1 And the apostles and the abrothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.
2 And when Peter went up to Jerusalem, those of the 1acircumcision disputed with him,
3 Saying, You went in to men who are uncircumcised and aate bwith them.
4 And Peter began, and he explained to them in sequence, saying,
5 I was in the city of Joppa apraying, and I saw in a trance a vision, a certain vessel like a great sheet descending, being let down by four corners out of heaven; and it came unto me.
6 Looking intently into it, I examined it and saw the four-footed animals of the earth and the wild beasts and the reptiles and the birds of heaven.
7 And I also heard a voice saying to me, Rise up, Peter; slay and eat!
8 But I said, By no means, Lord, for no common or unclean thing has ever entered into my mouth.
9 And a voice answered a second time out of heaven, The things that God has cleansed, do not make common.
10 And this occurred three times, and everything was drawn up again into heaven.
11 And behold, at that moment three men stood at the house in which we were, having been sent from Caesarea to me.
12 And the Spirit told me to go with them, 1doubting nothing. And 2these asix brothers went with me also; and we entered into the man's house.
13 And he reported to us how he saw the angel standing in his house and saying, Send men to Joppa and send for Simon, who is surnamed Peter,
14 Who will speak words to you by which you shall be saved, you and all your 1house.
15 And as I began to speak, the Holy aSpirit fell on them just as also on us bin the beginning.
16 And I remembered the word of the Lord, how He said, aJohn baptized with water, but you shall be baptized in the Holy Spirit.
17 If therefore God has given to them the equal agift bas also to us who have believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, cwho was I that I could have forbidden God?
18 And when they heard these things, they became silent and aglorified God, saying, Then to the bGentiles also God has given crepentance unto 1life.
19 Those then who were 1ascattered by the tribulation which took place on account of Stephen passed through as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to 2no one except Jews only.
20 But there were some of them, 1men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who came to Antioch and 2spoke also to the aGreeks, bannouncing the Lord Jesus as the gospel.
21 And the ahand of the Lord was with them, and a bgreat number who believed cturned to the Lord.
22 And the account concerning them was heard in the ears of the achurch which was in Jerusalem, and they 1sent out 2Barnabas to pass through as far as Antioch,
23 Who, when he arrived and saw the 1agrace of God, brejoiced and encouraged them all to 2remain with the Lord with cpurpose of heart;
24 For he was a good man and 1full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a aconsiderable 2number was badded to the Lord.
25 And he went forth to aTarsus to search for Saul;
26 And when he found him, he brought him to aAntioch. And it happened with them that for a whole year they were gathered in the bchurch and taught a considerable number and that the disciples were first called 1cChristians in Antioch.
27 And in these days 1aprophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.
28 And one of them named aAgabus rose up and signified through the bSpirit that there was about to be a great cfamine over the whole inhabited earth, which occurred during the time of 1dClaudius.
29 And the 1disciples, according to how one was 2prospered, determined, each one of them, to asend things 3for bdispensing to the cbrothers dwelling in Judea,
30 Which also they did, sending it to the 1aelders through the hand of bBarnabas and 2Saul.
1 Now about that time 1Herod the king laid hands on some from the achurch in order to bmistreat them.
2 And he adid away with bJames, the brother of John, with the csword.
3 And when he saw that it was apleasing to the Jews, he went on to arrest Peter also (now those were the days of bUnleavened Bread),
4 Whom also he aseized and put in bprison, delivering him to four 1quaternions of soldiers to guard him, intending after the cPassover to bring him out to the people.
5 So then Peter was kept in the prison; but aprayer was being made fervently by the bchurch to God concerning him.
6 And when Herod was about to bring him forward, that night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, abound with two chains; and guards before the door were keeping the prison.
7 And behold, an aangel of the Lord bstood by him, and a light shined in the cell; and he cstruck Peter's side and roused him, saying, Rise up quickly. And his dchains fell off his hands.
8 And the angel said to him, Gird yourself and tie on your asandals. And he did so. And he said to him, Throw your cloak around you and follow me.
9 And he went out and followed him; yet he did not know that what was taking place through the angel was real, but thought that he was seeing a avision.
10 And passing the first guard and the second, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which aopened of itself to them. And going out, they went forward one lane; and immediately the angel departed from him.
11 And Peter 1came to himself and said, Now I know truly that the Lord has sent forth His aangel and brescued me out of Herod's hand and from all the expectation of the Jewish people.
12 And when he became aware of this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of aJohn, who was surnamed Mark, where there was a considerable number assembled together and bpraying.
13 And when he knocked at the door of the entry, a maiden named Rhoda came to listen.
14 And when she recognized Peter's voice, she did not open the gate for joy, but ran in and reported that Peter was standing before the entry.
15 But they said to her, You are crazy! But she insisted that it was so. And they said, It is 1his angel.
16 But Peter continued knocking; and when they had opened the gate, they saw him and were beside themselves.
17 And amotioning to them with his hand to be silent, he related to them how the Lord had led him out of the prison, and he said, Report these things to 1bJames and the cbrothers. And going out, he went to another place.
18 Now when it became day, there was no small disturbance among the soldiers, they not knowing what had become of Peter.
19 And when Herod searched for him and did not find him, he examined the guards and ordered that they be led off to execution. And he went down from Judea to aCaesarea and spent time there.
20 Now he was furious with the Tyrians and Sidonians. And they came to him with one accord; and having persuaded Blastus, the king's 1chamberlain, they asked for peace, because their country was afed from the king's country.
21 And on an appointed day Herod arrayed himself in royal clothing and sat on the judgment seat; and he delivered a public address to them.
