And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, "Men and brethren, hearken unto me.
Simon hath declared how God at the first visited the Gentiles to take out from them a people for His name.
And to this agree the words of the Prophets, as it is written:
`After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down. And I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up,
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.'
Known unto God are all His works from the beginning of the world.
Therefore my judgment is that we trouble not those from among the Gentiles who are turned to God,
but that we write unto them that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
For Moses from olden times hath in every city those who preach him, he being read in the synagogues every Sabbath day."