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Acts 11 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The apostles and the believers all through Judea heard that people who were not Jews had also received God's word. 1 The apostles and the brothers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.
2 Peter went up to Jerusalem. There the Jewish believers found fault with him. 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him
3 They said, "You went into the house of those who aren't Jews. You ate with them." 3 and said, "You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them."
4 Peter explained everything to them. He told them exactly 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," he said. "There I had a vision. I saw something that looked like a large sheet. It was being let down from heaven by its four corners. It came down to where I was. 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 into it and saw four-footed animals of the earth. There were also wild animals, reptiles and 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 speaking to me. 'Get up, Peter,' the voice said. 'Kill and eat.' 7 Then I heard a voice telling me, 'Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.'
8 "I replied, 'No, Lord! I will not! Nothing that is not pure and "clean" has ever entered my mouth.' 8 "I replied, 'Surely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.'
9 "A second time the voice spoke from heaven. 'Do not say anything is not pure that God has made "clean," ' the voice said. 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 the sheet was pulled up into heaven. 10 This happened three times, and then it was all pulled up to heaven again.
11 "Just then three men stopped at the house where I was staying. They had been sent to me from Caesarea. 11 "Right then three men who had been sent to me from Caesarea stopped at the house where I was staying.
12 The Holy Spirit told me not to let anything keep me from going with them. These six brothers here went with me. We entered 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 an angel appear in his house. The angel said, 'Send to Joppa for Simon 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 has a message to bring to you. You and your whole family will be saved through it.' 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 on them. He came just as he had come 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 Lord's words. 'John baptized with water,' he had said. '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 God gave them the same gift he gave those of us who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ. So who was I to think that I could oppose 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 didn't object anymore. They praised God. They said, "So then, God has allowed even those who aren't Jews to turn away from their sins and live." 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 Some believers had been scattered by the suffering that came to them after Stephen's death. They traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch. But they told the message 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 Some believers from Cyprus and Cyrene went to Antioch. There they began to speak to Greeks also. They told them 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 power was with them. Large numbers of people believed 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 The church in Jerusalem heard about this. So 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 what the grace of God had done, he was glad. He told them all to remain true to the Lord with all 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 Barnabas was a good man. He was full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. Large numbers of people came to know 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 Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul. 25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul,
26 He found him there. Then he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church. They taught large numbers of people. At Antioch the believers were called Christians for the first time. 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 One of them was named Agabus. He stood up and spoke through the Spirit. He said there would not be nearly enough food anywhere in the Roman world. This happened while Claudius was the 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 The believers decided to provide help for the brothers and sisters living in Judea. All of them helped as much as they could. 29 The disciples, each according to his ability, decided to provide help for the brothers living in Judea.
30 They sent their gift to the elders through Barnabas and Saul. 30 This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.