After they stopped speaking, James responded: "Brothers, listen to me!
Simeon has reported how God first intervened to take from the Gentiles a people for His name.
And the words of the prophets agree with this, as it is written:
After these things I will return and will rebuild David's tent, which has fallen down. I will rebuild its ruins and will set it up again,
so that those who are left of mankind may seek the Lord- even all the Gentiles who are called by My name, says the Lord who does these things,
which have been known from long ago.
Therefore, in my judgment, we should not cause difficulties for those who turn to God from among the Gentiles,
but instead we should write to them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from eating anything that has been strangled, and from blood.
For since ancient times, Moses has had in every city those who proclaim him, and he is read aloud in the synagogues every Sabbath day."