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Acts 11:19Acts 11:26

17. The Spreading to Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch

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.