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Acts 11 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Peter Reports at Jerusalem

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:1 - Now the apostles and the brethren 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]those who were circumcised took issue with him,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:3 - saying, “You [fn]went to uncircumcised men and ate with them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:4 - But Peter began speaking [fn]and proceeded to explain to them in 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 [fn]the sky; and it came right down to me,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:6 - and when I had fixed my gaze on it and was observing it [fn]I saw the four-footed animals of the earth and the wild beasts and the [fn]crawling creatures and the birds of the [fn]air.
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 [fn]the sky.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:11 - “And behold, at that moment three men appeared at the house in which we were staying, having been sent to me from Caesarea.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:12 - “The Spirit told me to go with them [fn]without misgivings. These six brethren 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 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 to them the same gift as He gave to us also 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 granted to the Gentiles also the repentance that leads to life.”

The Church at Antioch

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:19 - So then those who were scattered because of the [fn]persecution that occurred in connection with Stephen made their way [fn]to Phoenicia and 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 also, [fn]preaching 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 at 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 of faith. And considerable [fn]numbers were [fn]brought 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 considerable [fn]numbers; and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:27 - 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 began to indicate [fn]by the Spirit that there would certainly be a great famine all over the [fn]world. [fn]And this took place in the reign of Claudius.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:29 - And in the proportion that any of the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a contribution for the [fn]relief of the brethren living in Judea.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:30 - And this they did, sending it [fn]in charge of Barnabas and Saul to the elders.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: those of the circumcision; i.e. Jewish Christians
Or, entered the house of
Literally: and was explaining
Or, vessel
Or, heaven
Literally: and I saw
Or, reptiles
Or, heaven
Or, sacrifice
Or, profane; lit common
Literally: make common
Or, heaven
Or, without making any distinction
Or, after he had stood in his house and said
Or, in
Literally: prevent God
Literally: became silent
Literally: tribulation
Literally: as far as
Literally: Hellenists; people who lived by Greek customs and culture
Or, bringing the good news of
Literally: word
Literally: was heard in
Literally: as far as
Literally: saw
Literally: purpose of heart
Literally: crowd was
Literally: added
Or, were gathered together
Literally: crowd
Literally: in these days
Or, through
Literally: inhabited earth
Literally: which
Literally: service
Literally: by the hand of

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