Parallel Bible results for Acts 11

New Century Version

New International Version

Acts 11

NCV 1 The apostles and the believers in Judea heard that some who were not Jewish had accepted God's teaching too. NIV 1 The apostles and the brothers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. NCV 2 But when Peter came to Jerusalem, some Jewish believers argued with him. NIV 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him NCV 3 They said, "You went into the homes of people who are not circumcised and ate with them!" NIV 3 and said, "You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them." NCV 4 So Peter explained the whole story to them. NIV 4 Peter began and explained everything to them precisely as it had happened: NCV 5 He said, "I was in the city of Joppa, and while I was praying, I had a vision. I saw something that looked like a big sheet being lowered from heaven by its four corners. It came very close 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. NCV 6 I looked inside it and saw animals, wild beasts, reptiles, and birds. NIV 6 I looked into it and saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, reptiles, and birds of the air. NCV 7 I heard a voice say to me, 'Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.' NIV 7 Then I heard a voice telling me, 'Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.' NCV 8 But I said, 'No, Lord! I have never eaten anything that is unholy or unclean.' NIV 8 "I replied, 'Surely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.' NCV 9 But the voice from heaven spoke again, 'God has made these things clean, so don't call them unholy.' NIV 9 "The voice spoke from heaven a second time, 'Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.' NCV 10 This happened three times. Then the whole thing was taken back to heaven. NIV 10 This happened three times, and then it was all pulled up to heaven again. NCV 11 Right then three men who were sent to me from Caesarea came to 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. NCV 12 The Spirit told me to go with them without doubting. These six believers here also went with me, and we entered 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. NCV 13 He told us about the angel he saw standing in his house. The angel said to him, 'Send some men to Joppa and invite Simon Peter to come. 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. NCV 14 By the words he will say to you, 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.' NCV 15 When I began my speech, the Holy Spirit came on them just as he came 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. NCV 16 Then I remembered the words of the Lord. 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.' NCV 17 Since God gave them the same gift he gave us who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, how could I stop the work of 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?" NCV 18 When the Jewish believers heard this, they stopped arguing. They praised God and said, "So God is allowing even those who are not Jewish to turn to him 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." NCV 19 Many of the believers were scattered when they were persecuted after Stephen was killed. Some of them went as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch telling the message to others, but only to 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. NCV 20 Some of these believers were people from Cyprus and Cyrene. When they came to Antioch, they spoke also to Greeks, 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. NCV 21 The Lord was helping the believers, and a large group 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. NCV 22 The church in Jerusalem heard about all of this, 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. NCV 23 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. NCV 24 Barnabas was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and full of faith. When he reached Antioch and saw how God had blessed the people, he was glad. He encouraged all the believers in Antioch always to obey the Lord with all their hearts, and many people became followers of 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. NCV 25 Then Barnabas went to the city of Tarsus to look for Saul, NIV 25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, NCV 26 and when he found Saul, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year Saul and Barnabas met with the church and taught many people there. In Antioch the followers were called Christians for the first time. 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. NCV 27 About that time some prophets came from Jerusalem to Antioch. NIV 27 During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. NCV 28 One of them, named Agabus, stood up and spoke with the help of the Holy Spirit. He said, "A very hard time is coming to the whole world. There will be no food to eat." (This happened when Claudius ruled.) 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.) NCV 29 The believers all decided to help the followers who lived in Judea, as much as each one could. NIV 29 The disciples, each according to his ability, decided to provide help for the brothers living in Judea. NCV 30 They gathered the money and gave it to Barnabas and Saul, who brought it to the elders in Judea. NIV 30 This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.