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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