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Acts 11

ESV 1 Now the apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. NIV 1 The apostles and the brothers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. ESV 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him, saying, NIV 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him ESV 3 "You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them." NIV 3 and said, "You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them." ESV 4 But Peter began and explained it to them in order: NIV 4 Peter began and explained everything to them precisely as it had happened: ESV 5 "I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision, something like a great sheet descending, being let down from heaven by its four corners, 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. ESV 6 Looking at it closely, I observed animals and beasts of prey and reptiles and birds of the air. NIV 6 I looked into it and saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, reptiles, and birds of the air. ESV 7 And I heard a voice saying to me, 'Rise, Peter; kill and eat.' NIV 7 Then I heard a voice telling me, 'Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.' ESV 8 But I said, 'By no means, Lord; for nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth.' NIV 8 "I replied, 'Surely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.' ESV 9 But the voice answered a second time from heaven, 'What God has made clean, do not call common.' NIV 9 "The voice spoke from heaven a second time, 'Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.' ESV 10 This happened three times, and all was drawn up again into heaven. NIV 10 This happened three times, and then it was all pulled up to heaven again. ESV 11 And behold, at that very moment three men arrived at the house in which we were, sent to me from Caesarea. NIV 11 "Right then three men who had been sent to me from Caesarea stopped at the house where I was staying. ESV 12 And the Spirit told me to go with them, making no distinction. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the 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. ESV 13 And he told us how he had seen the angel stand in his house and say, 'Send to Joppa and bring Simon who is called Peter; 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. ESV 14 he will declare to you a message by which you will be saved, you and all your household.' NIV 14 He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.' ESV 15 As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as on us at the beginning. NIV 15 "As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came on them as he had come on us at the beginning. ESV 16 And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, 'John baptized with water, but you will be baptized 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.' ESV 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 stand in God's way?" 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?" ESV 18 When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, "Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to 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." ESV 19 Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except Jews. 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. ESV 20 But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who on coming to Antioch spoke to the Hellenists also, preaching the Lord Jesus. 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. ESV 21 And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed 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. ESV 22 The report of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. NIV 22 News of this reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. ESV 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, 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. ESV 24 for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added 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. ESV 25 So Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, NIV 25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, ESV 26 and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught a great many people. And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians. 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. ESV 27 Now in these days prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. NIV 27 During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. ESV 28 And one of them named Agabus stood up and foretold by the Spirit that there would be a great famine over all the world (this took place in the days 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.) ESV 29 So the disciples determined, everyone according to his ability, to send relief to the brothers living in Judea. NIV 29 The disciples, each according to his ability, decided to provide help for the brothers living in Judea. ESV 30 And they did so, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul. NIV 30 This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.