-Also called SAUL Acts 8:1; 9:1; 13:9

-From the tribe of Benj amin, Romans 11:1; Philippians 3 : 5

-Personal appearance of 2 Corinthians 10:1, 10; 11:6

-Born in the city of Tarsus Acts 9:11; 21:39; 22:3

-Educated at Jerusalem in the school of Gamaliel Acts 22:3; 26:4

-A zealous Pharisee Acts 22:3; 23:6; 26:5; 2 Corinthians 1 1 :22; Galatians 1 : 14; Philippians 3:5

-A Roman citizen Acts 16:37; 22:25-28

-Persecutes the Christians; present at, and gives consent to, the stoning of Stephen Acts 7:58; 8:1, 3; 9:1;


-Sent to Damascus with letters for the arrest and return to Jerusalem of Christians Acts 9:1,2

-His vision and conversion Acts 9:3-22; 22:4-19; 26:9-15; 1 Corinthians 9:1; 15:8; Galatians 1:13; 1

Timothy 1:12, 13

-Is immersed Acts 9:18; 22:16

-Called to be an apostle Acts 22: 14-21; 26: 16-18; Romans 1:1; 1 Corinthians 1:1; 9:1, 2; 15:9; Galatians

1:1, 15, 16; Ephesians 1:1; Colossians 1:1; 1 Timothy 1:1; 2:7; 2 Timothy 1:1, 11; Titus 1:1, 3

-Preaches in Damascus for the first time Acts 9:20, 22

-Is persecuted by the Jews Acts 9:23, 24

-Escapes by being let down from the wall in a basket; goes to Jerusalem Acts 9:25, 26; Galatians 1:18, 19

-Received by the disciples in Jerusalem Acts 9:26-29

-Goes to Caesarea Acts 9:30; 18:22

-Sent to the Gentiles Acts 13:2, 3, 47, 48; 22:17-21; Romans 11:13; 15:16; Galatians 1:15-24

-Has Barnabas as his companion Acts 1 1 :25, 26

-Teaches at Antioch (in Syria) for one year Acts 1 1 :26

-Conveys the contributions of the Christians in Antioch to the Christians in Jerusalem Acts 1 1 :27-30

-Returns with the apostle John to Antioch (of Syria) Acts 12:25

-Visits Seleucia Acts 13:4

-Visits much of the island of Cyprus Acts 13:4

-Preaches at Salamis Acts 13:5

-Preaches at Paphos Acts 13:6

-Sergius Paulus, governor of the country, is a convert of Acts 13:7-12

-Contends with Elymas (Bar- Jesus) the sorcerer Acts 13:6-12


-Visits Perga in Pamphylia Acts 13:13

-John (Mark), a companion of, departs for Jerusalem Acts 13:13

-Visits Antioch (in Pisidia), and preaches in the synagogue Acts 13:14-41

-His message received gladly by the Gentiles Acts 13:42, 49

-Persecuted and expelled Acts 13:50, 51

-Visits Iconium, and preaches to the Jews and non-Jews; is persecuted; escapes to Lystra; goes to Derbe

Acts 14:1-6

-Heals an immobile man Acts 14:8-10

-The people attempt to worship him Acts 14:1 1-18

-Is persecuted by certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, and is stoned Acts 14:19; 2 Corinthians 11:25; 2

Timothy 3:11

-Escapes to Derbe, where he preaches the gospel, and returns to Lystra, and to Iconium, and to Antioch,

strengthens the souls of the disciples, exhorts them to continue in the faith, and helps to appoint elders Acts


-Revelation-visits Pisidia, Pamphylia, Perga, Attalia, and Antioch, in Syria, where he lived Acts 14:24-28

-Contends with the Judaizers against their circumcision \”theology\” Acts 15:1,2

-Refers the question of circumcision to the apostles and elders at Jerusalem Acts 15:2, 4

-He declares to the apostles at Jerusalem the miracles and wonders God had performed among the Gentiles

by them Acts 15:12

-Returns to Antioch, accompanied by Barnabas, Judas, and Silas, with letters to the Gentiles Acts 15:22, 25

-Makes his second tour of the congregations Acts 15:36

-Chooses Silas as his companion, and passes through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the congregations

