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Acts 10:1
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Now there was a man at (a)Caesarea named Cornelius, a centurion of what was (b)called the Italian [a]cohort,
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Acts 10:2
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a devout man and (c)one who feared God with all his household, and (d)gave many [b]alms to the Jewish people and prayed to God continually.
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Acts 10:3
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About (e)the [c]ninth hour of the day he clearly saw (f)in a vision (g)an angel of God who had just come in and said to him, "Cornelius!"
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Acts 10:4
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And (h)fixing his gaze on him and being much alarmed, he said, "What is it, Lord?" And he said to him, "Your prayers and [d]alms (i)have ascended (j)as a memorial before God.
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Acts 10:5
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Now dispatch some men to (k)Joppa and send for a man named Simon, who is also called Peter;
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Acts 10:6
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he is staying with a tanner named (l)Simon, whose house is by the sea."
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Acts 10:7
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When the angel who was speaking to him had left, he summoned two of his [e]servants and a devout soldier of those who were his personal attendants,
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Acts 10:8
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and after he had explained everything to them, he sent them to (m)Joppa.
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Acts 10:9
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On the next day, as they were on their way and approaching the city, (n)Peter went up on (o)the housetop about (p)the [f]sixth hour to pray.
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Acts 10:10
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But he became hungry and was desiring to eat; but while they were making preparations, he (q)fell into a trance;
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Acts 10:11
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and he *saw (r)the [g]sky opened up, and an [h]object like a great sheet coming down, lowered by four corners to the ground,
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Acts 10:12
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and there were in it all kinds of four-footed animals and [i]crawling creatures of the earth and birds of the [j]air.
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Acts 10:13
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A voice came to him, "Get up, Peter, [k]kill and eat!"
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Acts 10:14
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But Peter said, "By no means, (s)Lord, for (t)I have never eaten anything [l]unholy and unclean."
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Acts 10:15
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Again a voice came to him a second time, "(u)What God has cleansed, no longer consider [m]unholy."
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Acts 10:16
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This happened three times, and immediately the [n]object was taken up into the [o]sky.
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Acts 10:17
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Now while Peter was greatly perplexed in [p]mind as to what (v)the vision which he had seen might be, behold, (w)the men who had been sent by Cornelius, having asked directions for Simon's house, appeared at the gate;
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Acts 10:18
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and calling out, they were asking whether Simon, who was also called Peter, was staying there.
Acts 10:19
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While Peter was reflecting on (x)the vision, (y)the Spirit said to him, "Behold, [q]three men are looking for you.
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Acts 10:20
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But get up, go downstairs and (z)accompany them [r]without misgivings, for I have sent them Myself."
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Acts 10:21
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Peter went down to the men and said, "Behold, I am the one you are looking for; what is the reason for which you have come?"
Acts 10:22
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They said, "Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous and (aa)God-fearing man well spoken of by the entire nation of the Jews, (ab)was divinely directed by a (ac)holy angel to send for you to come to his house and hear [s](ad)a message from you."
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Acts 10:23
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So he invited them in and gave them lodging.

Peter at Caesarea

And on the next day he got up and went away with them, and (ae)some of (af)the brethren from (ag)Joppa accompanied him.
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Acts 10:24
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On the following day he entered (ah)Caesarea. Now Cornelius was waiting for them and had called together his relatives and close friends.
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Acts 10:25
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When Peter entered, Cornelius met him, and fell at his feet and [t](ai)worshiped him.
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Acts 10:26
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But Peter raised him up, saying, "(aj)Stand up; I too am just a man."
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Acts 10:27
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As he talked with him, he entered and *found (ak)many people assembled.
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Acts 10:28
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And he said to them, "You yourselves know how (al)unlawful it is for a man who is a Jew to associate with a foreigner or to visit him; and yet (am)God has shown me that I should not call any man [u]unholy or unclean.
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Acts 10:29
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That is why I came without even raising any objection when I was sent for. So I ask for what reason you have sent for me."
Acts 10:30
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Cornelius said, "(an)Four days ago to this hour, I was praying in my house during (ao)the [v]ninth hour; and behold, (ap)a man stood before me in shining garments,
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Acts 10:31
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and he *said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your [w]alms have been remembered before God.
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Acts 10:32
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Therefore send to (aq)Joppa and invite Simon, who is also called Peter, to come to you; he is staying at the house of Simon the tanner by the sea.'
