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Acts 11:14-24 (New American Standard)

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14 and he will speak 1words to you by which you will be saved, you and 2all your household.' 15 "And as I began to speak, 3the Holy Spirit fell upon them just 4as He did upon us at the beginning. 16 "And I remembered the word of the Lord, how He used to say, '5John baptized with water, but you will be baptized awith the Holy Spirit.' 17 "Therefore if 6God gave to them the same gift as He gave to us also after believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, 7who was I that I could bstand in God's way?" 18 When they heard this, they cquieted down and 8glorified God, saying, "Well then, God has granted to the Gentiles also the 9repentance that leads to life."

The Church at Antioch

19 10So then those who were scattered because of the dpersecution that occurred in connection with Stephen made their way eto 11Phoenicia and 12Cyprus and 13Antioch, speaking the word to no one except to Jews alone. 20 But there were some of them, men of 14Cyprus and 15Cyrene, who came to 16Antioch and began speaking to the f17Greeks also, g18preaching the Lord Jesus. 21 And 19the hand of the Lord was with them, and 20a large number who believed turned to the Lord. 22 The hnews about them ireached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent 21Barnabas off jto 22Antioch. 23 Then when he arrived and kwitnessed 23the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with lresolute heart to remain true to the Lord; 24 for he was a good man, and 24full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And 25considerable mnumbers were nbrought to the Lord.
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