Acts 15:36-41

-Visits Lystra; circumcises Timothy Acts 16:1-5

-Goes through Phrygia and Galatia; is forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach in Asia; visits Mysia; attempts

to go to Bithynia, but is restrained by the Spirit Acts 16:6, 7

-Goes to Troas, where he has a vision of a man saying, \”Come over into Macedonia, and help us;

\”immediately proceeds to Macedonia Acts 16:8-10

-Visits Samothracia and Neapolis; comes to Philippi, the chief city of Macedonia; visits a place of prayer at

the side of the river; preaches the word; the merchant, Lydia, from Thyatira, is converted and immersed

Acts 16:11-15

-Reproves the soothsayer; causes the evil spirit to come out of the girl who practises divination Acts 16:16-


-Persecuted, beaten, and cast into prison with Silas; sings songs of praise in the prison; an earthquake

shakes the prison; he preaches to the alarmed jailer, who believes, and is immersed along with his

household Acts 16:19-34

-Is released by the civil authorities on the grounds of his being a Roman citizen Acts 16:35-39; 2

Corinthians 6:5; 11:25; 1 Thessalonians 2:2

-Is welcomed at the household of Lydia Acts 16:40

-Visits Amphipolis, Apollonia, and Thessalonica; preaches in the synagogue Acts 17:1-4

-Is persecuted Acts 17:5-9; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4

-Escapes to Berea by night; preaches in the synagogue; many honorable women and several men believe

Acts 17:10-12

-Persecuted by the Jews who come from Thessalonica; is escorted by some of the brethren to Athens Acts


-Debates on Mars\’ Hill (at the meeting of the Areopagus Council) with Greeks Acts 17: 16-34

-Visits Corinth; lives with Aquila and his wife, Priscilla (Prisca), who were tentmakers; joins in their trade

Acts 18:1-3

-Reasons in the synagogue every Sabbath; is rejected by the Jews; turns to the Gentiles; makes his home

with Justus; continues there for eighteen months, teaching the word of God Acts 18:4-1 1

-Persecuted by Jews, drawn before the deputy, charged with wicked lewdness; accusation dismissed; takes

his leave after many days, and sails to Syria, accompanied by Aquila and Priscilla Acts 18:12-18

-Visits Ephesus, where he leaves Aquila and Priscilla; enters into a synagogue, where he reasons with the

Jews; starts on his return trip to Jerusalem; visits Caesarea; crosses over the country of Galatia and Phrygia,

strengthening the disciples Acts 18:1 8-23

-Returns to Ephesus; immerses in the name of the Lord Jesus, and lays his hands upon the disciples, who


are baptized with the Holy Spirit; preaches in the synagogue; remains in Ephesus for two years; heals the

sick people Acts 19:12

-Rebukes the exorcists; casts an evil spirit out of a man, and many believe, bringing their evil books of

sorcery to be burned Acts 19:13-20; 1 Corinthians 16:8, 9

-Sends Timothy and Erastus into Macedonia, but he himself remains in Asia for a period of time Acts


-The spread of the gospel through his preaching interferes with the makers of idols; he is persecuted, and a

great uproar of the city is created; the town clerk appeases the people; dismisses the accusation against

Paul, and disperses the people Acts 19:23-41; 2 Corinthians 1:8; 2 Timothy 4:14

-Proceeds to Macedonia after strengthening the congregations in that region; comes into Greece and lives

for three months; returns through Macedonia, accompanied by Sopater, Aristarchus, Secundus, Gaius,

Timothy, Tychicus, and Trophimus Acts 20:1-6

-Visits Troas; preaches until daybreak; restores to life the young man (Eutychus) who fell from the window

Acts 20:6-12

-Visits Assos, Mitylene, Chios, Samos, Trogyllium, and Miletus, hastening to Jerusalem, to be there by

Pentecost day Acts 20:13-16

-Sends for the elders of the congregation of Ephesus; relates to them how he had preached in Asia and his

temptations and afflictions, urging repentance toward God Acts 20: 17-21

-Declares he was going bound in spirit to Jerusalem; exhorts them to take heed to themselves and the flock

over whom the Holy Spirit had made them overseers; kneels down, prays, and leaves Acts 20:22-38

-Visits Coos, Rhodes, andPatara; boards a ship bound for Tyre Acts 21:1-3

-Waits at Tyre for seven days; is brought on his way by the disciples to the outskirts of the city; kneels

down and prays; boards the ship; comes to Ptolemais; greets the brethren, and stays for one day Acts 21 :4-7

