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1 The apostles and the brothers and sisters throughout Judea heard that even the Gentiles had welcomed God's word. 1 The apostles and the brothers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.
2 When Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him. 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him
3 They accused him, "You went into the home of the uncircumcised and ate with them!" 3 and said, "You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them."
4 Step-by-step, Peter explained what had happened. 4 Peter began and explained everything to them precisely as it had happened:
5 "I was in the city of Joppa praying when I had a visionary experience. In my vision, I saw something like a large linen sheet being lowered from heaven by its four corners. It came all the way 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 As I stared at it, wondering what it was, I saw four-legged animals—including wild beasts—as well as reptiles and wild birds. 6 I looked into it and saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, reptiles, and birds of the air.
7 I heard a voice say, ‘Get up, Peter! Kill and eat!' 7 Then I heard a voice telling me, 'Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.'
8 I responded, ‘Absolutely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.' 8 "I replied, 'Surely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.'
9 The voice from heaven spoke a second time, ‘Never consider unclean what God has made pure.' 9 "The voice spoke from heaven a second time, 'Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.'
10 This happened three times, then everything was pulled back into heaven. 10 This happened three times, and then it was all pulled up to heaven again.
11 At that moment three men who had been sent to me from Caesarea arrived at the house where we were staying. 11 "Right then three men who had been sent to me from Caesarea stopped at the house where I was staying.
12 The Spirit told me to go with them even though they were Gentiles. These six brothers also went with me, and we entered 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 He reported to us how he had seen an angel standing in his house and saying, ‘Send to Joppa and summon Simon, who is known as Peter. 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 He will tell you how you and your entire household can be saved.' 14 He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.'
15 When I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them, just as the Spirit fell on us in the beginning. 15 "As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came on them as he had come on us at the beginning.
16 I remembered the Lord's words: ‘John will baptize with water, but you will be baptized 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 God gave them the same gift he gave us who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, then who am I? Could I stand in God's way?" 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 Once the apostles and other believers heard this, they calmed down. They praised God and concluded, "So then God has enabled Gentiles to change their hearts and lives so that they might have new 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 Now those who were scattered as a result of the trouble that occurred because of Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch. They proclaimed the word only to Jews. 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 Among them were some people from Cyprus and Cyrene. They entered Antioch and began to proclaim the good news about the Lord Jesus also to Jews who spoke Greek. 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 The Lord's power was with them, and a large number came to believe and 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 When the church in Jerusalem heard about this, they sent Barnabas to Antioch. 22 News of this reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch.
23 When he arrived and saw evidence of God's grace, he was overjoyed and encouraged everyone to remain fully committed to the Lord. 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 Barnabas responded in this way because he was a good man, whom the Holy Spirit had endowed with exceptional faith. A considerable number of people were added 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 Barnabas went to Tarsus in search of Saul. 25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul,
26 When he found him, he brought him to Antioch. They were there for a whole year, meeting with the church and teaching large numbers of people. It was in Antioch where the disciples were first labeled "Christians." 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 About that time, some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. 27 During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.
28 One of them, Agabus, stood up and, inspired by the Spirit, predicted that a severe famine would overtake the entire Roman world. (This occurred during Claudius' rule.) 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 The disciples decided they would send support to the brothers and sisters in Judea, with everyone contributing to this ministry according to each person's abundance. 29 The disciples, each according to his ability, decided to provide help for the brothers living in Judea.
30 They sent Barnabas and Saul to take this gift to the elders. 30 This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.