Acts 15:4-14 NAS

4 When they arrived at Jerusalem, they were received by the church and 1the apostles and the elders, and they 2reported all that God had done with them.

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5 But some of 3the sect of the 4Pharisees who had believed stood up, saying, "It is necessary to 5circumcise them and to direct them to observe the Law of Moses."

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6 6The apostles and the elders came together to alook into this bmatter.

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    • lj 15:6 - Lit "see about"
    • NJ 15:6 - Lit "word"
      7 After there had been much 7debate, Peter stood up and said to them, "Brethren *, you know that cin the early days 8God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of 9the gospel and believe.

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        • Nj 15:7 - Lit "from days of old"
          8 "And God, 10who knows the heart, testified to them 11giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us;

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          9 and 12He made no distinction between us and them, 13cleansing their hearts by faith.

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          10 "Now therefore why do you 14put God to the test by placing upon the neck of the disciples a yoke which 15neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?

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          11 "But we believe that we are saved through 16the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same way as they also are."

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          12 All the people kept silent, and they were listening to Barnabas and Paul as they were 17relating what 18signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles.

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          James's Judgment

          13 After they had stopped speaking, d19James answered, saying, "Brethren *, listen to me.

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          14 "20Simeon has related how God first concerned Himself about taking from among the Gentiles a people for His name.

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