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Acts 10:33
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So I sent for you immediately, and you have [x]been kind enough to come. Now then, we are all here present before God to hear all that you have been commanded by the Lord."
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Acts 10:34
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(ar)Opening his mouth, Peter said: "I most certainly understand now that (as)God is not one to show partiality,
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Acts 10:35
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but (at)in every nation the man who [y](au)fears Him and [z]does what is right is welcome to Him.
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Acts 10:36
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The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, (av)preaching [aa](aw)peace through Jesus Christ (He is (ax)Lord of all)—
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Acts 10:37
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you yourselves know the thing which took place throughout all Judea, starting from Galilee, after the baptism which John proclaimed.
Acts 10:38
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[ab]You know of (ay)Jesus of Nazareth, how God (az)anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, [ac](ba)and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for (bb)God was with Him.
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Acts 10:39
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We are (bc)witnesses of all the things He did both in the [ad]land of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They also (bd)put Him to death by hanging Him on a [ae]cross.
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Acts 10:40
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(be)God raised Him up on the third day and granted that He become visible,
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Acts 10:41
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(bf)not to all the people, but to (bg)witnesses who were chosen beforehand by God, that is, to us (bh)who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead.
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Acts 10:42
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And He (bi)ordered us to [af]preach to the people, and solemnly to (bj)testify that this is the One who has been (bk)appointed by God as (bl)Judge of the living and the dead.
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Acts 10:43
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Of Him (bm)all the prophets bear witness that through (bn)His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins."
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Acts 10:44
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While Peter was still speaking these words, (bo)the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the [ag]message.
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Acts 10:45
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(bp)All the [ah]circumcised believers who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been (bq)poured out on the Gentiles also.
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Acts 10:46
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For they were hearing them (br)speaking with tongues and exalting God. Then Peter answered,
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Acts 10:47
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"(bs)Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized who (bt)have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?"
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Acts 10:48
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And he (bu)ordered them to be baptized (bv)in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay on for a few days.
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Acts 11:1
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Now the apostles and (a)the brethren who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.
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Acts 11:2
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And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, [a](b)those who were circumcised took issue with him,
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Acts 11:3
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saying, "(c)You [b]went to uncircumcised men and ate with them."
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Acts 11:4
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But Peter began speaking [c]and proceeded to explain to them (d)in orderly sequence, saying,
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Acts 11:5
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"(e)I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw (f)a vision, an [d]object coming down like a great sheet lowered by four corners from [e]the sky; and it came right down to me,
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Acts 11:6
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and when I had fixed my gaze on it and was observing it [f]I saw the four-footed animals of the earth and the wild beasts and the [g]crawling creatures and the birds of the [h]air.
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Acts 11:7
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I also heard a voice saying to me, ‘Get up, Peter; [i]kill and eat.'
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Acts 11:8
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But I said, ‘By no means, Lord, for nothing [j]unholy or unclean has ever entered my mouth.'
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Acts 11:9
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But a voice from heaven answered a second time, ‘(g)What God has cleansed, no longer [k]consider unholy.'
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Acts 11:10
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This happened three times, and everything was drawn back up into [l]the sky.
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Acts 11:11
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And behold, at that moment three men appeared at the house in which we were staying, having been sent to me from (h)Caesarea.
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Acts 11:12
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(i)The Spirit told me to go with them [m](j)without misgivings. (k)These six brethren also went with me and we entered the man's house.
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Acts 11:13
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And he reported to us how he had seen the angel [n]standing in his house, and saying, ‘Send to Joppa and have Simon, who is also called Peter, brought here;
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Acts 11:14
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and he will speak (l)words to you by which you will be saved, you and (m)all your household.'
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Acts 11:15
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And as I began to speak, (n)the Holy Spirit fell upon them just (o)as He did upon us at the beginning.
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Acts 11:16
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And I remembered the word of the Lord, how He used to say, ‘(p)John baptized with water, but you will be baptized [o]with the Holy Spirit.'
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Acts 11:17
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Therefore if (q)God gave to them the same gift as He gave to us also after believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, (r)who was I that I could [p]stand in God's way?"
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Acts 11:18
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When they heard this, they [q]quieted down and (s)glorified God, saying, "Well then, God has granted to the Gentiles also the (t)repentance that leads to life."
