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Acts 11 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And the apostles and 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 And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him, 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him
3 Saying: Why didst thou go in to men uncircumcised and didst eat with them? 3 and said, "You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them."
4 But Peter began and declared to them the matter in order, saying: 4 Peter began and explained everything to them precisely as it had happened:
5 I was in the city of Joppe praying: and I saw in an ecstasy of mind a vision, a certain vessel descending, as it were a great sheet let down from heaven by four corners. And it came even unto 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 Into which looking, I considered and saw fourfooted creatures of the earth and beasts and creeping things and fowls 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 also a voice saying to me: Arise, Peter. Kill and eat. 7 Then I heard a voice telling me, 'Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.'
8 And I said: Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath ever entered into my mouth. 8 "I replied, 'Surely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.'
9 And the voice answered again from heaven: What God hath made clean, do not thou call common. 9 "The voice spoke from heaven a second time, 'Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.'
10 And this was done three times. And all were taken up again into heaven. 10 This happened three times, and then it was all pulled up to heaven again.
11 And behold, immediately there were three men come to the house wherein I was, 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 And the Spirit said to me that I should go with them, nothing doubting. And these six brethren went with me also: 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 And he told us how he had seen an angel in his house, standing and saying to him: Send to Joppe and call hither Simon, who is 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 Who shall speak to thee words whereby thou shalt be saved, and all thy house. 14 He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.'
15 And when I had begun to speak, the Holy Ghost fell upon them, as upon us also in 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 that he said: John indeed baptized with water but you shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost. 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 grace as to us also who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ: who was I, that 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 Having heard these things, they held their peace and glorified God, saying: God then hath also to the Gentiles given 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 they who had been dispersed by the persecution that arose on occasion of Stephen went about as far as Phenice and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to none, but to 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 of Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they were entered into Antioch, spoke also 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 And the hand of he Lord was with them: and a great number believing, were converted to the Lord. 21 The Lord's hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord.
22 And the tidings came to the ears of the church that was at Jerusalem, touching these things: and 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 Who, when he was come and had seen the grace of God, rejoiced. And he exhorted them all with purpose of heart to continue in 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 Ghost and of faith. And a great multitude 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 And Barnabas went to Tarsus to seek Saul: whom, when he had found, he brought to Antioch. 25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul,
26 And they conversed there in the church a whole year: and they taught a great multitude, so that at Antioch the disciples were first named 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 And in these days there came prophets from Jerusalem to Antioch. 27 During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.
28 And one of them named Agabus, rising up, signified by the Spirit that there should be a great famine over the whole world, which came to pass under 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, every man according to his ability, purposed to send relief to the brethren who dwelt in Judea. 29 The disciples, each according to his ability, decided to provide help for the brothers living in Judea.
30 Which also they did, sending it to the ancients, by the hands of Barnabas and Saul. 30 This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.