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Acts 11 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Peter Reports in Jerusalem

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:1 -

Now the apostles and the brothers and sisters who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:2 - And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, [fn]the Jewish believers took issue with him,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:3 - saying, “You [fn]went to [fn]uncircumcised men and ate with them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:4 - But Peter began and explained at length to them in an orderly sequence, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:5 - “I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw a vision, an [fn]object coming down like a great sheet lowered by four corners from the sky; and it came to where I was,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:6 - and I stared at it and was thinking about it, and I saw the four-footed animals of the earth, the wild animals, the [fn]crawling creatures, and the birds of the sky.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:7 - “I also heard a voice saying to me, ‘Get up, Peter; [fn]kill and eat.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:8 - “But I said, ‘By no means, Lord, for nothing [fn]unholy or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:9 - “But a voice from heaven answered a second time, ‘What God has cleansed, no longer [fn]consider unholy.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:10 - “This happened three times, and everything was drawn back up into the sky.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:11 - “And behold, at that moment three men who had been sent to me from Caesarea came up to the house where we were staying.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:12 - “And the Spirit told me to go with them without [fn]misgivings. These six brothers also went with me, and we entered the man’s house.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:13 - “And he reported to us how he had seen the angel [fn]standing in his house, and saying, ‘Send some men to Joppa and have Simon, who is also called Peter, brought here;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:14 - and he will speak words to you by which you will be saved, you and all your household.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:15 - “And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as He did upon us at the beginning.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:16 - “And I remembered the word of the Lord, how He used to say, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized [fn]with the Holy Spirit.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:17 - “Therefore, if God gave them the same gift as He also gave to us after believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could [fn]stand in God’s way?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:18 - When they heard this, they [fn]quieted down and glorified God, saying, “Well then, God has also granted to the Gentiles the repentance that leads to life.”

The Church in Antioch

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So then those who were scattered because of the [fn]persecution that occurred in connection with Stephen made their way [fn]to Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except to Jews alone.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:20 - But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who came to Antioch and began speaking to the [fn]Greeks as well, preaching the good news of the Lord Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:21 - And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a large number who believed turned to the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:22 - The [fn]news about them [fn]reached the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas off [fn]to Antioch.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:23 - Then when he arrived and [fn]witnessed the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with [fn]resolute heart to remain true to the Lord;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:24 - for he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and faith. And [fn]considerable numbers were added to the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:25 - And he left for Tarsus to look for Saul;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:26 - and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. And for an entire year they [fn]met with the church and taught [fn]considerable numbers of people; and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.
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Now [fn]at this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:28 - One of them, named Agabus, stood up and [fn]indicated [fn]by the Spirit that there would definitely be a severe famine all over the [fn]world. [fn]And this took place in the reign of Claudius.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:29 - And to the extent that any of the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a contribution for the [fn]relief of the brothers and sisters living in Judea.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:30 - And they did this, sending it [fn]with Barnabas and Saul to the elders.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit those from the circumcision
Or entered the house of
I.e., Gentiles
Or vessel
Or reptiles
Or sacrifice
Or profane; lit common
Lit make common
Or making any distinction
Or after he had stood in his house and said
Or in
Lit prevent God
Lit became silent
Lit tribulation
Lit as far as
Lit Hellenists; people who lived by Greek customs and culture
Lit word
Lit was heard in
Lit as far as
Lit saw
Lit purpose of heart
Lit a considerable crowd was
Or were gathered together
Lit a considerable crowd
Lit in these days
I.e., a prophetic communication of some kind
Or through
Lit inhabited earth
Lit which took place
Lit service
Lit by the hand of

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