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1 Now the apostles and the brothers 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 When Peter had come up to Jerusalem, those who were 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 began, and explained to them in order, 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: a certain container descending, like it was a great sheet let down from heaven by four corners. It came as far as 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 on which, when I had looked intently, I considered, and saw the four-footed animals of the earth, wild animals, creeping things, and 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 I also 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 unholy 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 a voice answered me the second time out of heaven, 'What God has cleansed, don't you make unholy.' 9 "The voice spoke from heaven a second time, 'Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.'
10 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 Behold, immediately three men stood before the house where I was, having been sent from Caesarea to me. 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, without discriminating. These six brothers also accompanied 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 He told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house, and saying to him, 'Send to Joppa, and get 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 speak to you words whereby you will be saved, you and all your house.' 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, even 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 I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, 'John indeed baptized with water, but you will be baptized in 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 to them the same gift as 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 these things, they held their peace, and 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 They therefore who were scattered abroad by the oppression that arose about Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except 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 But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they had come to Antioch, spoke to the Greeks, 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 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 The report concerning them came to the ears of the assembly which was in Jerusalem. They sent forth 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 who, when he had come, and had seen the grace of God, was glad. He exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would remain near to 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, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith, and 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 Barnabas went forth to Tarsus to look for Saul. 25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul,
26 When he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. It happened, that even for a whole year they were gathered together with the assembly, and taught many people. 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 Now in these days, 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 indicated by the Spirit that there should be a great famine over all the world, which also happened 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 The disciples, as anyone had plenty, each determined to send relief 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 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.