Saul escapes (Acts 9:25)

“His fellow disciples

Took Saul

By night.

They let him

Through an opening

In the wall.

They lowered him

In a basket.”

λαβόντες δὲ οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ νυκτὸς διὰ τοῦ τείχους καθῆκαν αὐτὸν χαλάσαντες ἐν σπυρίδι.

The author of Acts indicated that his fellow disciples (δὲ οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ) took (λαβόντες δὲ) Saul by night (νυκτὸς).  They let him down (καθῆκαν αὐτὸν) through an opening in the wall (διὰ τοῦ τείχους).  They lowered him (χαλάσαντες) in a basket (ἐν σπυρίδι).  According to 2 Corinthians, chapter 11:33, Saul said that he was let down in a basket through a window in the wall.  Thus, he escaped the hands of King Aretas, who would have had the power and authority to seize Saul.  The disciples of Jesus who were with Saul now helped him to escape through a hole or window in the wall, by putting him in a basket that they lowered.  Thus, Saul escaped from Damascus, where his life was threatened.  Have you ever escaped a tricky situation?

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