Peter, being accused for going in to the Gentiles,
Acts 11:1 And the apostles and the brethren who were in Judaea heard that the nations also had received the word of God; Acts 11:2 and when Peter went up to Jerusalem, they of the circumcision contended with him, Acts 11:3 saying, Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised and hast eaten with them. Acts 11:4 But Peter began and set forth [the matter] to them in order, saying,
maketh his defence,
Acts 11:5 I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in an ecstasy I saw a vision, a certain vessel descending like a great sheet, let down by four corners out of heaven, and it came even to me: Acts 11:6 on which having fixed mine eyes, I considered, and saw the quadrupeds of the earth, and the wild beasts, and the creeping things, and the fowls of the heaven. Acts 11:7 And I heard also a voice saying to me, Rise up, Peter, slay and eat. Acts 11:8 And I said, In no wise, Lord, for common or unclean has never entered into my mouth. Acts 11:9 And a voice answered the second time out of heaven, What God has cleansed, do not *thou* make common. Acts 11:10 And this took place thrice, and again all was drawn up into heaven; Acts 11:11 and lo, immediately three men were at the house in which I was, sent to me from Caesarea. Acts 11:12 And the Spirit said to me to go with them, nothing doubting. And there went with me these six brethren also, and we entered into the house of the man, Acts 11:13 and he related to us how he had seen the angel in his house, standing and saying [to him], Send [men] to Joppa and fetch Simon, who is surnamed Peter, Acts 11:14 who shall speak words to thee whereby *thou* shalt be saved, thou and all thy house. Acts 11:15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them even as upon us also at the beginning. Acts 11:16 And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, John baptised with water, but *ye* shall be baptised with [the] Holy Spirit. Acts 11:17 If then God has given them the same gift as also to us when we had believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, who indeed was *I* to be able to forbid God?
which is accepted.
Acts 11:18 And when they heard these things they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then indeed God has to the nations also granted repentance to life.
The Gospel being spread into Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, Barnabas is sent to confirm them.
Acts 11:19 They then who had been scattered abroad through the tribulation that took place on the occasion of Stephen, passed through [the country] to Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one but to Jews alone. Acts 11:20 But there were certain of them, Cyprians and Cyrenians, who entering into Antioch spoke to the Greeks also, announcing the glad tidings of the Lord Jesus. Acts 11:21 And [the] Lord's hand was with them, and a great number believed and turned to the Lord.
Acts 11:22 And the report concerning them reached the ears of the assembly which was in Jerusalem, and they sent out Barnabas to go through as far as Antioch: Acts 11:23 who, having arrived and seeing the grace of God, rejoiced, and exhorted all with purpose of heart to abide with the Lord; Acts 11:24 for he was a good man and full of [the] Holy Spirit and of faith; and a large crowd [of people] were added to the Lord. Acts 11:25 And he went away to Tarsus to seek out Saul.
The disciples there are first called Christians.
Acts 11:26 And having found [him], he brought him to Antioch. And so it was with them that for a whole year they were gathered together in the assembly and taught a large crowd: and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.
They send relief to the brethren in Judaea in the time of famine.
Acts 11:27 Now in these days prophets went down from Jerusalem to Antioch; Acts 11:28 and one from among them, by name Agabus, rose up and signified by the Spirit that there was going to be a great famine over all the inhabited earth, which also came to pass under Claudius. Acts 11:29 And they determined, according as any one of the disciples was well off, each of them to send to the brethren who dwelt in Judaea, to minister [to them]; Acts 11:30 which also they did, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.