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

Weymouth New Testament
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.

Acts 9:22 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Confounded

See on Acts 2:6.

Proving (συμβιβάζων)

The verb means to bring or put together: hence to compare and examine, as evidence, and so to prove. Used in the literal and physical sense in Ephesians 4:16. In Colossians 2:2, of being knit together in love. In 1 Corinthians 2:16, of instructing, building up, by putting together. In this sense the word occurs in the Septuagint. See Leviticus 10:11; Judges 13:8.

The Christ

Note the article. Not a proper name, but an appellative. See on Acts 9:20.

Acts 9:22 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

increased.

Genesis 49:24 But his bow stayed in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob...

Job 17:9 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that has clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

Psalm 84:7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appears before God.

Isaiah 40:29 He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases strength.

2 Corinthians 12:9,10 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness...

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

confounded.

Acts 6:9,10 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians...

Acts 18:27,28 And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brothers wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come...

Luke 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

1 Corinthians 1:27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise...

proving.

Acts 17:3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach to you...

Acts 18:5 And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ.

Acts 28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God...

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 be fulfilled...

Cross References
Psalm 51:13
Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to you.

Acts 9:20
And immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues, saying, "He is the Son of God."

Acts 9:21
And all who heard him were amazed and said, "Is not this the man who made havoc in Jerusalem of those who called upon this name? And has he not come here for this purpose, to bring them bound before the chief priests?"

Acts 9:23
When many days had passed, the Jews plotted to kill him,

Acts 9:27
But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles and declared to them how on the road he had seen the Lord, who spoke to him, and how at Damascus he had preached boldly in the name of Jesus.

Acts 17:3
explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead, and saying, "This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ."

Galatians 1:18
Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days.

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