The Bible in Its Traditions

Acts of the Apostles 11:19–26

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19  Then those who were scattered because of the tribulation coming about over Stephen, went about as far as Phoenicia, and Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except Jews only.

19  Now those who had been dispersed by the persecution which occurred on account of Stephen, traveled as far as Phoe-niÆci-a and even to the land of Cyprus, and to AnÆtioch, preaching the word to none but to the Jews only.

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20  But some of them were men from Cyprus and Cyrene, who, entering into Antioch spoke to the Greek speaking Jews, preaching the good news of YHWH Jesus.

20  But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Greeks also, preaching the Lord Jesus.

20  And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus.

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21  And the hand of YHWH was with them, and a great number believed,[ ]and turned to the Lord.

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22  And the word about them was heard in the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent forth Barnabas to go as far as Antioch;

22  Then tidings of these things came to the attention of the members of the congregation at Jerusalem: and they sent BarÆnabas to AnÆti-och.

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23  who, arriving and seeing the grace of God, was glad, and encouraged them all with purpose of heart to continue with YHWH,

23  who, when he was come, and had seen the grace of God, was glad; and he exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord

23  And when he had arrived there and had seen the grace of God, he was gladdened. And he exhorted them all to continue in the Lord with a resolute heart.

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24  for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a considerable crowd was added to YHWH.

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25  And Barnabas went forth to Tarsus to seek out Saul,

25  Then Barnabas set out for Tarsus, so that he might seek Saul. And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch.

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26  and having found him, he brought him to Antioch. And it came about that for a whole year they assembled with the church and instructed many people. And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.

26  and when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that even for a whole year they were gathered together with the church, and taught much people, and that the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

26  And they were conversing there in the Church for an entire year. And they taught such a great multitude, that it was at Antioch that the disciples were first known by the name of Christian.