Acts 15:19

Wherefore (dio). "Because of which," this plain purpose of God as shown by Amos and Isaiah. My judgment is (egw krinw). Note expression of egw. I give my judgment. (Ego censeo). James sums up the case as President of the Conference in a masterly fashion and with that consummate wisdom for which he is noted. It amounts to a resolution for the adoption by the assembly as happened (verse Ephesians 33 ). That we trouble not (mh parenoclein). Present active infinitive with mh in an indirect command (Robertson, Grammar, p. 1046) of parenoclew, a common late verb, occurring here alone in the N.T. This double compound (para, en) is from the old compound enoclew (en and oclo, crowd, annoyance) seen in Luke 6:18 ; Hebrews 12:15 , and means to cause trouble beside (para) one or in a matter. This is the general point of James which he explains further concerning "those who are turning from the Gentiles unto God," the very kind of people referred to in Amos.