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Acts 11

CEB 1 The apostles and the brothers and sisters throughout Judea heard that even the Gentiles had welcomed God's word. NRS 1 Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. CEB 2 When Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him. NRS 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, CEB 3 They accused him, "You went into the home of the uncircumcised and ate with them!" NRS 3 saying, "Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?" CEB 4 Step-by-step, Peter explained what had happened. NRS 4 Then Peter began to explain it to them, step by step, saying, CEB 5 "I was in the city of Joppa praying when I had a visionary experience. In my vision, I saw something like a large linen sheet being lowered from heaven by its four corners. It came all the way down to me. NRS 5 "I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. There was something like a large sheet coming down from heaven, being lowered by its four corners; and it came close to me. CEB 6 As I stared at it, wondering what it was, I saw four-legged animals—including wild beasts—as well as reptiles and wild birds. NRS 6 As I looked at it closely I saw four-footed animals, beasts of prey, reptiles, and birds of the air. CEB 7 I heard a voice say, ‘Get up, Peter! Kill and eat!' NRS 7 I also heard a voice saying to me, "Get up, Peter; kill and eat.' CEB 8 I responded, ‘Absolutely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.' NRS 8 But I replied, "By no means, Lord; for nothing profane or unclean has ever entered my mouth.' CEB 9 The voice from heaven spoke a second time, ‘Never consider unclean what God has made pure.' NRS 9 But a second time the voice answered from heaven, "What God has made clean, you must not call profane.' CEB 10 This happened three times, then everything was pulled back into heaven. NRS 10 This happened three times; then everything was pulled up again to heaven. CEB 11 At that moment three men who had been sent to me from Caesarea arrived at the house where we were staying. NRS 11 At that very moment three men, sent to me from Caesarea, arrived at the house where we were. CEB 12 The Spirit told me to go with them even though they were Gentiles. These six brothers also went with me, and we entered that man's house. NRS 12 The Spirit told me to go with them and not to make a distinction between them and us. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man's house. CEB 13 He reported to us how he had seen an angel standing in his house and saying, ‘Send to Joppa and summon Simon, who is known as Peter. NRS 13 He told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, "Send to Joppa and bring Simon, who is called Peter; CEB 14 He will tell you how you and your entire household can be saved.' NRS 14 he will give you a message by which you and your entire household will be saved.' CEB 15 When I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them, just as the Spirit fell on us in the beginning. NRS 15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as it had upon us at the beginning. CEB 16 I remembered the Lord's words: ‘John will baptize with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.' NRS 16 And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said, "John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.' CEB 17 If God gave them the same gift he gave us who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, then who am I? Could I stand in God's way?" NRS 17 If then God gave them the same gift that he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could hinder God?" CEB 18 Once the apostles and other believers heard this, they calmed down. They praised God and concluded, "So then God has enabled Gentiles to change their hearts and lives so that they might have new life." NRS 18 When they heard this, they were silenced. And they praised God, saying, "Then God has given even to the Gentiles the repentance that leads to life." CEB 19 Now those who were scattered as a result of the trouble that occurred because of Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch. They proclaimed the word only to Jews. NRS 19 Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that took place over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, and they spoke the word to no one except Jews. CEB 20 Among them were some people from Cyprus and Cyrene. They entered Antioch and began to proclaim the good news about the Lord Jesus also to Jews who spoke Greek. NRS 20 But among them were some men of Cyprus and Cyrene who, on coming to Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists also, proclaiming the Lord Jesus. CEB 21 The Lord's power was with them, and a large number came to believe and turned to the Lord. NRS 21 The hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number became believers and turned to the Lord. CEB 22 When the church in Jerusalem heard about this, they sent Barnabas to Antioch. NRS 22 News of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. CEB 23 When he arrived and saw evidence of God's grace, he was overjoyed and encouraged everyone to remain fully committed to the Lord. NRS 23 When he came and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast devotion; CEB 24 Barnabas responded in this way because he was a good man, whom the Holy Spirit had endowed with exceptional faith. A considerable number of people were added to the Lord. NRS 24 for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were brought to the Lord. CEB 25 Barnabas went to Tarsus in search of Saul. NRS 25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, CEB 26 When he found him, he brought him to Antioch. They were there for a whole year, meeting with the church and teaching large numbers of people. It was in Antioch where the disciples were first labeled "Christians." NRS 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." CEB 27 About that time, some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. NRS 27 At that time prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. CEB 28 One of them, Agabus, stood up and, inspired by the Spirit, predicted that a severe famine would overtake the entire Roman world. (This occurred during Claudius' rule.) NRS 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. CEB 29 The disciples decided they would send support to the brothers and sisters in Judea, with everyone contributing to this ministry according to each person's abundance. NRS 29 The disciples determined that according to their ability, each would send relief to the believers living in Judea; CEB 30 They sent Barnabas and Saul to take this gift to the elders. NRS 30 this they did, sending it to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.