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Acts 15

WBT 1 And certain men who came down from Judea, taught the brethren, [and said], Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye 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." WBT 2 When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain others of them, should go 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. WBT 3 And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice, and Samaria, declaring 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. WBT 4 And when they had come to Jerusalem, they were received by the church, and by the apostles and elders, and they declared 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. WBT 5 But there rose certain of the sect of the Pharisees, who believed, saying, That it was needful 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." WBT 6 And the apostles and elders came together to consider of this matter. NIV 6 The apostles and elders met to consider this question. WBT 7 And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose and said to them, Men, brethren, ye know that a good while ago, God made choice among us, that the Gentiles, by my mouth 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. WBT 8 And God, who knoweth the hearts, bore them witness, giving to them the Holy Spirit, even 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. WBT 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. WBT 10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon 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? WBT 11 But we believe, that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, we shall be saved even as they. NIV 11 No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are." WBT 12 Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought by 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. WBT 13 And after they held their peace, James answered, saying, Men, brethren, hearken to me. NIV 13 When they finished, James spoke up: "Brothers, listen to me. WBT 14 Simeon hath declared how God at the first visited the Gentiles to take from among 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. WBT 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: WBT 16 After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins of it; 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, WBT 17 That the residue of men may seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth 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' WBT 18 Known to God are all his works from the beginning of the world. NIV 18 that have been known for ages. WBT 19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, who from among the Gentiles are turned to God: NIV 19 "It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God. WBT 20 But that we write to them that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and [from] lewdness, 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. WBT 21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, 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." WBT 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 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. WBT 23 And they wrote [letters] by them after this manner; The apostles, and elders, and brethren, [send] greeting to the brethren who are of the Gentiles in Antioch, and Syria, and Cilicia. 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. WBT 24 Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain who went out from us, have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, [Ye 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. WBT 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-- WBT 26 Men that have hazarded 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. WBT 27 We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who will also tell [you] the same things by mouth. NIV 27 Therefore we are sending Judas and Silas to confirm by word of mouth what we are writing. WBT 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: WBT 29 That ye abstain from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from lewdness: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye will 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. WBT 30 So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had convened the multitude, they 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. WBT 31 [Which] when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation. NIV 31 The people read it and were glad for its encouraging message. WBT 32 And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed [them]. NIV 32 Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the brothers. WBT 33 And after they had tarried [there] a time, they were dismissed in peace 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. WBT 34 Notwithstanding, it pleased Silas to abide there still. WBT 35 Paul also and Barnabas continued 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. WBT 36 And some days after, Paul said to Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren, in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, [and 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." WBT 37 And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark. NIV 37 Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them, WBT 38 But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not 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. WBT 39 And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed, separating one from the other: 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, WBT 40 And 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. WBT 41 And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches. NIV 41 He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.