Acts 11:19-30

The Church in Antioch

19 1Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except Jews.
20 But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who on coming to Antioch spoke to the Hellenistsa also, 2preaching the Lord Jesus.
21 And 3the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed 4turned to the Lord.
22 The report of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch.
23 When he came and saw 5the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord 6with steadfast purpose,
24 for he was a good man, 7full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people 8were added to the Lord.
25 So Barnabas went to 9Tarsus to look for Saul,
26 and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught a great many people. And in Antioch the disciples were first called 10Christians.
27 Now in these days 11prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.
28 And one of them named 12Agabus stood up and foretold 13by the Spirit that there would be a great 14famine over all the world (this took place in the days of 15Claudius).
29 So the disciples determined, everyone according to his ability, 16to send relief to 17the brothersb living in Judea.
30 18And they did so, sending it to 19the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.
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