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Acts 15:1-35

NRS 1 Then certain individuals came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, "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." NRS 2 And after Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and debate with them, Paul and Barnabas and some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to discuss this question with the apostles and the elders. 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. NRS 3 So they were sent on their way by the church, and as they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, they reported the conversion of the Gentiles, and brought great joy to all the believers. 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. NRS 4 When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed 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. NRS 5 But some believers who belonged to the sect of the Pharisees stood up and said, "It is necessary for them to be circumcised and ordered 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." NRS 6 The apostles and the elders met together to consider this matter. NIV 6 The apostles and elders met to consider this question. NRS 7 After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, "My brothers, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that I should be the one through whom the Gentiles would hear the message of the good news and become believers. 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. NRS 8 And God, who knows the human heart, testified to 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. NRS 9 and in cleansing their hearts by faith he has made no distinction between them and us. NIV 9 He made no distinction between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith. NRS 10 Now therefore why are you putting God to the test by placing on the neck of the disciples a yoke that neither our ancestors 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? NRS 11 On the contrary, we believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will." NIV 11 No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are." NRS 12 The whole assembly kept silence, and listened to Barnabas and Paul as they told of all the signs and wonders that 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. NRS 13 After they finished speaking, James replied, "My brothers, listen to me. NIV 13 When they finished, James spoke up: "Brothers, listen to me. NRS 14 Simeon has related how God first looked favorably on 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. NRS 15 This agrees with 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: NRS 16 "After this I will return, and I will rebuild the dwelling of David, which has fallen; from its ruins I will rebuild 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, NRS 17 so that all other peoples may seek the Lord— even all the Gentiles over whom my name has been called. Thus says the Lord, who has been making 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' NRS 18 known from long ago.' NIV 18 that have been known for ages. NRS 19 Therefore I have reached the decision that we should not trouble those 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. NRS 20 but we should write to them to abstain only from things polluted by idols and from fornication and from whatever has been 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. NRS 21 For in every city, for generations past, Moses has had those who proclaim him, for he has been read aloud every sabbath in the synagogues." NIV 21 For Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath." NRS 22 Then the apostles and the elders, with the consent of the whole church, decided to choose men from among their members and to send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They sent Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leaders among the brothers, 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. NRS 23 with the following letter: "The brothers, both the apostles and the elders, to the believers of Gentile origin in Antioch and 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. NRS 24 Since we have heard that certain persons who have gone out from us, though with no instructions from us, have said things to disturb you and have unsettled your minds, NIV 24 We have heard that some went out from us without our authorization and disturbed you, troubling your minds by what they said. NRS 25 we have decided unanimously to choose representatives and send them to you, along 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-- NRS 26 who have risked their lives for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ. NIV 26 men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. NRS 27 We have therefore sent Judas and Silas, who themselves will tell you 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. NRS 28 For it has seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to impose on you no further 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: NRS 29 that you abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols and from blood and from what is strangled and from fornication. 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. NRS 30 So they were sent off and went down to Antioch. When they 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. NRS 31 When its members read it, they rejoiced at the exhortation. NIV 31 The people read it and were glad for its encouraging message. NRS 32 Judas and Silas, who were themselves prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the believers. NIV 32 Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the brothers. NRS 33 After they had been there for some time, they were sent off in peace by the believers to those who 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. NRS 34 NRS 35 But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, and there, with many others, they taught and proclaimed 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.