Thematic Bible

Acts 11:1 (show verse)

Now the apostles and the brethren who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.

Acts 11:2 (show verse)

And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, those who were circumcised took issue with him,

Acts 11:3 (show verse)

saying, “You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them.”

Acts 11:4 (show verse)

But Peter began speaking and proceeded to explain to them in orderly sequence, saying,

Acts 11:5 (show verse)

I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw a vision, an object coming down like a great sheet lowered by four corners from the sky; and it came right down to me,

Acts 11:6 (show verse)

and when I had fixed my gaze on it and was observing it I saw the four-footed animals of the earth and the wild beasts and the crawling creatures and the birds of the air.

Acts 11:7 (show verse)

I also heard a voice saying to me, ‘Get up, Peter; kill and eat.’

Acts 11:8 (show verse)

But I said, ‘By no means, Lord, for nothing unholy or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’

Acts 11:9 (show verse)

But a voice from heaven answered a second time, ‘What God has cleansed, no longer consider unholy.’

Acts 11:10 (show verse)

This happened three times, and everything was drawn back up into the sky.

Acts 11:11 (show verse)

And behold, at that moment three men appeared at the house in which we were staying, having been sent to me from Caesarea.

Acts 11:12 (show verse)

The Spirit told me to go with them without misgivings. These six brethren also went with me and we entered the man’s house.

Acts 11:13 (show verse)

And he reported to us how he had seen the angel standing in his house, and saying, ‘Send to Joppa and have Simon, who is also called Peter, brought here;

Acts 11:14 (show verse)

and he will speak words to you by which you will be saved, you and all your household.’

Acts 11:15 (show verse)

And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as He did upon us at the beginning.

Acts 11:16 (show verse)

And I remembered the word of the Lord, how He used to say, John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’

Acts 11:17 (show verse)

Therefore if God gave to them the same gift as He gave to us also after believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God’s way?”

Acts 11:18 (show verse)

When they heard this, they quieted down and glorified God, saying, “Well then, God has granted to the Gentiles also the repentance that leads to life.”

Acts 11:19 (show verse)

So then those who were scattered because of the persecution that occurred in connection with Stephen made their way to Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except to Jews alone.

Acts 11:20 (show verse)

But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who came to Antioch and began speaking to the Greeks also, preaching the Lord Jesus.

Acts 11:21 (show verse)

And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a large number who believed turned to the Lord.

Acts 11:22 (show verse)

The news about them reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas off to Antioch.

Acts 11:23 (show verse)

Then when he arrived and witnessed the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with resolute heart to remain true to the Lord;

Acts 11:24 (show verse)

for he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And considerable numbers were brought to the Lord.

Acts 11:25 (show verse)

And he left for Tarsus to look for Saul;

Acts 11:26 (show verse)

and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. And for an entire year they met with the church and taught considerable numbers; and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.

Acts 11:27 (show verse)

Now at this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.

Acts 11:28 (show verse)

One of them named Agabus stood up and began to indicate by the Spirit that there would certainly be a great famine all over the world. And this took place in the reign of Claudius.

Acts 11:29 (show verse)

And in the proportion that any of the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a contribution for the relief of the brethren living in Judea.

Acts 11:30 (show verse)

And this they did, sending it in charge of Barnabas and Saul to the elders.