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Acts 15

RHE 1 And some, coming down from Judea, taught the brethren: That, except you be circumcised after the manner 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." RHE 2 And when Paul and Barnabas had no small contest with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas and certain others of the other side should go up to the apostles and priests to Jerusalem, 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. RHE 3 They therefore, being brought on their way by the church, passed through Phenice and Samaria, relating 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. RHE 4 And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received by the church and by the apostles and ancients, declaring how great things 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. RHE 5 But there arose of the sect of the Pharisees some that believed, saying: They must be circumcised and be commanded 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." RHE 6 And the apostles and ancients assembled to consider of this matter. NIV 6 The apostles and elders met to consider this question. RHE 7 And when there had been much disputing, Peter, rising up, said to them: Men, brethren, you know that in former days God made choice 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. RHE 8 And God, who knoweth the hearts, gave testimony, giving unto them the Holy Ghost, as well as 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. RHE 9 And put no difference 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. RHE 10 Now therefore, why tempt you God to put a yoke upon the necks of the disciples 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? RHE 11 But by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, we believe to be saved, in like manner as they also. NIV 11 No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are." RHE 12 And all the multitude held their peace: and they heard Barnabas and Paul telling what great signs and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them. 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. RHE 13 And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying: Men, brethren, hear me. NIV 13 When they finished, James spoke up: "Brothers, listen to me. RHE 14 Simon hath related how God first visited to take to the Gentiles, a people to 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. RHE 15 And to this agree the words of the prophets, as it is written: NIV 15 The words of the prophets are in agreement with this, as it is written: RHE 16 After these things I will return and will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down: and the ruins thereof I will rebuild. 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, RHE 17 That the residue of men may seek after the Lord, and all nations upon whom my name is invoked, saith the Lord, who doth 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' RHE 18 To the Lord was his own work known from the beginning of the world. NIV 18 that have been known for ages. RHE 19 For which cause, judge that they who from among the Gentiles are converted to God are not to be disquieted: NIV 19 "It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God. RHE 20 But that we write unto them, that they refrain themselves from the pollutions of idols and from fornication and 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. RHE 21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him in the synagogues, where he is read 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." RHE 22 Then it pleased the apostles and ancients, with the whole church, to choose men of their own company and to send to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas, namely, Judas, who was surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief 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. RHE 23 Writing by their hands: The apostles and ancients, brethren, to the brethren of the Gentiles that are at Antioch and in Syria and Cilicia, greeting. 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. RHE 24 Forasmuch as we have heard that some going out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, to whom we gave no 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. RHE 25 It hath seemed good to us, being assembled together, to choose out men and to send them unto you, with our well 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-- RHE 26 Men that have given 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. RHE 27 We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who themselves also will, by word of mouth, tell you the same things. NIV 27 Therefore we are sending Judas and Silas to confirm by word of mouth what we are writing. RHE 28 For it hath seemed good to the Holy Ghost and to us to lay no further burden upon you 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: RHE 29 That you abstain from things sacrificed to idols and from blood and from things strangled and from fornication: from which things keeping yourselves, you shall do well. Fare ye well. 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. RHE 30 They therefore, being dismissed, went down to Antioch and, gathering together the multitude, delivered the epistle. NIV 30 The men were sent off and went down to Antioch, where they gathered the church together and delivered the letter. RHE 31 Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation. NIV 31 The people read it and were glad for its encouraging message. RHE 32 But Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, with many words comforted the brethren and confirmed them. NIV 32 Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the brothers. RHE 33 And after they had spent some time there, they were let go with peace by the brethren unto them that had sent them. 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. RHE 34 But it seemed good unto Silas to remain there: and Judas alone departed to Jerusalem. RHE 35 And Paul and Barnabas continued at Antioch, teaching and preaching, with many others, 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. RHE 36 And after some days, Paul said to Barnabas: Let us return and visit our brethren in all the cities wherein we have preached the word of the Lord, to see how they do. 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." RHE 37 And Barnabas would have taken with them John also, that was surnamed Mark. NIV 37 Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them, RHE 38 But Paul desired that he (as having departed from them out of Pamphylia and not gone with them to the work) might not be received. 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. RHE 39 And there arose a dissension so that they departed one from another. And Barnabas indeed, taking Mark, sailed to Cyprus. NIV 39 They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus, RHE 40 But Paul, choosing Silas, departed, being delivered 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. RHE 41 And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches, commanding them to keep the precepts of the apostles and the ancients. NIV 41 He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.