11:15 Then as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on 1 them just as he did 2 on us at the beginning. 3 11:16 And I remembered the word of the Lord, 4 as he used to say, 5 ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ 6 11:17 Therefore if God 7 gave them the same gift 8 as he also gave us after believing 9 in the Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who was I to hinder 11 God?” 11:18 When they heard this, 12 they ceased their objections 13 and praised 14 God, saying, “So then, God has granted the repentance 15 that leads to life even to the Gentiles.” 16
Activity in the Church at Antioch
11:19 Now those who had been scattered because of the persecution that took place over Stephen 17 went as far as 18 Phoenicia, 19 Cyprus, 20 and Antioch, 21 speaking the message 22 to no one but Jews. 11:20 But there were some men from Cyprus 23 and Cyrene 24 among them who came 25 to Antioch 26 and began to speak to the Greeks 27 too, proclaiming the good news of the Lord Jesus. 11:21 The 28 hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed 29 turned 30 to the Lord.