Acts 11
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1Now the apostles and the brothers who were in Judea heard that the gentiles had also accepted the word of God. 1Now the apostles and the brethren who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.
2But when Peter went up to Jerusalem, those who emphasized circumcision disagreed with him. 2And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, those who were circumcised took issue with him,
3They said, "You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them!"3saying, "You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them."
4Then Peter began to explain to them point by point what had happened. He said, 4But Peter began speaking and proceeded to explain to them in orderly sequence, saying,
5"I was in the town of Joppa praying when in a trance I saw a vision: Something like a large linen sheet descended down from heaven, lowered by its four corners, and it came right down to me. 5"I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw a vision, an object coming down like a great sheet lowered by four corners from the sky; and it came right down to me,
6When I examined it closely, I saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild animals, reptiles, and birds of the air. 6and when I had fixed my gaze on it and was observing it I saw the four-footed animals of the earth and the wild beasts and the crawling creatures and the birds of the air.
7I also heard a voice telling me, 'Get up, Peter! Kill something and eat it.' 7"I also heard a voice saying to me, 'Get up, Peter; kill and eat.'
8But I replied, 'Absolutely not, Lord, for nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth!' 8"But I said, 'By no means, Lord, for nothing unholy or unclean has ever entered my mouth.'
9Then the voice from heaven answered a second time, 'You must stop calling common what God has made clean!' 9"But a voice from heaven answered a second time, 'What God has cleansed, no longer consider unholy.'
10This happened three times. Then everything was pulled back up to heaven.10"This happened three times, and everything was drawn back up into the sky.
11"At that very moment three men arrived at the house where we were staying. They had been sent to me from Caesarea. 11"And behold, at that moment three men appeared at the house in which we were staying, having been sent to me from Caesarea.
12The Spirit told me to go with them without hesitating. These six brothers went with me, too, and we entered the house of the man from Caesarea.12"The Spirit told me to go with them without misgivings. These six brethren also went with me and we entered the man's house.
13Then he told us how he had seen an angel standing in his home and saying, 'Send messengers to Joppa and summon Simon, who is called Peter. 13"And he reported to us how he had seen the angel standing in his house, and saying, 'Send to Joppa and have Simon, who is also called Peter, brought here;
14He will discuss with you how you and your entire household will be saved.'14and he will speak words to you by which you will be saved, you and all your household.'
15"When I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as he was first given to us. 15"And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as He did upon us at the beginning.
16Then I remembered what the Lord had said: 'John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.' 16"And I remembered the word of the Lord, how He used to say, 'John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.'
17Now if God gave them the same gift that he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, who was I to try to stop God?"17"Therefore if God gave to them the same gift as He gave to us also after believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God's way?"
18When they heard this, they calmed down, and praised God by saying, "So God has given repentance that leads to life even to gentiles."18When they heard this, they quieted down and glorified God, saying, "Well then, God has granted to the Gentiles also the repentance that leads to life."
19Now the people who were scattered by the persecution that started because of Stephen went as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except Jews. 19So then those who were scattered because of the persecution that occurred in connection with Stephen made their way to Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except to Jews alone.
20But among them were some men from Cyprus and Cyrene, who came to Antioch and began proclaiming the Lord Jesus even to the Hellenistic Jews. 20But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who came to Antioch and began speaking to the Greeks also, preaching the Lord Jesus.
21The hand of the Lord was with them, and a large number of people believed and turned to the Lord.21And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a large number who believed turned to the Lord.
22When the church in Jerusalem heard this news, they sent Barnabas all the way to Antioch. 22The news about them reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas off to Antioch.
23When he arrived, he rejoiced to see what the grace of God had done, and with hearty determination he kept encouraging all of them to remain faithful to the Lord, 23Then when he arrived and witnessed the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with resolute heart to remain true to the Lord;
24because he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith. And so a large number of people was brought to the Lord.24for he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And considerable numbers were brought to the Lord.
25Then Barnabas left for Tarsus to look for Saul. 25And he left for Tarsus to look for Saul;
26When he found him, he brought him to Antioch, and for a whole year they were guests of the church and taught many people. It was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians.26and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. And for an entire year they met with the church and taught considerable numbers; and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.
27At that time some prophets from Jerusalem came down to Antioch. 27Now at this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.
28One of them named Agabus got up and predicted by the Spirit that there would be a severe famine all over the world. This happened during the reign of Claudius. 28One of them named Agabus stood up and began to indicate by the Spirit that there would certainly be a great famine all over the world. And this took place in the reign of Claudius.
29So all of the disciples decided they would send a contribution to the brothers living in Judea, as they were able, 29And in the proportion that any of the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a contribution for the relief of the brethren living in Judea.
30by sending it through Barnabas and Saul to the elders.30And this they did, sending it in charge of Barnabas and Saul to the elders.
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