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1 Now the apostles and the brethren who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles also had 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 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party 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 But Peter began and explained to them in order: 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, something descending, like a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came down 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 Looking at it closely I observed animals and beasts of prey and 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 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, 'No, Lord; 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 the voice answered a second time 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 This happened three times, and all 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 arrived at the house in which we were, sent to me from Caesare'a. 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 go with them, making no distinction. These six brethren 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 And he told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, 'Send to Joppa and bring Simon 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 declare to you a message 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 As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell 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 And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, 'John 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 then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in 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 this they were silenced. And they glorified God, saying, "Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance unto 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 arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoeni'cia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to none 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, men of Cyprus and Cyre'ne, who on coming to Antioch spoke to the Greeks also, 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 that 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 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 was glad; and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose; 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 large company was 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 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. For a whole year they met with the church, and taught a large company of people; and in Antioch the disciples were for the first time 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 these 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 Ag'abus stood up and foretold by the Spirit that there would be a great famine over all the world; and this took place in the days 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 And the disciples determined, every one according to his ability, to send relief to the brethren who lived in Judea; 29 The disciples, each according to his ability, decided to provide help for the brothers living in Judea.
30 and they did so, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul. 30 This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.