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1 Now the Apostles, and the brethren in various parts of Judaea, heard that the Gentiles also had received God's Message; 1 The apostles and the brothers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.
2 and, when Peter returned to Jerusalem, the champions of circumcision found fault with him. 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him
3 "You went into the houses of men who are not Jews," they said, "and you ate with them." 3 and said, "You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them."
4 Peter, however, explained the whole matter to them from the beginning. 4 Peter began and explained everything to them precisely as it had happened:
5 "While I was in the town of Jaffa, offering prayer," he said, "in a trance I saw a vision. There descended what seemed to be an enormous sail, being let down from the sky by ropes at the 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 Fixing my eyes on it, I examined it closely, and saw various kinds of quadrupeds, wild beasts, 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 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 "`On no account, Lord,' I replied, `for nothing unholy or impure has ever gone into my mouth.' 8 "I replied, 'Surely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.'
9 "But a voice answered, speaking a second time from the sky, "`What God has purified, you must not regard as unholy.' 9 "The voice spoke from heaven a second time, 'Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.'
10 "This was said three times, and then everything was drawn up again out of sight. 10 This happened three times, and then it was all pulled up to heaven again.
11 "Now at that very moment three men came to the house where we were, having been sent from Caesarea to find me. 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 accompany them without any misgivings. There also went with me these six brethren who are now present, and we reached the Centurion'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 Then he described to us how he had seen the angel come and enter his house and say, "`Send to Jaffa and fetch Simon, surnamed 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 teach you truths by which you and all your family will be saved.'" 14 He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.'
15 "And," said Peter, "no sooner had I begun to speak than the Holy Spirit fell upon them, just as He fell upon us at the first. 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, how He used to say, "`John baptized with water, but you shall 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 therefore God gave them the same gift as He gave us when we first believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, why, who was I to be able to thwart 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 This statement of Peter's silenced his opponents. They extolled the goodness of God, and said, "So, then, to the Gentiles also God has given the repentance which 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 Those, however, who had been driven in various directions by the persecution which broke out on account of Stephen made their way to Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch, delivering the Message to none but 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 some of them were Cyprians and Cyrenaeans, who, on coming to Antioch, spoke to the Greeks also and told them the Good News concerning 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 power of the Lord was with them, and there were a vast number who 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 When tidings of this reached the ears of the Church in Jerusalem, they sent Barnabas as far as Antioch. 22 News of this reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch.
23 On getting there he was delighted to see the grace which God had bestowed; and he encouraged them all to remain, with fixed resolve, faithful 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 was full of the Holy Spirit and of faith; and the number of believers in the Lord greatly increased. 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 paid a visit to Tarsus to try to find Saul. 25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul,
26 He succeeded, and brought him to Antioch; and for a whole year they attended the meetings of the Church, and taught a large number of people. And it was in Antioch that the disciples first received the name of `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 certain Prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch, 27 During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.
28 one of whom, named Agabus, being instructed by the Spirit, publicly predicted the speedy coming of a great famine throughout the world. (It came in 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 So the disciples decided to send relief, every one in proportion to his means, to the brethren living in Judaea. 29 The disciples, each according to his ability, decided to provide help for the brothers living in Judea.
30 This they did, forwarding their contributions to the Elders by Barnabas and Saul. 30 This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.