Now the apostles and the brothers who were in Yehudah heard that the Goyim had also received the word of God.
When Kefa had come up to Yerushalayim, those who were of the circumcision contended with him,
saying, "You went in to uncircumcised men, and ate with them!"
But Kefa began, and explained to them in order, saying,
"I was in the city of Yafo praying, and in a trance I saw a vision: a certain container descending, like it was a great sheet let down from heaven by four corners. It came as far as me,
on which, when I had looked intently, I considered, and saw the four-footed animals of the eretz, wild animals, creeping things, and birds of the sky.
I also heard a voice saying to me, 'Rise, Kefa, kill and eat!'
But I said, 'Not so, Lord, for nothing unholy or unclean has ever entered into my mouth.'
But a voice answered me the second time out of heaven, 'What God has cleansed, don't you make unholy.'
This was done three times, and all were drawn up again into heaven.
Behold, immediately three men stood before the house where I was, having been sent from Caesarea to me.
The Spirit told me to go with them, without discriminating. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered into the man's house.
He told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house, and saying to him, 'Send to Yafo, and get Shim`on, whose surname is Kefa,
who will speak to you words whereby you will be saved, you and all your house.'
As I began to speak, the Ruach HaKodesh fell on them, even as on us at the beginning.
I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, 'Yochanan indeed immersed with water, but you will be immersed in the Ruach HaKodesh.'
If then God gave to them the same gift as us, when we believed in the Lord Yeshua the Messiah, who was I, that I could withstand God?"
When they heard these things, they held their shalom, and glorified God, saying, "Then God has also granted to the Goyim repentance to life!"
They therefore who were scattered abroad by the oppression that arose about Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except only to Yehudim.
But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they had come to Antioch, spoke to the Yevanim, preaching the Lord Yeshua.
The hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number believed and turned to the Lord.
The report concerning them came to the ears of the assembly which was in Yerushalayim. They sent forth Bar-Nabba to go as far as Antioch,
who, when he had come, and had seen the grace of God, was glad. He exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would remain near to the Lord.
For he was a good man, and full of the Ruach HaKodesh and of faith, and many people were added to the Lord.
Bar-Nabba went forth to Tarsus to look for Sha'ul.
When he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. It happened, that even for a whole year they were gathered together with the assembly, and taught many people. The talmidim were first called Messianic in Antioch.
Now in these days, prophets came down from Yerushalayim to Antioch.
One of them named Agav stood up, and indicated by the Spirit that there should be a great famine over all the world, which also happened in the days of Claudius.
The talmidim, as anyone had plenty, each determined to send relief to the brothers who lived in Yehudah;
which they also did, sending it to the Zakenim by the hands of Bar-Nabba and Sha'ul.