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Acts 11

Introduction

Overview

Acts 11:1, Peter, being accused for going in to the Gentiles, Acts 11:5, makes his defence; Acts 11:18, which is accepted; Acts 11:19, The gospel being spread in Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, Barnabas is sent to confirm them; Acts 11:26, The disciples there are first called Christians; Acts 11:27, They send relief to the brethren in Judea in time of famine.

Verse 1

the apostles: Acts 8:14, Acts 8:15, Galatians 1:17-22

the Gentiles: Acts 10:34-38, Acts 14:27, Acts 15:3, Genesis 49:10, Psalms 22:27, Psalms 96:1-10, Isaiah 11:10, Isaiah 32:15, Isaiah 35:1, Isaiah 35:2, Isaiah 42:1, Isaiah 42:6, Isaiah 49:6, Isaiah 52:10, Isaiah 60:3, Isaiah 62:2, Jeremiah 16:19, Hosea 2:23, Amos 9:11, Amos 9:12, Micah 5:7, Zephaniah 2:11, Zephaniah 3:9, Zechariah 2:11, Zechariah 8:20-23, Malachi 1:11, Matthew 8:11, Mark 16:5, Luke 2:32, Romans 15:7-12

Reciprocal: Song of Solomon 8:8 - what Matthew 10:5 - Go Acts 11:18 - hath Acts 11:22 - tidings Acts 17:11 - they received 1 Corinthians 15:1 - which also 1 Timothy 1:15 - worthy

Verse 2

they: Acts 10:9, Acts 10:45, Acts 15:1, Acts 15:5, Acts 21:20-23, Galatians 2:12-14

Reciprocal: Joshua 22:12 - the whole Joshua 22:22 - Israel 1 Samuel 17:29 - General Matthew 20:11 - they murmured Acts 10:28 - that it Colossians 4:11 - who 1 Thessalonians 2:16 - Forbidding

Verse 3

Acts 10:23, Acts 10:28, Acts 10:48, Luke 15:2, 1 Corinthians 5:11, 2 John 1:10

Reciprocal: Joshua 22:12 - the whole Matthew 20:11 - they murmured John 18:28 - and they Acts 10:45 - they Romans 2:26 - General Galatians 2:12 - he did Galatians 2:14 - If thou Colossians 2:16 - in meat 1 Thessalonians 2:16 - Forbidding

Verse 4

Acts 14:27, Joshua 22:21-31, Proverbs 15:1, Luke 1:3

Reciprocal: Acts 21:19 - he declared

Verse 5

was: Acts 10:9-18

in a: Acts 22:17, 2 Corinthians 12:1-3

and it: Jeremiah 1:11-14, Ezekiel 2:9, Amos 7:4-7, Amos 8:2

Reciprocal: Acts 12:9 - wist not Acts 16:9 - a vision

Verse 6

fastened: Acts 3:4, Luke 4:20

Verse 7

Reciprocal: 1 Timothy 4:4 - and

Verse 8

common: Mark 7:2, Romans 14:14

unclean: Leviticus 10:10, Leviticus 11:47, Ezra 9:11, Ezra 9:12, Hosea 9:3, Romans 14:14, 1 Corinthians 7:14

Reciprocal: Genesis 48:18 - Not so Joshua 22:19 - unclean Matthew 15:11 - that which goeth Mark 7:15 - nothing

Verse 9

What: Acts 10:28, Acts 10:34, Acts 10:35, Acts 15:9, 1 Timothy 4:5, Hebrews 9:13, Hebrews 9:14

Reciprocal: Joshua 22:19 - unclean Zechariah 14:20 - shall there Matthew 15:11 - that which goeth Acts 7:5 - yet Acts 10:15 - What Romans 14:14 - unclean

