Though Saul's conversion was and is a proof of the truth of Christianity, yet it could not, of itself, convert one soul at enmity with the truth; for nothing can produce true faith, but that power which new-creates the heart. Peter does not pretend to heal by any power of his own, but directs Eneas to look up to Christ for help. 17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. 9 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, 2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. 39 Then Peter arose and went with them. They lived upon the comfort of the Holy Ghost, not only in the days of trouble and affliction, but in days of rest and prosperity. How near to us is the unseen world! 9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink. 31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied. 22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ. When we were wholly without strength, as this poor man, he sent his word to heal us. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up. In Lydda, Peter healed a man named Aeneas. Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake. Here we see that the Lord can make up every loss; that he overrules every event for the good of those who trust in him, and for the glory of his name.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. 12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them. Power went along with the word, and Dorcas came to life. 40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. 34 And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. Behold, the proud Pharisee, the unmerciful oppressor, the daring blasphemer, prayeth! And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up. 30 Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus. 33 And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy. 7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man. 41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive. Author. Saul submitted without reserve, desirous to know what the Lord Jesus would have him to do. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him. 38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them. 34 And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. Acts chapter 9 1611 KJV (King James Version) 1 And Saul yet breathing out threatnings & slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went vnto the high Priest,. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus. Acts 9 KJV + Strong's ... KJV + Strong's. 42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord. (10-22) Saul is persecuted at Damascus, and goes to Jerusalem.