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Acts 11

GNT 1 The apostles and the other believers 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. GNT 2 When Peter went to Jerusalem, those who were in favor of circumcising Gentiles criticized him, saying, NIV 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him GNT 3 "You were a guest in the home of uncircumcised Gentiles, and you even ate with them!" NIV 3 and said, "You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them." GNT 4 So Peter gave them a complete account of what had happened from the very beginning: NIV 4 Peter began and explained everything to them precisely as it had happened: GNT 5 "While I was praying in the city of Joppa, I had a vision. I saw something coming down that looked like a large sheet being lowered by its four corners from heaven, and it stopped next 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. GNT 6 I looked closely inside and saw domesticated and wild animals, reptiles, and wild birds. NIV 6 I looked into it and saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, reptiles, and birds of the air. GNT 7 Then I heard a voice saying to me, "Get up, Peter; kill and eat!' NIV 7 Then I heard a voice telling me, 'Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.' GNT 8 But I said, "Certainly not, Lord! No ritually unclean or defiled food has ever entered my mouth.' NIV 8 "I replied, 'Surely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.' GNT 9 The voice spoke again from heaven, "Do not consider anything unclean that God has declared clean.' NIV 9 "The voice spoke from heaven a second time, 'Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.' GNT 10 This happened three times, and finally the whole thing was drawn back up into heaven. NIV 10 This happened three times, and then it was all pulled up to heaven again. GNT 11 At that very moment three men who had been sent to me from Caesarea arrived at the house where I was staying. NIV 11 "Right then three men who had been sent to me from Caesarea stopped at the house where I was staying. GNT 12 The Spirit told me to go with them without hesitation. These six fellow believers from Joppa accompanied me to Caesarea, and we all went into the house of Cornelius. 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. GNT 13 He told us how he had seen an angel standing in his house, who said to him, "Send someone to Joppa for a man whose full name is Simon 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. GNT 14 He will speak words to you by which you and all your family will be saved.' NIV 14 He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.' GNT 15 And when I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came down 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. GNT 16 Then I remembered what the Lord had 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.' GNT 17 It is clear that God gave those Gentiles the same gift that he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ; who was I, then, to try to stop 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?" GNT 18 When they heard this, they stopped their criticism and praised God, saying, "Then God has given to the Gentiles also the opportunity to repent and live!" 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." GNT 19 Some of the believers who were scattered by the persecution which took place when Stephen was killed went as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, telling the message to 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. GNT 20 But other believers, who were from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and proclaimed the message to Gentiles also, telling them the Good News about 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. GNT 21 The Lord's power was with them, and a great number of people believed and 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. GNT 22 The news about this reached the church in Jerusalem, so they sent Barnabas to Antioch. NIV 22 News of this reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. GNT 23 When he arrived and saw how God had blessed the people, he was glad and urged them all to be faithful and true to the Lord with all 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. GNT 24 Barnabas was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and many people were brought 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. GNT 25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul. NIV 25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, GNT 26 When he found him, he took him to Antioch, and for a whole year the two met with the people of the church and taught a large group. It was at Antioch that the believers 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. GNT 27 About that time some prophets went from Jerusalem to Antioch. NIV 27 During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. GNT 28 One of them, named Agabus, stood up and by the power of the Spirit predicted that a severe famine was about to come over all the earth. (It came when Claudius was emperor.) 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.) GNT 29 The disciples decided that they each would send as much as they could to help their fellow believers who lived in Judea. NIV 29 The disciples, each according to his ability, decided to provide help for the brothers living in Judea. GNT 30 They did this, then, and sent the money to the church elders by Barnabas and Saul. NIV 30 This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.