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Acts 11 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The emissaries and the brothers throughout Y'hudah heard that the Goyim had received the word of God; 1 The apostles and the brothers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.
2 but when Kefa went up to Yerushalayim, the members of the Circumcision faction criticized him, 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him
3 saying, "You went into the homes of uncircumcised men and even ate with them!" 3 and said, "You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them."
4 In reply, Kefa began explaining in detail what had actually happened: 4 Peter began and explained everything to them precisely as it had happened:
5 "I was in the city of Yafo, praying; and in a trance I had a vision. I saw something like a large sheet being lowered by its four corners 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 I looked inside and saw four-footed animals, beasts of prey, crawling creatures 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 Then I heard a voice telling me, 'Get up, Kefa, slaughter and eat!' 7 Then I heard a voice telling me, 'Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.'
8 I said, 'No, sir! Absolutely not! Nothing unclean or treif has ever entered my mouth!' 8 "I replied, 'Surely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.'
9 But the voice spoke again from heaven: 'Stop treating as unclean what God has made clean.' 9 "The voice spoke from heaven a second time, 'Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.'
10 This happened three times, and then everything was pulled back up into heaven. 10 This happened three times, and then it was all pulled up to heaven again.
11 "At that very moment, three men who had been sent to me from Caesarea arrived at the house where I was staying; 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 told me to have no misgivings about going back with them. These six brothers also came with me, and we went into the 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 told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, 'Send to Yafo and bring back Shim'on, known as Kefa. 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 has a message for you which will enable you and your whole household to be saved.' 14 He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.'
15 "But I had hardly begun speaking when the Ruach HaKodesh fell on them, just as on us at the beginning! 15 "As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came on them as he had come on us at the beginning.
16 And I remembered that the Lord had said, 'Yochanan used to immerse people in water, but you will be immersed in the Ruach HaKodesh.' 16 Then I remembered what the Lord had said: 'John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.'
17 Therefore, if God gave them the same gift as he gave us after we had come to put our trust in the Lord Yeshua the Messiah, who was I to 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 On hearing these things, they stopped objecting and began to praise God, saying, "This means that God has enabled the Goyim as well to do t'shuvah and 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 Now those who had been scattered because of the persecution which had arisen over Stephen went as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch; they spoke God's word, but 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 However, some of these, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, when they arrived at Antioch, began speaking to the Greeks too, proclaiming the Good News of the Lord Yeshua. 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 hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number of people trusted 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 News of this reached the ears of the Messianic community in Yerushalayim, and they sent Bar-Nabba to Antioch. 22 News of this reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch.
23 On arriving and seeing for himself the grace of God at work, he was glad; and he encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with their whole 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, full of the Ruach HaKodesh and trust. 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 Bar-Nabba went off to Tarsus to look for Sha'ul; 25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul,
26 and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. They met with the congregation there for a whole year and taught a sizeable crowd. Also it was in Antioch that the talmidim for the first time were called "Messianic." 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 During this time, some prophets came down from Yerushalayim to Antioch; 27 During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.
28 and one of them named Agav stood up and through the Spirit predicted that there was going to be a severe famine throughout the Roman Empire. (It took place while Claudius was Emperor.) 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 So the talmidim decided to provide relief to the brothers living in Y'hudah, each according to his means; 29 The disciples, each according to his ability, decided to provide help for the brothers living in Judea.
30 and they did it, sending their contribution to the elders in the care of Bar-Nabba and Sha'ul. 30 This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.