-Departs for Caesarea; enters the house of Philip the evangelist; is admonished by the prophet Agabus not

to go to Jerusalem; nevertheless, he proceeds to Jerusalem Acts 21:8-15

-Is received by the brethren gladly; talks about the things that had been done among the Gentiles through

his ministry Acts 21 : 17-25

-Enters the temple courtyard; the people are stirred up against him by some Jews from Asia; an uproar is

created; he is thrust out of the temple area; the commander of the Roman garrison intervenes and arrests

him Acts 21:26-33

-His defense Acts 21:33-40; 22:1-21

-Is confined in the fortress Acts 22:24-30

-Is brought before the Sanhedrin; his defense Acts 22:30; 23:1-5

-Is returned to the fortress Acts 23: 10

-Is encouraged by a vision from God, promising him that he will give testimony in Rome Acts 23:11

-Jewish leaders conspire against his life Acts 23:12-15

-This plan is thwarted by his nephew Acts 23:16-22

-Is escorted to Caesarea by a military guard Acts 23:23-33

-Is confined in Herod\’s Judgment Hall in Caesarea Acts 23:35

-His trial before Governor Felix Acts 24

-Remains in custody for two years Acts 24:27

-His trial before Governor Festus Acts 25:1-12

-Appeals to be heard by Caesar Acts 25: 10-12

-His examination before Herod Agrippa II Acts 25: 13-27; 26

-Is taken to Rome in the custody of Julius, a centurion, and a detachment of soldiers; boards a ship,

accompanied by other prisoners, and sails by way of the coasts of Asia; stops at Sidon, and at Myra Acts


-Transferred to a ship of Alexandria; sails by way of Cnidus, Crete, Salamis, and the Fair Havens Acts


-Predicts misfortune to the ship; his counsel not heeded, and the voyage resumes Acts 27:9-13

-The ship encounters a storm; Paul encourages and comforts the officers and crew; the soldiers advise

putting the prisoners to death; the centurion interferes, and all on board (consisting of two-hundred and

seventy-six persons) survive Acts 27: 14-44

-The ship is wrecked, and all on board take refuge on the island of Melita (Malta) Acts 27: 14-44

-Kind treatment by the inhabitants of the island Acts 28: 1, 2

-Is bitten by a viper and miraculously unharmed Acts 28:3-6


-Heals the ruler\’s father and others Acts 28:7-10

-Is delayed in Melita (Malta) for three months; proceeds on the voyage; delays at Syracuse; sails by

Rhegium and Puteoli Acts 28:11-13

-Meets some brethren who accompany him to Rome from Appii Forum; arrives at Rome; is delivered to the

captain of the guard; is permitted to live by himself in custody of a soldier Acts 28: 14-16

-Summons the local Jewish leadership; states his position; is kindly received; expounds the gospel; testifies

to the kingdom of heaven Acts 28: 17-29

-Lives in his own rented house for two years, preaching and teaching Acts 28:30, 3 1

-Supports himself Acts 18:3; 20:33-35

-Sickness of, in Asia 2 Corinthians 1:8-11

-His resolute determination to go to Jerusalem despite repeated warnings Acts 20:22, 23; 21 :4, 10-14

-Caught up to the third heaven 2 Corinthians 12:1-4

-Has \”a thorn in the flesh,\” 2 Corinthians 12:7-9; Galatians 4:13, 14

-His independence of character 1 Thessalonians 2:9; 2 Thessalonians 3:8

-Persecutions of 1 Thessalonians 2:2; Hebrews 10:34

-Persecutions endured by, see below -Zeal of


-PERSECUTIONS ENDURED BY Acts 9:16, 23-25, 29; 16:19-25; 20:22-24; 21:13, 27-33; 22:22-24;

23:10, 12-15; Romans 8:35-37; 1 Corinthians 4:9, 11-13; 2 Corinthians 1:8-10; 6:4, 4:8-12; 11:23-27,5,8-

10; 32, 33; 12:10; Galatians 5:11; 6:17; Phihppians 1:30; 2:17, 18; 1 Thessalonians 2:2, Colossians 1:24;

14, 15; 3:4; 2 Timothy 1:12; 2:9, 10; 3:11, 12; 4:16, 17