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1 And certain persons, having come down from Judaea, taught the brethren, If ye shall not have been circumcised according to the custom of Moses, ye cannot be saved. 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 A commotion therefore having taken place, and no small discussion on the part of Paul and Barnabas against them, they arranged that Paul and Barnabas, and certain others from amongst them, should go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders about this question. 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 They therefore, having been set on their way by the assembly, passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, relating the conversion of [those of] the nations. And they caused great joy to all the brethren. 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 And being arrived at Jerusalem, they were received by the assembly, and the apostles, and the elders, and related all that God had wrought with 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 And some of those who were of the sect of the Pharisees, who believed, rose up from among [them], saying that they ought to circumcise them and enjoin them to keep the law of Moses. 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 And the apostles and the elders were gathered together to see about this matter. 6 The apostles and elders met to consider this question.
7 And much discussion having taken place, Peter, standing up, said to them, Brethren, *ye* know that from the earliest days God amongst you chose that the nations by my mouth should hear the word of the glad tidings and believe. 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 the heart-knowing God bore them witness, giving [them] the Holy Spirit as to us also, 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 and put no difference between us and them, having purified their hearts by faith. 9 He made no distinction between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith.
10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, by putting a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we have been able 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 But we believe that we shall be saved by the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same manner as they also. 11 No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are."
12 And all the multitude kept silence and listened to Barnabas and Paul relating all the signs and wonders which God had wrought among the nations by them. 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 And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Brethren, listen to me: 13 When they finished, James spoke up: "Brothers, listen to me.
14 Simon has related how God first visited to take out of [the] nations a people for 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 with this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written: 15 The words of the prophets are in agreement with this, as it is written:
16 After these things I will return, and will rebuild the tabernacle of David which is fallen, and will rebuild its ruins, and will set it up, 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 residue of men may seek out the Lord, and all the nations on whom my name is invoked, saith [the] Lord, who does these things 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 known from eternity. 18 that have been known for ages.
19 Wherefore *I* judge, not to trouble those who from the nations turn to God; 19 "It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God.
20 but to write to them to abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and 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 Moses, from generations of old, has in every city those who preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath. 21 For Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath."
22 Then it seemed good to the apostles and to the elders, with the whole assembly, to send chosen men from among them with Paul and Barnabas to Antioch, Judas called Barsabas and Silas, leading men among the brethren, 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 having by their hand written [thus]: The apostles, and the elders, and the brethren, to the brethren who are from among [the] nations at Antioch, and [in] Syria and Cilicia, greeting: 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 Inasmuch as we have heard that some who went out from amongst us have troubled you by words, upsetting your souls, [saying that ye must be circumcised and keep the law]; to whom we gave no commandment; 24 We have heard that some went out from us without our authorization and disturbed you, troubling your minds by what they said.
25 it seemed good to us, having arrived at a common judgment, to send chosen men to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, 25 So we all agreed to choose some men and send them to you with our dear friends Barnabas and Paul--
26 men who have given up their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 26 men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
27 We have therefore sent Judas and Silas, who themselves also will tell you by word [of mouth] the same things. 27 Therefore we are sending Judas and Silas to confirm by word of mouth what we are writing.
28 For it has seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things: 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 things sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from what is strangled, and from fornication; keeping yourselves from which ye will do well. Farewell. 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 They therefore, being let go, came to Antioch, and having gathered the multitude delivered to [them] the epistle. 30 The men were sent off and went down to Antioch, where they gathered the church together and delivered the letter.
31 And having read it, they rejoiced at the consolation. 31 The people read it and were glad for its encouraging message.
32 And Judas and Silas, being themselves also prophets, exhorted the brethren with much discourse, and strengthened them. 32 Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the brothers.
33 And having passed some time [there], they were let go in peace from the brethren to those who 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 And Paul and Barnabas stayed in Antioch, teaching and announcing the glad tidings, with many others also, of the word of 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 But after certain days Paul said to Barnabas, Let us return now and visit the brethren in every city where we have announced the word of the Lord, [and see] how they are getting on. 36 Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them,
37 And Barnabas proposed to take with [them] John also, 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 Paul thought it not well to take with them him who had abandoned them, [going back] from Pamphylia, and had not gone with them to the work. 38 They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus,
39 There arose therefore very warm feeling, so that they separated from one another; and Barnabas taking Mark sailed away to Cyprus; 39 but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord.
40 but Paul having chosen Silas went forth, committed by the brethren to the grace of God. 40 He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.
41 And he passed through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the assemblies. 41