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Acts 11:19
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(u)So then those who were scattered because of the [r]persecution that occurred in connection with Stephen made their way [s]to (v)Phoenicia and (w)Cyprus and (x)Antioch, speaking the word to no one except to Jews alone.
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Acts 11:20
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But there were some of them, men of (y)Cyprus and (z)Cyrene, who came to (aa)Antioch and began speaking to the [t](ab)Greeks also, [u](ac)preaching the Lord Jesus.
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Acts 11:21
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And (ad)the hand of the Lord was with them, and (ae)a large number who believed turned to the Lord.
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Acts 11:22
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The [v]news about them [w]reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent (af)Barnabas off [x]to (ag)Antioch.
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Acts 11:23
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Then when he arrived and [y]witnessed (ah)the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with [z]resolute heart to remain true to the Lord;
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Acts 11:24
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for he was a good man, and (ai)full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And (aj)considerable [aa]numbers were [ab]brought to the Lord.
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Acts 11:25
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And he left for (ak)Tarsus to look for Saul;
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Acts 11:26
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and when he had found him, he brought him to (al)Antioch. And for an entire year they [ac]met with the church and taught considerable [ad]numbers; and (am)the disciples were first called (an)Christians in (ao)Antioch.
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Acts 11:27
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Now [ae]at this time (ap)some prophets came down from Jerusalem to (aq)Antioch.
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Acts 11:28
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One of them named (ar)Agabus stood up and began to indicate [af]by the Spirit that there would certainly be a great famine (as)all over the [ag]world. [ah]And this took place in the reign of (at)Claudius.
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Acts 11:29
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And in the proportion that any of (au)the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a contribution for the [ai]relief of (av)the brethren living in Judea.
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Acts 11:30
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(aw)And this they did, sending it [aj]in charge of (ax)Barnabas and Saul to the (ay)elders.
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Acts 12:1
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Now about that time [a]Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church in order to mistreat them.
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Acts 12:2
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And he (a)had James the brother of John (b)put to death with a sword.
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Acts 12:3
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When he saw that it (c)pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. Now [b]it was during (d)the days of Unleavened Bread.
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Acts 12:4
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When he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him to four [c](e)squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after (f)the Passover to bring him out before the people.
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Acts 12:5
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So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God.
Acts 12:6
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On [d]the very night when Herod was about to bring him forward, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, (g)bound with two chains, and guards in front of the door were watching over the prison.
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Acts 12:7
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And behold, (h)an angel of the Lord suddenly (i)appeared and a light shone in the cell; and he struck Peter's side and woke him up, saying, "Get up quickly." And (j)his chains fell off his hands.
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Acts 12:8
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And the angel said to him, "Gird yourself and [e]put on your sandals." And he did so. And he *said to him, "Wrap your cloak around you and follow me."
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Acts 12:9
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And he went out and continued to follow, and he did not know that what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing (k)a vision.
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Acts 12:10
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When they had passed the first and second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which (l)opened for them by itself; and they went out and went along one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.
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Acts 12:11
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When Peter (m)came [f]to himself, he said, "Now I know for sure that (n)the Lord has sent forth His angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all [g]that the Jewish people were expecting."
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Acts 12:12
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And when he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of (o)John who was also called Mark, where many were gathered together and (p)were praying.
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Acts 12:13
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When he knocked at the door of the gate, (q)a servant-girl named Rhoda came to answer.
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Acts 12:14
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When she recognized Peter's voice, (r)because of her joy she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter was standing in front of the gate.
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Acts 12:15
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They said to her, "You are out of your mind!" But she kept insisting that it was so. They kept saying, "It is (s)his angel."
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Acts 12:16
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But Peter continued knocking; and when they had opened the door, they saw him and were amazed.
Acts 12:17
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But (t)motioning to them with his hand to be silent, he described to them how the Lord had led him out of the prison. And he said, "Report these things to [h](u)James and (v)the brethren." Then he left and went to another place.
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Acts 12:18
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Now when day came, there was no small disturbance among the soldiers as to [i]what could have become of Peter.
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Acts 12:19
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When Herod had searched for him and had not found him, he examined the guards and ordered that they (w)be led away to execution. Then he went down from Judea to (x)Caesarea and was spending time there.
