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Acts 15:13-21 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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13 When they had finished, James stood and said, "Brothers, listen to me. 13 When they finished, James spoke up: "Brothers, listen to me.
14 Peter has told you about the time God first visited the Gentiles to take from them a people for himself. 14 Simon has described to us how God at first showed his concern by taking from the Gentiles a people for himself.
15 And this conversion of Gentiles agrees with what the prophets predicted. For instance, it is written: 15 The words of the prophets are in agreement with this, as it is written:
16 'Afterward I will return, and I will restore the fallen kingdom of David. From the ruins I will rebuild it, and 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 humanity might find the Lord, including the Gentiles -- all those I have called to be mine. This is what the Lord says, 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 he who made these things known long ago.' 18 that have been known for ages.
19 And so my judgment is that we should stop troubling the Gentiles who 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 except that we should write to them and tell them to abstain from eating meat sacrificed to idols, from sexual immorality, and from consuming blood or eating the meat of strangled animals. 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 these laws of Moses have been preached in Jewish synagogues in every city on every Sabbath for many generations." 21 For Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath."