And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the aGentiles had also received the word of God.
2 And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, bthey that were of the circumcision contended with him,
3 Saying, cThou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them.
4 But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it dby order unto them, saying,
5 eI was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even to me:
6 Upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered, and saw fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.
7 And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat.
8 But I said, fNot so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth.
9 But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
10 And this was done three times: and all were drawn up again into heaven.
11 And, behold, immediately there were three men already come unto the house where I was, sent from Caesarea unto me. 12 And hthe Spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting. Moreover gthese six brethren accompanied me, and we entered into the man's house: 13 iAnd he shewed us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood and said unto him, Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon, whose surname is Peter; 14 Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved. 15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, jas on us at the beginning. 16 Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, kJohn indeed baptized with water; but lye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost. 17 mForasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; nwhat was I, that I could withstand God? 18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, oThen hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.
19 pNow they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only. 20 And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto qthe Grecians, rpreaching the Lord Jesus. 21 And sthe hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and tturned unto the Lord.
22 Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth uBarnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch. 23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and vexhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would wcleave unto the Lord. 24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: xand much people was added unto the Lord. 25 Then departed Barnabas to yTarsus, for to seek Saul: 26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.
27 And in these days came zprophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch. 28 And there stood up one of them named aAgabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar. 29 Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send brelief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea: 30 Which also they did, and sent it to the celders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.
|1 Cor 15:58|
|1 Cor 12:28|
|1 Cor 16:1|
|2 Cor 9:1|
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