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Acts 15:18-28 NIV

18 things known from long ago.a

References for Acts 15:18

    • “ 15:18 - Some manuscripts "things’—" / 18"the Lord’s work is known to him from long ago"
      19 “It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God.
      20 Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood.

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      21 For the law of Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath.”

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      The Council’s Letter to Gentile Believers

      22 Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to choose some of their own men and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas (called Barsabbas) and Silas, men who were leaders among the believers.

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      23 With them they sent the following letter: The apostles and elders, your brothers, To the Gentile believers in Antioch, Syria and Cilicia: Greetings.

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          24 We have heard that some went out from us without our authorization and disturbed you, troubling your minds by what they said.

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          25 So we all agreed to choose some men and send them to you with our dear friends Barnabas and Paul—
          26 men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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          27 Therefore we are sending Judas and Silas to confirm by word of mouth what we are writing.

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              28 It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements:

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              Study tools for Acts 15:18-28

              • a 15:14 - Greek "Simeon" , a variant of "Simon" ; that is, Peter
              • b 15:17 - Amos 9:11,12 (see Septuagint)
              • c 15:18 - Some manuscripts "things’—" / 18"the Lord’s work is known to him from long ago"
              • d 15:33 - Some manuscripts include here "But Silas decided to remain there."