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Acts 11:19-30

MSG 19 Those who had been scattered by the persecution triggered by Stephen's death traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, but they were still only speaking and dealing with their fellow 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. MSG 20 Then some of the men from Cyprus and Cyrene who had come to Antioch started talking to Greeks, giving them the Message of the Master 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. MSG 21 God was pleased with what they were doing and put his stamp of approval on it - quite a number of the Greeks believed and turned to the Master. NIV 21 The Lord's hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord. MSG 22 When the church in Jerusalem got wind of this, they sent Barnabas to Antioch to check on things. NIV 22 News of this reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. MSG 23 As soon as he arrived, he saw that God was behind and in it all. He threw himself in with them, got behind them, urging them to stay with it the rest of their lives. 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. MSG 24 He was a good man that way, enthusiastic and confident in the Holy Spirit's ways. The community grew large and strong in the Master. 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. MSG 25 Then Barnabas went on to Tarsus to look for Saul. NIV 25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, MSG 26 He found him and brought him back to Antioch. They were there a whole year, meeting with the church and teaching a lot of people. It was in Antioch that the disciples were for the first time 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. MSG 27 It was about this same time that some prophets came to Antioch from Jerusalem. NIV 27 During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. MSG 28 One of them named Agabus stood up one day and, prompted by the Spirit, warned that a severe famine was about to devastate the country. (The famine eventually came during the rule 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.) MSG 29 So the disciples decided that each of them would send whatever they could to their fellow Christians in Judea to help out. NIV 29 The disciples, each according to his ability, decided to provide help for the brothers living in Judea. MSG 30 They sent Barnabas and Saul to deliver the collection to the leaders in Jerusalem. NIV 30 This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.