The Church in Antioch

Acts 11

19 m Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except Jews. 20 But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who on coming to Antioch spoke to the Hellenists 1 also, n preaching the Lord Jesus. 21 And o the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed p turned to the Lord. 22 The report of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. 23 When he came and saw q the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord r with steadfast purpose, 24 for he was a good man, s full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people t were added to the Lord. 25 So Barnabas went to u Tarsus to look for Saul, 26 and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught a great many people. And in Antioch the disciples were first called v Christians.

27 Now in these days w prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. 28 And one of them named x Agabus stood up and foretold y by the Spirit that there would be a great z famine over all the world (this took place in the days of a Claudius). 29 So the disciples determined, everyone according to his ability, b to send relief to c the brothers 2 living in Judea. 30 d And they did so, sending it to e the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.

  1. Cross References
    Acts 8:1
    And Saul approved of his execution. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.
    Acts 8:4
    Now those who were scattered went about preaching the word.
  2. Cross References
    John 7:35
    The Jews said to one another, "Where does this man intend to go that we will not find him? Does he intend to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?
    Acts 5:42
    And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.
  3. Cross References
    Acts 13:11
    And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and unable to see the sun for a time." Immediately mist and darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking people to lead him by the hand.
    Luke 1:66
    And all who heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, "What then will this child be?" For the hand of the Lord was with him.
    Psalms 80:17
    But let your hand be on the man of your right hand, the son of man whom you have made strong for yourself!
    Psalms 89:21
    So that my hand shall be established with him; my arm also shall strengthen him.
  4. Cross References
    Acts 9:35
    And all the residents of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord.
  5. Cross References
    Acts 13:43
    And after the meeting of the synagogue broke up...
    Acts 14:26
    And from there they sailed to Antioch, where th...
    Acts 20:24
    But I do not account my life of any value nor a...
    Acts 20:32
    And now I commend you to God and to the word of...
    Romans 5:15
    But the free gift is not like the trespass. For...
    2 Corinthians 6:1
    Working together with him, then, we appeal to y...
    Ephesians 3:2
    Assuming that you have heard of the stewardship...
    Ephesians 3:7
    Of this gospel I was made a minister according ...
    Colossians 1:6
    Which has come to you, as indeed in the whole w...
    Titus 2:11
    For the grace of God has appeared, bringing sal...
    Hebrews 12:15
    See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace...
    1 Peter 5:12
    By Silvanus, a faithful brother as I regard him...
    Acts 4:33
    And with great power the apostles were giving t...
    Acts 15:40
    But Paul chose Silas and departed, having been ...
  6. Cross References
    2 Timothy 3:10
    You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness.
  7. Cross References
    Acts 6:5
    And what they said pleased the whole gathering, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch.
  8. Cross References
    Acts 5:14
    And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women.
    Acts 11:26
    And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught a great many people. And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians.
  9. Cross References
    Acts 9:30
    And when the brothers learned this, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus.
  10. Cross References
    Acts 26:28
    And Agrippa said to Paul, "In a short time would you persuade me to be a Christian?
    1 Peter 4:16
    Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.
  11. Cross References
    Acts 13:1
    Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a member of the court of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
  12. Cross References
    Acts 21:10
    While we were staying for many days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea.
  13. Cross References
    Acts 2:18
    Even on my male servants and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.
    Acts 8:29
    And the Spirit said to Philip, "Go over and join this chariot.
  14. Cross References
    Matthew 24:7
    For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
  15. Cross References
    Acts 18:2
    And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. And he went to see them.
  16. Cross References
    Acts 24:17
    Now after several years I came to bring alms to my nation and to present offerings.
    Romans 15:26
    For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make some contribution for the poor among the saints at Jerusalem.
  17. Cross References
    Acts 11:1
    Now the apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.
  18. Cross References
    Acts 12:25
    And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had completed their service, bringing with them John, whose other name was Mark.
  19. Cross References
    Acts 14:23
    And when they had appointed elders for them in ...
    Acts 15:2
    And after Paul and Barnabas had no small dissen...
    Acts 15:4
    When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed...
    Acts 15:6
    The apostles and the elders were gathered toget...
    Acts 16:4
    As they went on their way through the cities, t...
    Acts 20:17
    Now from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called ...
    Acts 21:18
    On the following day Paul went in with us to Ja...
    1 Timothy 5:17
    Let the elders who rule well be considered wort...
    1 Timothy 5:19
    Do not admit a charge against an elder except o...
    Titus 1:5
    This is why I left you in Crete, so that you mi...
    James 5:14
    Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the ...
    2 John 1:1
    The elder to the elect lady and her children, w...
    3 John 1:1
    The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in ...
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