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Acts 11 :: Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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Gentile Salvation Defended

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The apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles had welcomed God’s message also.

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When Peter went up to Jerusalem, those who stressed circumcision[fn] argued with him,

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saying, “You visited uncircumcised men and ate with them! ”

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Peter began to explain to them in an orderly sequence, saying:

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“I was in the town of Joppa praying, and I saw, in a visionary state, an object that resembled a large sheet coming down, being lowered by its four corners from heaven, and it came to me.

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When I looked closely and considered it, I saw the four-footed animals of the earth, the wild beasts, the reptiles, and the birds of the sky.

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Then I also heard a voice telling me, ‘Get up, Peter; kill and eat! ’

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“ ‘No, Lord! ’ I said. ‘For nothing common or ritually unclean has ever entered my mouth! ’

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But a voice answered from heaven a second time, ‘What God has made clean, you must not call common.’

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“Now this happened three times, and then everything was drawn up again into heaven.

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At that very moment, three men who had been sent to me from Caesarea arrived at the house where we were.

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Then the Spirit told me to accompany them with no doubts at all. These six brothers accompanied me, and we went into the man’s house.

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He reported to us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, ‘Send[fn] to Joppa, and call for Simon, who is also named Peter.

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He will speak a message[fn] to you that you and all your household will be saved by.’

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“As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came down on them, just as on us at the beginning.

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Then I remembered the word of the Lord, how He said, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’

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Therefore, if God gave them the same gift that He also gave to us when we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, how could I possibly hinder God? ”

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When they heard this they became silent. Then they glorified God, saying, “So God has granted repentance resulting in life[fn] even to the Gentiles! ”

  
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Those who had been scattered as a result of the persecution that started because of Stephen made their way as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the message to no one except Jews.

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But there were some of them, Cypriot and Cyrenian men, who came to Antioch and began speaking to the Hellenists,[fn][fn] proclaiming the good news about the Lord Jesus.

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The Lord’s hand was with them, and a large number who believed turned to the Lord.

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Then the report about them was heard by the church that was at Jerusalem, and they sent out Barnabas to travel[fn] as far as Antioch.

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When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he was glad and encouraged all of them to remain true to the Lord with a firm resolve of the heart,

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for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And large numbers of people were added to the Lord.

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Then he[fn] went to Tarsus to search for Saul,

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and when he found him he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught large numbers. The disciples were first called Christians at Antioch.

  
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In those days some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.

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Then one of them, named Agabus, stood up and predicted by the Spirit that there would be a severe famine throughout the Roman world.[fn] This took place during the time of Claudius.[fn]

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So each of the disciples, according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brothers who lived in Judea.

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They did this, sending it to the elders by means of Barnabas and Saul.

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HCSB Footnotes
Lit those of the circumcision
Other mss add men
Lit speak words
Or repentance to life
Other mss read Greeks
In this context, a non-Jewish person who spoke Gk
Other mss omit to travel
Other mss read Barnabas
Or the whole world
Emperor a.d. 41–54; there was a famine a.d. 47–48.

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