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Peter Reports at Jerusalem

1 Now the apostles and athe brethren who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. 2 And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, Iathose who were circumcised took issue with him, 3 saying, “aYou Iwent to uncircumcised men and ate with them.” 4 But Peter began [speaking] Iand [proceeded] to explain to them ain orderly sequence, saying, 5aI was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw ba vision, an Iobject coming down like a great sheet lowered by four corners from IIthe sky; and it came right down to me, 6 and when I had fixed my gaze on it and was observing it II saw the four-footed animals of the earth and the wild beasts and the IIcrawling creatures and the birds of the IIIair. 7 I also heard a voice saying to me, ‘Get up, Peter; Ikill and eat.’ 8 But I said, ‘By no means, Lord, for nothing Iunholy or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’ 9 But a voice from heaven answered a second time, ‘aWhat God has cleansed, no longer Iconsider unholy.’ 10 This happened three times, and everything was drawn back up into Ithe sky. 11 And behold, at that moment three men appeared at the house in which we were [staying], having been sent to me from aCaesarea. 12 aThe Spirit told me to go with them Ibwithout misgivings. cThese six brethren also went with me and we entered the man’s house. 13 And he reported to us how he had seen the angel Istanding in his house, and saying, ‘Send to Joppa and have Simon, who is also called Peter, brought here; 14 and he will speak awords to you by which you will be saved, you and ball your household.’ 15 And as I began to speak, athe Holy Spirit fell upon them just bas [He did] upon us at the beginning. 16 And I remembered the word of the Lord, how He used to say, aJohn baptized with water, but you will be baptized Iwith the Holy Spirit.’ 17 Therefore if aGod gave to them the same gift as [He gave] to us also after believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, bwho was I that I could Istand in God’s way?” 18 When they heard this, they Iquieted down and aglorified God, saying, “Well then, God has granted to the Gentiles also the brepentance [that leads] to life.”

[1] aAc 1:15
[2] ILit those of the circumcision; i.e. Jewish Christians aAc 10:45
[3] IOr entered the house of aMt 9:11; Ac 10:28; Ga 2:12
[4] ILit and was explaining aLk 1:3
[5] IOr vessel IIOr heaven aAc 10:9-32; 11:5-14 bAc 9:10
[6] ILit and I saw IIOr reptiles IIIOr heaven
[7] IOr sacrifice
[8] IOr profane; lit common
[9] ILit make common aAc 10:15
[10] IOr heaven
[11] aAc 8:40
[12] IOr without making any distinction aAc 8:29 bAc 15:9; Ro 3:22 cAc 10:23
[13] IOr after he had stood in his house and said
[14] aAc 10:22 bJn 4:53; Ac 10:2; 16:15, 31-34; 18:8; 1Co 1:16
[15] aAc 10:44 bAc 2:4
[16] IOr in aAc 1:5
[17] ILit prevent God aAc 10:45, 47 bAc 5:39
[18] ILit became silent aMt 9:8 b2Co 7:10

The Church at Antioch

19aSo then those who were scattered because of the Ipersecution that occurred in connection with Stephen made their way IIto bPhoenicia and cCyprus and dAntioch, speaking the word to no one except to Jews alone. 20 But there were some of them, men of aCyprus and bCyrene, who came to cAntioch and [began] speaking to the IdGreeks also, IIepreaching the Lord Jesus. 21 And athe hand of the Lord was with them, and ba large number who believed turned to the Lord. 22 The Inews about them IIreached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent aBarnabas off IIIto bAntioch. 23 Then when he arrived and Iwitnessed athe grace of God, he rejoiced and [began] to encourage them all with IIresolute heart to remain [true] to the Lord; 24 for he was a good man, and afull of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And bconsiderable Inumbers were IIbrought to the Lord. 25 And he left for aTarsus to look for Saul; 26 and when he had found him, he brought him to aAntioch. And for an entire year they Imet with the church and taught considerable IInumbers; and bthe disciples were first called cChristians in aAntioch.