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Acts 12:20
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Now he was very angry with the people of (y)Tyre and Sidon; and with one accord they came to him, and having won over Blastus the king's chamberlain, they were asking for peace, because (z)their country was fed by the king's country.
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Acts 12:21
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On an appointed day Herod, having put on his royal apparel, took his seat on the [j]rostrum and began delivering an address to them.
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Acts 12:22
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The people kept crying out, "The voice of a god and not of a man!"
Acts 12:23
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And immediately (aa)an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and [k]died.
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Acts 12:24
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But (ab)the word of the Lord continued to grow and to be multiplied.
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Acts 12:25
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And (ac)Barnabas and (ad)Saul returned [l]from Jerusalem (ae)when they had fulfilled their [m]mission, taking along with them (af)John, who was also called Mark.
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Acts 13:1
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Now there were at (a)Antioch, in the (b)church that was there, (c)prophets and (d)teachers: (e)Barnabas, and Simeon who was called Niger, and Lucius of (f)Cyrene, and Manaen who had been brought up with (g)Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
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Acts 13:2
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While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, (h)the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for Me (i)Barnabas and Saul for (j)the work to which I have called them."
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Acts 13:3
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Then, when they had fasted and (k)prayed and (l)laid their hands on them, (m)they sent them away.
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Acts 13:4
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So, being (n)sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia and from there they sailed to (o)Cyprus.
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Acts 13:5
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When they reached Salamis, they began to proclaim the word of God in (p)the synagogues of the Jews; and they also had (q)John as their helper.
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Acts 13:6
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When they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they found a (r)magician, a Jewish (s)false prophet whose name was Bar-Jesus,
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Acts 13:7
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who was with the (t)proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence. This man summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God.
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Acts 13:8
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But Elymas the (u)magician (for so his name is translated) was opposing them, seeking to turn the (v)proconsul away from (w)the faith.
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Acts 13:9
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But Saul, who was also known as Paul, [a](x)filled with the Holy Spirit, fixed his gaze on him,
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Acts 13:10
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and said, "You who are full of all deceit and fraud, you (y)son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to make crooked (z)the straight ways of the Lord?
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Acts 13:11
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Now, behold, (aa)the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and not see the sun for a time." And immediately a mist and a darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking those who would lead him by the hand.
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Acts 13:12
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Then the (ab)proconsul believed when he saw what had happened, being amazed at (ac)the teaching of the Lord.
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Acts 13:13
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Now Paul and his companions put out to sea from (ad)Paphos and came to (ae)Perga in (af)Pamphylia; but (ag)John left them and returned to Jerusalem.
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Acts 13:14
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But going on from Perga, they arrived at (ah)Pisidian (ai)Antioch, and on (aj)the Sabbath day they went into (ak)the synagogue and sat down.
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Acts 13:15
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After (al)the reading of the Law and (am)the Prophets (an)the synagogue officials sent to them, saying, "Brethren, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say it."
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Acts 13:16
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Paul stood up, and (ao)motioning with his hand said, "Men of Israel, and (ap)you who fear God, listen:
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Acts 13:17
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The God of this people Israel (aq)chose our fathers and [b](ar)made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm (as)He led them out from it.
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Acts 13:18
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For (at)a period of about forty years (au)He put up with them in the wilderness.
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Acts 13:19
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(av)When He had destroyed (aw)seven nations in the land of Canaan, He (ax)distributed their land as an inheritance—all of which took (ay)about four hundred and fifty years.
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Acts 13:20
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After these things He (az)gave them judges until (ba)Samuel the prophet.
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Acts 13:21
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Then they (bb)asked for a king, and God gave them (bc)Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.
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Acts 13:22
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After He had (bd)removed him, He raised up David to be their king, concerning whom He also testified and said, ‘(be)I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My heart , who will do all My [c]will.'
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Acts 13:23
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(bf)From the descendants of this man, (bg)according to promise, God has brought to Israel (bh)a Savior, Jesus,
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Acts 13:24
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after (bi)John had proclaimed before [d]His coming a (bj)baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
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Acts 13:25
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And while John (bk)was completing his course, (bl)he kept saying, ‘What do you suppose that I am? I am not He. But behold, one is coming after me the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.'
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Acts 13:26
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"Brethren, sons of Abraham's family, and those among you who fear God, to us the message of (bm)this salvation has been sent.
