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Acts 11

NKJV 1 Now the apostles and brethren who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also 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. NKJV 2 And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, those of the circumcision contended with him, NIV 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him NKJV 3 saying, "You went in to uncircumcised men and ate with them!" NIV 3 and said, "You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them." NKJV 4 But Peter explained it to them in order from the beginning, saying: NIV 4 Peter began and explained everything to them precisely as it had happened: NKJV 5 "I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw a vision, an object descending like a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came 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. NKJV 6 When I observed it intently and considered, I saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, 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. NKJV 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.' NKJV 8 But I said, 'Not so, Lord! For nothing common or unclean has at any time entered my mouth.' NIV 8 "I replied, 'Surely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.' NKJV 9 But the voice answered me again from heaven, 'What God has cleansed you must not call common.' NIV 9 "The voice spoke from heaven a second time, 'Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.' NKJV 10 Now this was done three times, and all were drawn up again into heaven. NIV 10 This happened three times, and then it was all pulled up to heaven again. NKJV 11 At that very moment, three men stood before the house where I was, having been 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. NKJV 12 Then the Spirit told me to go with them, doubting nothing. Moreover these six brethren 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. NKJV 13 And he told us how he had seen an angel standing in his house, who said to him, 'Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon whose surname is 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. NKJV 14 who will tell you words by which you and all your household will be saved.' NIV 14 He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.' NKJV 15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them, as upon 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. NKJV 16 Then I remembered the word of the Lord, how He said, 'John indeed baptized with water, but you shall 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.' NKJV 17 If therefore God gave them the same gift as He gave us when we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could withstand 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?" NKJV 18 When they heard these things they became silent; and they glorified God, saying, "Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance 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." NKJV 19 Now those who were scattered after the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to no one but 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. NKJV 20 But some of them were men from Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they had come to Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists, 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. NKJV 21 And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number 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. NKJV 22 Then news of these things came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent out Barnabas to go as far as Antioch. NIV 22 News of this reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. NKJV 23 When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord. 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. NKJV 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. NKJV 25 Then Barnabas departed for Tarsus to seek Saul. NIV 25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, NKJV 26 And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year they assembled with the church and taught a great many people. And the disciples were first called 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. NKJV 27 And in these days prophets came from Jerusalem to Antioch. NIV 27 During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. NKJV 28 Then one of them, named Agabus, stood up and showed by the Spirit that there was going to be a great famine throughout all the world, which also happened in the days of Claudius Caesar. 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.) NKJV 29 Then the disciples, each according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brethren dwelling in Judea. NIV 29 The disciples, each according to his ability, decided to provide help for the brothers living in Judea. NKJV 30 This they also did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul. NIV 30 This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.