[19] ILit tribulation IILit as far as aAc 8:1, 4 bAc 15:3; 21:2 cAc 4:36 dAc 6:5; 11:20, 22, 27; 13:1; 14:26; 15:22f, 30, 35; 18:22; Ga 2:11
[20] ILit Hellenists; people who lived by Greek customs and culture IIOr bringing the good news of aAc 4:36 bMt 27:32; Ac 2:10; 6:9; 13:1 cAc 6:5; 11:19, 22, 27; 13:1; 14:26; 15:22f, 30, 35; 18:22; Ga 2:11 dJn 7:35; Ac 6:1 eAc 5:42
[21] aLk 1:66 bAc 2:47
[22] ILit word IILit was heard in IIILit as far as aAc 4:36 bAc 6:5; 11:19, 20, 27; 13:1; 18:22; Ga 2:11
[23] ILit saw IILit purpose of heart aAc 13:43; 14:26; 15:40; 20:24, 32
[24] ILit crowd was IILit added aAc 2:4 bAc 2:47; 5:14; 11:21
[25] aAc 9:11
[26] IOr were gathered together IILit crowd aAc 6:5; 11:20, 22, 27 bJn 2:2; Ac 1:15 cAc 26:28; 1P 4:16

27 ¶ Now Iat this time asome prophets came down from Jerusalem to bAntioch. 28 One of them named aAgabus stood up and [began] to indicate Iby the Spirit that there would certainly be a great famine ball over the IIworld. IIIAnd this took place in the [reign] of cClaudius. 29 And in the proportion that any of athe disciples had means, each of them determined to send [a contribution] for the Irelief of bthe brethren living in Judea. 30 aAnd this they did, sending it Iin charge of bBarnabas and Saul to the celders.

[27] ILit in these days aLk 11:49; Ac 2:17; 13:1; 1Co 12:10, 28f bAc 6:5; 11:20, 22, 26; 13:1; 14:26; 15:22f, 30, 35; 18:22; Ga 2:11
[28] IOr through IILit inhabited earth IIILit which aAc 21:10 bMt 24:14 cAc 18:2
[29] ILit service aJn 2:2; Ac 1:15; 6:1f; 9:19, 25, 26, 38; 11:26; 13:52; 14:20, 22, 28 bAc 11:1
[30] ILit by the hand of aAc 12:25 bAc 4:36 cAc 14:23; 15:2, 4, 6, 22f; 16:4; 20:17; 21:18; 1Ti 5:17, 19; Tit 1:5; Jm 5:14; 1P 5:1; 2 Jn 1; 3 Jn 1


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Peter, being accused for going in to the Gentiles,

1 ¶ And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God. 2 And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him, 3 Saying, Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them. 4 But Peter rehearsed [the matter] from the beginning, and expounded [it] by order unto them, saying,

[1] Gn 49:10; Ps 22:27; 96:1; Is 11:10; 32:15; 35:1; 42:1, 6; 49:6; 52:10; 60:3; 62:2; Jr 16:19; Ho 2:23; Am 9:11; Mi 5:7; Zp 2:11; 3:9; Zc 2:11; 8:20; Mal 1:11; Mt 8:11; Mk 16:5; Lk 2:32; Ac 8:14; 10:34; 14:27; 15:3; Ro 15:7; Ga 1:17.
[2] Ac 10:9, 45; 15:1, 5; 21:20; Ga 2:12.
[3] Lk 15:2; Ac 10:23, 28, 48; 1Co 5:11; 2Jn 1:10.
[4] Jsh 22:21; Pv 15:1; Lk 1:3; Ac 14:27.

maketh his defence,

5 I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even to me: 6 Upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered, and saw fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. 7 And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat. 8 But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth. 9 But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God hath cleansed, [that] call not thou common. 10 And this was done three times: and all were drawn up again into heaven. 11 And, behold, immediately there were three men already come unto the house where I was, sent from Caesarea unto me. 12 And the Spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting. Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered into the man's house: 13 And he shewed us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood and said unto him, Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon, whose surname is Peter; 14 Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved. 15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning. 16 Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost. 17 Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as [he did] unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God?

