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Acts 11

Peter, being accused for going in to the Gentiles,

Acts 11:1 The Apostles and the brethren that were in Iewrye, herde saye, that the Heythen also had receaued the worde of God. Acts 11:2 And whan Peter was come vp to Ierusalem, they that were of the circucision, chode with him, Acts 11:3 and sayde: Thou wentest in to men that are vncircumcysed, and hast eaten with them. Acts 11:4 But Peter beganne, and expounded the thinge in order vnto the and sayde:

maketh his defence,

Acts 11:5 I was in ye cite of Ioppa prayege, and in a traunce I sawe a vision, a vessell commynge downe, as it had bene a greate lynnen clothe with foure corners, and let downe from heauen, and came vnto me. Acts 11:6 Into the which I loked, and considered, and sawe foure foted beestes of the earth, and wylde beestes, and wormes, and foules of the ayre. Acts 11:7 And I herde a voyce, which sayde vnto me: Ryse Peter, slaye, & eate. Acts 11:8 But I sayde: Oh no, LORDE, for there neuer entred eny commen or vncleane thinge in to my mouth. Acts 11:9 Neuertheles the voyce answered me agayne from heauen: What God hath clensed, that call not thou vncleane. Acts 11:10 This was done thre tymes, and all was taken vp agayne in to heauen. Acts 11:11 And beholde, immediatly stode there thre men before the dore of the house that I was in, sent from Cesarea vnto me. Acts 11:12 But the sprete sayde vnto me, that I shulde go with the and doute nothinge. These sixe brethre also came with me, and we entred in to the mas house. Acts 11:13 And he shewed vs, how he had sene an angell stondinge in his house, which sayde vnto him: Sende men to Ioppa, and call for Simon (whose syrname is Peter) Acts 11:14 he shal tell ye wordes, wherby thou and all thy house shal be saued. Acts 11:15 But whan I beganne to speake, the holy goost fell vpo them, like as vpon vs at ye begynnynge. Acts 11:16 Then thoughte I vpon the worde of the LORDE, how he sayde: Ihon baptysed with water, but ye shalbe baptysed with ye holy goost. Acts 11:17 For as moch then as God hath geuen them like giftes, as vnto vs, which beleue on the LORDE Iesus Christ, who was I, that I shulde be able to withstode God?

which is accepted.

Acts 11:18 Whan they herde this, they helde their peace, and praysed God, and sayde: Then hath God also to the Heithen graunted repentaunce vnto life.

The Gospel being spread into Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, Barnabas is sent to confirm them.

Acts 11:19 They that were scatred abrode thorow ye trouble yt rose aboute Steuen, walked on euerysyde vntyll Phenices, and Cipers, and Antioche, and spake the worde vnto no man but onely vnto ye Iewes. Acts 11:20 Neuertheles some of the were men of Cipers and Cyren, which came to Antioche, and spake also vnto the Grekes, & preached the Gospell of the LORDE Iesu. Acts 11:21 And ye hande of the LORDE was with the. And a greate nombre beleued, and turned vnto the LORDE.

Acts 11:22 This tydinges of them came to ye eares of the cogregacion at Ierusalem. And they sent Barnabas, that he shulde go vnto Antioche. Acts 11:23 Which whan he was come thither, & sawe the grace of God, he was glad, and exorted them all, that with purpose of hert they wolde contynue in the LORDE. Acts 11:24 For he was a good man, full of the holy goost and faith. And there was a greate multitude of people added vnto the LORDE. Acts 11:25 But Barnabas departed vnto Tharsus, to seke Saul

The disciples there are first called Christians.

Acts 11:26 And wha he had foude hi, he brought hi to Anthioche. It chauced, that a whole yeare they were there couersaunte together in the cogregacio, & taughte moch people, so that the disciples at Antioche were first called Christen.

They send relief to the brethren in Judaea in the time of famine.

Acts 11:27 In those dayes came there prophetes fro Ierusalem vnto Antioche. Acts 11:28 And one of them (whose name was Agabus) stode vp, and declared by the sprete a greate derth, that shulde come ouer the whole compasse of the earth: which came to passe vnder the Emperoure Claudius. Acts 11:29 But the disciples cocluded (euery one acordinge to his abylite) to sende an handreachinge vnto ye brethren that were in Iewry: Acts 11:30 which thinge they also dyd, and sent it by the handes of Barnabas and Saul.

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