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Acts 13:27
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For those who live in Jerusalem, and their (bn)rulers, (bo)recognizing neither Him nor the [e]utterances of (bp)the prophets which are (bq)read every Sabbath, fulfilled these by condemning Him.
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Acts 13:28
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And though they found no ground for putting Him to death, they (br)asked Pilate that He be [f]executed.
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Acts 13:29
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When they had (bs)carried out all that was written concerning Him, (bt)they took Him down from (bu)the [g]cross and (bv)laid Him in a tomb.
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Acts 13:30
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But God (bw)raised Him from the dead;
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Acts 13:31
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and for many days (bx)He appeared to those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, the very ones who are now (by)His witnesses to the people.
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Acts 13:32
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And we (bz)preach to you the good news of (ca)the promise made to the fathers,
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Acts 13:33
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that God has fulfilled this promise [h]to our children in that He (cb)raised up Jesus, as it is also written in the second Psalm, ‘(cc) You are My Son; today i have begotten You .'
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Acts 13:34
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As for the fact that He (cd)raised Him up from the dead, no longer to return to decay, He has spoken in this way: ‘(ce)I will give you the holy and [i] sure blessings of David .'
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Acts 13:35
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Therefore He also says in another Psalm, ‘(cf) You will not [j] allow Your [k] Holy One to [l] undergo decay .'
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Acts 13:36
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For (cg)David, after he had [m]served (ch)the purpose of God in his own generation, (ci)fell asleep, and was laid among his fathers and [n]underwent decay;
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Acts 13:37
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but He whom God (cj)raised did not [o]undergo decay.
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Acts 13:38
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Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that (ck)through [p]Him forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you,
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Acts 13:39
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and [q]through Him (cl)everyone who believes is [r]freed [s]from all things, from which you could not be [t]freed [u]through the Law of Moses.
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Acts 13:40
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Therefore take heed, so that the thing spoken of (cm)in the Prophets may not come upon you:
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Acts 13:41
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(cn) Behold, you scoffers, and marvel, and [v] perish ; For I am accomplishing a work in your days , A work which you will never believe, though someone should describe it to you .'"
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Acts 13:42
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As [w]Paul and Barnabas were going out, the people kept begging that these [x]things might be spoken to them the next (co)Sabbath.
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Acts 13:43
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Now when the meeting of the synagogue had broken up, many of the Jews and of the (cp)God-fearing [y](cq)proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them, were urging them to continue in (cr)the grace of God.
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Acts 13:44
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The next (cs)Sabbath nearly the whole city assembled to hear the word of [z]the Lord.
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Acts 13:45
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But when (ct)the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began contradicting the things spoken by Paul, and were [aa]blaspheming.
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Acts 13:46
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Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, "It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you (cu)first; since you repudiate it and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, (cv)we are turning to the Gentiles.
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Acts 13:47
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For so the Lord has commanded us, ‘(cw)I have placed You as a (cx) light for the Gentiles , That You may [ab] bring salvation to the end of the earth .'"
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Acts 13:48
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When the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying (cy)the word of [ac]the Lord; and as many as (cz)had been appointed to eternal life believed.
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Acts 13:49
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And (da)the word of the Lord was being spread through the whole region.
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Acts 13:50
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But (db)the Jews incited the [ad](dc)devout women (dd)of prominence and the leading men of the city, and instigated a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their [ae]district.
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Acts 13:51
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But (de)they shook off the dust of their feet in protest against them and went to (df)Iconium.
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Acts 13:52
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And the disciples were continually (dg)filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
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Acts 14:1
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In (a)Iconium (b)they entered the synagogue of the Jews together, and spoke in such a manner (c)that a large number of people believed, both of Jews and of (d)Greeks.
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Acts 14:2
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But (e)the Jews who [a](f)disbelieved stirred up the [b]minds of the Gentiles and embittered them against (g)the brethren.
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Acts 14:3
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Therefore they spent a long time there (h)speaking boldly with reliance upon the Lord, who was testifying to the word of His grace, granting that [c](i)signs and wonders be done by their hands.
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Acts 14:4
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(j)But the [d]people of the city were divided; and some [e]sided with (k)the Jews, and some with (l)the apostles.
