In the city of Joppa there was a follower named Tabitha. (Her Greek name, Dorcas, means “a deer.”) She was always doing good and helping the poor.
While Peter was in Lydda, Tabitha became sick and died. Her body was washed and put in a room upstairs.
The followers in Joppa heard that Peter was in Lydda. (Lydda is near Joppa.) So they sent two men to Peter. They begged him, “Hurry, please come to us!”
Peter got ready and went with them. When he arrived, they took him to the upstairs room. All the widows stood around Peter, crying. They showed him the shirts and coats that Tabitha had made when she was still alive.
Peter sent everyone out of the room. He kneeled and prayed. Then he turned to the body and said, “Tabitha, stand up!” She opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
He gave her his hand and helped her up. Then he called the believers and the widows into the room. He showed them Tabitha; she was alive!
People everywhere in Joppa learned about this, and many believed in the Lord.
Peter stayed in Joppa for many days with a man named Simon who was a leatherworker.