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1 Now the apostles and the brothers who were in Judea heard that even the Gentiles had also received the word of God.
1 And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God.
2 And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, those of the circumcision were contending with him,
2 Then, when Peter had gone up to Jerusalem, those who were of the circumcision argued against him,
3 saying, "You went in to uncircumcised men and ate with them!"
3 Saying he had entered into the houses of uncircumcised men and had eaten with them.
4 But Peter, beginning [to speak,] was setting forth to them in order, saying,
4 And Peter began to explain to them, in an orderly manner, saying
4 Then Simon began to recite the facts one after another, saying,
5 "I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw a vision, a certain vessel coming down like a great sheet, being lowered by the four corners from heaven; and it came as far as me;
5 As I was praying in Joppa, I saw in a vision something like a linen cloth descending from the sky, and it was tied at its four corners; and it came even to me.
6 on which, looking intently, I was contemplating, and I saw the four-footed [animals] of the earth, and the wild beasts, and the reptiles, and the birds of the air.
6 upon which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered, and saw the fourfooted beasts of the earth and wild beasts and creeping things and birds of the heaven.
6 And as I looked at it, I saw that there were in it fourfooted beasts, and creeping things of the earth, and fowls of the air.
7 And I heard a voice saying to me, 'Arise, Peter; kill and eat.'
7 Then I also heard a voice saying to me: ‘Rise up, Peter. Kill and eat.’
7 Then I heard a voice saying to me, Simon, arise, kill and eat.
8 "But I said, 'By no means, Lord! For nothing common or unclean has ever entered into my mouth.'
8 And I said, Far be it, my Lord: for never has anything defiled and unclean entered my mouth.
9 "But the voice answered me a second [time] from heaven, 'What God has made clean, you must not make common.'
9 Then the voice responded a second time from heaven, ‘What God has cleansed, you shall not call common.’
9 But again the voice from heaven said to me, What God has cleansed, do not call unclean.
10 "And this was done three times, and again all things[ ]were drawn up into heaven.
10 Now this was done three times. And then everything was taken up again into heaven.
10 This happened three times: then everything was lifted up into heaven.
11 And behold, immediately three men stood before the house in which I was, having been sent from Caesarea to me.
11 And in that very hour, three men who were sent to me by Cornelius from Cµs-areÆa came and stood at the gate of the courtyard where I was staying.
12 And the Spirit said to me to go with them, without wavering. Now these six brothers also went with me, and we entered into the house of the man.
12 And the Spirit bade me go with them, making no distinction. And these six brethren also accompanied me; and we entered into the man`s house
12 Then the Spirit told me that I should go with them, doubting nothing. And these six brothers went with me also. And we entered into the house of the man.
13 And he related to us how he had seen the angel in his house, standing and saying to him, 'Send men to Joppa, and send for Simon whose surname is Peter,
14 'who will speak words to you by which you and all your household shall be saved.'
14 who shall speak unto thee words, whereby thou shalt be saved, thou and all thy house.
14 And he shall speak to you words, by which you shall be saved with your whole house.’
15 "And when I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them, as also on us in the beginning.
15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came on them, as on us at the beginning.
16 And I remembered the word of YHWH, how He said, 'John indeed baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.'
16 Then I remembered the words of the Lord, just as he himself said: ‘John, indeed, baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’
16 Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.
17 "If then God has given to them the same gift as He gave to us, when we believed on YHWH Jesus Christ, who was I to hinder God?"
17 Therefore, if God gave them the same grace, as also to us, who have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I, that I would be able to prohibit God?”
18 And hearing these things, they remained silent, and [they] glorified God, saying, "Then God has also granted even to the Gentiles repentance unto life."
18 Having heard these things, they were silent. And they glorified God, saying: “So has God also given to the Gentiles repentance unto life.”
18 When they heard these words, they held their peace and glorified God, saying, Perhaps God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance unto life.