17 For as much then as God gave them a like gift, as he did unto us, when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I, that I could let God?

18 [a]When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.

19 [b]And they which were (A)scattered abroad because of the affliction that arose about Stephen, went throughout till they came unto Phonicia and Cyprus, and [c]Antioch, preaching the word to no man, but unto the Jews only.

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  1. Acts 11:18 Such as ask a question of the truth which they know not, ought to be quietly heard, and must also quietly yield to the declaration thereof.
  2. Acts 11:19 The scattering abroad of the Church of Jerusalem is the cause of the gathering together of many other Churches.
  3. Acts 11:19 He speaketh of Antioch which was in Syria and bordered upon Cilicia.

17 So if God gave them the same gift(A) he gave us(B) who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could stand in God’s way?”

18 When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, “So then, even to Gentiles God has granted repentance that leads to life.”(C)

The Church in Antioch

19 Now those who had been scattered by the persecution that broke out when Stephen was killed(D) traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch,(E) spreading the word only among Jews.

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