Acts 15:4-14 NIV

4 When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and elders, to whom they reported everything God had done through them.1

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5 Then some of the believers who belonged to the party2 of the Pharisees3 stood up and said, "The Gentiles must be circumcised and required to obey the law of Moses."4

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      6 The apostles and elders met to consider this question.
      7 After much discussion, Peter got up and addressed them: "Brothers, you know that some time ago God made a choice among you that the Gentiles might hear from my lips the message of the gospel and believe.5

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      8 God, who knows the heart,6 showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them,7 just as he did to us.

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      9 He made no distinction between us and them,8 for he purified their hearts by faith.9

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      10 Now then, why do you try to test God10 by putting on the necks of the disciples a yoke11 that neither we nor our fathers have been able to bear?

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      11 No! We believe it is through the grace12 of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are."

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      12 The whole assembly became silent as they listened to Barnabas and Paul telling about the miraculous signs and wonders13 God had done among the Gentiles through them.14

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      13 When they finished, James15 spoke up: "Brothers, listen to me.

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      14 Simona has described to us how God at first showed his concern by taking from the Gentiles a people for himself.16

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        • a 15:14 - Greek "Simeon", a variant of "Simon"; that is, Peter