Acts 11:23-30 NIV

23 When he arrived and saw the evidence of the grace of God,1 he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts.2

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24 He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit3 and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.4

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25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus5 to look for Saul,

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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 disciples6 were called Christians first7 at Antioch.

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27 During this time some prophets8 came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.

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28 One of them, named Agabus,9 stood up and through the Spirit predicted that a severe famine would spread over the entire Roman world.10 (This happened during the reign of Claudius.)11

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29 The disciples,12 each according to his ability, decided to provide help13 for the brothers14 living in Judea.

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      30 This they did, sending their gift to the elders15 by Barnabas16 and Saul.17

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