11Somemencamedown from Judea and began teaching2the brethren, "Unless you are 3circumcised according to 4the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved."
And when Paul and Barnabashadagreatdissension and 5debate with them, 6the brethren determined that Paul and Barnabas and someothers of them should go up to Jerusalem to the 7apostles and eldersconcerningthisissue.
3Therefore, being 8sent on their way by the church, they were passingthroughboth9Phoenicia and Samaria, 10describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and were bringinggreatjoy to all11the brethren.
When they arrived at Jerusalem, they were received by the church and 12the apostles and the elders, and they 13reportedall that God had done with them.
But some of 14the sect of the 15Pharisees who had believedstood up, saying, "It is necessary to 16circumcise them and to direct them to observe the Law of Moses."
617The apostles and the elderscametogether to blook into thiscmatter.
After there had beenmuch18debate, Peterstood up and said to them, "Brethren , you know that din the earlydays19Godmade a choiceamong you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of 20the gospel and believe.
"And God, 21whoknows the heart, testified to them 22giving them the HolySpirit, just as He also did to us;
and 23He madenodistinctionbetween us and them, 24cleansing their hearts by faith.
10"Nowthereforewhy do you 25putGod to the test by placing upon the neck of the disciples a yokewhich26neither our fathersnor we have beenable to bear?