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But the apostles and the brethren which were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles also received the word of God.
And when Peter went up unto Jerusalem, they of [the] circumcision contended with him
saying, Thou wentest in unto men uncircumcised and didst eat with them.
But Peter began and set forth to them in order, saying,
I was in [the] city of Joppa, praying, and in a trance I saw a vision, a certain vessel descending like a great sheet, let down by four corners out of heaven, and it came as far as me.
On which having fixed mine eyes, I considered and saw the quadrupeds of the earth and the wild beasts and the reptiles and the birds of the heaven.
And I heard also a voice saying to me, Arise, Peter, slay and eat.
But I said, In no wise, Lord, because common or unclean never entered into my mouth.
But a voice answered a second time out of heaven, What God cleansed make not thou common.
And this was done thrice, and all were drawn up again into heaven.
And behold immediately three men stood at the house in which I was, sent from Caesarea unto me.
And the Spirit bade me go with them doubting nothing. And there went with me also these six brethren, and we entered into the house of the man,
and he reported to us how he saw the angel in his house, standing and saying Send to Joppa, and fetch Simon, that is surnamed Peter,
who shall speak words unto thee, whereby thou shalt be saved, thou and all thy house.
And on my beginning to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them as upon us also at the beginning.
And I remembered the word of the Lord how he said, John baptised with water, but ye shall be baptised with [the] Holy Spirit.
If then God gave to them the same gift as also to us when we believed upon the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that could forbid God?
And when they heard these things, they were still and glorified God, saying, Then indeed also to the Gentiles did God give repentance unto life.
They therefore that were scattered abroad through the tribulation that took place on the occasion of Stephen passed through as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to none but Jews only.
But there were some of them men of Cyprus and Cyrene who on coming unto Antioch spoke unto the Greeks also, preaching the Lord Jesus.
And [the] Lord’s hand was with them and a great number believed and turned unto the Lord.
And the report concerning them came unto the ears of the assembly that was in Jerusalem; and they despatched Barnabas as far as Antioch:
who on arriving and seeing the grace of God, rejoiced and exhorted all with purpose of heart to abide by the Lord.
For he was a good man and full of [the] Holy Spirit and faith; and a large crowd was added to the Lord.
And he went forth unto Tarsus to seek for Saul,
and on finding brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass that even for a whole year they were gathered together in the assembly and taught a large crowd, and that the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.
Now in these days prophets came down from Jerusalem unto Antioch.
And there stood up one from among them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that a great famine was about to be over all the habitable [earth]; which came to pass under Claudius.
And according as any of the disciples had means, they determined each of them to send help to the brethren that dwelt in Judaea
which also they did, despatching [it] unto the elders by [the] hand of Barnabas and Saul.