22Then it seemedgood to 1the apostles and the elders, with the wholechurch, to choosemen from among them to send to 2Antioch with Paul and Barnabas-JudascalledBarsabbas, and 3Silas, leadingmenamong4the brethren,
and they asent this letter by them, "5The apostles and the brethren who are elders, to 6the brethren in 7Antioch and 8Syria and 9Ciliciawho are from the Gentiles, 10greetings.
"Since we have heard that 11somebof our number to whom we gavenoinstruction have 12disturbed you with their words, unsettling your souls,
2513 it seemedgood to us, having cbecome of onemind, to selectmen to send to you with our belovedBarnabas and Paul,
men who have d14risked their lives for the name of our LordJesusChrist.
"Therefore we have sent15Judas and 16Silas, who themselves will alsoreport the samethings by word of mouth.
"For 17it seemedgood to 18the HolySpirit and to 19us to lay upon you nogreaterburdenthantheseessentials:
that you abstain from 20thingssacrificed to idols and from 21blood and from 22thingsstrangled and from 23fornication; eif you keepyourselvesfree from suchthings, you will dowell. Farewell."