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Acts 15:1-6 (New American Standard)

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The Council at Jerusalem

1 1Some men came down from Judea and began teaching 2the brethren, "Unless you are 3circumcised according to 4the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved." 2 And when Paul and Barnabas had agreat dissension and 5debate with them, 6the brethren determined that Paul and Barnabas and some others of them should go up to Jerusalem to the 7apostles and elders concerning this issue. 3 Therefore, being 8sent on their way by the church, they were passing through both 9Phoenicia and Samaria, 10describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and were bringing great joy to all 11the brethren. 4 When they arrived at Jerusalem, they were received by the church and 12the apostles and the elders, and they 13reported all that God had done with them. 5 But some of 14the sect of the 15Pharisees who had believed stood up, saying, "It is necessary to 16circumcise them and to direct them to observe the Law of Moses." 6 17The apostles and the elders came together to blook into this cmatter.
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