Acts 15:23-29 NIV

23 With them they sent the following letter: The apostles and elders, your brothers, To the Gentile believers in Antioch,1 Syria2 and Cilicia:3 Greetings.4

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      24 We have heard that some went out from us without our authorization and disturbed you, troubling your minds by what they said.5

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      25 So we all agreed to choose some men and send them to you with our dear friends Barnabas and Paul--
      26 men who have risked their lives6 for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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      27 Therefore we are sending Judas and Silas7 to confirm by word of mouth what we are writing.

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          28 It seemed good to the Holy Spirit8 and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements:

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          29 You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.9 You will do well to avoid these things. Farewell.

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