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Acts 14:5
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And when an attempt was made by both the Gentiles and (m)the Jews with their rulers, to mistreat and to (n)stone them,
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Acts 14:6
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they became aware of it and fled to the cities of (o)Lycaonia, (p)Lystra and (q)Derbe, and the surrounding region;
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Acts 14:7
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and there they continued to (r)preach the gospel.
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Acts 14:8
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At (s)Lystra (t)a man was sitting who had no strength in his feet, lame from his mother's womb, who had never walked.
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Acts 14:9
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This man was listening to Paul as he spoke, who, (u)when he had fixed his gaze on him and had seen that he had (v)faith to be [f]made well,
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Acts 14:10
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said with a loud voice, "Stand upright on your feet." (w)And he leaped up and began to walk.
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Acts 14:11
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When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they raised their voice, saying in the (x)Lycaonian language, "(y)The gods have become like men and have come down to us."
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Acts 14:12
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And they began calling Barnabas, [g]Zeus, and Paul, [h]Hermes, because he was [i]the chief speaker.
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Acts 14:13
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The priest of Zeus, whose temple was [j]just outside the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, and (z)wanted to offer sacrifice with the crowds.
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Acts 14:14
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But when (aa)the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of it, they (ab)tore their [k]robes and rushed out into the crowd, crying out
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Acts 14:15
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and saying, "Men, why are you doing these things? We are also (ac)men of the same nature as you, and (ad)preach the gospel to you that you should turn from these [l](ae)vain things to a (af)living God, (ag) who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them .
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Acts 14:16
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[m]In the generations gone by He (ah)permitted all the [n]nations to (ai)go their own ways;
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Acts 14:17
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and yet (aj)He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good and (ak)gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, [o]satisfying your hearts with food and gladness."
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Acts 14:18
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Even saying these things, with difficulty they restrained the crowds from offering sacrifice to them.
Acts 14:19
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But (al)Jews came from (am)Antioch and (an)Iconium, and having won over the crowds, they (ao)stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing him to be dead.
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Acts 14:20
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But while (ap)the disciples stood around him, he got up and entered the city. The next day he went away with Barnabas to (aq)Derbe.
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Acts 14:21
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After they had (ar)preached the gospel to that city and had (as)made many disciples, they returned to (at)Lystra and to (au)Iconium and to (av)Antioch,
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Acts 14:22
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strengthening the souls of (aw)the disciples, encouraging them to continue in (ax)the faith, and saying, "(ay)Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God."
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Acts 14:23
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When (az)they had appointed (ba)elders for them in every church, having (bb)prayed with fasting, they (bc)commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
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Acts 14:24
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They passed through (bd)Pisidia and came into (be)Pamphylia.
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Acts 14:25
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When they had spoken the word in (bf)Perga, they went down to Attalia.
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Acts 14:26
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From there they sailed to (bg)Antioch, from (bh)which they had been (bi)commended to the grace of God for the work that they had [p]accomplished.
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Acts 14:27
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When they had arrived and gathered the church together, they began to (bj)report all things that God had done with them and [q]how He had opened a (bk)door of faith to the Gentiles.
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Acts 14:28
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And they spent [r]a long time with (bl)the disciples.
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Acts 15:1
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(a)Some men came down from Judea and began teaching (b)the brethren, "Unless you are (c)circumcised according to (d)the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved."
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Acts 15:2
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And when Paul and Barnabas had [a]great dissension and (e)debate with them, (f)the brethren determined that Paul and Barnabas and some others of them should go up to Jerusalem to the (g)apostles and elders concerning this issue.
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Acts 15:3
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Therefore, being (h)sent on their way by the church, they were passing through both (i)Phoenicia and Samaria, (j)describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and were bringing great joy to all (k)the brethren.
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Acts 15:4
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When they arrived at Jerusalem, they were received by the church and (l)the apostles and the elders, and they (m)reported all that God had done with them.
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Acts 15:5
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But some of (n)the sect of the (o)Pharisees who had believed stood up, saying, "It is necessary to (p)circumcise them and to direct them to observe the Law of Moses."
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Acts 15:6
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(q)The apostles and the elders came together to [b]look into this [c]matter.
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Acts 15:7
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After there had been much (r)debate, Peter stood up and said to them, "Brethren, you know that [d]in the early days (s)God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of (t)the gospel and believe.
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Acts 15:8
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And God, (u)who knows the heart, testified to them (v)giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us;
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Acts 15:9
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and (w)He made no distinction between us and them, (x)cleansing their hearts by faith.
