11:1 And 1 the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard
that the Gentiles had also received the word of God.
(1) Peter, being reprehended without reason by the unskilful
and ignorant, does not object and say that he should not be
judged by any, but openly gives an account of his actions.
11:182 When they heard these things, they held their peace,
and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the
Gentiles granted repentance unto life.
(2) Those who ask a question of the truth which they do not
know, ought to be quietly heard, and must also quietly
yield to the declaration of the truth.
11:193 Now they which were scattered abroad upon the
persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as
Phenice, and Cyprus, and a Antioch, preaching the word
to none but unto the Jews only.
(3) The scattering abroad of Jerusalem is the cause of the
gathering together of many other churches.
(a) He speaks of Antioch which was in Syria and bordered
11:204 And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which,
when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians,
preaching the Lord Jesus.
(4) The church of Antioch, the new Jerusalem of the Gentiles,
was extraordinarily called.
11:225 Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the
church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth
Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.
(5) The apostles do not rashly condemn an extraordinary
calling, but instead they judge it by the effects.
11:256 Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:
(6) There was no contention amongst the apostles, either with
regard to usurping, or with regard to holding places of
11:277 And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto
(7) God punishes his Church when he punishes the wicked, in his
scourges and plagues which he sends upon the earth, in such
a way that he nonetheless conveniently provides for it.
11:298 Then the disciples, every man according to his
ability, determined to send b relief unto the brethren
which dwelt in Judaea:
(8) All congregations or churches make one body.
(b) That is, that the deacons might help the poor with it:
for it was appropriate and helpful to have all these
things done orderly and decently, and therefore it is
said that they sent these things to the elders, that
is, to the governors of the Church.