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1 Now the apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had accepted the word of God. 1 The apostles and the brothers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.
2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, those of the circumcision took issue with him, 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him
3 saying, "You went to men {who were uncircumcised} and ate with them!" 3 and said, "You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them."
4 But Peter began [and] explained [it] 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 city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision--an object something like a large sheet coming down, being let down 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 [As I] looked intently into it, I was considering [it], and I saw the four-footed animals of the earth and the wild animals and 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 And I also heard a voice saying to me, 'Get up, Peter, slaughter and eat!' 7 Then I heard a voice telling me, 'Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.'
8 But I said, 'Certainly not, Lord! For nothing common or unclean has ever entered into my mouth!' 8 "I replied, 'Surely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.'
9 But the voice replied from heaven for the second time, '[The things] which God has made clean, you must not consider unclean!' 9 "The voice spoke from heaven a second time, 'Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.'
10 And this happened three times, and everything was pulled up into heaven again. 10 This happened three times, and then it was all pulled up to heaven again.
11 And behold, at once three men who had been sent to me from Caesarea approached the house in which 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 And the Spirit told me to accompany them, not hesitating [at all]. So these six brothers also went with me, and we entered 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 And he reported to us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, 'Send to Joppa and summon Simon, who is also called 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 who will speak words to you by which you will be saved, you and all your household.' 14 He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.'
15 And [as] I was beginning to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them, just as also 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 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 as also to us [when we] believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I [to be] able to 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 And [when they] heard these [things], they became silent and praised God, saying, "Then God has granted the repentance [leading] to life to the Gentiles also!" 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 that took place over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, proclaiming the message to no one except Jews alone. 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 were men from Cyprus and Cyrene, who, [when they] came to Antioch, began to speak to the Hellenists also, 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 And the hand of the Lord 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 {And the report came to the attention} of the church that was in Jerusalem about them, and they sent out 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] arrived and saw the grace of God, rejoiced and encouraged [them] all to remain true to the Lord with {devoted 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 because he was a good man and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a large number 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 So he departed for Tarsus to look for Saul. 25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul,
26 And [when he] found [him], he brought [him] to Antioch. And it happened to them also [that they] met together [for] a whole year with the church and taught a large number [of people]. And in Antioch the disciples were first called 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 Now in those days prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. 27 During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.
28 And one of them {named} Agabus stood up [and] indicated by the Spirit [that] a great famine was about to come over the whole inhabited earth (which took place 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 So from the disciples, {according to their ability to give}, each one of them determined to send [financial aid] for support 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 which they also did, sending [the aid] to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul. 30 This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.