Acts 11:20-30 NIV

20 Some of them, however, men from Cyprus1 and Cyrene,2 went to Antioch3 and began to speak to Greeks also, telling them the good news4 about the Lord Jesus.

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      21 The Lord's hand was with them,5 and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord.6

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      22 News of this reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas7 to Antioch.

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      23 When he arrived and saw the evidence of the grace of God,8 he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts.9

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      24 He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit10 and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.11

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      25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus12 to look for Saul,

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      26 and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples13 were called Christians first14 at Antioch.

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      27 During this time some prophets15 came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.

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      28 One of them, named Agabus,16 stood up and through the Spirit predicted that a severe famine would spread over the entire Roman world.17 (This happened during the reign of Claudius.)18

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      29 The disciples,19 each according to his ability, decided to provide help20 for the brothers21 living in Judea.

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          30 This they did, sending their gift to the elders22 by Barnabas23 and Saul.24

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