11 Now the Apostles and the brethren who were throughout Judaea heard that the nations also had welcomed the word of God.
2 And when Peter came up unto Jerusalem they of the circumcision began to find fault with him,
3 saying—He went in unto men uncircumcised, and did eat with them.
4 But Peter making a beginning went on to set forth the matter unto them in order, saying—
5 I was in the city of Joppa praying, and saw in a trance a vision:—coming down a sort of vessel like a large sheet, by four corners being let down out of heaven, and it came even unto me:
6 into which steadfastly looking I began to observe, and saw the quadrupeds of the earth and the wild beasts and the creeping things and the birds of heaven.
7 Moreover I heard a voice also, saying unto me—Rise, Peter! sacrifice and eat.
8 But I said—By no means Lord, because a common or unclean thing hath at no time entered into my mouth.
9 And a voice answered a second time out of heaven—What things God hath cleansed be not thou making common.
10 And this took place thrice,—and the whole was drawn up again into heaven;
11 and lo! immediately three men halted at the house wherein we were, sent from Caesarea unto me.
12 And the Spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting. And there went with me these six brethren also; and we entered into the house of the man,
13 and he related to us how he had seen the messenger in his house, standing and saying—Send away unto Joppa, and fetch Simon who is surnamed Peter;
14 who shall speak words unto thee whereby thou shall be saved, thou and all thy house.
15 And as I began to be speaking the Holy Spirit fell upon them, just as upon us also at the beginning.
16 And I was put in mind of the word of the Lord, how he used to say—John indeed immersed with water; But ye shall be immersed in Holy Spirit.
17 If therefore the like free-gift God gave unto them as even unto us, when we had believed upon the Lord Jesus Christ who was I that could withstand God?
18 And having heard these things they held their peace and glorified God, saying—Hence even unto the nations God hath granted repentance unto life.
19 They therefore who had been scattered abroad by reason of the tribulation that took place on account of Stephen passed through as far as Phoenicè and Cyprus and Antioch, unto no one speaking the word save alone unto Jews.
20 And there were some from among them, Cyprians and Cyrenians, who indeed coming unto Antioch began speaking even unto the Grecian Jews, announcing the glad-tidings as to the Lord Jesus;
21 and the hand of the Lord was with them and a great number—they who believed—turned unto the Lord.
22 And the matter was reported in the hearing of the assembly that was in Jerusalem concerning them; and they sent forth Barnabas as far as Antioch;
23 who arriving and seeing the favour which was of God rejoiced, and went on to beseech all with the purpose of their heart to abide [in] the Lord;
24 because he was a good man and full of Holy Spirit and faith; and a considerable multitude were added unto the Lord.
25 He went away however unto Tarsus, to seek up Saul;
26 and finding him he brought him unto Antioch. And so it was with them that for a whole year they were brought together in the assembly, and taught a considerable multitude; also that the disciples first in Antioch were called Christians.
27 Now in these days there came down from Jerusalem prophets, unto Antioch.
28 And one from among them by name Agabus rising up gave a sign through means of the Spirit that a great famine was coming over all the inhabited earth; which indeed came to pass under Claudius.
29 And according as any one of the disciples was being prospered they each one of them set apart [something] for ministering to send unto the brethren who dwelt in Jerusalem;—
30 which thing they also did, sending it unto the Elders through the hand of Barnabas and Saul.