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Acts 11

BBE 1 Now the Apostles and the brothers who were in Judaea had news that the word of God had been given to the Gentiles. NIV 1 The apostles and the brothers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. BBE 2 And when Peter came to Jerusalem, those who kept the rule of circumcision had an argument with him, NIV 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him BBE 3 Saying, You went to men without circumcision, and took food with them. NIV 3 and said, "You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them." BBE 4 But Peter gave them an account of it all in order, saying to them, NIV 4 Peter began and explained everything to them precisely as it had happened: BBE 5 I was in the town of Joppa, at prayer: and falling into a deep sleep, I saw in a vision a vessel like a great cloth let down from heaven, and it came down to me: NIV 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. BBE 6 And looking on it with attention I saw in it all sorts of beasts and birds. NIV 6 I looked into it and saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, reptiles, and birds of the air. BBE 7 And a voice came to my ears saying, Come, Peter; take them for food. NIV 7 Then I heard a voice telling me, 'Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.' BBE 8 But I said, No, Lord; for nothing common or unclean has ever come into my mouth. NIV 8 "I replied, 'Surely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.' BBE 9 But the voice, coming a second time from heaven, said, What God has made clean, do not you make common. NIV 9 "The voice spoke from heaven a second time, 'Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.' BBE 10 And this was done three times, and they were all taken up again into heaven. NIV 10 This happened three times, and then it was all pulled up to heaven again. BBE 11 And at that minute, three men, sent from Caesarea, came to the house where we were. NIV 11 "Right then three men who had been sent to me from Caesarea stopped at the house where I was staying. BBE 12 And the Spirit gave me orders to go with them, doubting nothing. And these six brothers came with me; and we went into that man's house: NIV 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. BBE 13 And he gave us an account of how he had seen the angel in his house, saying, Send to Joppa, and get Simon, named Peter, to come to you; NIV 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. BBE 14 Who will say words to you through which you and all your family may get salvation. NIV 14 He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.' BBE 15 And, while I was talking to them, the Holy Spirit came on them, as on us at first. NIV 15 "As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came on them as he had come on us at the beginning. BBE 16 And the words of the Lord came into my mind, how he said, The baptism of John was with water, but you will have baptism with the Holy Spirit. NIV 16 Then I remembered what the Lord had said: 'John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.' BBE 17 If then God gave them, when they had faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the same as he gave to us, who was I to go against God? NIV 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?" BBE 18 And hearing these things they said nothing more, but gave glory to God, saying, Then to the Gentiles as to us has God given a change of heart, so that they may have life. NIV 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." BBE 19 Then those who had gone away at the time of the trouble about Stephen, went as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus, preaching to the Jews only. NIV 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. BBE 20 But some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, when they came to Antioch, gave the good news about the Lord Jesus to the Greeks. NIV 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. BBE 21 And the power of the Lord was with them, and a great number had faith and were turned to the Lord. NIV 21 The Lord's hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord. BBE 22 And news of them came to the ears of the church at Jerusalem: and they sent Barnabas as far as Antioch: NIV 22 News of this reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. BBE 23 Who, when he came and saw the grace of God, was glad; and he made clear to them the need of keeping near the Lord with all the strength of their hearts: NIV 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. BBE 24 For he was a good man and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith: and a great number were joined to the Lord. NIV 24 He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord. BBE 25 Then he went on to Tarsus, looking for Saul; NIV 25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, BBE 26 And when he had come across him, he took him to Antioch. And they were with the church there for a year, teaching the people; and the disciples were first given the name of Christians in Antioch. NIV 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. BBE 27 Now in those days prophets came from Jerusalem to Antioch. NIV 27 During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. BBE 28 And one of them, named Agabus, said publicly through the Spirit that there would be serious need of food all over the earth: which came about in the time of Claudius. NIV 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.) BBE 29 And the disciples, everyone as he was able, made a decision to send help to the brothers living in Judaea: NIV 29 The disciples, each according to his ability, decided to provide help for the brothers living in Judea. BBE 30 Which they did, sending it to the rulers of the church by the hand of Barnabas and Saul. NIV 30 This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.