Verse 10

three: Numbers 24:10, John 13:38, John 21:17, 2 Corinthians 12:8

Verse 11

Acts 9:10-12, Acts 10:17, Acts 10:18, Exodus 4:14, Exodus 4:27

Reciprocal: Acts 18:22 - Caesarea

Verse 12

the Spirit: Acts 8:29, Acts 10:19, Acts 10:20, Acts 13:2, Acts 13:4, Acts 15:7, Acts 16:6, Acts 16:7, John 16:13, 2 Thessalonians 2:2, Revelation 22:17

nothing: Matthew 1:20

these: Acts 10:23, Acts 10:45

Reciprocal: Luke 2:27 - by Acts 15:2 - certain

Verse 13

he showed: Acts 10:3-6, Acts 10:22, Acts 10:30-32, Acts 12:11, Hebrews 1:14

to Joppa: Acts 9:43

Reciprocal: Psalms 85:9 - Surely John 7:17 - General Acts 9:6 - and it Acts 9:11 - Arise Acts 10:6 - he shall Acts 16:9 - Come Acts 16:31 - Believe

Verse 14

words: Acts 10:6, Acts 10:22, Acts 10:32, Acts 10:33, Acts 10:43, Acts 16:31, Psalms 19:7-11, Mark 16:16, John 6:63, John 6:68, John 12:50, John 20:31, Romans 1:16, Romans 1:17, Romans 10:9, Romans 10:10, 1 John 5:9-13

all: Acts 2:39, Acts 16:15, Acts 16:31, Genesis 17:7, Genesis 18:19, Psalms 103:17, Psalms 112:2, Psalms 115:13, Psalms 115:14, Proverbs 20:7, Isaiah 61:8, Isaiah 61:9, Jeremiah 32:39, Luke 19:10

Reciprocal: Joshua 2:18 - thy father Psalms 25:12 - him Psalms 50:23 - to him Psalms 85:9 - Surely John 7:17 - General Acts 5:20 - all Acts 9:6 - and it Acts 16:9 - Come

Verse 15

as I: Acts 10:34-44

the Holy Ghost: Acts 10:45, Acts 10:46, Acts 19:6

as on: Acts 2:2-12, Acts 4:31

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:21 - with their vanities Ezekiel 11:5 - the Spirit Joel 2:28 - upon Micah 5:7 - as a dew Zechariah 12:10 - I will pour Matthew 3:11 - he shall Mark 1:8 - he shall Luke 3:16 - he shall John 1:33 - the same Acts 1:5 - John Acts 2:39 - and to all Acts 8:16 - he was Acts 10:44 - the Holy Ghost Acts 10:47 - General Acts 11:17 - as God Acts 15:8 - giving Acts 19:2 - Have ye Galatians 3:2 - Received Galatians 3:14 - might 1 Thessalonians 1:5 - in the

Verse 16

remembered: Acts 20:35, Luke 24:8, John 14:26, John 16:4, 2 Peter 3:1

how: Acts 1:5, Acts 19:2-4, Matthew 3:11, Mark 1:8, Luke 3:16, John 1:26, John 1:33

but: Proverbs 1:23, Isaiah 44:3-5, Ezekiel 36:25, Joel 2:28, Joel 3:18, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Titus 3:5, Titus 3:6

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 47:3 - waters were to the ankles Matthew 3:6 - were John 2:22 - his Acts 19:4 - John Galatians 3:14 - might

Verse 17

as God: Acts 11:15, Acts 15:8, Acts 15:9, Matthew 20:14, Matthew 20:15, Romans 9:15, Romans 9:16, Romans 9:23, Romans 9:24, Romans 11:34-36

what: Acts 10:47, Job 9:12-14, Job 33:13, Job 40:2, Job 40:8, Job 40:9, Daniel 4:35, Romans 9:20-26

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:50 - we 2 Chronicles 20:6 - none is able Isaiah 60:5 - thou shalt see Mark 7:28 - yet Acts 8:20 - the gift Acts 23:9 - let Romans 14:4 - Who 1 Corinthians 1:6 - was 1 Thessalonians 2:16 - Forbidding Hebrews 6:4 - and have