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Acts 15:10
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Now therefore why do you (y)put God to the test by placing upon the neck of the disciples a yoke which (z)neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?
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Acts 15:11
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But we believe that we are saved through (aa)the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same way as they also are."
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Acts 15:12
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All the people kept silent, and they were listening to Barnabas and Paul as they were (ab)relating what (ac)signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles.
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Acts 15:13
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After they had stopped speaking, [e](ad)James answered, saying, "Brethren, listen to me.
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Acts 15:14
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(ae)Simeon has related how God first concerned Himself about taking from among the Gentiles a people for His name.
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Acts 15:15
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With this the words of (af)the Prophets agree, just as it is written,
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Acts 15:16
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(ag) After these things (ah)I will return, And I will rebuild the [f] tabernacle of David which has fallen , And I will rebuild its ruins , And I will restore it ,
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Acts 15:17
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(ai) So that the rest of [g] mankind may seek the Lord , And all the Gentiles [h](aj) who are called by My name ,'
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Acts 15:18
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(ak) Says the Lord, who [i](al) makes these things known from long ago .
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Acts 15:19
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Therefore it is (am)my judgment that we do not trouble those who are turning to God from among the Gentiles,
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Acts 15:20
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but that we write to them that they abstain from [j](an)things contaminated by idols and from (ao)fornication and from (ap)what is strangled and from blood.
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Acts 15:21
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For (aq)Moses from ancient generations has in every city those who preach him, since [k]he is read in the synagogues every Sabbath."
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Acts 15:22
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Then it seemed good to (ar)the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them to send to (as)Antioch with Paul and Barnabas—Judas called Barsabbas, and (at)Silas, leading men among (au)the brethren,
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Acts 15:23
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and they [l]sent this letter by them, "(av)The apostles and the brethren who are elders, to (aw)the brethren in (ax)Antioch and (ay)Syria and (az)Cilicia who are from the Gentiles, (ba)greetings.
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Acts 15:24
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"Since we have heard that (bb)some [m]of our number to whom we gave no instruction have (bc)disturbed you with their words, unsettling your souls,
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Acts 15:25
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(bd)it seemed good to us, having [n]become of one mind, to select men to send to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
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Acts 15:26
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men who have [o](be)risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Acts 15:27
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"Therefore we have sent (bf)Judas and (bg)Silas, who themselves will also report the same things by word of mouth.
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Acts 15:28
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"For (bh)it seemed good to (bi)the Holy Spirit and to (bj)us to lay upon you no greater burden than these essentials:
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Acts 15:29
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that you abstain from (bk)things sacrificed to idols and from (bl)blood and from (bm)things strangled and from (bn)fornication; [p]if you keep yourselves free from such things, you will do well. Farewell."
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Acts 15:30
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So when they were sent away, (bo)they went down to Antioch; and having gathered the [q]congregation together, they delivered the letter.
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Acts 15:31
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When they had read it, they rejoiced because of its [r]encouragement.
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Acts 15:32
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(bp)Judas and (bq)Silas, also being (br)prophets themselves, [s]encouraged and strengthened (bs)the brethren with a lengthy message.
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Acts 15:33
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After they had spent time there, they were sent away from the brethren (bt)in peace to those who had (bu)sent them out.
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Acts 15:34
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[[t]But it seemed good to Silas to remain there.]
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Acts 15:35
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But (bv)Paul and Barnabas stayed in Antioch, teaching and (bw)preaching with many others also, (bx)the word of the Lord.
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Acts 15:36
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After some days Paul said to Barnabas, "Let us return and visit the brethren in (by)every city in which we proclaimed (bz)the word of the Lord, and see how they are."
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Acts 15:37
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Barnabas wanted to take (ca)John, called Mark, along with them also.
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Acts 15:38
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But Paul kept insisting that they should not take him along who had (cb)deserted them [u]in Pamphylia and had not gone with them to the work.
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Acts 15:39
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And there occurred such a sharp disagreement that they separated from one another, and Barnabas took (cc)Mark with him and sailed away to (cd)Cyprus.
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Acts 15:40
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But Paul chose (ce)Silas and left, being (cf)committed by the brethren to the grace of the Lord.
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Acts 15:41
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And he was traveling through (cg)Syria and (ch)Cilicia, strengthening the churches.
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