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1 But some men came down from Y'hudah to Antioch and began teaching the brothers, "You can't be saved unless you undergo b'rit-milah in the manner prescribed by Moshe." 1 Some men came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the brothers: "Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved."
2 This brought them into no small measure of discord and dispute with Sha'ul and Bar-Nabba. So the congregation assigned Sha'ul, Bar-Nabba and some of themselves to go and put this sh'eilah before the emissaries and the elders up in Yerushalayim. 2 This brought Paul and Barnabas into sharp dispute and debate with them. So Paul and Barnabas were appointed, along with some other believers, to go up to Jerusalem to see the apostles and elders about this question.
3 After being sent off by the congregation, they made their way through Phoenicia and Shomron, recounting in detail how the Gentiles had turned to God; and this news brought great joy to all the brothers. 3 The church sent them on their way, and as they traveled through Phoenicia and Samaria, they told how the Gentiles had been converted. This news made all the brothers very glad.
4 On arrival in Yerushalayim, they were welcomed by the Messianic community, including the emissaries and the elders; and they reported what God had done through them. 4 When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and elders, to whom they reported everything God had done through them.
5 But some of those who had come to trust were from the party of the P'rushim; and they stood up and said, "It is necessary to circumcise them and direct them to observe the Torah of Moshe." 5 Then some of the believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees stood up and said, "The Gentiles must be circumcised and required to obey the law of Moses."
6 The emissaries and the elders met to look into this matter. 6 The apostles and elders met to consider this question.
7 After lengthy debate, Kefa got up and said to them, "Brothers, you yourselves know that a good while back, God chose me from among you to be the one by whose mouth the Goyim should hear the message of the Good News and come to trust. 7 After much discussion, Peter got up and addressed them: "Brothers, you know that some time ago God made a choice among you that the Gentiles might hear from my lips the message of the gospel and believe.
8 And God, who knows the heart, bore them witness by giving the Ruach HaKodesh to them, just as he did to us; 8 God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us.
9 that is, he made no distinction between us and them, but cleansed their heart by trust. 9 He made no distinction between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith.
10 So why are you putting God to the test now by placing a yoke on the neck of the talmidim which neither our fathers nor we have had the strength to bear? 10 Now then, why do you try to test God by putting on the necks of the disciples a yoke that neither we nor our fathers have been able to bear?
11 No, it is through the love and kindness of the Lord Yeshua that we trust and are delivered-and it's the same with them." 11 No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are."
12 Then the whole assembly kept still as they listened to Bar-Nabba and Sha'ul tell what signs and miracles God had done through them among the Gentiles. 12 The whole assembly became silent as they listened to Barnabas and Paul telling about the miraculous signs and wonders God had done among the Gentiles through them.
13 Ya'akov broke the silence to reply. "Brothers," he said, "hear what I have to say. 13 When they finished, James spoke up: "Brothers, listen to me.
14 Shim'on has told in detail what God did when he first began to show his concern for taking from among the Goyim a people to bear his name. 14 Simon has described to us how God at first showed his concern by taking from the Gentiles a people for himself.
15 And the words of the Prophets are in complete harmony with this for it is written, 15 The words of the prophets are in agreement with this, as it is written:
16 '"After this, I will return; and I will rebuild the fallen tent of David. I will rebuild its ruins, I will restore it, 16 " 'After this I will return and rebuild David's fallen tent. Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will restore it,
17 so that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, that is, all the Goyim who have been called by my name," 17 that the remnant of men may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles who bear my name, says the Lord, who does these things'
18 says ADONAI, who is doing these things.' All this has been known for ages. 18 that have been known for ages.
19 "Therefore, my opinion is that we should not put obstacles in the way of the Goyim who are turning to God. 19 "It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God.
20 Instead, we should write them a letter telling them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from fornication, from what is strangled and from blood. 20 Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood.
21 For from the earliest times, Moshe has had in every city those who proclaim him, with his words being read in the synagogues every Shabbat." 21 For Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath."
22 Then the emissaries and the elders, together with the whole Messianic community, decided to select men from among themselves to send to Antioch with Sha'ul and Bar-Nabba. They sent Y'hudah, called Bar-Sabba, and Sila, both leading men among the brothers, 22 Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to choose some of their own men and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas (called Barsabbas) and Silas, two men who were leaders among the brothers.
23 with the following letter: From: The emissaries and the elders, your brothers To: The brothers from among the Gentiles throughout Antioch, Syria and Cilicia: Greetings! 23 With them they sent the following letter: The apostles and elders, your brothers, To the Gentile believers in Antioch, Syria and Cilicia: Greetings.
24 We have heard that some people went out from among us without our authorization, and that they have upset you with their talk, unsettling your minds. 24 We have heard that some went out from us without our authorization and disturbed you, troubling your minds by what they said.
25 So we have decided unanimously to select men and send them to you with our dear friends Bar-Nabba and Sha'ul, 25 So we all agreed to choose some men and send them to you with our dear friends Barnabas and Paul--
26 who have dedicated their lives to upholding the name of our Lord, Yeshua the Messiah. 26 men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
27 So we have sent Y'hudah and Sila, and they will confirm in person what we are writing. 27 Therefore we are sending Judas and Silas to confirm by word of mouth what we are writing.
28 For it seemed good to the Ruach HaKodesh and to us not to lay any heavier burden on you than the following requirements: 28 It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements:
29 to abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from fornication. If you keep yourselves from these, you will be doing the right thing. Shalom! 29 You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things. Farewell.
30 The messengers were sent off and went to Antioch, where they gathered the group together and delivered the letter. 30 The men were sent off and went down to Antioch, where they gathered the church together and delivered the letter.
31 After reading it, the people were delighted by its encouragement. 31 The people read it and were glad for its encouraging message.
32 Y'hudah and Sila, who were also prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the brothers. 32 Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the brothers.
33 After they had spent some time there, they were sent off with a greeting of "Shalom!" from the brothers to those who had sent them. 33 After spending some time there, they were sent off by the brothers with the blessing of peace to return to those who had sent them.
34 34 But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, where they and many others taught and preached the word of the Lord.
35 But Sha'ul and Bar-Nabba stayed in Antioch, where they and many others taught and proclaimed the Good News of the message about the Lord. 35 Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, "Let us go back and visit the brothers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing."
36 After some time, Sha'ul said to Bar-Nabba, "Let's go back and visit the brothers in all the towns where we proclaimed the message about the Lord, and see how they're doing." 36 Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them,
37 Now Bar-Nabba wanted to take with them Yochanan, the one called Mark. 37 but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in the work.
38 But Sha'ul thought it would be unwise to take this man with them, since he had gone off and left them in Pamphylia to do the work by themselves. 38 They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus,
39 There was such sharp disagreement over this that they separated from each other, with Bar-Nabba taking Mark and sailing off to Cyprus. 39 but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord.
40 However, Sha'ul chose Sila and left, after the brothers had committed him to the love and kindness of the Lord. 40 He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.
41 He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the congregations. 41