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Acts 15

NKJV 1 And certain men came down from Judea and taught 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." NKJV 2 Therefore, when Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and dispute with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas and certain others of them should go up to Jerusalem, to the apostles and elders, about this question. 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. NKJV 3 So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, describing the conversion of the Gentiles; and they caused 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. NKJV 4 And when they had come to Jerusalem, they were received by the church and the apostles and the elders; and they reported all things 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. NKJV 5 But some of the sect of the Pharisees who believed rose up, saying, "It is necessary to circumcise them, and to command them to keep 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." NKJV 6 Now the apostles and elders came together to consider this matter. NIV 6 The apostles and elders met to consider this question. NKJV 7 And when there had been much dispute, Peter rose up and said to them: "Men and brethren, you know that a good while ago God chose among us, that by my mouth the Gentiles should 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. NKJV 8 So God, who knows the heart, acknowledged them by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He 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. NKJV 9 and made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. NIV 9 He made no distinction between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith. NKJV 10 Now therefore, why do you test God by putting a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were 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? NKJV 11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they." NIV 11 No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are." NKJV 12 Then all the multitude kept silent and listened to Barnabas and Paul declaring how many miracles and wonders God had worked 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. NKJV 13 And after they had become silent, James answered, saying, "Men and brethren, listen to me: NIV 13 When they finished, James spoke up: "Brothers, listen to me. NKJV 14 Simon has declared how God at the first visited the Gentiles to take out of them 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. NKJV 15 And 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: NKJV 16 'After this I will return And will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, And I will set it up; NIV 16 " 'After this I will return and rebuild David's fallen tent. Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will restore it, NKJV 17 So that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, Even all the Gentiles who are called by My name, Says the Lord who does all these things.' 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' NKJV 18 "Known to God from eternity are all His works. NIV 18 that have been known for ages. NKJV 19 Therefore I judge that we should not trouble those from among the Gentiles who are turning to God, NIV 19 "It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God. NKJV 20 but that we write to them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from things 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. NKJV 21 For Moses has had throughout many generations those who preach him in every city, being 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." NKJV 22 Then it pleased the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas, namely, Judas who was also named Barsabas, 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. NKJV 23 They wrote this letter by them: The apostles, the elders, and the brethren, To the brethren who are of the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia: 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. NKJV 24 Since we have heard that some who went out from us have troubled you with words, unsettling your souls, saying, "You must be circumcised and keep the law"--to whom we gave no such commandment-- NIV 24 We have heard that some went out from us without our authorization and disturbed you, troubling your minds by what they said. NKJV 25 it seemed good to us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men 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-- NKJV 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. NKJV 27 We have therefore sent Judas and Silas, who 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. NKJV 28 For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things: NIV 28 It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements: NKJV 29 that you abstain from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, 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. NKJV 30 So when they were sent off, they came to Antioch; and when they had gathered the multitude 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. NKJV 31 When they had read it, they rejoiced over its encouragement. NIV 31 The people read it and were glad for its encouraging message. NKJV 32 Now Judas and Silas, themselves being prophets also, exhorted and strengthened the brethren with many words. NIV 32 Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the brothers. NKJV 33 And after they had stayed there for a time, they were sent back with greetings from the brethren to the apostles. 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. NKJV 34 However, it seemed good to Silas to remain there. NKJV 35 Paul and Barnabas also remained in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also. NIV 35 But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, where they and many others taught and preached the word of the Lord. NKJV 36 Then after some days Paul said to Barnabas, "Let us now go back and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they are doing." 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." NKJV 37 Now Barnabas was determined to take with them John called Mark. NIV 37 Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them, NKJV 38 But Paul insisted that they should not take with them the one who had departed from 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. NKJV 39 Then the contention became so sharp that they parted from one another. And so Barnabas took Mark and sailed to Cyprus; NIV 39 They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus, NKJV 40 but Paul chose Silas and departed, being commended by the brethren to the grace of God. NIV 40 but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord. NKJV 41 And he went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches. NIV 41 He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.