Verse 18

they held: Leviticus 10:19, Leviticus 10:20, Joshua 22:30

and glorified: Acts 15:3, Acts 21:20, Isaiah 60:21, Isaiah 61:3, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Galatians 1:24

hath: Acts 11:1, Acts 13:47, Acts 13:48, Acts 14:27, Acts 22:21, Acts 22:22, Romans 3:29, Romans 3:30, Romans 9:30, Romans 10:12, Romans 10:13, Romans 15:9-16, Galatians 3:26, Galatians 3:27, Ephesians 2:11-18, Ephesians 3:5-8

granted: Acts 3:19, Acts 3:26, Acts 5:31, Acts 20:21, Acts 26:17-20, Jeremiah 31:18-20, Ezekiel 36:26, Zechariah 12:10, Romans 10:12, Romans 10:13, Romans 15:9, Romans 15:16, 2 Corinthians 7:10, 2 Timothy 2:25, 2 Timothy 2:26, James 1:16, James 1:17

Reciprocal: Isaiah 11:10 - to it shall Isaiah 42:1 - he shall Ezekiel 47:22 - and to the strangers Matthew 3:2 - Repent Matthew 4:17 - Repent Matthew 8:11 - That Matthew 9:13 - but Matthew 12:18 - and he Mark 6:12 - preached Mark 7:28 - yet Luke 2:20 - General Luke 14:23 - Go Luke 15:10 - one Luke 18:43 - followed Luke 24:47 - that John 7:35 - teach Acts 15:23 - brethren Acts 17:30 - but Acts 26:20 - repent Acts 28:28 - sent Romans 2:9 - of the Jew Romans 6:17 - But 1 Corinthians 3:6 - God 2 Corinthians 9:13 - they Philippians 1:6 - begun Colossians 1:6 - knew 1 Thessalonians 2:16 - Forbidding 1 Timothy 1:15 - worthy Hebrews 6:1 - repentance Hebrews 6:9 - things

Verse 19

they: Acts 8:1-4

Phenice: Acts 15:3, Acts 21:2

Cyprus: Acts 4:36, Acts 13:4, Acts 15:39, Acts 21:16

Antioch: Acts 11:26, Acts 15:22, Acts 15:35

to none: Acts 3:26, Acts 13:46, Matthew 10:6, John 7:35

Reciprocal: Zechariah 10:9 - sow Matthew 22:4 - other Mark 2:2 - and he Luke 10:2 - the Lord Acts 8:4 - General Acts 8:14 - when Acts 10:36 - word Acts 14:7 - General Acts 14:26 - to Antioch Acts 18:22 - he went Acts 21:3 - Cyprus Acts 27:4 - Cyprus Philippians 1:12 - rather 1 Thessalonians 2:14 - even

Verse 20

Cyrene: Acts 2:10, Acts 6:9, Acts 13:1, Matthew 27:32

the Grecians: Acts 6:1, Acts 9:29

preaching: Acts 8:5, Acts 8:35, Acts 9:20, Acts 17:18, 1 Corinthians 1:23, 1 Corinthians 1:24, 1 Corinthians 2:2, Ephesians 3:8

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 11:6 - thou knowest Matthew 22:4 - other Mark 15:21 - a Cyrenian Acts 4:36 - Cyprus Acts 8:12 - concerning Acts 15:39 - and sailed Acts 27:4 - Cyprus Philippians 1:15 - preach Colossians 1:28 - Whom

Verse 21

the hand: 2 Chronicles 30:12, Ezra 7:9, Ezra 8:18, Nehemiah 2:8, Nehemiah 2:18, Isaiah 53:1, Isaiah 59:1, Luke 1:66

and a: Acts 11:24, Acts 2:47, Acts 4:4, Acts 5:14, Acts 6:7, 1 Corinthians 3:6, 1 Corinthians 3:7, 1 Thessalonians 1:5

turned: Acts 9:35, Acts 15:19, Acts 26:18-20, 1 Thessalonians 1:9, 1 Thessalonians 1:10

Reciprocal: Exodus 3:12 - Certainly Judges 6:16 - General 2 Kings 3:15 - the hand Ecclesiastes 11:6 - thou knowest Acts 3:19 - be Acts 9:42 - and many Acts 12:24 - General Acts 14:1 - that a Acts 16:5 - increased Acts 16:14 - whose 1 Corinthians 1:6 - was 2 Corinthians 6:7 - the power Philippians 2:13 - God

