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Acts 11 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now the apostles and brethren who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also 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 And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, those of the circumcision contended with him, 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him
3 saying, "You went in to uncircumcised men and ate with them!" 3 and said, "You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them."
4 But Peter explained it to them in order from the beginning, 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 descending like a great sheet, let down from heaven by 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 observed it intently and considered, I saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. 6 I looked into it and saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, reptiles, and birds of the air.
7 And I heard a voice saying to me, 'Rise, Peter; kill and eat.' 7 Then I heard a voice telling me, 'Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.'
8 But I said, 'Not so, Lord! For nothing common or unclean has at any time entered my mouth.' 8 "I replied, 'Surely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.'
9 But the voice answered me again from heaven, 'What God has cleansed 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 was done three times, and all were 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 stood before the house where I was, having 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 Then the Spirit told me to go with them, doubting nothing. Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and 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 And he told us how he had seen an angel standing in his house, who said to him, 'Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon whose surname is 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 tell you words 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 And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them, as upon 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 indeed baptized with water, but you shall 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 therefore God gave them the same gift as He gave us when we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could withstand 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 these things they became silent; and they glorified God, saying, "Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to 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 after the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to no one but the Jews only. 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 had come to Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists, preaching 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 great number 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 Then news of these things came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent out Barnabas to go 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 came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with 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 For he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many 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 Barnabas departed for Tarsus to seek Saul. 25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul,
26 And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year they assembled with the church and taught a great many people. 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 And in these days prophets came 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 showed by the Spirit that there was going to be a great famine throughout all the world, which also happened in the days of Claudius Caesar. 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 Then the disciples, each according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brethren dwelling in Judea. 29 The disciples, each according to his ability, decided to provide help for the brothers living in Judea.
30 This they also did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul. 30 This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.