Acts 11:27

27 At that time prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.

Acts 11:27 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 11:27

And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem to
], That is, some time in that year that Saul and Barnabas were at Antioch, there came from Jerusalem thither some Christian prophets; for such there were in the Christian church, who had not only a gift of expounding the more mysterious prophecies of the Old Testament, but also of foretelling things to come; see ( Acts 13:1 ) ( Ephesians 4:11 ) .

Acts 11:27 In-Context

25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul,
26 and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for an entire year they met with the church and taught a great many people, and it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called "Christians."
27 At that time prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.
28 One of them named Agabus stood up and predicted by the Spirit that there would be a severe famine over all the world; and this took place during the reign of Claudius.
29 The disciples determined that according to their ability, each would send relief to the believers living in Judea;
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