[5] Jr 1:11; Ezk 2:9; Am 7:4; 8:2; Ac 10:9; 22:17; 2Co 12:1.
[6] Lk 4:20; Ac 3:4.
[8] Lv 10:10; 11:47; Ezr 9:11; Ho 9:3; Mk 7:2; Ro 14:14; 1Co 7:14.
[9] Ac 10:28, 34; 15:9; 1Ti 4:5; He 9:13.
[10] Nu 24:10; Jn 13:38; 21:17; 2Co 12:8.
[11] Ex 4:14, 27; Ac 9:10; 10:17.
[12] Mt 1:20; Jn 16:13; Ac 8:29; 10:19, 23, 45; 13:2, 4; 15:7; 16:6; 2Th 2:2; Rv 22:17.
[13] Ac 9:43; 10:3, 22, 30; 12:11; He 1:14.
[14] Gn 17:7; 18:19; Ps 19:7; 103:17; 112:2; 115:13; Pv 20:7; Is 61:8; Jr 32:39; Mk 16:16; Lk 19:10; Jn 6:63, 68; 12:50; 20:31; Ac 2:39; 10:6, 22, 32, 43; 16:15, 31; Ro 1:16; 10:9; 1Jn 5:9.
[15] Ac 2:2; 4:31; 10:34, 45; 19:6.
[16] Pv 1:23; Is 44:3; Ezk 36:25; Jol 2:28; 3:18; Mt 3:11; Mk 1:8; Lk 3:16; 24:8; Jn 1:26, 33; 14:26; 16:4; Ac 1:5; 19:2; 20:35; 1Co 12:13; Tit 3:5; 2P 3:1.
[17] Jb 9:12; 33:13; 40:2, 8; Dn 4:35; Mt 20:14; Ac 10:47; 11:15; 15:8; Ro 9:15, 20, 23; 11:34.

which is accepted.

18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.

[18] Lv 10:19; Jsh 22:30; Is 60:21; 61:3; Jr 31:18; Ezk 36:26; Zc 12:10; Ac 3:19, 26; 5:31; 11:1; 13:47; 14:27; 15:3; 20:21; 21:20; 22:21; 26:17; Ro 3:29; 9:30; 10:12; 15:9, 16; 2Co 3:18; 7:10; Ga 1:24; 3:26; Ep 2:11; 3:5; 2Ti 2:25; Jm 1:16.

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

19 ¶ Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only. 20 And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus. 21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.

[19] Mt 10:6; Jn 7:35; Ac 3:26; 4:36; 8:1; 11:26; 13:4, 46; 15:3, 22, 35, 39; 21:2, 16.
[20] Mt 27:32; Ac 2:10; 6:1, 9; 8:5, 35; 9:20, 29; 13:1; 17:18; 1Co 1:23; 2:2; Ep 3:8.
[21] 2Ch 30:12; Ezr 7:9; 8:18; Ne 2:8, 18; Is 53:1; 59:1; Lk 1:66; Ac 2:47; 4:4; 5:14; 6:7; 9:35; 11:24; 15:19; 26:18; 1Co 3:6; 1Th 1:5, 9.

22 ¶ Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch. 23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord. 24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord. 25 Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:

[22] Ac 4:36; 8:14; 9:27; 11:1; 13:1; 15:2, 22, 35; 1Th 3:6.
[23] Dt 10:20; 30:20; Jsh 22:5; 23:8; Ps 17:3; Pv 23:15, 28; Dn 1:8; Mt 16:24; Mk 2:5; Jn 8:31; 15:4; Ac 13:43; 14:22; 1Co 15:58; 2Co 1:17; Col 1:6; 1Th 1:3; 3:2; 2Ti 1:4; 3:10; He 10:19, 32; 2P 1:4; 3:17; 1Jn 2:28; 3Jn 1:4.
[24] 2S 18:27; Ps 37:23; 112:5; Pv 12:2; 13:22; 14:14; Mt 12:35; 19:17; Lk 23:50; Jn 7:12; Ac 5:14; 6:3, 5, 8; 9:31; 11:21; 24:16; Ro 5:7; 15:15.
[25] Ac 9:11, 27, 30; 21:39.

The disciples there are first called Christians.

26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

[26] Is 65:15; Mt 28:19; Ac 13:1; 14:23, 27; 26:28; 1Co 4:17; 11:18; 12:12; 14:23; Ep 3:15; 1P 4:14; 1Jn 2:27; Rv 3:18.

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

27 ¶ And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch. 28 And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar. 29 Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea: 30 Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

[27] Mt 23:34; Ac 2:17; 13:1; 15:32; 21:4, 9; 1Co 12:28; 14:32; Ep 4:11.
[28] Gn 41:30, 38; 1K 17:1; 2K 8:1; Lk 2:1; 3:1; Ac 21:10.
[29] Ezr 2:69; Ne 5:8; Ec 11:1; Lk 12:29; Ac 2:44; 4:34; Ro 15:25; 1Co 13:5; 16:1, 2; 2Co 8:2, 12; 9:1; Ga 2:10; He 13:5; 1P 4:9.
[30] Ac 12:25; 14:23; 15:4, 6, 23; 16:4; 20:17; 1Co 16:3; 2Co 8:17; 1Ti 5:17; Tit 1:5; Jm 5:14; 1P 5:1.


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