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.

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

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9 He did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith.

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10 Now then, why do you try to test God by putting on the necks of Gentiles a yoke that neither we nor our ancestors have been able to bear?

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11 No! We believe it is through the grace 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 signs and wonders God had done among the Gentiles through them.

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13 When they finished, James spoke up. “Brothers,” he said, “listen to me.

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14 Simona has described to us how God first intervened to choose a people for his name from the Gentiles.

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    • ‘ 15:14 - Greek "Simeon" , a variant of "Simon" ; that is, Peter
      15 The words of the prophets are in agreement with this, as it is written:
      16 “ ‘After this I will return and rebuild David’s fallen tent. Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will restore it,