Acts 11:1-30, NLT
Acts of the Apostles 11
Peter Explains His Actions
1Soon the news reached the apostles and other believers*11:1 Greek brothers. in Judea that the Gentiles had received the word of God.
4Then Peter told them exactly what had happened.
8“‘No, Lord,’ I replied. ‘I have never eaten anything that our Jewish laws have declared impure or unclean.*11:8 Greek anything common or unclean.’
9“But the voice from heaven spoke again: ‘Do not call something unclean if God has made it clean.’
11“Just then three men who had been sent from Caesarea arrived at the house where we were staying.
15“As I began to speak,” Peter continued, “the Holy Spirit fell on them, just as he fell on us at the beginning.
18When the others heard this, they stopped objecting and began praising God. They said, “We can see that God has also given the Gentiles the privilege of repenting of their sins and receiving eternal life.”
The Church in Antioch of Syria
19Meanwhile, the believers who had been scattered during the persecution after Stephen’s death traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch of Syria. They preached the word of God, but only to Jews.
22When the church at Jerusalem heard what had happened, they sent Barnabas to Antioch.
25Then Barnabas went on to Tarsus to look for Saul.
27During this time some prophets traveled from Jerusalem to Antioch.