The Church in Antioch

19 (A)So then those who were scattered because of the [a]persecution that occurred in connection with Stephen made their way [b]to (B)Phoenicia, (C)Cyprus, and (D)Antioch, speaking the word to no one except to Jews alone. 20 But there were some of them, men of (E)Cyprus and (F)Cyrene, who came to (G)Antioch and began speaking to the [c](H)Greeks as well, (I)preaching the good news of the Lord Jesus. 21 And (J)the hand of the Lord was with them, and (K)a large number who believed turned to the Lord. 22 The [d]news about them [e]reached the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent (L)Barnabas off [f]to (M)Antioch. 23 Then when he arrived and [g]witnessed (N)the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with [h]resolute heart to remain true to the Lord; 24 for he was a good man, and (O)full of the Holy Spirit and faith. And [i](P)considerable numbers were added to the Lord. 25 And he left for (Q)Tarsus to look for Saul; 26 and when he had found him, he brought him to (R)Antioch. And for an entire year they [j]met with the church and taught [k]considerable numbers of people; and (S)the disciples were first called (T)Christians in (U)Antioch.

27 Now [l]at this time some (V)prophets came down from Jerusalem to (W)Antioch. 28 One of them, named (X)Agabus, stood up and [m]indicated [n]by the Spirit that there would definitely be a severe famine (Y)all over the [o]world. [p]And this took place in the reign of (Z)Claudius. 29 And to the extent that any of (AA)the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a contribution for the [q]relief of (AB)the brothers and sisters living in Judea. 30 (AC)And they did this, sending it [r]with (AD)Barnabas and Saul to the (AE)elders.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 11:19 Lit tribulation
  2. Acts 11:19 Lit as far as
  3. Acts 11:20 Lit Hellenists; people who lived by Greek customs and culture
  4. Acts 11:22 Lit word
  5. Acts 11:22 Lit was heard in
  6. Acts 11:22 Lit as far as
  7. Acts 11:23 Lit saw
  8. Acts 11:23 Lit purpose of heart
  9. Acts 11:24 Lit a considerable crowd was
  10. Acts 11:26 Or were gathered together
  11. Acts 11:26 Lit a considerable crowd
  12. Acts 11:27 Lit in these days
  13. Acts 11:28 I.e., a prophetic communication of some kind
  14. Acts 11:28 Or through
  15. Acts 11:28 Lit inhabited earth
  16. Acts 11:28 Lit which took place
  17. Acts 11:29 Lit service
  18. Acts 11:30 Lit by the hand of

So, being (A)sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia and from there they sailed to (B)Cyprus.

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39 Now it turned into such a sharp disagreement that they separated from one another, and Barnabas took (A)Mark with him and sailed away to (B)Cyprus.

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When we came in sight of (A)Cyprus, leaving it on the left, we kept sailing to (B)Syria and landed at (C)Tyre; for the ship was to unload its cargo there.

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16 Some of (A)the disciples from (B)Caesarea also came with us, taking us to Mnason of (C)Cyprus, a (D)disciple of long standing with whom we were to stay.

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From there we put out to sea and sailed under the shelter of (A)Cyprus, because (B)the winds were contrary.

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