Acts 11

CHAPTER 11

Peter Reports to the Jerusalem Assembly

[4heard 1And 2the 3apostles], and the brethren being in Judea, that also the nations received the word of God. And when Peter ascended unto Jerusalem, [4argued 5with 6him 1the ones 2of 3the circumcision], saying that, To men [2an uncircumcised condition 1having] -- you entered and ate with them? And beginning, Peter displayed to them in order, saying, I was in the city of Joppa praying. And I beheld in a change of state a vision, [2coming down 1a certain item] as [2piece of cloth 1a great], [2by four 3corners 1being lowered] from the heaven, and it came as far as me; on which having gazed upon I contemplated, and I saw the four-footed creatures of the earth, and the wild beasts, and the reptiles, and the birds of the heaven. And I heard a voice saying to me, Having risen up, Peter, sacrifice and eat! And I said, By no means, O Lord, for all common or unclean at no time entered into my mouth. [3responded 1And 4to me 2the voice] a second time from out of heaven, What God cleansed, you are not to make unclean! 10 And this happened unto three times, and again it was pulled up all together into the heaven. 11 And behold, immediately three men stood at the house in which I was, ones being sent from Caesarea to me. 12 [4said 1And 5to me 2the 3spirit] to come together with them, [2nothing 1examining]. And went with me also [2six 3brethren 1these], and we entered into the house of the man. 13 And he reported to us how he beheld the angel in his house, standing and having said to him, Send [2unto 3Joppa 1men], and fetch Simon, the one called Peter! 14 who shall speak words to you by which you shall be delivered, you and all your house. 15 And in my beginning to speak, [4fell 1the 3spirit 2holy] upon them as also upon us in the beginning. 16 And I remembered the saying of the Lord, how he said, John indeed immersed in water, but you shall be immersed in [2spirit 1holy]. 17 If then [4the 5equal 6present 2gave 3to them 1God] as also to us having believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, then I, who was I to be able to restrain God?

Conversion of the Nations

18 And having heard these things, they were still, and they glorified God, saying, It is so indeed that also to the nations God [2repentance 1gave] unto life. 19 The ones indeed then being disseminated because of the affliction taking place with Stephen, went unto Phoenicia, and Cyprus, and Antioch, [4to no one 1speaking 2the 3word] except only to Jews. 20 And there were certain [2of 3them 1men], Cypriots and Cyrenians, who having entered unto Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists, announcing good news -- the Lord Jesus. 21 And [3was 1the hand 2of the Lord] with them; and a great number having believed, turned unto the Lord. 22 [4was heard 1And 2the 3word] in the ears of the assembly in Jerusalem concerning them; and they sent out Barnabas to go through unto Antioch. 23 Who, having come, and having seen the favor of God, rejoiced, and exhorted all to the attention of the heart to remain in the Lord. 24 For he was [2man 1a good], and full [2spirit 1of holy] and of belief. And [3was added 2multitude 1a fit] to the Lord. 25 [3went forth 1And 4unto 5Tarsus 2Barnabas] to search out Saul. 26 And having found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass to them [6year 5a whole 1to be gathered 2with 3the 4assembly], and to teach [2multitude 1a fit]. [4were 6treated 1And 5first 8in 9Antioch 2the 3disciples 7as Christians].

Agabus Signifies a Great Famine

27 [2in 3these 1And] days came down from Jerusalem prophets unto Antioch. 28 And having risen, one of them, by name Agabus, signified through the spirit [2famine 1a great] about to be upon the entire world; which also came to pass under Claudius Caesar. 29 And the disciples, as any one was well-provided, [3confirmed 1each 2of them] for service to send help to the [2dwelling 3in 4Judea 1brethren]; 30 which also they did, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.
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