Acts 15:5-15 NAS

5 But some of 1the sect of the 2Pharisees who had believed stood up, saying, "It is necessary to 3circumcise them and to direct them to observe the Law of Moses."

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6 4The 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 5debate, Peter stood up and said to them, "Brethren , you know that cin the early days 6God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of 7the gospel and believe.

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        • Nj 15:7 - Lit "from days of old"
          8 "And God, 8who knows the heart, testified to them 9giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us;

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          9 and 10He made no distinction between us and them, 11cleansing their hearts by faith.

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          10 "Now therefore why do you 12put God to the test by placing upon the neck of the disciples a yoke which 13neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?

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          11 "But we believe that we are saved through 14the 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 15relating what 16signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles.

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          James's Judgment

          13 After they had stopped speaking, d17James answered, saying, "Brethren , listen to me.

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          14 "18Simeon has related how God first concerned Himself about taking from among the Gentiles a people for His name.

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          15 "With this the words of 19the Prophets agree, just as it is written,

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