Verse 22

am 4047, ad 43

tidings: Acts 11:1, Acts 8:14, Acts 15:2, 1 Thessalonians 3:6

and they: Acts 4:36, Acts 4:37, Acts 9:27, Acts 13:1-3, Acts 15:22, Acts 15:35-39

Reciprocal: Acts 18:22 - the church 1 Corinthians 9:6 - Barnabas Hebrews 1:14 - sent

Verse 23

seen: Mark 2:5, Colossians 1:6, 1 Thessalonians 1:3, 1 Thessalonians 1:4, 2 Timothy 1:4, 2 Timothy 1:5, 2 Peter 1:4-9, 3 John 1:4

and exhorted: Acts 13:43, Acts 14:22, John 8:31, John 8:32, John 15:4, 1 Thessalonians 3:2-5, Hebrews 10:19-26, Hebrews 10:32-39, 2 Peter 3:17, 2 Peter 3:18, 1 John 2:28

purpose: Psalms 17:3, Proverbs 23:15, Proverbs 23:28, Daniel 1:8, 2 Corinthians 1:17, 2 Timothy 3:10

cleave: Deuteronomy 10:20, Deuteronomy 30:20, Joshua 22:5, Joshua 23:8, Matthew 16:24, 1 Corinthians 15:58

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:24 - cleave Numbers 14:24 - followed me Numbers 35:28 - he should Deuteronomy 4:4 - General Deuteronomy 11:22 - to cleave Joshua 24:15 - as for me Ruth 1:17 - but death 2 Samuel 15:21 - surely 2 Samuel 20:2 - the men 2 Kings 2:4 - As the Lord 2 Kings 18:6 - he clave 1 Chronicles 22:19 - set your 2 Chronicles 9:3 - seen the wisdom 2 Chronicles 11:16 - set Nehemiah 10:29 - clave Psalms 51:10 - right Psalms 78:8 - whose Psalms 119:31 - stuck Proverbs 4:13 - Take Isaiah 56:6 - join Jeremiah 50:5 - Come Luke 5:20 - he saw Luke 15:6 - his Acts 2:42 - they Acts 15:32 - being Romans 1:12 - that I may Romans 11:22 - if thou Romans 12:9 - cleave Romans 12:15 - Rejoice 1 Corinthians 1:4 - thank 2 Corinthians 7:7 - but 2 Corinthians 8:1 - the grace Ephesians 4:12 - perfecting Philippians 1:25 - for Philippians 4:1 - so Colossians 1:23 - ye continue 1 Thessalonians 3:8 - if 1 Thessalonians 5:21 - hold Titus 2:11 - the grace Hebrews 3:13 - exhort 1 Peter 2:19 - thankworthy 1 John 5:18 - keepeth

Verse 24

he was: Acts 24:16, 2 Samuel 18:27, Psalms 37:23, Psalms 112:5, Proverbs 12:2, Proverbs 13:22, Proverbs 14:14, Matthew 12:35, Matthew 19:17, Luke 23:50, John 7:12, Romans 5:7

full: Acts 6:3, Acts 6:5, Acts 6:8, Romans 15:15

and much: Acts 11:21, Acts 5:14, Acts 9:31

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 19:11 - the good Acts 2:4 - filled Acts 2:47 - the Lord Ephesians 5:18 - but James 3:17 - full

Verse 25

to Tarsus: Acts 9:11, Acts 9:27, Acts 9:30, Acts 21:39

Reciprocal: Luke 5:7 - that they should Acts 13:1 - prophets Acts 15:34 - it pleased Acts 22:3 - in Tarsus 2 Corinthians 11:26 - journeyings Galatians 1:21 - I came Galatians 2:1 - Barnabas

