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

 
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13 After they finished speaking, James replied, "Brethren, listen to me. 13 When they finished, James spoke up: "Brothers, listen to me.
14 Simeon has related how God first visited the Gentiles, to take out of them 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 the words of the prophets agree, as 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 dwelling of David, which has fallen; I will rebuild its ruins, and I 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 that the rest of men may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles who are 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 the Lord, who has made these things known from of old.' 18 that have been known for ages.
19 Therefore my judgment is that we should not trouble those of 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 but should write to them to abstain from the pollutions of idols and from unchastity 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 from early generations Moses has had in every city those who preach him, for he is read every sabbath in the synagogues." 21 For Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath."