Peter, being accused for going in to the Gentiles,
Acts 11:1 Now the Apostles and the brethren who were throughout Judaea heard that, the nations also, had welcomed the word of God. Acts 11:2 And, when Peter came up unto Jerusalem, they of the circumcision began to find fault with him, Acts 11:3 Sayinghe went in unto men uncircumcised, and did eat with them. Acts 11:4 But Peter, making a beginning, went on to set forth the matter unto them in order, saying
maketh his defence,
Acts 11:5 I was in the city of Joppa praying, and saw in a trance, a vision:coming down a sort of vessel, like a large sheet, by four corners, being let down out of heaven, and it came even unto me: Acts 11:6 Into which steadfastly looking, began to observe, and saw the quadrupeds of the earth, and the wild beasts, and the creeping things, and the birds of heaven. Acts 11:7 Moreover heard a voice also, saying unto meRise, Peter! slay and eat. Acts 11:8 But I saidBy no means, Lord, because, a common or unclean thing, hath at no time entered into my mouth. Acts 11:9 And a voice answered, a second time, out of heavenWhat things, God, hath cleansed, be not, thou, making common. Acts 11:10 And, this, took place thrice,and the whole was drawn up again into heaven; Acts 11:11 And lo! immediately, three men halted at the house wherein we were, sent from Caesarea unto me. Acts 11:12 And the Spirit bade me 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 messenger in his house, standing, and sayingSend away unto Joppa, and fetch Simon, who is surnamed Peter; Acts 11:14 Who shall speak words unto thee, whereby thou shall be saved, thou, and all thy house. Acts 11:15 And, as I began to be speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon them, just as upon us also at the beginning. Acts 11:16 And I was put in mind of the word of the Lord, how he used to sayJohn, indeed, immersed with water; but, ye, shall be immersed in Holy Spirit. Acts 11:17 If therefore the like free-gift God gave unto them, as even unto us, when we had believed upon the Lord Jesus Christ, who was, I, that could withstand God?
which is accepted.
Acts 11:18 And, having heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, sayingHence, even unto the nations, God hath granted repentance unto life.
The Gospel being spread into Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, Barnabas is sent to confirm them.
Acts 11:19 They, therefore, who had been scattered abroad by reason of the tribulation that took place on account of Stephen, passed through as far as Phoenice and Cyprus and Antioch, unto no one speaking the word, save alone unto Jews. Acts 11:20 And there were some from among them, Cyprians and Cyrenians, who, indeed, coming unto Antioch, began speaking, even unto the Grecian Jews, announcing the glad tidings as to the Lord Jesus; Acts 11:21 And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great numberthey who believedturned unto the Lord.
Acts 11:22 And the matter was reported in the hearing of the assembly that was in Jerusalem, concerning them; and they sent forth Barnabas, as far as Antioch; Acts 11:23 Who, arriving, and seeing the favour which was of God, rejoiced, and went on to beseech all, with the purpose of their heart, to abide [in] the Lord; Acts 11:24 Because he was a good man, and full of Holy Spirit and faith; and a considerable multitude were added unto the Lord. Acts 11:25 He went away, however, unto Tarsus, to seek up Saul;
The disciples there are first called Christians.
Acts 11:26 And, finding him, he brought him unto Antioch. And so it was with them, that, for a whole year, they were brought together in the assembly, and taught a considerable multitude; also that the disciples, first in Antioch, were called, Christians.
They send relief to the brethren in Judaea in the time of famine.
Acts 11:27 Now, in these days, there came down from Jerusalem, prophets, unto Antioch. Acts 11:28 And one from among them, by name Agabus, rising up, gave a sign, through means of the Spirit, that, a great famine, was coming over all the inhabited earth; which, indeed, came to pass under Claudius. Acts 11:29 And, according as any one of the disciples was being prospered, they each one of them set apart [something] for ministering, to send unto the brethren, who dwelt in Jerusalem; Acts 11:30 Which thing they also did, sending it unto the Elders, through the hand of Barnabas and Saul.