Peter, being accused for going in to the Gentiles,
Acts 11:1 And the Apostles and the brethren þt were thorowout Iewry, harde say that the heathen had also receyued the word of God. Acts 11:2 And when Peter was come vp to Hierusalem, they of the circuncysyon reasoned with him Acts 11:3 saiyng: Thou wentest into men vncircumcysed, and eatest with them. Acts 11:4 Then Peter began and expounded the thing in order to them saiyng:
maketh his defence,
Acts 11:5 I was in the cytie of Ioppa praiynge, and in a traunce I sawe a vision, a certaine vessell descende, as it had bene a large linnen cloth, let doune from heauen by the fower corners, and it came to me. Acts 11:6 Into the which when I had fastned myne eyes, I consydered and sawe fower foted beastes of the earth, and vermen, wormes, and foules of the aier. Acts 11:7 And I hearde a voice saiyng vnto me, aryse Peter sley & eate. Acts 11:8 And I saide: God forbid Lord, for nothing commen or vncleane, hath at anye tyme entred into my mouth. Acts 11:9 But the voice aunswered me agayne from heauen, count not thou those thinges commen, whiche God hath clensed. Acts 11:10 And this was done thre times: And all were taken vp againe into heauen. Acts 11:11 And beholde immediatly there were thre men come vnto the house where I was, sent from Cesarea vnto me, Acts 11:12 that I should go with them, wythout doubting. More ouer these sixe brethren accompanied me: and we entered into the mans house. Acts 11:13 And he shewed vs how he had sene an Angel in hys house, whiche stode and sayed to him. Sende men to Ioppa, and call for Simon named also Peter, Acts 11:14 he shal tell the wordes, wherby both thou and all thyne housse shal be saued. Acts 11:15 And as I began to preach, the holy ghost fell on them, as he dyd on vs at the beginninge. Acts 11:16 Then came to his remembraunce þe wordes of the Lorde, howe he sayed: Iohn Baptised with water, but ye shal be baptysed wyth the holy ghost. Acts 11:17 For as much then as God gaue them lyke giftes, as he dyd vnto vs, when we beleued on the Lord Iesus Christe: what was I that I shoulde haue withstand God?
which is accepted.
Acts 11:18 When they heard thys, they helde their peace & gloryfyed God, sayinge: then hath God also to the gentyls graunted repentaunce vnto lyfe.
The Gospel being spread into Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, Barnabas is sent to confirm them.
Acts 11:19 They whiche were scattered abroade thorowe the affliction that arose aboute Stephan, walked thorowe oute tyll they came to Phenices and Cypers, and Antioche, preachinge the worde to no man, but vnto the Iewes onely. Acts 11:20 Some of them were men of Cypers & Syrene, whyche when they were come into Antioche spake to the Grekes, and preached the Lorde Iesus. Acts 11:21 And the hande of the Lorde was with them, and a greate numbre beleued and turned to the Lorde.
Acts 11:22 Tydinges of these thynges came to the eares of the congregation, which was at Hierusalem. And they sent forth Barnabas that he should go vnto Antioche. Acts 11:23 Which when he was come, and had sene the grace of God, was gladd, and exhorted them all that wyth purpose of hert they woulde continually cleaue vnto the Lorde. Acts 11:24 For he was a good man, and ful of the holy ghoste and of faith: and much people was added vnto the Lord. Acts 11:25 Then departed Barnabas to Tharsus for to seke Saul.
The disciples there are first called Christians.
Acts 11:26 And when he had founde hym, he brought him vnto Antioche. And it chaunced that a whole yere they had theyr conuersation with þe congregation there, and taught much people: in so much that the disciples of Antioche were þe fyrst that were called christians.
They send relief to the brethren in Judaea in the time of famine.
Acts 11:27 In those dayes came Prophetes from Hierusalem vnto Antioche. Acts 11:28 And there stode vp one of them, named Agabus, and signified by the spyrite that there shoulde be greate derth thorowe out all the world, whiche came to passe in the Emperour Claudius daies. Acts 11:29 Then the disciples euery man accordinge to his abilite, purposed to send succoure vnto the brethren, which dwelt in Iewry. Acts 11:30 Whiche thynge they also dyd, and sente it to the elders, by the handes of Barnabas and Saule.