Verse 26

that: Acts 13:1, Acts 13:2

with the church: Acts 14:23, Acts 14:27, 1 Corinthians 4:17, 1 Corinthians 11:18, 1 Corinthians 14:23

taught: Matthew 28:19

were: Acts 26:28, Isaiah 65:15, 1 Corinthians 12:12, Ephesians 3:15, 1 Peter 4:14, 1 John 2:27, Revelation 3:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:26 - Enos Isaiah 43:7 - called Isaiah 62:2 - thou shalt Daniel 11:33 - understand Acts 11:19 - Antioch Acts 14:26 - to Antioch Acts 14:28 - General Acts 15:34 - it pleased Acts 26:20 - first 2 Corinthians 11:26 - journeyings Galatians 1:21 - I came 2 Timothy 2:19 - Let James 2:7 - by 1 Peter 4:16 - as

Verse 27

prophets: Acts 2:17, Acts 13:1, Acts 15:32, Acts 21:4, Acts 21:9, Matthew 23:34, 1 Corinthians 12:28, 1 Corinthians 14:32, Ephesians 4:11

Reciprocal: Romans 12:6 - whether Romans 15:26 - it

Verse 28

Agabus: Acts 21:10

great: This was probably the famine which took place in the fourth year of Claudius, which continued for several years, and in which, says Josephus, "many died for want of food." Genesis 41:30, Genesis 41:31, Genesis 41:38, 1 Kings 17:1-16, 2 Kings 8:1, 2 Kings 8:2

Claudius: Claudius Caesar succeeded C. Caligula, ad 41; and after a reign of upwards of 13 years, he was poisoned by his wife Agrippina, and succeeded by Nero. Luke 2:1, Luke 3:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 41:45 - Zaphnathpaaneah Genesis 42:5 - for Numbers 11:25 - they prophesied Deuteronomy 15:11 - Thou shalt Ecclesiastes 11:2 - for Isaiah 61:6 - ye shall eat Matthew 24:7 - famines Mark 13:8 - famines Luke 20:24 - Caesar's Luke 21:10 - Nation shall John 16:13 - he will show Acts 2:17 - your sons Acts 18:2 - Claudius Romans 1:8 - the whole Romans 12:6 - whether Romans 12:8 - giveth 1 Corinthians 12:10 - prophecy 1 Corinthians 16:1 - concerning Ephesians 5:16 - the days Revelation 2:25 - that

Verse 29

every: Ezra 2:69, Nehemiah 5:8, 1 Corinthians 16:2, 2 Corinthians 8:2-4, 2 Corinthians 8:12-14, 1 Peter 4:9-11

to send: Acts 2:44, Acts 2:45, Acts 4:34, Ecclesiastes 11:1, Ecclesiastes 11:2, Luke 12:29-33, Romans 15:25-27, 1 Corinthians 13:5, 1 Corinthians 16:1, 2 Corinthians 9:1, 2 Corinthians 9:2, Galatians 2:10, Hebrews 13:5, Hebrews 13:6

Reciprocal: Leviticus 25:35 - then Job 31:16 - withheld Psalms 37:21 - righteous Proverbs 11:24 - that scattereth Ecclesiastes 10:19 - but Song of Solomon 5:1 - eat Isaiah 32:8 - the liberal Matthew 6:2 - when Matthew 25:17 - he also Matthew 25:35 - I was an Mark 12:43 - That Luke 11:41 - rather Acts 12:25 - Barnabas Acts 24:17 - to bring 2 Corinthians 2:1 - I determined 2 Corinthians 8:3 - to 2 Corinthians 8:4 - the ministering Ephesians 5:16 - the days 1 Timothy 6:18 - ready Hebrews 6:10 - which Hebrews 10:24 - consider

Verse 30

to the: Acts 14:23, Acts 15:4, Acts 15:6, Acts 15:23, Acts 16:4, Acts 20:17, 1 Timothy 5:17, Titus 1:5, James 5:14, 1 Peter 5:1

by: Acts 12:25, 1 Corinthians 16:3, 1 Corinthians 16:4, 2 Corinthians 8:17-21

Reciprocal: Exodus 3:16 - elders Proverbs 11:24 - that scattereth Isaiah 32:8 - the liberal Matthew 25:17 - he also Acts 4:36 - Barnabas Acts 13:1 - Barnabas Acts 24:17 - to bring 1 Corinthians 16:1 - concerning Galatians 2:1 - Barnabas Galatians 2:10 - that

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Acts 11". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/acts-11.html.