The New Testament
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Acts 11:1Acts 11:18


g. The Recognition by the Apostles and the Brothers in Judea

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.