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Acts 11 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles had welcomed God's message also. 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, those who stressed circumcision argued with him, 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him
3 saying, "You visited uncircumcised men and ate with them!" 3 and said, "You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them."
4 Peter began to explain to them in an orderly sequence, saying: 4 Peter began and explained everything to them precisely as it had happened:
5 "I was in the town of Joppa praying, and I saw, in a visionary state, an object coming down that resembled a large sheet being lowered from heaven by its four corners, and it came 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 When I looked closely and considered it, I saw the four-footed animals of the earth, the wild beasts, the reptiles, and the birds of the sky. 6 I looked into it and saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, reptiles, and birds of the air.
7 Then I also heard a voice telling me, 'Get up, Peter; kill and eat!' 7 Then I heard a voice telling me, 'Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.'
8 " 'No, Lord!' I said. 'For nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth!' 8 "I replied, 'Surely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.'
9 But a voice answered from heaven a second time, 'What God has made clean, you must not call common.' 9 "The voice spoke from heaven a second time, 'Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.'
10 "Now this happened three times, and then everything was drawn up again 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 we were. 11 "Right then three men who had been sent to me from Caesarea stopped at the house where I was staying.
12 Then the Spirit told me to go with them with no doubts at all. These six brothers accompanied 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 reported to us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, 'Send to Joppa, and call for Simon, who is also named 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 speak words to you by which you and all your household will be saved.' 14 He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.'
15 "As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came down 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 Then I remembered the word of the Lord, how He said, 'John baptized 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 Therefore, if God gave them the same gift that He also gave to us when we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, how could I possibly hinder 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 When they heard this they became silent. Then they glorified God, saying, "So God has granted repentance resulting in life to even the Gentiles!" 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 Those who had been scattered as a result of the persecution that started because of Stephen made their way as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the message to no one except 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 But there were some of them, Cypriot and Cyrenian men, who came to Antioch and began speaking to the Hellenists, proclaiming the good news about the Lord Jesus. 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 hand was with them, and a large number who believed 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 Then the report about them reached the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent out Barnabas to travel as far as 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 the grace of God, he was glad, and he encouraged all of them to remain true to the Lord with a firm resolve of the heart- 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 Holy Spirit and of faith-and large numbers 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 Then he went to Tarsus to search for Saul, 25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul,
26 and when he found him he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught large numbers, and the disciples were first called 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 In those days some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. 27 During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.
28 Then one of them, named Agabus, stood up and predicted by the Spirit that there would be a severe famine throughout the Roman world. This took place during the time of Claudius. 41-54; there was a famine a.d. 47-48. 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 each of the disciples, according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brothers who lived in Judea. 29 The disciples, each according to his ability, decided to provide help for the brothers living in Judea.
30 This they did, sending it to the elders by means of Barnabas and Saul. 30 This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.