Acts 11

Peter Reports at Jerusalem

1Now the apostles and a  the brethren who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. 2And when Peter came up to Jerusalem
Lit those of the circumcision; i.e. Jewish Christians
,
c  those who were circumcised took issue with him,
3saying d  “You
Or entered the house of
went to uncircumcised men and ate with them.”
4But Peter began speaking
Lit and was explaining
and proceeded to explain to them g  in orderly sequence, saying,
5 h  I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw i  a vision, an
Or vessel
object coming down like a great sheet lowered by four corners from
Or heaven
the sky; and it came right down to me,
6and when I had fixed my gaze on it and was observing it
Lit and I saw
I saw the four-footed animals of the earth and the wild beasts and the
Or reptiles
crawling creatures and the birds of the
Or heaven
air.
7I also heard a voice saying to me, ‘Get up, Peter;
Or sacrifice
kill and eat.’
8But I said, ‘By no means, Lord, for nothing
Or profane; lit common
unholy or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’
9But a voice from heaven answered a second time, ‘ q  What God has cleansed, no longer
Lit make common
consider unholy.’
10This happened three times, and everything was drawn back up into
Or heaven
the sky.
11And behold, at that moment three men appeared at the house in which we were staying, having been sent to me from t  Caesarea. 12 u  The Spirit told me to go with them
Or without making any distinction
,
w  without misgivings. x  These six brethren also went with me and we entered the man’s house.
13And he reported to us how he had seen the angel
Or after he had stood in his house and said
standing in his house, and saying, ‘Send to Joppa and have Simon, who is also called Peter, brought here;
14and he will speak z  words to you by which you will be saved, you and aa  all your household.’ 15And as I began to speak, ab  the Holy Spirit fell upon them just ac  as He did upon us at the beginning. 16And I remembered the word of the Lord, how He used to say, ad  John baptized with water, but you will be baptized
Or in
with the Holy Spirit.’
17Therefore if af  God gave to them the same gift as He gave to us also after believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, ag  who was I that I could
Lit prevent God
stand in God’s way?”
18When they heard this, they
Lit became silent
quieted down and aj  glorified God, saying, “Well then, God has granted to the Gentiles also the ak  repentance that leads to life.”

The Church at Antioch

19 al  So then those who were scattered because of the
Lit tribulation
persecution that occurred in connection with Stephen made their way
Lit as far as
to ao  Phoenicia and ap  Cyprus and aq  Antioch, speaking the word to no one except to Jews alone.
20But there were some of them, men of ar  Cyprus and as  Cyrene, who came to at  Antioch and began speaking to the
Lit Hellenists; people who lived by Greek customs and culture
,
av  Greeks also
Or bringing the good news of
,
ax  preaching the Lord Jesus.
21And ay  the hand of the Lord was with them, and az  a large number who believed turned to the Lord. 22The
Lit word
news about them
Lit was heard in
reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent bc  Barnabas off
Lit as far as
to be  Antioch.
23Then when he arrived and
Lit saw
witnessed bg  the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with
Lit purpose of heart
resolute heart to remain true to the Lord;
24for he was a good man, and bi  full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And bj  considerable
Lit crowd was
numbers were
Lit added
brought to the Lord.
25And he left for bm  Tarsus to look for Saul; 26and when he had found him, he brought him to bn  Antioch. And for an entire year they
Or were gathered together
met with the church and taught considerable
Lit crowd
numbers; and bq  the disciples were first called br  Christians in bs  Antioch.

27Now
Lit in these days
at this time bu  some prophets came down from Jerusalem to bv  Antioch.
28One of them named bw  Agabus stood up and began to indicate
Or through
by the Spirit that there would certainly be a great famine by  all over the
Lit inhabited earth
world.
Lit which
And this took place in the reign of cb  Claudius.
29And in the proportion that any of cc  the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a contribution for the
Lit service
relief of ce  the brethren living in Judea.
30 cf  And this they did, sending it
Lit by the hand of
in charge of ch  Barnabas and Saul to the ci  elders.
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