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1 Now the Apostles and the brothers who were in Judaea had news that the word of God had been given to the Gentiles. 1 The apostles and the brothers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.
2 And when Peter came to Jerusalem, those who kept the rule of circumcision had an argument with him, 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him
3 Saying, You went to men without circumcision, and took food with them. 3 and said, "You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them."
4 But Peter gave them an account of it all in order, saying to them, 4 Peter began and explained everything to them precisely as it had happened:
5 I was in the town of Joppa, at prayer: and falling into a deep sleep, I saw in a vision a vessel like a great cloth let down from heaven, and it came down to me: 5 "I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. I saw something like a large sheet being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came down to where I was.
6 And looking on it with attention I saw in it all sorts of beasts and birds. 6 I looked into it and saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, reptiles, and birds of the air.
7 And a voice came to my ears saying, Come, Peter; take them for food. 7 Then I heard a voice telling me, 'Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.'
8 But I said, No, Lord; for nothing common or unclean has ever come into my mouth. 8 "I replied, 'Surely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.'
9 But the voice, coming a second time from heaven, said, What God has made clean, do not you make common. 9 "The voice spoke from heaven a second time, 'Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.'
10 And this was done three times, and they were all taken up again into heaven. 10 This happened three times, and then it was all pulled up to heaven again.
11 And at that minute, three men, sent from Caesarea, came to the house where we were. 11 "Right then three men who had been sent to me from Caesarea stopped at the house where I was staying.
12 And the Spirit gave me orders to go with them, doubting nothing. And these six brothers came with me; and we went into that man's house: 12 The Spirit told me to have no hesitation about going with them. These six brothers also went with me, and we entered the man's house.
13 And he gave us an account of how he had seen the angel in his house, saying, Send to Joppa, and get Simon, named Peter, to come to you; 13 He told us how he had seen an angel appear in his house and say, 'Send to Joppa for Simon who is called Peter.
14 Who will say words to you through which you and all your family may get salvation. 14 He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.'
15 And, while I was talking to them, the Holy Spirit came on them, as on us at first. 15 "As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came on them as he had come on us at the beginning.
16 And the words of the Lord came into my mind, how he said, The baptism of John was with water, but you will have baptism with the Holy Spirit. 16 Then I remembered what the Lord had said: 'John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.'
17 If then God gave them, when they had faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the same as he gave to us, who was I to go against God? 17 So if God gave them the same gift as he gave us, who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could oppose God?"
18 And hearing these things they said nothing more, but gave glory to God, saying, Then to the Gentiles as to us has God given a change of heart, so that they may have life. 18 When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, "So then, God has granted even the Gentiles repentance unto life."
19 Then those who had gone away at the time of the trouble about Stephen, went as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus, preaching to the Jews only. 19 Now those who had been scattered by the persecution in connection with Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch, telling the message only to Jews.
20 But some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, when they came to Antioch, gave the good news about the Lord Jesus to the Greeks. 20 Some of them, however, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and began to speak to Greeks also, telling them the good news about the Lord Jesus.
21 And the power of the Lord was with them, and a great number had faith and were turned to the Lord. 21 The Lord's hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord.
22 And news of them came to the ears of the church at Jerusalem: and they sent Barnabas as far as Antioch: 22 News of this reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch.
23 Who, when he came and saw the grace of God, was glad; and he made clear to them the need of keeping near the Lord with all the strength of their hearts: 23 When he arrived and saw the evidence of the grace of God, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts.
24 For he was a good man and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith: and a great number were joined to the Lord. 24 He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.
25 Then he went on to Tarsus, looking for Saul; 25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul,
26 And when he had come across him, he took him to Antioch. And they were with the church there for a year, teaching the people; and the disciples were first given the name of Christians in Antioch. 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 disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.
27 Now in those days prophets came from Jerusalem to Antioch. 27 During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.
28 And one of them, named Agabus, said publicly through the Spirit that there would be serious need of food all over the earth: which came about in the time of Claudius. 28 One of them, named Agabus, stood up and through the Spirit predicted that a severe famine would spread over the entire Roman world. (This happened during the reign of Claudius.)
29 And the disciples, everyone as he was able, made a decision to send help to the brothers living in Judaea: 29 The disciples, each according to his ability, decided to provide help for the brothers living in Judea.
30 Which they did, sending it to the rulers of the church by the hand of Barnabas and Saul. 30 This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.