The Council at Jerusalem

2 And when Paul and Barnabas had great * 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.
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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.
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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 look into this matter.
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    • b 15:6 - Lit "see about"
    • c 15:6 - Lit "word"
      7 After there had been much 18debate, Peter stood up and said to them, "Brethren *, you know that in the early days 19God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of 20the gospel and believe.
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        • d 15:7 - Lit "from days of old"
          8 "And God, 21who knows the heart, testified to them 22giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us;
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          9 and 23He made no distinction between us and them, 24cleansing their hearts by faith.
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          10 "Now therefore why do you 25put God to the test by placing upon the neck of the disciples a yoke which 26neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?
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          11 "But we believe that we are saved through 27the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same way as they also are."