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17 If then God gave to them the same Gift [equally] as He gave to us when we believed in (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on) the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I and what power or authority had I to interfere or hinder or forbid or withstand God?

18 When they heard this, they were quieted and made no further objection. And they glorified God, saying, Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance [a]unto [real] life [after resurrection].

19 Meanwhile those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose in connection with Stephen had traveled as far away as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, without delivering the message [concerning [b] the attainment through Christ of salvation in the kingdom of God] to anyone except Jews.

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  1. Acts 11:18 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.
  2. Acts 11:19 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.

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