11:1 Now the apostles and the brethren who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.
11:1 Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God.

11:2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him,
11:2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him,

11:3 saying, "Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?"
11:3 saying, "Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?"

11:4 But Peter began and explained to them in order:
11:4 Then Peter began to explain it to them, step by step, saying,

11:5 "I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw a vision, something descending, like a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came down to me.
11:5 "I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. There was something like a large sheet coming down from heaven, being lowered by its four corners; and it came close to me.

11:6 Looking at it closely I observed animals and beasts of prey and reptiles and birds of the air.
11:6 As I looked at it closely I saw four-footed animals, beasts of prey, reptiles, and birds of the air.

11:7 And I heard a voice saying to me, `Rise, Peter; kill and eat.'
11:7 I also heard a voice saying to me, 'Get up, Peter; kill and eat.'

11:8 But I said, `No, Lord; for nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth.'
11:8 But I replied, 'By no means, Lord; for nothing profane or unclean has ever entered my mouth.'

11:9 But the voice answered a second time from heaven, `What God has cleansed you must not call common.'
11:9 But a second time the voice answered from heaven, 'What God has made clean, you must not call profane.'

11:10 This happened three times, and all was drawn up again into heaven.
11:10 This happened three times; then everything was pulled up again to heaven.

11:11 At that very moment three men arrived at the house in which we were, sent to me from Caesare'a.
11:11 At that very moment three men, sent to me from Caesarea, arrived at the house where we were.

11:12 And the Spirit told me to go with them, making no distinction. These six brethren also accompanied me, and we entered the man's house.
11:12 The Spirit told me to go with them and not to make a distinction between them and us. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man's house.

11:13 And he told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, `Send to Joppa and bring Simon called Peter;
11:13 He told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, 'Send to Joppa and bring Simon, who is called Peter;

11:14 he will declare to you a message by which you will be saved, you and all your household.'
11:14 he will give you a message by which you and your entire household will be saved.'

11:15 As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as on us at the beginning.
11:15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as it had upon us at the beginning.

11:16 And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, `John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.'
11:16 And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said, 'John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.'

11:17 If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could withstand God?"
11:17 If then God gave them the same gift that he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could hinder God?"

11:18 When they heard this they were silenced. And they glorified God, saying, "Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance unto life."
11:18 When they heard this, they were silenced. And they praised God, saying, "Then God has given even to the Gentiles the repentance that leads to life."

11:19 Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoeni'cia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to none except Jews.
11:19 Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that took place over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, and they spoke the word to no one except Jews.

11:20 But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyre'ne, who on coming to Antioch spoke to the Greeks also, preaching the Lord Jesus.
11:20 But among them were some men of Cyprus and Cyrene who, on coming to Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists also, proclaiming the Lord Jesus.

11:21 And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number that believed turned to the Lord.
11:21 The hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number became believers and turned to the Lord.

11:22 News of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch.
11:22 News of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch.

11:23 When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad; and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose;
11:23 When he came and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast devotion;

11:24 for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a large company was added to the Lord.
11:24 for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were brought to the Lord.

11:25 So Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul;
11:25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul,

11:26 and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church, and taught a large company of people; and in Antioch the disciples were for the first time called Christians.
11:26 and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for an entire year they met with the church and taught a great many people, and it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called "Christians."

11:27 Now in these days prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.
11:27 At that time prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.

11:28 And one of them named Ag'abus stood up and foretold by the Spirit that there would be a great famine over all the world; and this took place in the days of Claudius.
11:28 One of them named Agabus stood up and predicted by the Spirit that there would be a severe famine over all the world; and this took place during the reign of Claudius.

11:29 And the disciples determined, every one according to his ability, to send relief to the brethren who lived in Judea;
11:29 The disciples determined that according to their ability, each would send relief to the believers living in Judea;

11:30 and they did so, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.
11:30 this they did, sending it to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.