Peter defends his having received the Gentiles into the church.
1 And the apostles and brethren, who were in Judea, heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.
Audierunt autem Apostoli, et fratres, qui erant in Judaea, quoniam et gentes receperunt verbum Dei.
2 And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him,
Cum autem ascendisset Petrus Jerosolymam, disceptabant adversus illum qui erant ex circumcisione,
3 Saying: Why didst thou go in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them?
dicentes : Quare introisti ad viros praeputium habentes, et manducasti cum illis?
4 But Peter began and declared to them the matter in order, saying:
Incipiens autem Petrus exponebat illis ordinem, dicens :
5 I was in the city of Joppe praying, and I saw in an ecstasy of mind a vision, a certain vessel descending, as it were a great sheet let down from heaven by four corners, and it came even unto me.
Ego eram in civitate Joppe orans, et vidi in excessu mentis visionem, descendens vas quoddam velut linteum magnum quatuor initiis summitti de caelo, et venit usque ad me.
6 Into which looking, I considered, and saw fourfooted creatures of the earth, and beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air:
In quod intuens considerabam, et vidi quadrupedia terrae, et bestias, et reptilia, et volatilia caeli.
7 And I heard also a voice saying to me: Arise, Peter; kill and eat.
Audivi autem et vocem dicentem mihi : Surge Petre, occide, et manduca.
8 And I said: Not so, Lord; for nothing common or unclean hath ever entered into my mouth.
Dixi autem : Nequaquam Domine : quia commune aut immundum numquam introivit in os meum.
9 And the voice answered again from heaven: What God hath made clean, do not thou call common.
Respondit autem vox secundo de caelo : Quae Deus mundavit, tu ne commune dixeris.
10 And this was done three times: and all were taken up again into heaven.
Hoc autem factum est per ter : et recepta sunt omnia rursum in caelum.
11 And behold, immediately there were three men come to the house wherein I was, sent to me from Caesarea.
Et ecce viri tres confestim astiterunt in domo in qua eram, missi a Caesarea ad me.
12 And the Spirit said to me, that I should go with them, nothing doubting. And these six brethren went with me also: and we entered into the man's house.
Dixit autem Spiritus mihi ut irem cum illis, nihil haesitans. Venerunt autem mecum et sex fratres isti, et ingressi sumus in domum viri.
13 And he told us how he had seen an angel in his house, standing, and saying to him: Send to Joppe, and call hither Simon, who is surnamed Peter,
Narravit autem nobis, quomodo vidisset angelum in domo sua, stantem et dicentem sibi : Mitte in Joppen, et accersi Simonem, qui cognominatur Petrus,
14 Who shall speak to thee words, whereby thou shalt be saved, and all thy house.
qui loquetur tibi verba in quibus salvus eris tu, et universa domus tua.
15 And when I had begun to speak, the Holy Ghost fell upon them, as upon us also in the beginning.
Cum autem coepissem loqui, cecidit Spiritus Sanctus super eos, sicut et in nos in initio.
16 And I remembered the word of the Lord, how that he said: John indeed baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.
Recordatus sum autem verbi Domini, sicut dicebat : Joannes quidem baptizavit aqua, vos autem baptizabimini Spiritu Sancto.
17 If then God gave them the same grace, as to us also who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ; who was I, that could withstand God?
Si ergo eamdem gratiam dedit illis Deus, sicut et nobis, qui credidimus in Dominum Jesum Christum : ego quis eram, qui possem prohibere Deum?
18 Having heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying: God then hath also to the Gentiles given repentance unto life.
His auditis, tacuerunt : et glorificaverunt Deum, dicentes : Ergo et gentibus poenitentiam dedit Deus ad vitam.
19 Now they who had been dispersed by the persecution that arose on occasion of Stephen, went about as far as Phenice and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to none, but to the Jews only.
Et illi quidem, qui dispersi fuerant a tribulatione, quae facta fuerat sub Stephano, perambulaverunt usque Phoenicen, et Cyprum, et Antiochiam, nemini loquentes verbum, nisi solis Judaeis.
20 But some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they were entered into Antioch, spoke also to the Greeks, preaching the Lord Jesus.
Erant autem quidam ex eis viri Cyprii, et Cyrenaei, qui cum introissent Antiochiam, loquebantur et ad Graecos, annuntiantes Dominum Jesum.
21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believing, were converted to the Lord.
Et erat manus Domini cum eis : multusque numerus credentium conversus est ad Dominum.
22 And the tidings came to the ears of the church that was at Jerusalem, touching these things: and they sent Barnabas as far as Antioch.
Pervenit autem sermo ad aures ecclesiae quae erat Jerosolymis, super istis : et miserunt Barnabam usque ad Antiochiam.
23 Who, when he was come, and had seen the grace of God, rejoiced: and he exhorted them all with purpose of heart to continue in the Lord.
Qui cum pervenisset, et vidisset gratiam Dei, gavisus est : et hortabatur omnes in proposito cordis permanere in Domino :
24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith. And a great multitude was added to the Lord.
quia erat vir bonus, et plenus Spiritu Sancto, et fide. Et apposita est multa turba Domino.
25 And Barnabas went to Tarsus to seek Saul: whom, when he had found, he brought to Antioch.
Profectus est autem Barnabas Tarsum, ut quaereret Saulum : quem cum invenisset, perduxit Antiochiam.
26 And they conversed there in the church a whole year; and they taught a great multitude, so that at Antioch the disciples were first named Christians.
Et annum totum conversati sunt ibi in ecclesia : et docuerunt turbam multam, ita ut cognominarentur primum Antiochiae discipuli, christiani.
27 And in these days there came prophets from Jerusalem to Antioch:
In his autem diebus supervenerunt ab Jerosolymis prophetae Antiochiam :
28 And one of them named Agabus, rising up, signified by the Spirit, that there should be a great famine over the whole world, which came to pass under Claudius.
et surgens unus ex eis nomine Agabus, significabat per spiritum famem magnam futuram in universo orbe terrarum, quae facta est sub Claudio.
29 And the disciples, every man according to his ability, purposed to send relief to the brethren who dwelt in Judea:
Discipuli autem, prout quis habebat, proposuerunt singuli in ministerium mittere habitantibus in Judaea fratribus :
30 Which also they did, sending it to the ancients, by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.
quod et fecerunt, mittentes ad seniores per manus Barnabae et Sauli.