Now the apostles and the brothers in Judaea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.
Many, I tell you, will come from east and west and take their places beside Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the Realm of heaven,
and on entering the tomb they saw a youth sitting on the right dressed in a white robe. They were bewildered,
When the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they despatched Peter and John,
Then Peter opened his lips and said, "I see quite plainly that God has no favourites,
On their arrival they gathered the church together and reported how God had been with them, what he had done, and how he had opened a door into faith for the Gentiles.
The church sped them on their journey, and they passed through both Phoenicia and Syria informing the brothers, to the great joy of all, that the Gentiles were turning to God.
Welcome one another, then, as Christ has welcomed yourselves, for the glory of God.
instead of going up to Jerusalem to see those who had been apostles before me, I went off at once to Arabia, and on my return I came back to Damascus.