Acts 9:41
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New International Version
He took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. Then he called for the believers, especially the widows, and presented her to them alive.

King James Bible
And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.

Darby Bible Translation
And having given her [his] hand, he raised her up, and having called the saints and the widows, presented her living.

World English Bible
He gave her his hand, and raised her up. Calling the saints and widows, he presented her alive.

Young's Literal Translation
and having given her his hand, he lifted her up, and having called the saints and the widows, he presented her alive,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Saints and widows - In primitive times the widows formed a distinct part of the Christian Church.

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he gave.

Acts 3:7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

Mark 1:31 And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered to them.

widows.

Acts 6:1 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews...

Job 29:13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came on me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

Psalm 146:9 The LORD preserves the strangers; he relieves the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turns upside down.

Luke 7:12 Now when he came near to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother...

he presented.

Acts 20:12 And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted.

Genesis 45:26 And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted...

1 Kings 17:23 And Elijah took the child, and brought him down out of the chamber into the house, and delivered him to his mother: and Elijah said...

Luke 7:15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.

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'This Way'
'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
'And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed.... 40. But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down and prayed; and, turning him to the body, said, Tabitha, arise.--ACTS ix. 34, 40. I have put these two miracles together, not only because they were closely connected in time and place, but because they have a very remarkable and instructive feature in common. They are both evidently moulded upon Christ's miracles; are distinct imitations of what Peter had
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

Sharon. Caphar Lodim. The Village of those of Lydda.
Between Lydda and the sea, a spacious valley runs out, here and there widely spreading itself, and sprinkled with villages. The holy page of the New Testament [Acts 9:35] calls it Saron: and that of the Old calls the whole, perhaps, or some part of it, 'the plain of Ono,' Nehemiah 6:2, 11:35; 1 Chronicles 8:12... The wine of Sharon is of great fame, with which they mixed two parts water: and remarkable is that they say concerning the houses of Sharon. R. Lazar saith, "He that builds a brick house
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Caphar Tebi.
And this village neighboured upon Lydda, situate on the east of it. "R. Eleazar had a vineyard of four years' growth; on the east of Lydda, near Caphar Tebi." Of it there is this mention also:-- "They sometime brought a chest full of bones from Caphar Tebi, and they placed it openly in the entrance to Lydda. Tudrus the physician and the rest of the physicians go forth"--(namely, that they might judge, whether they were the bones of men or no; and thereby, whether they were to be esteemed clean or
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
Acts 6:1
In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.

Acts 9:13
"Lord," Ananias answered, "I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem.

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

1 Timothy 5:3
Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.

1 Timothy 5:5
The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help.

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