22 And the populace cried out, The voice of a god and not of a man!
23 And instantly an aangel of the Lord struck him because he did not give the bglory to God; and he was eaten by cworms and 1expired.
24 But the word of 1God agrew and multiplied.
25 And 1Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, having completed the adispensing; and they took along with them bJohn, who was surnamed Mark.
1 Now there were in aAntioch, in the local 1bchurch, 2cprophets and 3teachers: 4dBarnabas and Simeon, who was called 5Niger, and 6Lucius the Cyrenian, and 7Manaen, the foster brother of 8eHerod the tetrarch, and 9fSaul.
2 And as they were 1ministering to the Lord and fasting, the 2Holy aSpirit said, 3bSet apart for Me now Barnabas and Saul for the cwork to which I have dcalled them.
3 Then, when they had 1afasted and prayed and 2blaid their hands on them, they sent them away.
4 They then, having been sent out by the Holy 1Spirit, 2went down to Seleucia; and from there they sailed away to aCyprus.
5 And when they were in Salamis, they announced the aword of God 1in the 2bsynagogues of the JEWS. And they also had cJohn as their dattendant.
6 And when they had passed through the whole island as far as Paphos, they found a certain man, a amagician and Jewish bfalse prophet, whose name was Bar-jesus,
7 Who was with the 1aproconsul, Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man; the latter called Barnabas and Saul to him and sought to hear the word of God.
8 But Elymas the amagician (for so his name is translated) bopposed them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the 1faith.
9 But Saul, who is also 1Paul, 2filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him
10 And said, O you who are full of all deceit and all unscrupulousness, son of the adevil, enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the 1straight ways of the Lord?
11 And now, behold, the ahand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind, not seeing the sun for a time. And instantly a mist and a darkness fell upon him; and he went about and sought some to lead him by the hand.
12 Then the proconsul, seeing what had happened, believed, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord.
13 And putting out to sea from Paphos, Paul and his companions came to aPerga of bPamphylia; and cJohn 1departed from them and returned to Jerusalem.
14 And they passed through from Perga and arrived at Pisidian aAntioch. And they went into the bsynagogue 1on the cSabbath day and sat down.
15 And after the areading of the bLaw and the Prophets, the synagogue crulers sent word to them, saying, 1Men, brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say it.
16 And Paul, rising up and motioning with his hand, said, 1Men of Israel and 2those who afear God, listen.
17 The God of this people aIsrael bchose our fathers and exalted the people during their sojourn in the land of cEgypt, and with a 1high arm He dled them out of it.
18 And for a time of about aforty years 1He carried them as a bnurse in the wilderness.
19 And when He had overthrown aseven nations in the land of Canaan, He distributed their land as an binheritance.
20 And after these things, for about 1four hundred and fifty years, He gave them ajudges until bSamuel the prophet.
21 And afterward they asked for a aking; and God gave them bSaul, the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.
22 And when He had adeposed him, He raised up bDavid for them as king, to whom also He testified and said, I have cfound David, the son of Jesse, a man according to My 1heart, who will do all My dwill.
23 From this man's aseed, God, according to bpromise, brought to Israel a cSavior, Jesus,
24 After aJohn had proclaimed, 1prior to His public entrance, a 2baptism of brepentance to all the people of Israel.
25 Now as John was completing his course, he said, What do you 1suppose that I am? I am anot the Christ. But behold, One is coming after me, the bsandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.
26 1Men, brothers, sons of the race of Abraham, and 2those among you who afear God, to us the bword of this salvation has been sent forth.
27 For those dwelling in Jerusalem and their rulers, being aignorant of this One and of the 1words of the prophets which are bread every Sabbath, fulfilled them by 2judging Him.
28 And though they did anot find one cause of death in Him, they asked of bPilate that He be done away with.
29 And when they had accomplished all that was written concerning Him, they took Him down from the atree and laid Him in a btomb.
30 But 1God araised Him from the dead.
31 And for many days He aappeared to those who had come up with Him from bGalilee to Jerusalem, who are now His cwitnesses to the people.
32 And we aannounce to you the gospel of the bpromise made to the fathers,
33 That God has fully fulfilled this promise to us their children in raising up Jesus, as it is also written in the second Psalm, a"You are My Son; this day have I 1begotten You.''
34 And as to His having araised Him up from the dead, no longer to return to corruption, He spoke in this way, "I will give you 1the 2holy things of David, the faithful things.''
35 Therefore He also says in another place, a"You will not 1allow Your Holy One to see corruption.''
36 Now David, having 1served his own generation by the acounsel of God, did indeed fall basleep and was 2buried with his fathers and saw corruption;
37 But He whom 1God has araised did not see corruption.
38 Therefore let it be known to you, 1men, brothers, that through this One aforgiveness of sins is announced to you;
39 And from all the things from which you were anot able to be justified 1by the law of Moses, in this One everyone who bbelieves is 2cjustified.
40 Therefore beware that what is spoken in the prophets does not come upon you:
41 a"Look, you despisers, and bmarvel, and vanish away; for I am doing a work in your days, a work which you will by no means believe, though someone tells it to you in detail.''
42 And as Paul and Barnabas were going out, the people begged that these words would be spoken to them on the next aSabbath.
43 And when the synagogue gathering had been dismissed, many of the Jews and the adevout 1bproselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who spoke to them and urged them to ccontinue in the 2dgrace of God.
44 And on the following Sabbath almost all the city gathered together to hear the word of God.
45 But when the aJews saw the crowds, they were filled with bjealousy and contradicted the things being spoken by Paul and cblasphemed.
46 And Paul and Barnabas spoke aboldly and said, It was necessary for the bword of God to be spoken to you cfirst. Since you thrust it away and do 1not judge yourselves dworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the eGentiles.