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1 Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also 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, the circumcised believers criticized him, 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him
3 saying, "Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?" 3 and said, "You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them."
4 Then Peter began to explain it to them, step by step, 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. There was something like a large sheet coming down from heaven, being lowered by its four corners; and it came close 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 at it closely I saw four-footed animals, beasts of prey, reptiles, 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 I also heard a voice saying to me, "Get up, Peter; kill and eat.' 7 Then I heard a voice telling me, 'Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.'
8 But I replied, "By no means, Lord; for nothing profane 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 second time the voice answered from heaven, "What God has made clean, you must not call profane.' 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 everything was pulled up again to heaven. 10 This happened three times, and then it was all pulled up to heaven again.
11 At that very moment three men, 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 The Spirit told me to go with them and not to make a distinction between them and us. These six brothers also 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 He told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, "Send to Joppa and bring Simon, who is 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 he will give you a message by which you and your entire 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 just as it had 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 And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he had 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 If then God gave them the same gift that he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could 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 were silenced. And they praised God, saying, "Then God has given even to the Gentiles the repentance that leads 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 because of the persecution that took place over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, and they spoke the word 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 among them were some men of Cyprus and Cyrene who, on coming to Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists also, proclaiming 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 hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number became believers 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 came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and 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 came and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast devotion; 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 brought 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 went to Tarsus to look for 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 an entire year they met with the church and taught a great many people, and it was in Antioch that 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 At that time prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. 27 During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.
28 One of them named Agabus stood up and predicted by the Spirit that there would be a severe famine over all the world; and this took place during the reign 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 The disciples determined that according to their ability, each would send relief to the believers living 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 Barnabas and Saul. 30 This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.