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Acts 9:22 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews that dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is the Christ.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But Saul kept increasing in strength and confounding the Jews who lived at Damascus by proving that this [Jesus] is the Christ.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews who dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But Saul increased the more in power, and confounded the Jews who dwelt in Damascus, proving that this is the Christ.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, Saul, was the more gaining power; and was confounding the Jews who dwelt in Damascus, shewing, by comparison, that—This, is the Christ.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And Saul was still more strengthened, and he was confounding the Jews dwelling in Damascus, proving that this is the Christ.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But Saul increased much more in strength and confounded the Jews who dwelt at Damascus, affirming that this is the Christ.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Iewes which dwelt at Damascus, proouing that this is very Christ.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— BUT Shaol was the more strengthened, and moved those Jihudoyee who dwelt at Darmsuk, while he showed that this is the Meshiha.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But Saul was the more strengthened; and he confounded those Jews who dwelt at Damascus, while be demonstrated that this is the Messiah.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
Saul 4569
{4569} Prime
Σαῦλος
Saulos
{sow'-los}
Of Hebrew origin, the same as G4549; Saulus (that is, Shaul), the Jewish name of Paul.
increased y1743
[1743] Standard
ἐνδυναμόω
endunamoo
{en-doo-nam-o'-o}
From G1722 and G1412; to empower.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
the more y3123
[3123] Standard
μᾶλλον
mallon
{mal'-lon}
Neuter of the comparative of the same as G3122; (adverb) more (in a greater degree) or rather.
in strength, 1743
{1743} Prime
ἐνδυναμόω
endunamoo
{en-doo-nam-o'-o}
From G1722 and G1412; to empower.
z5712
<5712> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 83
x3123
(3123) Complement
μᾶλλον
mallon
{mal'-lon}
Neuter of the comparative of the same as G3122; (adverb) more (in a greater degree) or rather.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
confounded 4797
{4797} Prime
συγχέω
sugcheo
{soong-kheh'-o}
From G4862 and χέω [[cheo]] (to pour) or its alternate; to commingle promiscuously, that is, (figuratively) to throw (an assembly) into disorder, to perplex (the mind).
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
Jews 2453
{2453} Prime
Ἰουδαῖος
Ioudaios
{ee-oo-dah'-yos}
From G2448 (in the sense of G2455 as a country); Judaean, that is, belonging to Jehudah.
which y3588
[3588] Standard

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
dwelt 2730
{2730} Prime
κατοικέω
katoikeo
{kat-oy-keh'-o}
From G2596 and G3611; to house permanently, that is, reside (literally or figuratively).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
at 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
Damascus, 1154
{1154} Prime
Δαμασκός
Damaskos
{dam-as-kos'}
Of Hebrew origin [H1834]; Damascus, a city of Syria.
proving 4822
{4822} Prime
συμβιβάζω
sumbibazo
{soom-bib-ad'-zo}
From G4862 and βιβάζω [[bibazo]] (to force; causatively [by reduplication] of the base of G0939); to drive together, that is, unite (in association or affection), (mentally) to infer, show, teach.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
that 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
this 3778
{3778} Prime
οὗτος
houtos
{hoo'-tos}
Including the nominative masculine plural (second form), nominative feminine signular (third form), and the nominate feminine plural, (fourth form). From the article G3588 and G0846; the he (she or it), that is, this or that (often with the article repeated).
is 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
very Christ. 5547
{5547} Prime
Χριστός
Christos
{khris-tos'}
From G5548; anointed, that is, the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Acts 9:20-22.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 9:10-22.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Acts 9:22

(3) But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, (k) proving that this is very Christ.

(3) Paul does not do battle only with his own authority, but also with the testimonies of the Prophets.

(k) By conferring places of the Scripture together, as skilful craftsman do when they make something, they used to gather all parts together, to make them agree fitly one with another.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
increased:

Genesis 49:24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty [God] of Jacob; (from thence [is] the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)
Job 17:9 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.
Psalms 84:7 They go from strength to strength, [every one of them] in Zion appeareth before God.
Isaiah 40:29 He giveth power to the faint; and to [them that have] no might he increaseth strength.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. ... Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth 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, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen. ... And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.
Acts 18:27-28 And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace: ... For he mightily convinced the Jews, [and that] publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.
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 hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

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 unto you, is Christ.
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, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and [out of] the prophets, from morning till evening.
Luke 24:44-45 And he said unto them, These [are] the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and [in] the prophets, and [in] the psalms, concerning me. ... Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
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Gn 49:24. Jb 17:9. Ps 84:7. Is 40:29. Lk 21:15; 24:44. Ac 6:9; 17:3; 18:5, 27; 28:23. 1Co 1:27. 2Co 12:9. Php 4:13.

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