Atos 11

1 Heard and the apostles and the brethren those being in the Judea, that also the gentiles received the word of the God.

2 And when went up Peter into Jerusalem, disputed with him those of circumcision,

3 saying: That to men uncircumcision having thou wentest in, and thou didst eat with them.

4 Having begun and the Peter set forth to them in order, saying:

5 I was in city of Joppa praying; and I saw in a trance a vision, coming down a vessel certain like a sheet great, four ends being lowered out of the heaven, and came as far as me;

6 into which having looked I observed and saw the four–footed beasts of the earth and wild beasts and the reptiles and the birds of the heaven.

7 I heard and a voice saying to me: Having arisen, O Peter, sacrifice and eat.

8 I said but: But no means, O Lord; because common or unclean never entered into the mouth of me.

9 Answered but to me a voice a second time out of the heaven: What the God cleansed, thou not pollute.

10 This and was done for three times; and again was drawn up all into the heaven.

11 And lo, immediately three men stood at the house in which I was, having been sent from Caesarea to me.

12 Said and to me the spirit, to go with them, nothing doubting; went and with me also the six brethren these, and we entered into the house of the man.

13 He related and to us, how he saw the messenger in the house of himself standing and saying to him: Send into Joppa, and send after Simon that having been surnamed Peter;

14 who will speak words to thee, by which mayest be saved thou and all the house of thee.

15 In and the to have begun me to speak, fell the spirit the holy on them, as also on us in beginning.

16 I remembered and the words of the Lord, how he said: John indeed dipped in water, you but shall be dipped in spirit holy.

17 If then the like gift gave to them the God as even to us, having believed on the Lord Jesus Anointed, I and who was, having power to restrain the God?

18 Having heard and these, they were silent, and glorified the God, saying: Then also to the Gentiles the God the reformation gave into life.

19 Those indeed therefore having been scattered from the affliction that having happened about Stephen, went through to Phenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, not speaking the word if not alone to Jews.

20 Were and some of them men Cyprians and Cyrenians, who having come into Antioch, spoke to the Greeks, announcing glad tidings of the Lord Jesus.

21 And was hand of Lord with them, great and number having believed turned to the Lord.

22 Was reported and the word into the ears of the congregation that in Jerusalem concerning them; and they sent out Barnabas to go through to Antioch.

23 Who having come and having seen the favor of the God, rejoiced, and called on all, with the purpose of the heart to adhere to the Lord;

24 for he was a man good, and full of spirit holy and faith. And was added a crowd great to the Lord.

25 Went out and into Tarsus the Barnabas, to seek Saul; and having found him, he brought him to Antioch.

26 It happened and them a year whole to assemble in the congregation, and to teach a crowd great, to have been styled and first in Antioch the disciples Christians.

27 In these and the days came down from Jerusalem prophets into Antioch.

28 Having arisen and one of them, by name Agabus, signified through the spirit, a famine great about is going to be over whole the habitable; which also occurred under Claudius.

29 The and disciples as was able each, determined each one of them for a relief to send to the dwelling in the Judea brethren;

30 which also they did, sending to the elders through hand of Barnabas and Saul.