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Acts 15

NAS 1 Some men came down from Judea and began teaching the brethren, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved." NIV 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." NAS 2 And when Paul and Barnabas had great dissension and debate with them, the brethren determined that Paul and Barnabas and some others of them should go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders concerning this issue. NIV 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. NAS 3 Therefore, being sent on their way by the church, they were passing through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and were bringing great joy to all the brethren. NIV 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. NAS 4 When they arrived at Jerusalem, they were received by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they reported all that God had done with them. NIV 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. NAS 5 But some of the sect of the Pharisees who had believed stood up, saying, "It is necessary to circumcise them and to direct them to observe the Law of Moses." NIV 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." NAS 6 The apostles and the elders came together to look into this matter. NIV 6 The apostles and elders met to consider this question. NAS 7 After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, "Brethren , you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of the gospel and believe. NIV 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. NAS 8 "And God, who knows the heart, testified to them giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us; NIV 8 God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us. NAS 9 and He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith. NIV 9 He made no distinction between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith. NAS 10 "Now therefore why do you put God to the test by placing upon the neck of the disciples a yoke which neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear? NIV 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? NAS 11 "But we believe that we are saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same way as they also are." NIV 11 No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are." NAS 12 All the people kept silent, and they were listening to Barnabas and Paul as they were relating what signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles. NIV 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. NAS 13 After they had stopped speaking, James answered, saying, "Brethren , listen to me. NIV 13 When they finished, James spoke up: "Brothers, listen to me. NAS 14 "Simeon has related how God first concerned Himself about taking from among the Gentiles a people for His name. NIV 14 Simon has described to us how God at first showed his concern by taking from the Gentiles a people for himself. NAS 15 "With this the words of the Prophets agree, just as it is written, NIV 15 The words of the prophets are in agreement with this, as it is written: NAS 16 'AFTER THESE THINGS I will return, AND I WILL REBUILD THE TABERNACLE OF DAVID WHICH HAS FALLEN, AND I WILL REBUILD ITS RUINS, AND I WILL RESTORE IT, NIV 16 " 'After this I will return and rebuild David's fallen tent. Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will restore it, NAS 17 SO THAT THE REST OF MANKIND MAY SEEK THE LORD , AND ALL THE GENTILES WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME,' NIV 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' NAS 18 SAYS THE LORD , WHO MAKES THESE THINGS KNOWN FROM LONG AGO. NIV 18 that have been known for ages. NAS 19 "Therefore it is my judgment that we do not trouble those who are turning to God from among the Gentiles, NIV 19 "It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God. NAS 20 but that we write to them that they abstain from things contaminated by idols and from fornication and from what is strangled and from blood. NIV 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. NAS 21 "For Moses from ancient generations has in every city those who preach him, since he is read in the synagogues every Sabbath." NIV 21 For Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath." NAS 22 Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them to send to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas -Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren, NIV 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. NAS 23 and they sent this letter by them, "The apostles and the brethren who are elders, to the brethren in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia who are from the Gentiles, greetings. NIV 23 With them they sent the following letter: The apostles and elders, your brothers, To the Gentile believers in Antioch, Syria and Cilicia: Greetings. NAS 24 "Since we have heard that some of our number to whom we gave no instruction have disturbed you with their words, unsettling your souls, NIV 24 We have heard that some went out from us without our authorization and disturbed you, troubling your minds by what they said. NAS 25 it seemed good to us, having become of one mind, to select men to send to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, NIV 25 So we all agreed to choose some men and send them to you with our dear friends Barnabas and Paul-- NAS 26 men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. NIV 26 men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. NAS 27 "Therefore we have sent Judas and Silas, who themselves will also report the same things by word of mouth. NIV 27 Therefore we are sending Judas and Silas to confirm by word of mouth what we are writing. NAS 28 "For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay upon you no greater burden than these essentials: NIV 28 It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements: NAS 29 that you abstain from things sacrificed to idols and from blood and from things strangled and from fornication; if you keep yourselves free from such things, you will do well. Farewell." NIV 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. NAS 30 So when they were sent away, they went down to Antioch; and having gathered the congregation together, they delivered the letter. NIV 30 The men were sent off and went down to Antioch, where they gathered the church together and delivered the letter. NAS 31 When they had read it, they rejoiced because of its encouragement. NIV 31 The people read it and were glad for its encouraging message. NAS 32 Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, encouraged and strengthened the brethren with a lengthy message. NIV 32 Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the brothers. NAS 33 After they had spent time there, they were sent away from the brethren in peace to those who had sent them out. NIV 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. NAS 34 [But it seemed good to Silas to remain there.] NAS 35 But Paul and Barnabas stayed in Antioch, teaching and preaching with many others also, the word of the Lord . NIV 35 But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, where they and many others taught and preached the word of the Lord. NAS 36 After some days Paul said to Barnabas, "Let us return and visit the brethren in every city in which we proclaimed the word of the Lord , and see how they are." NIV 36 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." NAS 37 Barnabas wanted to take John, called Mark, along with them also. NIV 37 Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them, NAS 38 But Paul kept insisting that they should not take him along who had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone with them to the work. NIV 38 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. NAS 39 And there occurred such a sharp disagreement that they separated from one another, and Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus. NIV 39 They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus, NAS 40 But Paul chose Silas and left, being committed by the brethren to the grace of the Lord . NIV 40 but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord. NAS 41 And he was traveling through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches. NIV 41 He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.