The recognition by the apostles and the brothers in Judea
the apostles and the abrothers
who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.
when Peter went up to Jerusalem, those of the 1acircumcision
disputed with him,
, You went in to men who are uncircumcised and aate bwith
Peter began, and he explained to them in sequence, saying,
was in the city of Joppa apraying
, and I saw in a trance a vision, a certain vessel like a great sheet descending, being let down by four corners out of heaven; and it came unto me.
intently into it, I examined it
and saw the four-footed animals of the earth and the wild beasts and the reptiles and the birds of heaven.
I also heard a voice saying to me, Rise up, Peter; slay and eat!
I said, By no means, Lord, for no common or unclean thing has ever entered into my mouth.
a voice answered a second time out of heaven, The things that God has cleansed, do not make common.
this occurred three times, and everything was drawn up again into heaven.
behold, at that moment three men stood at the house in which we were, having been sent from Caesarea to me.
the Spirit told me to go with them, 1doubting
nothing. And 2these asix
brothers went with me also; and we entered into the man's house.
he reported to us how he saw the angel standing in his house and saying, Send men
to Joppa and send for Simon, who is surnamed Peter,
will speak words to you by which you shall be saved, you and all your 1house
as I began to speak, the Holy aSpirit
fell on them just as also on us bin
I remembered the word of the Lord, how He said, aJohn
baptized with water, but you shall be baptized in the Holy Spirit.
therefore God has given to them the equal agift bas
also to us who have believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, cwho
was I that I could have forbidden God?
when they heard these things, they became silent and aglorified
God, saying, Then to the bGentiles
also God has given crepentance
The spreading to Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch
then who were 1ascattered
by the tribulation which took place on account of Stephen passed through as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to 2no
one except Jews only.
there were some of them, 1men
of Cyprus and Cyrene, who came to Antioch and 2spoke
also to the aGreeks
the Lord Jesus as the gospel.
of the Lord was with them, and a bgreat
number who believed cturned
to the Lord.
the account concerning them was heard in the ears of the achurch
which was in Jerusalem, and they 1sent
to pass through as far as Antioch,
, when he arrived and saw the 1agrace
of God, brejoiced
and encouraged them all to 2remain
with the Lord with cpurpose
he was a good man and 1full
of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a aconsiderable 2number
to the Lord.
he went forth to aTarsus
to search for Saul;
when he found him, he brought him to aAntioch
. And it happened with them that for a whole year they were gathered in the bchurch
and taught a considerable number and that the disciples were first called 1cChristians
The communication between the church in Antioch and the saints in Judea
in these days 1aprophets
came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.
one of them named aAgabus
rose up and signified through the bSpirit
that there was about to be a great cfamine
over the whole inhabited earth, which occurred during the time of 1dClaudius
, according to how one was 2prospered
, determined, each one of them, to asend things 3for bdispensing
to the cbrothers
dwelling in Judea,
also they did, sending it
to the 1aelders
through the hand of bBarnabas