Parallel Bible results for Acts 15:1-35

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Acts 15:1-35

KJV 1 And certain men which came down from Judaea 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." KJV 2 When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto 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. KJV 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 unto 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. KJV 4 And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of 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. KJV 5 But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which 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." KJV 6 And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter. NIV 6 The apostles and elders met to consider this question. KJV 7 And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up , and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how 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. KJV 8 And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness , giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto 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. KJV 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. KJV 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? KJV 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." KJV 12 Then all the multitude kept silence , and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles 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. KJV 13 And after they had held their peace , James answered , saying , Men and brethren, hearken unto me: NIV 13 When they finished, James spoke up: "Brothers, listen to me. KJV 14 Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit 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. KJV 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: KJV 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 thereof, 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, KJV 17 That the residue of men might 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' KJV 18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. NIV 18 that have been known for ages. KJV 19 Wherefore my sentence is , that we trouble not them, which 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. KJV 20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from 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. KJV 21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day. NIV 21 For Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath." KJV 22 Then pleased it 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. KJV 23 And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which 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. KJV 24 Forasmuch as we have heard , that certain which 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. KJV 25 It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto 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-- KJV 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. KJV 27 We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall 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. KJV 28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, 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: KJV 29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye 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. KJV 30 So when they were dismissed , they came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude together , 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. KJV 31 Which when they had read , they rejoiced for the consolation. NIV 31 The people read it and were glad for its encouraging message. KJV 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. KJV 33 And after they had tarried there a space, they were let go in peace from the brethren unto 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. KJV 34 Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still . KJV 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.